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ERIC Number: ED523020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 158
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-1063-0
Women Being Coached to Advance Their Careers to Positions of Power and Influence: A Narrative Inquiry
Theune, Doris P.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This study presents the discipline of executive coaching as a form of contemporary adult education informed by transformative learning theory appropriate for the education, support, and empowerment of adult women seeking to identify, understand, and break through the obstacles and barriers to career advancement to achieve positions of power and influence. The qualitative research methodology was informed by a developmental narrative inquiry approach based on the stories and insights provided by the women participants. The researcher probed their responses through the filter of her own experiences as both an executive woman and executive coach. She synthesized the insights from the participants and created a best practices model that could be useful to coaches who work with executive women. The knowledge and wisdom shared within the chapters suggests an effective paradigm for coaching executive women based on transformative learning. Executive coaches can follow the guidelines suggested in this dissertation to help their clients identify, understand, and navigate the various barriers blocking their full entrance to the upper echelons of executive management. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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