A PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH ON LIFE COACHES? EXPERIENCES ON SPIRITUALITY

Abstract

Author(s): Hatice S羹meyye ULCAY

This study aims to explore the coaches’ perception and stand on the role of religion and spirituality in life coaching practices through their experiences. In this study a phenomenological approach was used due to reliance of individual experiences, to examine data from interviews completed by 10 life coaches, 5 of them active from Izmit, Istanbul and Ankara of Turkey and 5 coaches active as consular from USA working in the counseling field. Descriptive systematic analysis was applied to synthesize the data gathered in this research. Research findings showed that participants value spirituality while counseling greatly. The complexity involved in bringing together two dynamic concepts of spirituality and coaching was observed.

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