Psychological Blockers to Successful Coaching Outcomes

  • Michael E. Bernard


As a coach, it is very important for you to have a thorough understanding of the different internal psychological blockers of coachees that significantly interfere with their problem-solving ability, growth and capacity to change. These blockers such as procrastination, social anxiety, perfectionism, anger and feelings of inadequacy may present themselves in initial goal setting discussions or quite commonly as coachees undertake to implement new patterns of behavior.


Rationality Irrationality Rational emotive behavior therapy Albert Ellis Anger Anxiety Depression Procrastination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael E. Bernard
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    • 2
  1. 1.Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.College of Education, California State UniversityLong BeachUSA

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