Research Overview

GSAEC Research and Scholarship

Academic Guidelines Distribution Project

2006: This pilot project identified 123 independent universities in the US with coaching programs. The Pilot Project Final Report is available here.

2007: GSAEC received a grant from the Foundation of Coaching to study coaching as an academic discipline by identifying a shared body of knowledge within the community. The project builds on the 2006 pilot project by expanding the identification of academic institutions in the US, and by including those in Canada, Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The Research Project Final Report describing more than 200 programs and the curriculum is available here.

The Global Database of Coaching Programs and Curriculum is located here.

Research and Scholarship by GSAEC Members


Bennett, John, Wayne Bush, Mary (2013). Coaching for Change (published by Routledge). Started by John Bennett, PhD, Director, Master of Science in Organization Development at McColl School of Business at Queens Univeristy

Fatien Diochon, Pauline, Raufflet, Emmanuel & Mills, Albert J. (2013). The Dark Side 2: Critical Cases on the Downside of Business

Fatien Diochon, Pauline (2012). Le coaching dans les organizations

Campone, F. (2011) The reflective coaching practitioner model. in J. Passmore (ed). Supervision in coaching: Supervision, ethics and continuous professional development. London: Kogan Page

Rock, David & Page, Linda J. (2009). Coaching with the Brain in Mind: Foundations for Practice

Orenstein, Ruth, L. (2007). Multidimensional Executive Coaching

Journal Articles

Campone, Francine and Awal, Deepa (2012). Life's thumbprint: the impact of significant life events on coaches and their coaching. (2012) Coaching: An international journal of theory, research and practice. vol 5 (1) March 2012

Bennett, John L. (2008). Contracting for Success. International Journal of Coaching in Organizations, 6(4), 7-14.

Fielder, J. F. & Starr, L. M. (2008). What’s the Big Deal? About Coaching Contracts. International Journal of Coaching in Organizations, 6(4), 15-27. Available with permission of PCPI at:

Academic Presentations

Maltbia, T., Prior, D.M. (2012) Action Learning Conversations - A Protocol for Group Coach Supervision (Overview and Demonstration). Presented at the 2nd International Conference in Coaching Supervision, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, June 23

Maltbia, T. (2012) The Evolving Landscape Of Coaching. Presented at the 2012 ACTO Conference, Orlando, FL, April 20 - 22.

Maltbia, T., Bennett, J. (2012). Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching – Academic Standards Model. Presented at the 2012 ACTO Conference, Orlando, FL, April 20 - 22.

Bennett, J. (2012). Best Practices: Coaching Made Impactful. Presented at the CentACS User’s Conference, Charlotte, NC, April 19 - 21

Bennett, J., Harvey, J., O'Brien, S., Lewis, L. Atwood, L. (2012). The Current State of Professional Certification, Academic Degrees, and Training Programs for Executive Coaches. Panel discussion at the Conference Board’s Executive Coaching Conference, New York, NY, March 26-28.

Starr, L. M., Maltbia, T., Orenstein, R. L. & Brock, S. (2009). Curriculum for an Academic Coaching Program. Symposium presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, August 6- 11.

Starr, L. M., Maltbia, T., Rogers, K., Brent, J., Brock, S., Bennett, J. & Orenstein, R. L. (2008). Is Executive and Organizational Coaching an Academic Discipline? Symposium presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, August 10-13.