Dr Joanna Molyn

PhD, MBA, BSc (Hons)

Senior Lecturer in Coaching, Mentoring and Management/Subject Coordinator - Doctorate of Coaching & Mentoring

Oxford Brookes Business School

Role

My main activities include teaching and supervising on our Doctorate in Coaching & Mentoring, MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice and the MA/MSc programmes in Human Resource Management. I also undertake doctoral research supervision across the Business School. I am the Oxford Brookes University Module Leader for Practice Fundamentals and Coaching in the Workplace.  I am also a professional coach and facilitator and an academic researcher with a background in City finance and leadership training.

Teaching and supervision

Courses

Modules taught

  • Module Leader for Doctoral Research Design (CAMP8003);
  • Coaching and Mentoring Practice Fundamentals (CAMP7009);
  • Coaching in the Workplace (BMGT6025)
  • Research in Coaching and Mentoring (CAMP7006)

Supervision

I regularly mentor and supervise doctoral and masters students who conduct coaching research at the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at the Oxford Brookes university.

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Sebastian Fox Team members' and team coaches' perceptions of the most productive parts of their sessions Active

Research

I am interested in measuring the impact of coaching on wellbeing, resilience, goal attainment and stress through RCT studies. I am also researching the impact of Artificial Intelligence coaching on goal attainment, wellbeing, resilience, stress and perceived social support.  The other area of my research interest is the role and effectiveness of career coaching in increasing students' self-efficacy, outcome expectations and employability efforts.I have recently started exploring trauma-informed coaching.
My knowledge exchange areas involve leadership training, resilience coaching workshops for students and developing coaching skills in students.

Research impact

In 2017 I received a research grant from the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. I have presented my research at many conferences, including Harvard and MIT. Winner of the Best (co-authored) Article Award' in the Coaching at Work 2020 Editor's Awards.

Centres and institutes

Projects as Co-investigator

  • Revised: Understanding Coaches’ Pro-bono Third-Sector Work, its value and impact on practice and the profession(01/04/2023 - 30/06/2024), funded by: Institute of Coaching, funding amount received by Brookes: £14,338, funded by: Institute of Coaching

Publications

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Professional information

Conferences

  • ‘Impact of Artificial Intelligence Coaching on Students’ Goal Attainment, Resilience, Wellbeing and Stress: a longitudinal study.’ Coaching meets Research: Organisation, Digitisation, and Design Conference. Olten, Switzerland in November 2020
  • ‘Impact of Coaching on Students’ Wellbeing, Resilience and Goal Attainment: A Resilience Building Coaching Workshops and Artificial Intelligence Coaching Case Study.’ Coaching meets Research: Organisation, Digitisation, and Design Conference. Olten, Switzerland in November 2020
  • ‘Evidence for lasting impact of coaching on resilience, wellbeing, stress and goal attainment – a longitudinal RCT study’ at the conference Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference by McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in October 2019.
  • The Role and Effectiveness of Coaching in Increasing Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectancies and Employability Efforts of Higher Education Students, WORK2019 Conference, Helsinki, Finland. 14-16 August 2019.
  • The Role and Effectiveness of Coaching in Increasing Self-Efficacy and Employability Efforts of Higher Education Students, MIT, MIT LINC 2019 Conference, Boston, MA, USA. 18-20 June 2019
  • The Contribution of Common Factors to Coaching Effectiveness: Lessons from Psychotherapy Outcome Research, Harvard Medical School Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference, Boston, MA, USA. (chair and presenter) 28th September 2018
  • The Contribution of Common Factors to Coaching Effectiveness: Lessons from Psychotherapy Outcome Research, Adventures in Coaching Research Conference, Ashridge Business School, Ashridge, UK. 3rd July 2018
  • The Role and Effectiveness of Coaching in Increasing Career Decision Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectations and Employability Efforts of Higher Education Students, Coaching meets Research: Organisation, Digitisation, and Design Conference. Olten, Switzerland. •    12-13th June 2018.
  • The Role and Effectiveness of Coaching in Increasing Higher Education Students’ Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectancies and Employability Efforts, 7th International Coaching & Mentoring Research Conference: Putting Research into the Heart of Practice, EMCC, London, UK. 14-15th June 2017
  • The Role and Effectiveness of Coaching in Increasing Higher Education Students’ Career Self-Efficacy and Job Search Behaviours. Closing the Gap: Research and Practice on Black and Minority Ethnic Student Attainment in Higher Education Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. 27th June 2016
  • Measuring the Effectiveness of Career Coaching in Increasing Higher Education Students’ Career Self-Efficacy and Job Search Behaviours, Harvard Medical School Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference, Boston, MA, USA. 25-26th September 2015: Molyn (2015).
  • Coaching Workshops for Students and Personal Tutors and Linking it to Employability Research, Embedding Employability into our Curriculum: What Works? Conference, University of Greenwich, London, UK. 20th March 2015.
  • Measuring the Effectiveness of Career Coaching in Increasing Higher Education Students’ Career Self-Efficacy and Job Search Behaviours, The Society for Research into Higher Education conference, Newport, Wales. 9th December 2014
  • Measuring the Effectiveness of Career Coaching in Increasing Higher Education Students’ Career Self-Efficacy and Job Search Behaviours, Harvard Medical School Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference, Boston, MA, USA. 12-13th September 2014.
  • Using Coaching and Online Technology to Increase Students’ Self-Efficacy and Employability Efforts, The Academic Practice and Technology (APT) Conference: Connected Learning in an Open World, University of Greenwich, London, UK. 8th July 2014.

Consultancy

  • A module leader for 'Leader as Coach' and for the ILM5 course. 
  • Delivering ILM5 course since January 2023.
  • Coaching through Covid and Beyond, a research collaboration with Coaching at Work.
  • In the last 10 years I delivered leadership development programmes for clients, including the BBC, BNY Mellon, the Malaysian public sector and for the EU funded project for entrepreneurs. I have been delivering resilience building coaching workshops for students at the University of Greenwich since 2009. 

Further details

  • Subject Coordinator for DCM studies
  • Oxford Brookes Coaching & Mentoring Society (OBCAMS) co-coordinator 
  • Internal Examiner
    • 2020:    Internal examiner for Gill Graves (DCM)
    • 2021:    Internal examiner for Terence Graynoth (DCM)
    • 2023:    Internal examiner for Lindsay Foreman (DCM)