Our interdisciplinary research team (linguists and psychologists) is currently looking for executive coaches willing to participate in our project “Questioning Sequences in Coaching” (QueSCo). We investigate the nature and function of questioning practices in coaching and how they contribute to clients’ change and learning. To do so, we require authentic video-recorded coaching conversations between practitioners and clients.
We are looking for executive coaches with a professional training certification (EMCC standards) and at least three years of experience (or 30 completed processes) in systemic solution-oriented coaching. We welcome processes that take place face-to-face or online, and in English or German.
In addition to contributing to closing a major research gap in coaching research, participating coaches can obtain detailed feedback regarding their interaction with clients from psychologists at Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Also, coaches may participate in an exclusive workshop on questioning practices and, upon request, may be mentioned on the project’s website.
We understand that coaching processes are sensitive information and protection of data privacy takes top priority in our project! The data we are provided with, will be anonymized and stored safely at the Leibniz Institute for the German Language in accordance with the rules and regulations required by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Only selected researchers will have access to the data.
To participate or to request further information, interested coaches are warmly invited to contact Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Graf (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Who we are:
The QueSCo research team is composed of applied linguists under the lead of Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Graf (University of Klagenfurt, Austria) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Spranz-Fogasy (Leibniz Institute for the German Language, Germany) and psychologists under the lead of Prof. Hansjörg Künzli (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland). Our interdisciplinary project is funded by the FWF, DFG and SNF (National Research Foundations of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland).