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Dr Rebecca Jones

Professor in Coaching

Director of Henley Centre for Coaching
Head of Coaching Teaching Group

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Specialisms

  • Coaching, 
  • Quantitative Research Methodology, 
  • Evidence-Based Practice, 
  • Learning and Development, 
  • Occupational Psychology

Location

Room GB22, Greenlands campus

Dr Rebecca J. Jones PhD CPsychol, is a Professor in Coaching at Henley Business School.

She is the Director of the Henley Centre for Coaching, a world-leading coaching researcher and a Chartered Psychologist. Her passion lies in working with others to achieve their goals, realise their full potential and live life better. Using a coaching approach underpinned by supportive challenge and raising self-awareness, Rebecca's coaching style is underpinned by an evidence-based foundation from occupational psychology and behavioural change sciences.

Rebecca's research interests centre on examining the factors that influence coaching effectiveness and she is committed to translating research into practice. This commitment informs her coaching practice, speaking engagements and teaching, along with inspiring her writing and forming the basis of the Coaching@Henley podcast which she co-hosts. Rebecca has published her research in journals such as the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Academy of Management Learning and Education, the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and Managerial Psychology.

Reference: Andrews, H. and Jones, R. J. (2024) Can one-to-one coaching improve selection success and who benefits most? The role of internship candidate generalised self-efficacy. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. ISSN 1752-1890 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17521882.2023.2300799
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Holly Andrews - Dr Rebecca Jones
Reference: Jones, R. J. and Woods, S. A. (2024) One-to-one coaching and coachee personality trait change. Journal of Managerial Psychology. ISSN 0268-3946 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/JMP-01-2023-0044
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Rebecca Jones
Reference: Jones, R. (2022) Team coaching research: the state of play. In: Greif, S., Möller, H., Scholl, W., Passmore, J. and Müller, F. (eds.) International Handbook of Evidence-Based Coaching. Springer, pp. 915-924. ISBN 9783030819378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81938-5_75
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Rebecca Jones
Reference: Jones, R. J. , Zhou, Y. and Andrews, H. (2023) An investigation of the effects of leader-member exchange on the transfer of coaching skills training for leaders. International Journal of Evidenced Based Coaching and Mentoring, 21 (2). pp. 134-145. ISSN 1741-8305 doi: https://doi.org/10.24384/vfxw-gr68
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Rebecca Jones - Dr Holly Andrews
Reference: Carden, J., Passmore, J. and Jones, R. J. (2022) Exploring the role of self-awareness in coach development: a grounded theory study. International Journal of Training and Development, 26 (2). ISSN 1468-2419 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijtd.12261
Henley faculty authors:
Professor Jonathan Passmore - Dr Rebecca Jones
Reference: Carden, J., Jones, R. J. and Passmore, J. (2021) An exploration of the role of coach training in developing self-awareness: a mixed methods study. Current Psychology, 26 (2). pp. 343-363. ISSN 1936-4733 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-01929-8
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Rebecca Jones - Professor Jonathan Passmore
Reference: Carden, J., Jones, R. J. and Passmore, J. (2022) Defining self-awareness in the context of adult development: a systematic literature review. Journal of Management Education, 46 (1). pp. 140-177. ISSN 1052-5629 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1052562921990065
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Rebecca Jones - Professor Jonathan Passmore
Reference: Bozer, G. and Jones, R. J. (2021) Introduction to the special issue on advances in the psychology of workplace coaching. Applied Psychology, 70 (2). pp. 411-419. ISSN 1464-0597 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12305
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Rebecca Jones
Reference: Jones, R. J. , Woods, S. A. and Zhou, Y. (2019) The effects of coachee personality and goal orientation on performance improvement following coaching: a controlled field experiment. Applied Psychology. ISSN 1464-0597 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12218
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Rebecca Jones
Reference: Jones, R. , Napiersky, U. and Lyubovnikova, J. (2019) Conceptualizing the distinctiveness of team coaching. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 34 (2). pp. 62-78. ISSN 0268-3946 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/JMP-07-2018-0326
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Rebecca Jones
Reference: Andrews, H. and Jones, R. J. (2019) Understanding the rise of faculty-student coaching: an academic capitalism perspective. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 18 (4). pp. 606-625. ISSN 1944-9585 doi: https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2017.0200
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Holly Andrews - Dr Rebecca Jones
Reference: Jones, R. and Underhill, B. O. (2019) Mastering evaluation. In: Passmore, J. , Underhill, B. O. and Goldsmith, M. (eds.) Mastering Executive Coaching. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 41-58. ISBN 9780815372929
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Rebecca Jones
Reference: Jones, R. J. , Woods, S. A. and Zhou, Y. (2018) Boundary conditions of workplace coaching outcomes. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 33 (7/8). pp. 475-496. ISSN 0268-3946 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/JMP-11-2017-0390
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Rebecca Jones
Reference: Bozer, G. and Jones, R. J. (2018) Understanding the factors that determine workplace coaching effectiveness: a systematic literature review. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 27 (3). pp. 342-361. ISSN 1464-0643 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2018.1446946
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Rebecca Jones

