Paper in Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice.
- Grant, A. M. (2008). Coaching in Australia: a view from the ivory tower. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice., 1(1), 93-98.
The Australian coaching industry is undergoing an important period of maturation, with growing numbers of Australian Universities offering postgraduate degrees in coaching and mentoring. Australian commercial coach training organisations are also increasingly offering government accredited coach training (vocational) programs under the Australian Qualifications Framework. In addition there is an increasing output of Australian coaching-related research. Arguably, some of this research is genuinely cutting edge and world leading. In addition to the coaching-related research being generated by a number of different universities, the Australian Research Council (a government research funding body) has recently awarded at least three large government grants for research into coaching. Coaching in Australia has become mainstream and shows important signs of being an significant contributor to the global coaching movement.