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Harald Geißler & Maren Metz (Hrgs.): E-Coaching und Online-Beratung (2012)

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This anthology provides an overview of the various proven possibilities and experiences of how modern media can be used for delivering business coaching and psycho-social counseling. The characteristics of the different coaching and counseling formats will be presented and their similarities and differences will be analyzed. The main guiding question is, how and what can the different formats learn from each other in order to develop further and to unfold their possibly high potentialities.

Prof. Dr. Harald Geißler - E-Coaching (2008)

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This essay collection illustrates concepts and methods of how consulting and online forms of interaction can be connected to e-coaching.

Particular attention is paid to e-learning, in vocational and adult education, as well as organizational development, training and education areas.


E-Coaching: Conceptual and Empirical Findings of a Virtual Coaching Programme (2014)

Authors:

  • Prof. Dr. Harald Geißler
  • Dr. Melanie Hasenbein
  • Stella Kanatouri
  • Robert Wegener

This article presents current empirical findings on a virtual coaching programme combining telephone coaching with an internet-based coaching programme. Within this study, 14 clients received three coaching sessions with a professional coach. Data was collected through interviews and by questionnaire. Findings indicate that this particular coaching format delivers positive results. Furthermore, some of the participants describe decisive advantages in both technological modalities (phone and internet-based coaching) in comparison to face-to-face coaching. Nevertheless, findings also indicate that a blended approach, combining this technology-mediated coaching approach with one or more face-to-face coaching sessions, appears as most promising.

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Companions of change: Coaching in change management (2013)

Authors:

  • Prof. Dr. Harald Geißler

At the turning point. An expert conversation with Manfred Kets de Vries about the power of change coaching has. Going with emotions. Guidance for strategic change coaching. The power of internal images. An application of imaginative approaches for coaching and team development. On the same eye-level What makes consultants in top management successful Strengthening mental fitness. Coaching methods from Positive Psychology.

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E-coaching: process and outcome evaluation of virtual goal attainment coaching (2012)

Authors:

  • Prof. Dr. Harald Geißler
  • Dr. Melanie Hasenbein
  • Robert Wegener

The authors present the design and first results of an ongoing research project. The main emphasis of the research lies on observable and mental processes of the coach and the coachee in and between coaching sessions as well as for the coachee after the coaching. The research is based on a particular e-coaching format named “virtual goal attainment coaching”, consisting of telephone-based coaching sessions combined with by internet mediated questions that the coachee answers with support of the coach. The ambition of this particular type of coaching, since based on empirical findings of coaching success factors and combined with modern media, is to generate excellent results within a short amount of time. Preliminary findings confirm the efficiency and effectiveness of this blended coaching program

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HR Today: Virtual coaching closes a strategic gap in human resource development (2012)

Authors:

  • Prof. Dr. Harald Geißler

Appropriate human resource development tools are frequently unavailable for lower management levels. In-person coaching is too expensive for some companies and training often leads to reduced working time. Here comes the contribution of virtual coaching: telephone coaching with training elements, with additional support via the internet.

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Virtual coaching: How modern media change the art of consultation (2011)

Authors:

  • Prof. Dr. Harald Geißler

Coaching no longer requires meeting in-person. It can also take place through telephone, email or video conferencing and this way it can be sometimes even more goal-focused and effective.

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Example: Virtual Transfer Coaching (VTC) - Applying learning sustainably (2010)

Authors:

  • Prof. Dr. Harald Geißler

One of the main challenges of further education is the transfer problem of applying what has been learned in further education programs. Practitioners´ estimate that only 10 to 20% of what is learned in training is then sustainably applied at work- and an American survey demonstrates that only 10% of what American companies invest in employees´ further education is practically applied. The cause of this problem lies in the fact that learners tend to receive insufficient support during the transfer phase, a phase that should be understood as an independent learning phase.

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Grundfragen und Trends | Unternehmen: An internet-based conversation leadership training (2010)

Authors:

  • Prof. Dr. Harald Geißler

A new chapter is opening in the success story of coaching: The leader as coach. What this means concretely will be illustrated in a further education program that combines training with coaching, and which was tested at the firm Voith Paper Automation.

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Raising the sustainability of training with internet-based one-to-one coaching (2010)

Authors:

  • Prof. Dr. Harald Geißler

One of the main challenges of further education is the transfer problem of practically applying what has been learned in further education programs, for instance, in training. The cause of this problem lies in the fact that learners tend to receive insufficient support during the transfer phase, a phase that should be understood as an independent learning phase. Taking this into account, a new training format was developed through combining one-to-one coaching with modern media (www.virtuelles-coaching.com) The main idea of this format is to improve training sustainability through one-to-one coaching. The following paper describes the key features and didactical structure of this new format and evaluates its efficiency.

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