Integrating visual images in coaching action plans

Here is a great article on integrating visual images in coaching action plans from Yaron Prywes and Elisabeth Mah.

Seeing Polaris: A Call to Integrate Visual Images into Coaching
Action PlansYaron Prywes, Elisabeth Mah,<br /> Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal<br /> Vol. 4, No. 1, May 2019, 34-56.<br />

The link is full paper is here and the abstract is below. Nice work!

Here is a link to our chapter on a related topic.


This paper recommends that coaches consider equipping clients with a visual
image to refer to between sessions. This recommendation is based on the authors’
personal experience as well as research and theory from the fields of education,
persuasion science, and motivational psychology, which suggest that visual images
may help clients learn complex new behaviors and enhance motivation for goal
pursuit. The authors identify the components of an integrative approach (visualtext hybrid) called “Polaris” and present a case study to provide coaches with the
information needed to adopt this tool for their own practice. The paper concludes
with implications for coaching researchers, coaching supervisors and coach

About Charles J. Palus & David Magellan Horth

Charles J. Palus & David Magellan Horth are Senior Fellows at the Center for Creative Leadership. Many thanks to Steadman Harrison III, CEO of GO, and Senior Associate for the Center for Creative Leadership.
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One Response to Integrating visual images in coaching action plans

  1. Yaron Prywes says:

    Thank you Charles & David! Coaches: if you end up creating a Polaris with a client (or for yourself), let me know, will you? I’ve been collecting a “Guiding Stars” library from my own practice and it would be interesting to see what others do.

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