How to coach multiple selves when they show up in coaching?

Posted on: 25 Jun 2019

Given that self-awareness is a key outcome of coaching, coaching the coachee’s self is therefore a key process. Typically coaches talk about the self, referring to a single self. Yet current, as well as age old literature, suggests the presence of multiple selves.

This issue of Coaching Research in Practice reflects on the notion and research related to multiple selves. It highlights the implications of a multiplicity perspective on coaching and explains how narrative coaching is an approach that holds particular value.

Written by Kerryn Griffiths, PhD, PCC and Global ReciproCoach Coordinator