Intro Paper: Looking back so that we can move the practice of coaching forward
About the presenter
Deryk Stec, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of New Brunswick in the Faculty of Business on the Saint John campus. He has a PhD in management from HEC Montreal (2011), an MBA from McGill (2000) and a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Manitoba (1994). Broadly his research interests contribute to three distinct scholarly conversations involving coaching, history, and the managing of performance, especially the dynamics of managing performance cycles. His interest in coaching involves understanding how coaching came to be so popular and its relationship with leading, learning and responsibility. His historical research focuses on understanding the historical dimensions of coaching and how ideas about our bodies have informed our thinking about organizations and our attitudes towards play. Finally, and most pragmatically, he is interested in understanding the sensemaking processes that surround performances so as to better understand how vicious cycles may be minimized and virtuous loops can be promoted.
Prior to doing his PhD, Derek spent time working in the transportation industry where he gained valuable experience in strategic planning, health and safety, distribution, business development and the design and delivery of national programs. More recently he has worked with organizations in both the private and public sector in industries that range from health to art and from law to transportation.
To date his work has been published in the Journal of Management History and he have regularly presented papers at the annual meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada and the Academy of Management. He is currently an active member of the Business School Research Network (BSRN), a research group interested in understanding the value of the education we deliver, and is on the editorial advisory board of Management Decision.