Dr Joanna Molyn

PhD, MBA, BSc (Hons), PG Cert, Certificate in Coaching, Solutions Focus Trainer Certificate

Senior Lecturer

Oxford Brookes Business School

Joanna Molyn

Role

I am a senior lecturer in the International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies (ICCaMs). 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

  • Coaching and Mentoring Practice Fundamentals
  • Coaching in the Workplace
  • Understanding and Researching Organisations
  • Research in Coaching and Mentoring
  • Doctoral Research Design
  • Professional and Academic Development 
  • Dissertations
  • Mentoring & Leadership Development

Academic Advisor

Supervision

Dissertation supervisor for masters and doctoral students 

Research Students

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

Research

My research interests are coaching effectiveness, social support and coaching, coaching in Higher Education, Artificial Intelligence and coaching, and trauma-informed coaching.

My research looked at the impact of coaching on students' wellbeing, resilience, goal attainment and stress. Most recently, I completed a research project that looked at the impact of Artificial Intelligence coaching on students' goal attainment, wellbeing, resilience, stress and perceived social support. My PhD examined the role and effectiveness of career coaching in increasing students' self-efficacy, outcome expectations and employability efforts.

Completed Projects

  • The Contribution of Common Factors to Coaching Effectiveness: Lessons from Psychotherapy Outcome Research 
  • The Artificial Intelligence Coaching Effectiveness Comparative Study: Impact of Artificial Intelligence Coaching on Students’ Goal Attainment, Resilience, Wellbeing and Perceived Stress 
  • The Impact of Coaching on Students’ Wellbeing, Resilience and Goal Attainment: A Resilience Building Coaching Workshops & Artificial Intelligence Coaching Case Study

Research impact

Research grants and awards

External

In 2017 I was a recipient of a Harnisch grant from the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. I was a PI for The Common Factors Model of Coaching Effectiveness: Lessons from Psychotherapy Outcome Research project funded by the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital/a Harvard Medical School affiliate. Co-authors: (Ashridge’s Centre for Coaching), Dr Chris Stride (University of Sheffield) and Professor David Gray (University of Greenwich). This randomised control trial study aimed to develop a comprehensive coaching outcome effectiveness model that incorporates resilience, psychological well-being, goal attainment and perceived stress in its outcomes. The research involved 200+ University of Greenwich Business Faculty students who were coached over a period of 6 months by Ashridge Business School accredited coaches. 

Internal

  • In November 2017 I obtained matched funding from Business Faculty Small Grant, University of Greenwich, London, UK for The Common Factors Model of Coaching Effectiveness: Lessons from Psychotherapy Outcome Research project.
  • I received a Coaching at Work Editor’s 2020 Award for the article (co-authored with Erik de Haan) 'Active Ingredients'.

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, Virtual,  17-19 November 2021 
  • ‘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, Virtual, 17-19 November 2021
  • 'Impact of Coaching on Wellbeing and Goal Attainment’ ICF Coaching Science CP, Webinar, 28 May 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, 18-19 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, 4-16 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
  • ‘Research You Need to Know: What Common Factors Contribute to Coaching Effectiveness’,  the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School/ McLean Hospital, webinar for members,  18th April 2019
  • 'The Contribution of Common Factors to Coaching Effectiveness: Lessons from Psychotherapy Outcome Research' (chair and presenter), Harvard Medical School Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference, Boston, MA, USA, 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
  • '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

Higher Education Consultancy:

  • Founder of Empowering-org, a Higher Education consultancy that develops, through coaching and coaching workshops, students' resilience, wellbeing and interpersonal skills.

Leadership Training:

  • University of Greenwich: resilience coaching programme, delivered annually since 2009 to undergraduate students in the Accounting & Finance department.
  • Uniwersytet Wroclawski, Poland (ERASMUS): 'Growth Mindset Building' coaching workshops for students, 4-6 March 2018.
  • Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (UUM OYAGSB), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 'Mastering Skills Beyond Finance' leadership training programme for future CFOs, 6-8 March 2017.
  • BNY Mellon: 'Commercial Value of Innovation', a workshop for the marketing division, 10 March 2012.
  • FLASH (EU-funded): 'Innovation is a State of Mind', 9 January 2012, workshop delivered to London entrepreneurs.

U>Lead Collaboration:

  • Angel Academe: 'Investor Academe', 23 April 2015, a workshop for female investors.
  • BBC, Broadcasting House, Manchester: 'Upstream Impact: Embedding Skills', 10, 18 and 31 July 2013, a series of one-day leadership development programmes for senior managers.
  • BBC, Broadcasting House, London: 'Upstream Impact', 07 June 13 and 10 June 2013, a series of one-day leadership development programmes for senior managers.
  • BBC, Broadcasting House, Manchester: 'Upstream Impact', 15 – 16 November 2012, a leadership development programme for senior managers.
  • BBC, Broadcasting House, London: 'Upstream Impact', 26- 27 September 12, 25 – 26 October 2012 a series of two-day leadership development programmes for senior managers.
  • Coghill & Beery International: 'Changing the Paradigm: An Effective Conversations Workshop', 18 - 19 July 2012.

Further details

  • Events co-ordinator for Oxford Brookes University Coaching and Mentoring Society (OBCaMS) 
  • External Examiner for the Professional Psychology Department at University of East London
  • Internal Examiner for doctoral students

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