The Origins and Development of Coaching

  • Reinhard Stelter


In this chapter, I present the origins and development of coaching in order to provide a foundation that offers theoretical evidence for the suggested coaching practice. The following four perspectives may serve as a framework and a basis for the coaching practitioner and clarify how coaching practice rests on a social science basis.

My discussion addresses the following themes:
  • Societal legitimacy

  • Coaching, identity and self-constructions

  • Coaching and learning

  • Coaching in the perspective of organization and leadership theory


Social Constructionist Identity Development Collaborative Practice Leadership Practice Identity Negotiation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard Stelter
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  1. 1.University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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