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  • Professor Tatiana Bachkirova

    MEd, MSc, PhD, C Psychol, AFBPsS

    Director of the International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies

    Business and Management

    Oxford Brookes Business School

    Tatiana Bachkirova

    Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 488367

    Email: tbachkirova@brookes.ac.uk

    Location: CLC G14 Clerici, Headington Campus

    In my academic role of Professor of Coaching Psychology my responsiblities include teaching on the MA and Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring Practice; research and academic supervision of MA and doctoral students; supervision of the coaches for Oxford Brookes programmes.

    I am also Director on the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies, Founder and Chair of the International Conference on Coaching Supervision and Programme Lead for the Oxford Brookes Programme of Advanced Study in Coaching Supervision

     

    My recent research projects include 'Development of an instrument for microanalysis of coaching sessions' funded by the Institute of Coaching at Harvard University, which is now published. I also researched the topic of 'Self-deception in Coaching' involving investigation of this phenomenon with a group of experienced coaching supervisors. The result of this probject are now published in two papers: emprical and conceptual. 

    I am working now on three different topics. The first is 'Coaching as a pragmatic enterprise', a project that aims to position philosophy of pragmatism as a platform for conceptualisng coaching, which I believe is important for further development of coaching as a discipline.

    The second project involves development of the Knowledge Portal, a website that provides access to many organisations involved in developing original knowledge of coaching. The knowledge providers around the globe will share the activities and projects that contribute to the development of the knowledge base of coaching.  This website, initiated by the `Future of Coaching Collaboration’ (FCC), allows anyone interested in coaching, as a contributor or user, (e.g. potential organisational purchasers of coaching, individual clients, new students of coaching, researchers and policy makers) to access information about the contribution to coaching knowledge by various providers. This website aims to assist in the dissemination of knowledge in coaching communities and in society as a whole and connect knowledge creators in order to exchange ideas, avoid duplication of effort and facilitate collaboration.

    The third topis is  'The Coaching Life-cycle: Indenifying Themes and the Dynamics.  

    Books

    • Cox E, Bachkirova T, Clutterbuck, D, Ed., The Complete Handbook of Coaching, Sage (2014)
      ISBN: 9781446276150
      Abstract
    • Bachkirova T, Developmental Coaching: Working with the Self, Open University Press (2011)
      ISBN:
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    • Bachkirova T, Jackson P, Clutterbuck D, Ed., Supervision in Coaching and Mentoring: Theory and Practice, Mc Graw Hill Open University Press (2011)
      ISBN: 9780335242986
      Abstract Website
    • Cox E, Bachkirova T, Clutterbuck D, Ed., The Complete Handbook of Coaching, Sage Publications Ltd (2010)
      ISBN:
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    • Bachkirova T, Spence D, Drake D, Ed., The SAGE Handbook of Coaching, Sage ()
      ISBN: 9781473916531
      Abstract Website

