Activities

Events and Publications

Events

Meetings, conferences, and other activities

On this page, we inform you about relevant (upcoming and past) events that are either directly associated with the project “Questioning Sequences in Coaching”, with one of the project’s teams, or with single project members.

Dietz Training Lecture

In the course of the Dietz Training Alumni Meeting 2022, Eva-Maria Graf will be giving a lecture on “Questions in Coaching – Insights into what we and our clients really do” on July 24, 2022 at 9.15 a.m.

QueSCo meeting

From April 6 to 9, 2022,
the second personal meeting of
our project team will be hosted
by Team Klagenfurt and take place
at the University in Klagenfurt.

JUNKTIM conference

As a part of the second annual JUNKTIM conference, Eva-Maria Graf, together with Claudio Scarvaglieri, gives a lecture on ‘Communication and Irritation’ on
March 20, 2022.

Past events

March 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021August 2021November 2021January 2022

Project kick-off meeting


The official project kick-off meeting of “Questioning Sequences in Coaching” took place online on March 1, 2021. For more information, see our news article.

First project meeting

After the official kick-off, the first regular QueSCo project meeting took place on May 27, 2021. For more information, see our news article.

Guest lecture on “online health coaching”

On June 18, 2021, as a part of the initiative Public Health at the University of Klagenfurt, Elke Berninger-Schäfer (Karlsruher Institut) gave a guest lecture on “online health coaching”. You can find a detailed report on the lecture here.

Coaching controversy

On June 23, 2021, Eva-Maria Graf took part in an online discussion on the topic “What does academic research really contribute to the professionalization of coaching!?” The event was organized and chaired by Robert Wegener (FHNW) For more information, see our news article.

17th International Pragmatics Conference

On July 2, 2021, as part of the panel “Applied Linguistics in the Professions: The Value of Transdisciplinary in a Changing World”, Frédérick Dionne gave a talk on “Questioning Practices in Executive Coaching: A Discussion of How to Integrate Practical and Scholarly Perspectives.”

Online talk on gender in coaching

In July 2021, Eva-Maria Graf gave an online talk organized by the Gesellschaft für Deutsche Sprache in Greifswald. The talk dealt with the topic “The discursive (re)construction of gender in executive coaching: An Applied Linguistic analysis of its forms and functions.”

AILA Conference 2021

On August 17, Eva-Maria Graf and Frédérick Dionne gave a talk on “Transdisciplinarity and Executive Coaching? An Example of Researching Questioning Practices” at the World Congress of Applied Linguistics 2021. Their conbribution was part of the panel on “Applied Linguistics in the Professions: The Value of Transdisciplinarity in a Changing World”.

QueSCo Team Meeting in Mannheim

Between August 15 and 17, the first meeting of the “Questioning Sequences in Coaching” teams from Austria, Germany and Switzerland took place at the Leibniz-Institute for the German Language in Mannheim. For the first time, the team members could work together productively and intensively in a face-to-face setting. You can read up on our first entire team meeting here.

Winter School in Innsbruck

On November 13, Frédérick Dionne gave a presentation on agenda-thematizing questions in Coaching in the context of the 6th Winter School organized by the University of Innsbruck focusing on the potentials of Applied Linguistics.

67th Meeting of the “Arbeitskreis Angewandte Gesprächsforschung” in Fulda

On November 12, Melanie Fleischhacker also gave a presentation on the role of questions in negotiatinig the agenda in coaching at the 67th meeting of the “Arbeitskreis Angewandte Gesprächsforschung”. Additionally, she presented first sequential analyses of agenda-thematizing questions in coaching.

Keynote Speech at the “Coaching meets Research” Congress 2021

On November 19, 2021, Eva-Maria Graf gave a keynote speech at the congress “Coaching meets Research … Coaching Essentials 1980-2050”. In her presentation “Zu Formen und Wirksamkeit des Coaching-Gesprächs – Fragen Sie Ihre Linguistin” (Regarding forms and effectiveness of the coaching conversation – Consult your linguist), she gave an overview of existing coaching process research, then focused on linguistic coaching process research and, finally, presented the project “Questioning Sequences in Coaching” and first insights.

Team Linguistics and QueSCo Meetings

From November 15 to 18, 2021, the linguists Thomas Spranz-Fogasy, Eva-Maria Graf, Frédérick Dionne and Melanie Fleischhacker met at the IDS in Mannheim to intensively work on the category system for (coaching-specific) question types. For more information, click here. Also, the entire QueSCo team got together for a three-day online meeting, between November 27-29. The interdisciplinary workflow and collaboration as well as the joint development of a coding manual were at the centre of this meeting.

