The role of coaching and coach language in clients’ language and individual change

Folscher-Kingwill, Barbara ; Terblanche, Nicky H. D. (2019)

CITATION: Folscher-Kingwill, B. & Terblanche, N. 2019. The role of coaching and coach language in clients’ language and individual change. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 17(2):58-173, doi:10.24384/bnaz-3r85.

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This study explored the under-researched area of the effect of coaching on clients’ spoken and internal language, the link to individual change, as well as the effect of coach language on client language. Using a qualitative, phenomenological approach, 12 in-depth interviews were conducted with coaches, and clients who were business leaders. The findings, derived through thematic analysis suggest that coaching plays a role in changing clients’ language and that this language change may be linked to individual change. Furthermore, coach language and linguistic techniques are instrumental in client language change.

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