The Professionalization of Coaching

A Reader for the Coach

  • Astrid Schreyögg
  • Christoph Schmidt-Lellek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Coaching as Profession

  3. Coaching in Connection with Other Professional Formats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Thomas Dallüge
      Pages 85-100
    3. Christoph Schmidt-Lellek
      Pages 101-111
    4. Thomas Dallüge
      Pages 113-126
    5. Ulrich Schueler
      Pages 127-144
  4. Knowledge and Competencies in Coaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Christoph Schmidt-Lellek
      Pages 165-178
    3. Astrid Schreyögg
      Pages 179-191
    4. Ingo Steinke
      Pages 193-221
    5. Thomas Bachmann
      Pages 223-247
    6. Beate West-Leuer
      Pages 249-263
  5. Conceptional Variations of Coaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Astrid Schreyögg
      Pages 267-283
    3. Astrid Schreyögg
      Pages 303-318
    4. Gabriele Bollhöfer
      Pages 319-327
    5. Harald Geißler, Stella Kanatouri
      Pages 329-347

About this book


This book features papers of prominent representatives of the German coaching scene on the professional development of this counseling format. The book thereby offers guidelines for practicing professionals and for scientists as well as for potential users of coaching. Coaching is, after all, developing rapidly. The number and the variety of offers, fields of application, concepts and issues have become hard to keep track of. Efforts to establish coaching professionally are becoming all the more necessary.– In light of the growing internationalization of the coaching market, the translation of this book, which was published in German in 2015, aims at networking the debates and contributing to the global development of professional coaching.


  • Coaching as profession: fundamentals in relation to the classical professions
  • Coaching in connection with other counseling formats
  • Knowledge and competencies in coaching
  • Conceptional variations of coaching

Target Groups

Coaches, supervisors and other counseling professionals; Instructors of coaches and supervisors; Scientists and students of psychology, pedagogics, business management; HR managers in organizations; Clients of coaching

The Editors

Dr. phil. Astrid Schreyögg, Berlin, psychotherapist, supervisor, coach; head of research at the German Academy of Psychologists of the BDP for Supervision and Coaching; domestic and international fellow; trainer for supervision and coaching; textbook author.

Dr. phil. Christoph Schmidt-Lellek, Frankfurt a.M., studied prot. theology, philosophy and pedagogy, freelance practice in coaching (DBVC), psychotherapy and supervision (DGSv), publications in the fields of psychotherapy and coaching.


Professionalization of Coaching Conceptional developments for professional coaches Competency requirements for coaches Science and practise Philosophy: sources of knowledge and hermeneutics

Editors and affiliations

  • Astrid Schreyögg
    • 1
  • Christoph Schmidt-Lellek
    • 2
  1. 1.BerlinGermany
  2. 2.OberurselGermany

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