Keynote

On January 20, 2022, Eva-Maria Graf gave a keynote speech on lingustic coaching research at the 18th “Coaching and Mentoring Conference” organised annually by the Oxford Brookes University (London). Further information on the conference can be found here.

1st New Year’s Meeting

On January 21, 2022, the entire QueSCo team got together for the first time in the new year to finalise the coding scheme for question types and to start working on a system for questioning sequences. Further info on the coding scheme can be found here.


Publications

Planned publications

  • Fleischhacker, Melanie & Eva-Maria Graf (in preparation). “New Ways of Investigating the Coaching Conversation – Insights, Methodologies, and Open Questions in Linguistic Coaching Process Research.” Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice.
  • Fofana, Gundula  Spranz-Fogasy, Thomas (in preparation): “Wie fühlen Sie sich dabei?” – Emotionalisierende Fragen zur Problemausarbeitung und Veränderungsentwicklung im Coaching.
  • Graf, Eva-Maria, & Kabatnik, Susanne (under review). “[W]ie und was können Sie noch besser • organisieren, um • • auch Freiräume sich zu sichern? […] Wo kann das irgendwie noch effektiver, ((1,2s)) ja, • • gestaltet werden?” – Lösungsorientierte Fragen im Führungskräfte-Coaching aus gesprächsanalytischer Perspektive. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Linguistik. 

Planned theses

  • Frédérick Dionne: Questioning Sequences in Executive Coaching –  A Linguistic Analysis of Clients’ Responses/Second Positions (Doctoral Thesis) 
  • Melanie Fleischhacker: Questioning Sequences in Executive Coaching (Doctoral Thesis)
  • Lara Calasso: Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Executive Coaching: The Role of Appropriate Responsiveness (Doctoral Thesis)

Published contributions and previous findings

Deplazes, Silvia, Graf, Eva-Maria, & Künzli, Hansjörg (2018). Das TSPP-Modell – Eine Blaupause für die Coaching Prozessforschung. Coaching | Theorie & Praxis, 4, 69-82.Access Publication
Graf, Eva-Maria, & Dionne, Frédérick (2021). ‚Knowing that‘, ‚knowing why‘ and ‚knowing how‘: Aligning perspectives and assembling epistemes for a transdisciplinary analysis of questioning sequences in Executive Coaching. A research journey. Special issue of AILA Review, 34(1), 56-78.Access Publication
Graf, Eva-Maria, Dionne, Frédérick, & Spranz-Fogasy, Thomas (2020). How to investigate the local and global change potential of questioning sequences in executive coaching? A call for interdisciplinary research. Scandinavian Studies in Language, 11(1), 214-238.Access Publication
Graf, Eva-Maria, & Dionne Frédérick (2021). Coaching Research in 2020. About Destinations, Journeys and Travelers (Part II). International Coaching Psychology Review 16 (2), 6-21.Access Publication
Graf, Eva-Maria, & Spranz-Fogasy, Thomas (2018). Welche Frage, wann und warum? Eine qualitativ-linguistische Programmatik zur Erforschung von Frage-Sequenzen als zentrale Veränderungspraktik im Coaching. Coaching | Theorie & Praxis, 4, 17-32.Access Publication
Graf, Eva-Maria, & Ukowitz, Martina (2020). Transdisziplinarität in der Coaching-Prozessforschung – Neue Wege der Zusammenarbeit. Coaching | Theorie & Praxis, 6, 1-16.Access Publication
Kabatnik, Susanne & Eva-Maria Graf (2021). Lösungsorientierte Fragen im Coaching- und Psychotherapie-Gespräch – Ein gesprächslinguistischer Vergleich ihres interaktionstypspezifischen, lokalen Veränderungspotentials. Coaching | Theorie & Praxis. Access Publication
Spranz-Fogasy, Thomas, Graf, Eva-Maria, Ehrenthal, Johannes C., & Nikendei, Christoph (2019). Beispiel-Nachfragen im Kontext von Veränderung: Elizitierungs- und Prozessierungsstrategien in Psychotherapie und Coaching-Gesprächen. In E.-M. Graf, C. Scarvaglieri, & T. Spranz-Fogasy (Hrsg.), Pragmatik der Veränderung. Problem- und lösungsorientierte Kommunikation in helfenden Berufen (S. 177-209). Tübingen: Gunter Narr.Access Publication
Spranz-Fogasy, Thomas, Graf, Eva-Maria, Ehrenthal, Johannes C., & Nikendei, Christoph (2019). Requesting Examples in Psychodiagnostic Interviews: Therapists’ Contribution to the Sequential Co-construction of Clients’ Change. Communication and Medicine, 16(2), 129-141.Access Publication