Staff Profile

Professor Tatiana Bachkirova

Co-Director of the International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies
Reader in Coaching Psychology

Department of Business and Management

Location:  N209, Wheatley

Telephone:  +44 (0) 1865 488367

E-mail:  tbachkirova@brookes.ac.uk


 About Tatiana

Tatiana Bachkirova, MEd, MSc, PhD, C Psychol, AFBPsS

• Founder and Chair of the International Conference in Coaching Supervision

• Chartered Occupational Psychologist

• Teaching Fellow of Oxford Brookes University

• Member of the Publication Sub-Committee of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology within the British Psychological Society

• Member of the editorial boards in three journals: Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, International Coaching Psychology Review and International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring

• Harnisch Scholar (Harvard Medical School, Institute of Coaching)

• Holder of Achievement Award (2011) from the British Psychological Society SGCP in recognition of Distinguished Contribution to Coaching Psychology

• Member of the Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard

• Academic supervisor for PhD and Professional Doctorate students in Coaching and Coaching Psychology

 Research

Tatiana has completed a research project 'Development of an instrument for microanalysis of coaching sessions' funded by the Institute of Coaching at Harvard University, which is now at the writing up stage. She is also working on the project 'Self-deception in Coaching', which involves investigation of this phenomenon with a group of experienced coaching supervisors. Her other research interests include development and supervision of coaches.

 Journal articles

  • Bachkirova, T. and Lawton-Smith, C. (2015) 'From competencies to capabilities in the assessment and accreditation of coaches', International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 123-140, January, ISSN 1741-8305.

  • Bachkirova, T., Arthur, L. and Reading, E. (2015) 'Evaluating a coaching and mentoring programme: Challenges and solutions', International Coaching Psychology Review, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 175-189, January, ISSN 1750-2764.

  • Bachkirova, T., Sibley, J. and Myers, A. (2015) 'Developing and applying a new instrument for microanalysis of the coaching process: The Coaching Process Q-Set', Human Resource Development Quarterly, vol. , no. , pp. , January, ISSN 1532-1096.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2015) 'Self-deception in coaches: an issue in principle and a challenge for supervision', Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 4-19, January, ISSN 1752-1882.

  • Cox, E., Bachkirova, T. and Clutterbuck, D. (2014) 'Theoretical Traditions and Coaching Genres: Mapping the Territory', Advances in Developing Human Resources, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. , January, ISSN 1523-4223.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'The role of the self and identification with an organisation as factors influencing work-related stress: implications for helping', Counselling Psychology Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 49-62, January, ISSN 0951-5070.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Let us not throw out the individual baby with the non-systemic bath water', International Coaching Psychology Review, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 98-100, January, ISSN 1750-2764.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Guiding Light? Coaching Supervision', Coaching at Work, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 46-49, August, ISSN 1748-9113.

  • Maxwell, A. and Bachkirova, T. (2010) 'Applying psychological theories of self-esteem in coaching practice', International Coaching Psychology Review, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 16-26, May, .

  • Bachkirova, T. and Kauffman, C. (2009) 'The blind men and the elephant: using criteria of universality and uniqueness in evaluating our attempts to define coaching', Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 95-105, April, ISSN 1752-1882.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2009) 'The cognitive-developmental approach to coaching: an Interview with Robert Kegan', Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 10-22, January, ISSN 1752-1882.

  • Kauffman, C. and Bachkirova, T. (2009) 'Spinning order from chaos: How do we know what to study in coaching research and use if for self-reflective practice', Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1-9, January, ISSN 1752-1882.

  • Kauffman, C. and Bachkirova, T. (2008) 'Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice: Why does it matter?', Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. , January, ISSN , URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals.rcoa.

  • Bachkirova, T. and Kauffman, C. (2008) 'Many ways of knowing: How to make sense of different research perspectives in studies of coaching', Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 107-113, January, ISSN 1752-1882.

  • Kauffman, C. and Bachkirova, T. (2008) 'Why do we need a coaching journal? What can it offer to the field, and what are its chief benefits? Why theory, research and practice? Why does it matter? Coaching: An International Journal of Theory', Research and Practice, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-7, January, ISSN 1462-3943.

  • Bachkirova, T. and Cox, E. (2007) 'Coaching with emotion in organisations: Investigation of personal theories', Leadership and Organization Development, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 600-612, January, ISSN 0143-7739.

  • Cox, E. and Bachkirova, T. (2007) 'Coaching with emotion : How coaches deal with difficult emotional situations', International Coaching Psychology Review, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 17-28, January, ISSN 1463-9963.

  • Bachkirova, T. and Cox, E. (2005) 'A bridge over troubled water: Bring together coaching and counselling', Counselling at Work, vol. , no. 48, pp. 600-612, March, ISSN 0413-7739.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2005) 'Personal values and teacher stress: An exploratory study', School Psychology International, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 340-352, January, ISSN .