    Journal articles

    • Bachkirova T, Jackson P, Gannon J, Iordanou I, Myers A, 'Re-conceptualising coach education from the perspectives of pragmatism and constructivism'
      Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal 2 (2) (2017) pp.29-50
      ISSN: 2371-5251 eISSN: 2371-5251
      Abstract Website
    • Bachkirova T, 'The Self of the Coach: Conceptualization, Issues and Opportunities for Practitioner Development'
      Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 68 (2) (2016) pp.143-156
      ISSN: 1065-9293 eISSN: 1065-9293
      Abstract Website
    • Bachkirova T, 'A new perspective on self-deception for applied purposes'
      New Ideas in Psychology 43 (2016) pp.1-9
      ISSN: 0732-118X eISSN: 0732-118X
      Abstract Website
    • Bachkirova, T, 'Self-deception in coaches: an issue in principle and a challenge for supervision'
      Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice 8 (1) (2015)
      ISSN: 1752-1882 eISSN: 1752-1882
      Abstract Website
    • Bachkirova T, Sibley J, Myers A, 'Developing and applying a new instrument for microanalysis of the coaching process: the coaching process Q-set'
      Human Resource Development Quarterly 26 (4) (2015) pp.431-462
      ISSN: 1044-8004 eISSN: 1044-8004
      Abstract Website
    • Bachkirova T, Arthur L, Reading E, 'Evaluating a coaching and mentoring programme: Challenges and solutions'
      International Coaching Psychology Review 10 (2) (2015) pp.175-189
      ISSN: 1750-2764 eISSN: 1750-2764
      Abstract
    • Bachkirova T, Lawton-Smith C, 'From competencies to capabilities in the assessment and accreditation of coaches'
      International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 13 (1) (2015) pp.123-140
      ISSN: 1741-8305 eISSN: 1741-8305
      Abstract
    • Cox E, Bachkirova T, Clutterbuck D, 'Theoretical traditions and coaching genres: Mapping the territory'
      Advances in Developing Human Resources 16 (2) (2014) pp.139-160
      ISSN: 1523-4223 eISSN: 1523-4223
      Abstract Website
    • Bachkirova T, 'Revisiting The Role Of Coaching Supervision'
      Organizacionnaa Psihologia 4 (1) (2014) pp.125-128
      ISSN: 2312-5942 eISSN: 2312-5942
      Abstract
    • Bachkirova T, Shannon N, 'Self-deception in leadership from a developmental perspective'
      Integral Leadership Review June (2013) pp.1-13
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    • Bachkirova T, 'Let us not throw out the individual baby with the non-systemic bath water'
      International Coaching Psychology Review 7 (1) (2012) pp.98-100
      ISSN: 1750-2764 eISSN: 1750-2764
    • Bachkirova T, 'The role of the self and identification with an organisation as factors influencing work- related stress: implications for helping'
      Counselling Psychology Quarterly 25 (1) (2012) pp.49-62
      ISSN: 0951-5070 eISSN: 0951-5070
      Abstract Website
    • Maxwell A, Bachkirova T, 'Applying psychological theories of self-esteem in coaching practice'
      International Coaching Psychology Review 5 (1) (2010)
      ISSN: 1750-2764 eISSN: 1750-2764
      Abstract
    • Bachkirova T, Kauffman C, 'The blind men and the elephant: using criteria of universality and uniqueness in evaluating our attempts to define coaching'
      Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice 2 (2) (2009) pp.95-105
      ISSN: 1752-1882 eISSN: 1752-1882
      Abstract Website
    • Kauffman C, Bachkirova T, 'Spinning order from chaos: How do we know what to study in coaching research and use if for self-reflective practice'
      Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice 2 (1) (2009) pp.1-9
      ISSN: 1752-1882 eISSN: 1752-1882
      Abstract Website
    • Bachkirova T, 'The cognitive-developmental approach to coaching: an Interview with Robert Kegan'
      Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice 2 (1) (2009)
      ISSN: 1752-1882 eISSN: 1752-1882
      Website
    • Kauffman C, Bachkirova T, 'An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice: Why does it matter?'
      Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice 1 (1) (2008)
      ISSN: 1752-1882 eISSN: 1752-1882
      Abstract Website
    • Bachkirova T, Kauffman C, 'Many ways of knowing: How to make sense of different research perspectives in studies of coaching'
      Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice 1 (2) (2008) pp.107-113
      ISSN: 1752-1882 eISSN: 1752-1882
      Abstract Website
    • Bachkirova T, 'Teacher Stress and Personal Values - An Exploratory Study'
      School Psychology International 26 (2005) pp.340-352
      ISSN: 0143-0343 eISSN: 0143-0343
      Abstract Website

    Book chapters

    Reviews

    • Bachkirova T, review of Emotions of Teacher Stress, in British Educational Research Journal 29 (2003) pp.441-441
      ISSN: 0141-1926 eISSN: 0141-1926
      Website

    Conferences

     Featured presentation, delivered at the leadership coaching research track at the 2017 Institute of Coaching/Harvard Medical School Coaching Conference, 13-14 October 2017, Boston, USA

    Invited presentation for Association of Coaching: Multiplicity of the self: problem or opportunity for coaching?  London: 26 June 2017

    Supervising the Competent Self and the Dialogic Self of the coach, paper to present at the 7th International Conference on Coaching Supervision, 13 May, 2017, Oxford

    A presentation in the Distinguished Speakers series at Goldsmiths University for MSc Occupational Psychology students, London, 20 March 2017

    Keynote presentation “Working through the limited ways of seeing the self” presented at the Welsh Coaching Conference, 16 March 2017

    Invited member of the panel at the EURAM Symposium ‘Critical perspective on collaboration in coaching’, 1- 4 June 2016, Paris

    Keynote presentation at the BACP Practitioner Coaching conference, 30 April 2016, London, UK

    Keynote presentation at the 3rd European Congress in Coaching Psychology, 10-11 December 2015, London

    Being a coach in the world aspiring for postmodern leadership, invited presentation at the International Colloquium in Coaching and Leadership in ESMT/Ket de Vries Institute, Berlin, 3-4 December 2015

    Three conceptions of Self for applied purposes, presentation at the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Annual Conference, BPS, Sidney Sussex, University of Cambridge, 9-11 September 2015

    Invited presentation ‘100 reasons to dislike supervision’ at the Coaching at Work conference, London, 1 July 2025

    Invited presentation on leadership coaching research at the workshop for researchers held by Oxford University Said Business School, Oxford, 29-30 June 2015

    Coaching Supervision: nice to have, need to have or no need to have, presentation with Peter Jackson at the Coaching conference in Bournemouth, 26 May 2015

    Keynote Presentation at The University of Waikato Coaching and Mentoring Conference: Transforming Together, Hamilton, New Zealand, 8-10 April 2015

    Keynote Presentation for The 5th International Congress on Coaching Psychology, hosted by the Society of Consulting Psychology (Division 13 of the American Psychological Association), San Diego, 3-4 February 2015

    Chairing the stream ‘Individual Development and Coaching Psychology’ at The 4th International Congress of Coaching Psychology, London, 11 – 12 December 2014

    Positioning individual development as a subject of coaching psychology, mini-keynote Presentation for the 4th International Congress on Coaching Psychology, 11-12 December 2014

    Bachkirova, T. and Lawton-Smith, C. (2014) 'From critique to raising the bar in relation to assessment of capabilities of coaches'. Paper presented at the 21st Annual EMCC Mentoring and Coaching Conference, Venice, November.

    Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Nature of evidence, quality of research and self-deception in coaching and coaching psychology'. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology, Birmingham, December.

    Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Working with self-deception of coaches in supervision'. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference in Coaching Supervision, Oxford, June.

    Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Developmental Coaching: Working with the Self'. Paper presented at the Psychometric Forum, London, May.

    Bachkirova, T., Myers, A. and Sibley, J. (2012) 'Design and Application of an instrument for microanalysis of the coaching session: a research project'. Paper presented at the Oxford Brookes - Burgundy Business School Joint Research Conference, Oxford, May.

    Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Keynote presentation and pre-conference workshop ‘Coaching the Self: an new framework for developmental coaching'. Paper presented at the Coaching and Mentoring conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, March.

    Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Keynote presentation and a workshop ‘Insights from coaching psychology’'. Paper presented at the University of Hong Kong Coaching Conference, Hong Kong, February.

    Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Towards Being a Developmentally-Minded Coaching Supervisor'. Paper presented at the 1st International Congress of Coaching Psychology, London, December.

    Bachkirova, T., Sibley, J. and Myers, A. (2011) 'Application of an instrument for microanalysis of the coaching session: a research project'. Paper presented at the SGCP 3rd European Coaching Psychology Conference, London, December.

    Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Developmental Coaching: a new approach to practice, a masterclass'. Paper presented at the SGCP 3rd European Coaching Psychology Conference, London, December.

    Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Complexity of coaching themes and self-deception in coaches'. Paper presented at the International Colloquium in Coaching and Leadership in ESMT/Ket de Vries Institute, Berlin, December.

    Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Four challenges of developmental coaching and the idea of organic change'. Paper presented at the 18th Annual European Coaching and Mentoring Conference, Paris, November.

    Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'A new framework for developmental coaching'. Paper presented at the BACP Coaching conference, London, June.

    Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Three conceptions of the self for applied purposes'. Paper presented at the Toward a Science of Consciousness 2011: Brain, Mind and Reality Conference, Stockholm University, Sweden, May.

    Bachkirova, T. (2010) 'How can we coach if there is no free will'. Paper presented at the 17th Annual European Coaching and Mentoring Conference, Dublin, November.

    Bachkirova, T. (2009) 'The three foci of Developmental Coaching'. Paper presented at the 3rd European Coaching Psychology Conference, Royal Holloway University, London, December.

    Bachkirova, T. (2009) 'Coaching the Self: A frameword for developmental coaching'. Paper presented at the 16th EMMC conference, Amsterdam, November.

    Bachkirova, T. (2008) 'Self-deception in coaching'. Paper presented at the 14th Annual EMCC Conference, Prague, December.

    Bachkirova, T. (2008) 'On the use of self in coaching'. Paper presented at the 1st European Coaching Psychology Conference, University of Westminster, London, December.

    Bachkirova, T. and Cox, E. (2007) 'Coaching with emotion'. Paper presented at the EMCC Annual Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, October.

    Bachkirova, T. (2006) 'Working with self-concept in development coaching'. Paper presented at the 1st International Coaching Psychology Conference, Place, December.

    Bachkirova, T. (2006) 'Organisations, individual values and stress in academia'. Paper presented at the Westminster Institute Research Conference, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, January.

    Bachkirova, T., Cox, E. and Patrick, C. (2005) 'Coaching with emotion: A research project'. Paper presented at the Second Australian Conference on Evidence-Based Coaching, University of Sydney, January.

    Bachkirova, T. (2003) 'Personal values and teacher stress: An exploratory study'. Paper presented at the EERA Conference, Hamburg, January.

    Bachkirova, T. (2000) 'Confidence versus self-worth in adult learning'. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium 'Improving Students Learning Strategically, Oxford, September, pp. pages, ISBN

     

    • Founder and Chair of the International Conference in Coaching Supervision

    • Chartered Occupational Psychologist

    • Teaching Fellow of Oxford Brookes University

    • Member of the Publication Sub-Committee of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology within the British Psychological Society

    • Member of the editorial boards in three journals: Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, International Coaching Psychology Review and International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring

    • Harnisch Scholar (Harvard Medical School, Institute of Coaching)

    • Holder of Achievement Award (2011) from the British Psychological Society SGCP in recognition of Distinguished Contribution to Coaching Psychology

    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard

    • Academic supervisor for PhD and Professional Doctorate students in Coaching and Coaching Psychology