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Coaching@Henley: Episode 6

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Ashana Crichton talks coach credentialling; research on self-awareness in coaching; what stops coaches from getting supervision?

Dr Rebecca Jones is joined by lecturers in coaching Aboodi Shabi and Verity Hannell. This episode starts with an expert interview with Ashana Crichton discussing coach credentialling. Ashana is a Professional Development Coach, accredited at Professional level with the ICF and Master Executive level with the Association for Coaching and an External Tutor at Henley Business School. Ashana also holds a position on the AC UK Leadership Team in an Accreditation capacity. Next, they shine a spotlight on the research study ‘Exploring the role of self‐awareness in coach development: A grounded theory study’ by Carden et al. (you can access the original study here). Finally, the team discusses: what stops coaches from getting supervision?

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About the hosts

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Dr Rebecca Jones

Dr Rebecca J Jones is an Associate Professor in Coaching at Henley Business School, the Director of the Henley Centre for Coaching and a Chartered Psychologist. Her research interests lie in examining the factors that influence coaching effectiveness. Passionate about evidence-based practice and teaching, she incorporates her research into her teaching practice at Henley’s Centre for Coaching.

Rebecca is the author of the book ‘Coaching with Research in Mind’ and has published her research in leading journals such as Academy of Management Learning & Education, the Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology and the European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology.

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Aboodi Shabi

Aboodi Shabi is a Lecturer in Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School.

He has been working in executive coaching and coach training since the mid 1990s and has several years of international coaching, training and leadership development experience. He has delivered coach-training programmes and worked with executives and teams all over the world, in sectors ranging from NGOs to financial services, pharmaceuticals and media.

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