Research-Based Coaching Mastery

Philosophical Coaching: An interview with coaching researcher, Joel Steinmetz

Recently, Joel Steinmetz published a paper in Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, titled, "Life Coach as Midwife: Reflections on a Socratic Metaphor." The overall purpose of his research was "to show how discussions in the field of philosophy, particularly in the ancient Greek tradition, are relevant to the practice of contemporary coaches. One very clear example of this point is the midwife metaphor that Socrates uses to describe his own philosophical practice."

IAC members, click here to discover the similarities between what Socrates thought he was doing as a philosopher and what we hope to do as coaches.

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