Are you looking to share ideas, explore perspectives, and engage in rigorous, reflective dialogue about coaching?

You may want to add depth to your own coaching practice by clarifying your own philosophy of coaching.

Or you may want to establish a more solid foundation for the field of coaching as a whole.

If you’re a

  • coach practitioner, bringing insights from the field
  • philosopher, bringing insights from Plato to Postmodernism
  • psychologist, bringing insights from psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioral or ‘third wave’ therapies
  • brain scientist, bringing insights from neuroscience and experimental psychology
  • educator, bringing insights from adult learning theory or critical pedagogy

or you have any other interesting perspective to share on the theory and practice of coaching, we would like to hear from you.

About the Journal

The Philosophy of Coaching is a forum for academic researchers, educators and coach practitioners to share their knowledge and expertise with the international coaching community, engage in rigorous, reflective dialogue, and build their reputations as thought leaders and influencers.

The journal employs a double-blind peer review process, ensuring that your submissions receive fair, balanced feedback prior to publication, and that your final draft, if published, represents the highest standards in academic writing on coaching.

The journal is available for free online.  No fee is charged to authors at any stage of the submission or publication process.

About each issue

Each issue of the journal consists of the following sections:

  • Editor's Introduction
  • Research papers (normally around 5,000+ words in length)
  • Position papers (normally around 3,000+ words in length)
  • Book Reviews (normally around 1,000+ words in length)

In addition, some issues have a theme, presented in a Call for Papers. Please visit our Call for Papers page for more information.

Who we are

The  journal was founded by Julian Humphreys in 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

The Editorial Board of the Philosophy of Coaching is made up of leading experts in the fields of coaching, philosophy, psychology, organizational development, and adult education.

Next Steps

We welcome proposals in advance of final manuscript submissions.  To submit a proposal please contact us.

To submit a manuscript, click 'Submit Manuscript' at the top of the page and follow the instructions.

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For all other queries, please contact us.