Creating, accessing and evaluating a body of knowledge on coaching entails a set of complementary challenges. Identifying the boundaries, and what is to be included or excluded, is one focal issue. A 'common process' approach provides one way to approach this drawing and potential re-drawing of boundaries. The extent to which a common process approach can both establish and help cross boundaries is described, with reference to one area of coaching literature, coaching 'outliers' in sports. The adoption of a common process approach to creating, accessing and evaluating useful knowledge on coaching is a promising one.
|International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching
|Published - 2010