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Erik de Haan is Professor of Organisation Development & Coaching at the School of Business and Economics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has a PhD in psychophysics from Utrecht University. He is co-programme director of the PGO Executive Coaching.

Erik is also Director of Ashridge’s Centre for Coaching and Programme Director of the MSc in Executive Coaching and the post-graduate diploma in Advanced Supervision at Ashridge. His focus is on executive coaching, action learning and peer consultation, politics and power in organisations, O.D. consulting and emotional aspects of working in teams and organisations.

Erik studied Theoretical Physics in Amsterdam and gained his PhD in Utrecht with his research into learning and decision-making processes in perception (1994). He studied counselling and group dynamics, then completed an MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic, and became a BPC registered psychodynamic psychotherapist. Up to his move to London in 2003 he acquired ten years of consulting experience in the Netherlands with different firms.

Erik has published over 150 research articles as well as eleven books. His first book looked into the play King Lear and its lessons for managers and consultants (1997) - published in English as The consulting Process as Drama (2003). He has also published Learning with Colleagues (2001), Coaching with Colleagues (2004; with Yvonne Burger), Fearless Consulting (2005), Relational Coaching (2007), Supervision in Action (2011), The Leadership Shadow: how to recognize and avoid derailment, hubris and overdrive (2014; with Anthony Kasozi), and Pocketbook Team Coaching (2016), all in Dutch and English. He also co-edited with Charlotte Sills the book Coaching Relationships (Libri, 2012); with 11 graduates of the Ashridge MSc in Executive Coaching the book Behind Closed Doors: stories from the coaching room (Libri, 2013); and with Willemine Regouin the 8th edition of Supervisie: gids voor supervisanten. He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Philosophy of Management, the American Psychological Association Consulting Psychology Journal, and for the Dutch Tijdschrift voor Coaching.

Research

The focus of his research is on consulting and coaching as it takes place in real settings with real clients. This encompasses some outcome research studies (i.e., quantitative research into the effectiveness of generalised interventions), but also qualitative and narrative research. In organisation development and coaching there is a great need for research into change as it takes place in real settings and into how this change comes about: "What is needed is a research method that can tap the rich clinical experience of skilled practitioners in a way that will also push them to explicate what they know, yielding a rigorous description of the important regularities they have observed" (Rice & Greenberg, in Patterns of Change).

For more information and downloadable articles, see www.erikdehaan.com

Ancillary activities

  • Centre for Coaching, Ashridge Business School | Berkhamsted, U.K. | Directeur | 2011-11-01 - present

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Language Business & Economics
Coaching Business & Economics
Organization development Business & Economics
Regularity Business & Economics
Consulting Business & Economics
Outcomes research Business & Economics
Quantitative research Business & Economics
Research methods Business & Economics

Selected Research Output 1994 2018

Trust and safety in coaching supervision. Some evidence that we are doing something right

de Haan, E., 2017, In : International Coaching Psychology Review. 12, 1, p. 37-48

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

The leadership shadow: How to recognise and avoid derailment, hubris and overdrive

de Haan, E., 2016, In : Leadership. 12, 4, p. 504-512

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Differences between critical moments for clients, coaches, and sponsors of coaching

de Haan, E. & Niess, C., 2015, In : International Coaching Psychology Review. 10, 1, p. 38-61

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Back to basics III: on inquiry, the groundwork of coaching and consulting

de Haan, E., 2014, In : International Coaching Psychology Review. 9, 1, p. 81-91

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Signaling a new trend in coaching outcome research

de Haan, E. & Duckworth, A., 2013, In : International Coaching Psychology Review. 8, 1, p. 6-20

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Executive coaching outcome research: the predictive value of common factors such as relationship, personality match and self-efficacy

de Haan, E., Duckworth, A., Birch, D. & Jones, C., 2013, In : Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. 65, 1, p. 40-57

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Critical moments in a coaching case study: illustration of a process research model

de Haan, E. & Niess, C., 2012, In : Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. 64, 3, p. 198-209

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Back to basics I: how the discovery of transference is relevant for coaches and consultants today

de Haan, E., 2011, In : International Coaching Psychology Review. 6, 2, p. 180-193

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Executive coaching in practice: what determines helpfulness for clients of coaching?

de Haan, E., Culpin, V. & Curd, J., 2011, In : Personnel Review. 40, 1, p. 24-44

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

The relational turn in executive coaching

de Haan, E. & Sills, C., 2010, In : Journal of Management Development. 29, 10, p. 845-851

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Clients’ critical moments of coaching: towards a ‘client model’ of executive coaching

de Haan, E., Bertie, C., Day, A. & Sills, C., 2010, In : Academy of Management Learning and Education. 5, 2, p. 109-128

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Critical Moments of Clients and Coaches: A Direct-Comparison Study

de Haan, E., Bertie, C., Day, A. & Sills, C., 2010, In : International Coaching Psychology Review. 5, 2, p. 109-128

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Coaches’ experience of critical moments in the coaching

Day, A., de Haan, E., Sills, C., Bertie, C. & Blass, E., 2008, In : International Coaching Psychology Review. 3, 3, p. 207-218

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

I struggle and emerge – Critical moments of experienced coaches

de Haan, E., 2008, In : Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. 60, 1, p. 106-131

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

I doubt therefore I coach – critical moments in coaching practice

de Haan, E., 2008, In : Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. 60, 1, p. 91-105

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Becoming simultaneously thicker and thinner skinned The inherent conflicts arising in the professional development of coaches

de Haan, E., 2008, In : Personnel Review. 37, 5-6, p. 526-542

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Virtual peer consultation: how do virtual leaders learn?

de Haan, E. & Gaulat, G., 2006, In : Organisations & People. 13, 4, p. 24-32

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Action learning in practice: how do participants learn?

de Haan, E. & de Ridder, I., 2006, In : Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. 58, 4, p. 216-231

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review