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Walking for coaching

Turner, Arthur F.


Arthur Turner
Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies (ILM)


This article is the second in an occasional series of papers that attempt to articulate different approaches to coaching practice and should be read in conjunction with the first article about working with finger puppets (Author, 2016). Both articles illustrate a set of different approaches to further coaching practice that seeks to support innovation and creativity amongst the coaching fraternity.
Although walking-coaching is not entirely new as an approach (Read, 2016), coaching can too often be portrayed as a static event in closed offices or more informal spaces such as cafes. Such approaches can have a psychological dimension such as outlined in Bachkirova (2014) and Spinelli (2014), both of which highlight the ways in which learning can be considered as emergent as humans experience their own ways of being in the moment and in the environment.


Turner, A. F. (2017). Walking for coaching. Coaching Psychologist, 13(2),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2017
Publication Date Dec 1, 2017
Journal The Coaching Psychologist
Print ISSN 1748-1104
Publisher British Psychological Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 2
Keywords walking, body, existential, coaching, place, creative coaching approaches
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in The Coaching Psychologist. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Turner, A. (2017) Coaching through walking. The Coaching Psychologist. 13 (2) is available for purchase online at:

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