A role for coaching to support leadership development? The experiences of female Arab leaders: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

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Mattar, M., Van Nieuwerburgh, C., Barr, M. and Jacob, Y. 2018. A role for coaching to support leadership development? The experiences of female Arab leaders: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. International Coaching Psychology Review. 13 (2), pp. 78-87.
AuthorsMattar, M., Van Nieuwerburgh, C., Barr, M. and Jacob, Y.
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Objectives: This study aimed to explore how eight female leaders from four Arab countries experienced their leadership journey, and to consider a potential role for coaching in that developmental journey.Design and Method: A qualitative design was applied to explore the participants’ experiences. Data collection was through semi-structured interviews, and interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was used to analyse the data.Results: Four themes emerged:(1) Acontinuous, exhausting struggle; (2) Fulfilment and pride in achievements;(3) Adoption of coping strategies;(4) Engagementin personal and professional development.Conclusion: The findings suggest that coaching could be an appropriate intervention to increase the individual leadership potential of females in the Arab world.

JournalInternational Coaching Psychology Review
Journal citation13 (2), pp. 78-87
ISSN1750-2764
Year2018
PublisherBritish Psychological Society
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This is a pre-publication version of the following article: Mattar, M., van Nieuwerburgh, C., Barr, M., & Jacob, Y. (2018). A role for coaching to support leadership development? The experiences of female Arab leaders: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. International Coaching Psychology Review, 13(2), 78-87.

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