Let’s sculpt it! Experiencing the role of context in coaching

FATIEN DICHON, Pauline, OTTER, Ken, STOKES, Paul and VAN HOVE, Lucy (2019). Let’s sculpt it! Experiencing the role of context in coaching. Management teaching review.

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Abstract

This exercise aims to familiarize students with the under-discussed topic of the role of context in coaching through a physical activity. It consists of a Group Sculpture – a combination of Socio-drama, Systemic Constellation, Social Presencing Theater – drawing from a coaching case of an ethical dilemma, using the placement and arrangement of participants to represent the stakeholders and context (economic, legal, sociological, etc.). The visual and embodied representation aims to raise awareness and develop understanding of the invisible, but often felt contextual factors at play in coaching, to generate reflection about their influence, and to offer insights on how to identify and embrace them. This activity is primarily aimed for coaching educators and supervisors, but a slightly adapted version could expand its benefits to a more general audience of managers and leaders.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/2379298119833692
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 13:58
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2019 10:33
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23971

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