Social media and coaching research update

Thanks to everyone who has completed a questionnaire.

This is open until May 14th so please feel free to contribute your views on how you think social media can (or not) support face to face coaching

Full information on this can be found in the post below  and here’s a link that will take you to the questionnaire

Click here

My next step will be analysis.

An Invitation to participate in social media and coaching research

I’m currently completing my dissertation for an MA in performance coaching and mentoring at Staffordshire University

The purpose of my research is to investigate the extent to which social media tools and materials are currently being used to support face to face coaching, within the context of private, public or voluntary organisations.

The research objectives are to:

1. Identify whether social media tools and materials are being used by coaches to support face to face coaching

2. Explore which social media tools and materials are being used by coaches and how they are being used to support face to face coaching

3. Investigate perceived outcomes, benefits and disadvantages of using social media tools and materials to support face to face coaching

4. Investigate the barriers to using social media tools and materials to support face to face coaching

5. Formulate recommendations for ways in which social media tools and materials could be used to support face to face coaching

I would like to invite you to participate in this research by completing a short questionnaire. This should only take between 10-20 minutes to complete. You will not be identifiable in any resulting reports, articles or publications, unless you expressly wish to be

More Information about this research and what’s involved can be viewed here

I hope that the resulting written work (which I will share) will highlight ways in which social media tools are/could be used by internal and external coaches to support face to face coaching in an organisational setting.

In addition I hope that information shared about perceived benefits, barriers and disadvantages will be useful in raising potential issues and informing and enhancing future coaching practice.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me

Thank you

The question has changed

Dissertation question has changed again. I wonder how many more changes it will go through over the next 12 month?

To what extent is on-line social networking currently used to support coachees who are in an active coaching relationship?

I’m seeking to find out

  • Whether social networking is being used in coaching relationships and if so in the context of that relationship;
  • How do coaches and coachees define social networking?
  • How many coaches and coaches are currently involved in social networking?
  • What social networks are most widely used by coaches and coachees?
  • How it social networking being used to support coachees?
  • The benefits and disadvantages of its use
  • Why is social networking being used?
  • In which part of the coaching process is it being used?
  • Are networks accessed before, during and/or after the coaching sessions?
  • How was it introduced into the coaching process?
  • When was it introduced into the coaching process?
  • How long has social networking been used to support the coachee?
  • Who initiated its use?
  • What has been achieved from its use in the coaching process?

It appears that there is limited literature available, If anyone has anything that they feel is relevant please leave me a reply. Thanks

 

 

Narrowing the dissertation question

I’ve been working on narrowing the question for my dissertation. It’s difficult when one question leads to so many others. So today it’s….

‘How can informal mentoring via on-line social networking enhance the coaching process?

Any relevant research, articles or links for a lit review in this area would be appreciated, although the actual question is likely to change and then change again……….