Coaching and feedback: Research and practices that you can actually use
Brodie Gregory, PDRI, a CEB Company
Coaching skills and techniques – such as asking thoughtful questions, truly listening, and giving others ownership over their actions and decisions – can drive effective development and be applied to a variety of situations. The practice and popularity of coaching have grown dramatically over the past 10-15 years, but research has consistently struggled to keep up.
This presentation will focus on reviewing some of the latest research on both coaching and feedback, which plays an important role in coaching, performance, and development conversations. The implications of these research findings for practice will be emphasized, and audience members will walk away with actionable recommendations that they can use in their work and personal relationships.
Jane B. (Brodie) Gregory is a senior consultant with PDRI, a CEB Company, in their Arlington office. Brodie’s work focuses primarily on leadership and employee development solutions, but she is also experienced in training and learning, talent and performance management, test and assessment development, and organizational change management. Her two favorite topics for both practice and research are coaching and feedback. Prior to joining PDRI, Brodie worked as a Manager of Global Leadership Development with Procter & Gamble, in Global Talent Management with The Timken Company, and did a stint as a visiting faculty member at her undergraduate alma mater, Washington and Lee University. Her research has appeared in a number of publications, including Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring, and The Journal of Organizational Behavior. Brodie completed her PhD in I/O Psychology at the University of Akron, under the supervision of Paul Levy. Brodie and Paul are co-authoring a book (available mid-2014) on using feedback in consulting psychology, which will be the first book in an APA series for consulting psychologists. I/O Psychology at the University of Akron, under the supervision of Paul Levy. Brodie and Paul are co-authoring a book (available mid-2014) on using feedback in consulting psychology, which will be the first book in an APA series for consulting psychologists.