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Volume VIII Issue 1, December 2010

Editor Comments

Welcome to the winter issue of 2010 which offers a range of articles in both the Reviewed and Professional Sections.

To reflect the growth of Mentoring and Coaching, a number of changes to the Journal are planned for 2011 and beyond which will include the introduction of a third edition. Furthermore, some future editions will be dedicated to specific topics or issues which may be perceived as relevant or of particular interest. Updates will appear in the newsletters and invitations for contributions to the general as well as the subject specific editions will be published in due course.

The journal has two main sections: Reviewed Section and Professional Section.

The Reviewed Section has three categories:

  • A Personal View
  • Research Based
  • Debate or discussion

And the Professional Section also has three:

  • Professional skills
  • Cases of practice
  • Issue Focus

The Reviewed Section rigorously follows conventions of all academic journals in the form of double blind peer review Harvard style referencing. The Professional Section is subject to rigorous editorial review. Both sections provide good quality writing and interesting comment. We also welcome book reviews.

For detailed information on the submission of articles, please contact the Editor for the Author Guidelines.

Following the recent statement on the development plans of the Journal, please note the following deadlines for the submission of articles:


Publication date : Early May

Submission of articles: All articles to be submitted by the end of February to allow time for the review process.

Special Summer Research Conference Edition

The best papers will be selected from the Conference and will be published in a special edition shortly after the conference.


Publication date : Early November

Submission of articles: All articles to be submitted by the end of August to allow time for the review process.

Application for Reviewers

To support the growth and development of the Journal, we are inviting reviewers to come forward and to offer their expertise in both mentoring and coaching. A reviewer will be expected to review a maximum of two articles per year and to provide anonymous feedback to authors for the purpose of refining their contributions to the Journal. We are seeking reviewers in both the research and/or application of mentoring and coaching. Applications should be submitted to the Editor of the Journal at the following email address:  EMCC.Editor.E-journal(at)emccouncil.org Please enclose details of your experience and/or publication record, providing a statement of your particular expertise and approach to mentoring and coaching.

Reviewed Section

The first paper in our reviewed section is an extract of a chapter by Professors David Clutterbuck and David Megginson, Coach Maturity: An Emerging Concept which is to be published in 2011 in a text  entitled, The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: From theory to practice. The second paper is entitled Re-Drawing the Boundaries; Are Sports ‘Outliers’ In or Out When Creating, Accessing and Evaluating Knowledge in Coaching? by Dr Stephen Gibb and Alan Lynn which addresses the challenging question of identifying the boundaries of coaching and making the decision as to what is to be included or excluded. The third, Factors in Mentoring Undergraduate Physiotherapy Student’s to be Reflective: A Focus Group Study by Silvia Zuckerman evaluates the success and hindering factors of applying mentoring as a tool to enhance reflective competencies of undergraduate physiotherapy students. The fourth paper, Promoting Growth Entrepreneurship Through E-Mentoring by Marja-Liisa Tenhunen and Irja Leppisaari examines the eMGE model (eMentoring promoting Growth Entrepreneurship) which is created collaboratively by the university of applied sciences and entrepreneurial organisations. The final paper, Coaching clinicians for leadership or supporting survival in a tough career? by Isobel Gowan describes how coaching has been used as an integral part of a leadership development programme for hospital doctors in their final year of postgraduate training.

Professional Section

Our first contribution in this section entitled, Authenticity in Coaching by Sally-Anne Airey and Geetu Bharwaney explore methods of achieving high levels of self-awareness, self-understanding and self-management and the positive physiological effects of being in this state of flow. The second is a paper by Paul Vanderbroeck entitled Lonely Leaders and how organisations can help them. The third paper, The Case for Pro-Active Coaching in Business organisations – an Underused Source for Competitive Advantage by Peter Kähäri discusses Pro-Active Coaching as an integrated part of creating competitive advantage within organisations. Our fourth is a paper by Ros McIntyre, DESIREable Coaching Objectives are More Motivating which proposes that clear coaching goals are powerful in executive coaching. The final is a thought provoking paper by Reverend Dr Hans Borst, Spirituality in Coaching, in which he discusses a theory of spirituality which could be beneficial to coaches.


I am sure the variety of contributions will meet the diverse interests of our readers and we thank the contributors for providing stimulating research and different approaches to enhance our practice.

Book Reviews

The Coaching Kaleidoscope: Insights from the Inside, by Manfred Kets de Vries, Laura Guillen, Konstantin Korotov, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, Palgrave Macmillan and reviewed by Professor David Clutterbuck.


– Managing Editor
Angélique du Toit

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