Events and Publications
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
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.
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.
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.
From April 6 to 9, 2022, the second personal meeting of our project team was hosted by Team Klagenfurt and took place at the University of Klagenfurt. Find more information on the meeting in our blog post.
In the framework of the Symposium “Konstruktiv, wertschätzend, digital – Beraten in der Hochschullehre” from May 9 to 13, 2022, our QueSCo teammembers held different workshops and keynotes. Further information on the symposium and the contents of our teammembers’ contributions can be found in the corresponding blog post.
68. Treffen des Arbeitskreises Angewandte Gesprächsforschung (AAG)
From May 13 to 14, 2022, Thomas Spranz-Fogasy took part in the 68th meeting of the “Arbeitskreis Angewandte Gesprächsforschung (AAG)” at the Heidelberg University of Education and gave a lecture on basic and applied research.
- Dionne, Frédérick, Melanie Fleischhacker & Eva-Maria Graf (in preparation). “Agenda-Thematizing Questions in (Business) Coaching.” Journal of Pragmatics.
- Fleischhacker, Melanie & Eva-Maria Graf (under review). “New Ways of Investigating Coaching – Why Gaining Linguistic Insights into the Coaching Process Matters.” Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice.
- Fleischhacker, Melanie & Eva-Maria Graf. “Looking into the “Black Box” of Coaching – A Focus on Conversation Analysis and Linguistic Change-Process Research.” Coaching: An Interantional Journal of Theory, Research and Practice.
- Fofana, Gundula, & Thomas Spranz-Fogasy (in preparation): “‘Wie fühlen Sie sich dabei?’ – Emotionalisierende Fragen zur Problemausarbeitung und Veränderungsentwicklung im Coaching.”
- Graf, Eva-Maria, Susanne Kabatnik, & Melanie Fleischhacker (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.
- Graf, Eva-Maria, Frédérick Dionne, & Melanie Fleischhacker (in preparation). “The Power of Questioning Practices.” in Power in Language, Culture, Literature and Education: The Perspectives of English Studies, edited by Marta Degani and Werner Delanoy.
- Frédérick Dionne: Questioning Sequences in Executive Coaching – A Linguistic Analysis of Clients’ Responses/Second Positions (Doctoral Thesis)
- Melanie Fleischhacker: Questioning Sequences in Executive Coaching – A Linguistic Analysis of the Sequential Organization of Questions and their Prior Actions in 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|