University of Jyväskylä's has a long tradition in qualitative psychotherapy research, which has a lot to give to much coaching research, which is much younger field of research. Psychotherapy Research days were held at the 17-18th of February and I was one of the presenters.
I had an opportunity to present my research plan of my doctoral dissertation Leader's meaning making of their growth and well-being during leadership coaching and get feedback and input from other researchers, which I found very fruitful. Getting the ethical approval from the Ethical committee, allows me now to start recruiting participants to my research and gathering data. Exited to get into that phase of the research.
In the pre-conference Professor Robert Elliot was presenting Significant Events research is an under-utilised approach to research on change processes in psychotherapy research. In the workshop lead by him, we had an opportunity to learn methods on how to qualitatively research significant events. This is truly interesting to my doc dissertation as well.