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EMCC Global Funded Research Programs

Bringing practice to research and research to practice 

EMCC Global believes in the power of practitioner/researcher dialogue, to build an evidence base for professional practice.


NEW COMPETITION 2023/2024 – Complex Challenges

We wish to extend our programme of small high quality research projects to address complex challenges identified by our members.

The competition themes originate in the complex challenges identified by our members through collective dialogue to co-create ideas for research that is important to our community.

Each successful proposal will be awarded up to 7k Euro to carry out a research project that clearly demonstrates relevance to one of the following themes identified by our members as complex challenges.

  1. How do we establish a bridge between two equal learning partners (practitioners and researchers)?
  2. How do we achieve Inclusive Return on Investment?
  3. What are the implications of partnerships between AI and coaches?
  4. How can we achieve cultural inclusion in the wider scope of assessment including accreditation?
We invite members to
  • Bring together a project team comprising suitably experienced practitioners and researchers
  • Propose a research project that will provide relevant insights for practitioners into one of the Complex Challenges.
  • At least one member of the team must be a practitioner.
  •  At least one must be an EMCC member.
  • The project including the final report must be completed by 31 July 2024.
  • The team must disseminate outcomes in collaboration with EMCC Global


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Competition 2022/2023  – Mentoring and Coaching Support Human Capital and Leadership Development

Via a competitive funding process, we invited members to propose  high-quality collaborative research projects better to understand ‘mentoring and coaching support human capital and leadership development’.

A condition of the funding is that both practitioners and researchers must be involved throughout the project. Volunteers from EMCC Global’s Research Development Group provide additional support as required.

The successful teams presented their projects during the EMCC Global Research Conference in September 2022. The project outcomes will be considered by EMCC Global in planning its future priorities and will be published in a special communication to members, early next year.

Future funding calls will relate to the broad challenges we all face. Aim is impact from mutually beneficial collaboration, between practitioners and researchers.

The projects currently funded under the programme ‘Mentoring and coaching support human capital and leadership development’ are:

  • Coaching and neurosciences the state of the art: a literature review by Luca De Gaudenzi, Prof Lorenzo Pia and Joana Suta
  • Delivering non-musical leadership training to Principal Players of an orchestra and evaluating its impact on the individual, team and organisational levels by Jane Booth
  • Developing wise leaders – what can coaching offer? by Dr. Jane Gaukroger and Johnny Craike
  • Through the looking glass: how coaching and  mentoring help women achieve success in top  leadership positions by Claudine Menashe-Jones, Dr Rebecca Newton and Patrycja Sowa
  • Encountering our futures and future selves as leaders: Towards a futures-orientated coaching in leadership development by Roger Maitland, Brett Anderson-Terry and Pam Moore
  • Building entrepreneurial resilience for the BAME women via Coaching by Ayse Cinar
  • The role of mentorship in improving early-stage start-up founders’ self- leadership by Ivan Yong and Dr Eleftheria Egel

You can also find out more about members’ research in our poster gallery here

Want to volunteer for the EMCC Global Research Development Group? Please contact [email protected].


Find an EMCC Mentor/Coach, Supervisor, or Global Volunteer

Search through our database to find an EMCC Mentor/Coach or EMCC Accredited Supervisor near you who matches your requirements. If you are an EMCC mentor/coach or EMCC Accredited Supervisor and wish to edit the basic profile already in place then please log in, go to membership, then choose the option for 'My Account'.

You can also use this search facility to find all our EMCC Global Volunteers, see who volunteers for what, and contact them via their EMCC email addresses. If you are an EMCC Global Volunteer and wish to amend your volunteer profile please contact [email protected]