Journeys towards the professionalisation of coaching: dilemmas, dialogues and decisions along the global pathway

  title={Journeys towards the professionalisation of coaching: dilemmas, dialogues and decisions along the global pathway},
  author={David Emmanuel Gray},
  journal={Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice},
  pages={19 - 4}
  • D. Gray
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Psychology
  • Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice
Abstract The term ‘profession’ derives from the Latin word ‘profiteor’ meaning to profess. Professionalisation is the process whereby a gainful activity moves from the status of ‘occupation’ to the status of ‘profession’. Claims for professional status and the emergence of standards and awards are typical of the journey that occupations make (or attempt to make) towards professionalisation. However, some occupations fall short of the mark or, at best, become semi-professions with shorter… 

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