Coaching is a professional practice in human performance improvement. The goal of coaching is to assist individuals in determining global and domain-specific-satisfaction levels at a point in time, and then develop skills and insight to achieve greater satisfaction in both global and domain satisfaction. One area lacking in research is how coaching an individual positively or negatively impacts that individual's immediate support system such as family and friends. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the impact of individual coaching on immediate support systems through a phenomenology study. A literature review of family systems theory, life satisfaction, and coaching practices shows how family systems can be affected through life satisfaction coaching. The results of this study indicated that impact on immediate support system members occurred in three theme areas; positive changes in attitudes, positive changes to financial satisfaction, and positive changes in communication. Future research recommendations are to replicate this study with a larger sample, replicate this study with a longer coaching program, complete a longitudinal study on continued impact of coaching, design a family coaching model that addresses possible coaching impacts, and replicate this study with diverse groups of people to determine other impact and results.
|Advisor:||McGivern, Michael H.|
|Commitee:||Strickland, Cyd, Terry, Linda|
|Department:||School of Education|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 69/07, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Adult education, Continuing education, Families & family life, Personal relationships, Sociology|
|Keywords:||Coaching, Family systems, Impact, Life coaching, Phenomenology, Support systems|
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