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Jones, R. J., Napiersky, U., and Lyubovnikova, J. (2019). Conceptualizing the distinctiveness of team coaching. Paper presented at European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology Conference, Turin, Italy.

Jones, R. J. (2018). An Audience with Dr Rebecca Jones. Keynote speaker for EMCC internal coaches CPD event, London, UK.

Jones, R. J. (2017). Trust in the coaching relationship. Paper presented at the EMCC regional roadshow, Bristol, UK.

Jones, R. J. and Andrews, H. (2017). Understanding the Dangers of Faculty-Student Coaching. Paper presented at the Special Group in Coaching Psychology Conference, Birmingham, UK.

Jones, R. J. and Bozer, G. (2016). Does workplace coaching research need greater scientific rigour? Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference, Newcastle, UK.

Jones, R. J. and Andrews, H. (2016). An evaluative case study of a career coaching approach to improving student placement success in a UK Business School. Paper presented at the IOBTC International Conference Teaching Society for Management Educators Annual Conference, Winchester, UK.

Jones, R. J. and Woods, S. A. (2015). Does coaching influence personality change? Paper presented at the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology Conference, Oslo, Norway.

Jones, R. J., and Woods, S. A. (2015). Measuring the Immeasurable: the Perceived Coaching Effectiveness Scale. Paper presented at the BPS DOP Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.

Jones, R. J. (2014). What’s the difference? The impact of personality differences on managing change. Practitioner workshop for Hereford and Worcester CIPD, Worcester, UK.

Jones, R. J. (2014). Workplace Heroes: Supporting staff with workplace coaching. Paper presented at The Hive Business Seminars, Worcester, UK.

Jones, R. J., Woods, S. A., and Guillaume, Y. R. F. (2014). A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Executive Coaching at Improving Work-Based Performance and Moderators of Coaching Effectiveness. Paper presented at BPS DOP Annual Conference, Brighton, UK.

Jones, R. J., Woods, S. A., and Guillaume, Y. R. F. (2013). A Framework of Executive Coaching Outcomes and a Meta-Analysis of Executive Coaching Effectiveness. Paper presented at 4th European Coaching Psychology Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jones R. J. (2013). Invited Speaker – Hothouse debate: is the evidence in coaching psychology really that rubbish? 4th European Coaching Psychology Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jones, R. J. (2012). A critical evaluation of the outcome research dominating the field of executive coaching. Paper presented at 3rd European Coaching Psychology Conference, Birmingham, UK.

Jones, R. J. (2012). Bringing together Science and Practice: Executive Coaching Effectiveness & Personality. Paper presented at BPS DOP Annual Conference, Chester, UK.

Jones, R. J. (2012). The influence of the five factor model of personality, self-verification theory and referral. Poster presented at BPS DOP Annual Conference, Chester, UK.