  • Bachkirova, T. and Cox, E. (2004) 'A bridge over troubled water: Bring together coaching and counselling', International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. pages, July, ISSN .

  • Bachkirova, T. (2004) 'Dealing with issues of the self-concept and self-improvement strategies in coaching and mentoring', International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 29-40, January, ISSN .

  • Bachkirova, T. (2004) 'Ambitions, values and stress: Report on the study', Consciousness and Experiential Psychology, vol. 10, no. , pp. pages, January, ISSN .

  • Bachkirova, T. (2003) 'Thinking radiantly', IS: International Schools, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. pages, January, ISSN .

  • Bachkirova, T. (2000) 'How much would love of learning cost? Humanitarian versus pragmatic view on lifelong learning', Journal of Further and Higher Education, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. pages, January, ISSN 0309-877X.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2000) 'A methods of exploring the nature of the Self with students', Consciousness and Experiential Psychology, vol. 5, no. , pp. pages, January, ISSN .

  •  Other publications including books, book chapters and reports

  • Bachkirova, T. (2015) 'Developmental coaching: theory and practice', in Wegener, R., Deplazes, S., Hasenbein, M., Kunzli, H., Ryter, A. and Uebelhardt, B., ed. ', , Coaching als individuelle Antwort auf gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen, pp. 224-234, Springer: : , .

  • Cox, E., Bachkirova, T. and Clutterbuck, D. (2014) 'The Complete Handbook of Coaching, Second Edition', , Sage: London, .

  • Bachkirova, T. (2014) 'Psychological Development in Adulthood and Coaching', in Cox, E., Bachkirova, T. and Clutterbuck, D., ed. ', , The Complete Handbook of Coaching, pp. 131-144, Sage: : London, .

  • Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Developmental coaching: Developing the Self', in Passmore, J., Peterson, D. and Ferrer, T., ed. ', , The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring, pp. 135-154, Wiley-Blackwell: : Chichester, .

  • Bachkirova, T., Jackson, P. and Clutterbuck, D. (2012) 'Coaching and Mentoring Supervision: Theory and Practice', Open University: Maidenhead, ISBN 978-0335242979.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Developmental Coaching: Working with the Self', , Open University: Maidenhead, .

  • Bachkirova, T. and Jackson, P. (2011) 'Peer Supervision', in Bachkirova, T., Jackson, P. and Clutterbuck, D., ed. ', , Coaching and Mentoring Supervision: Theory and Practice, pp. , Open University Press: : Maidenhead, ISBN 978-0335242979.

  • Wellman, P. and Bachkirova, T. (2010) 'Issues of Power in Coaching Relationship', in Palmer, S. and McDowel, A., ed. ', , The Coaching Relationship, pp. 139-158, Routledge, London: : London, .

  • Bachkirova, T. (2010) 'The Cognitive-Developmental Approach to Coaching', in Cox, E., Bachkirova, T. and Clutterbuck, D., ed. ', , The Complete Handbook of Coaching, pp. 132-145, Sage Publications, London: : , .

  • Cox, E., Bachkirova, T. and Clutterbuck, D. (2009) 'The Sage Handbook of Coaching', Sage: London, ISBN 9781847875426.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2008) 'Coaching supervision: reflection on changes and challenges'. Paper presented at the People and organisations at work, , September.

  • Bachkirova, T. and Cox, E. (2007) 'Cognitive-developmental approach to the development of coaches', in Palmer, S. and Whybrow, A., ed. ', , Handbook of Coaching Psychology, pp. 325-, Routledge: : London, ISBN 978-1-58391-707-7.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2007) 'Role of Coaching Psychology in Defining Boundaries Between Counselling and Coaching', in Palmer, S. and Whybrow, A., ed. ', , Handbook of Coaching Psychology, pp. pages, Routledge,: : London, ISBN .

  • Bachkirova, T. (2007) 'Cognitive-Developmental Approach to the Development of Coaches', in Palmer, S. and Whybrow, A., ed. ', , Handbook of Coaching Psychology, pp. pages, Routledge,: : London, ISBN .

  •  Conferences

  • Bachkirova, T. and Lawton-Smith, C. (2014) 'From critique to raising the bar in relation to assessment of capabilities of coaches'. Paper presented at the 21st Annual EMCC Mentoring and Coaching Conference, Venice, November.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Nature of evidence, quality of research and self-deception in coaching and coaching psychology'. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology, Birmingham, December.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Working with self-deception of coaches in supervision'. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference in Coaching Supervision, Oxford, June.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Developmental Coaching: Working with the Self'. Paper presented at the Psychometric Forum, London, May.

  • Bachkirova, T., Myers, A. and Sibley, J. (2012) 'Design and Application of an instrument for microanalysis of the coaching session: a research project'. Paper presented at the Oxford Brookes - Burgundy Business School Joint Research Conference, Oxford, May.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Keynote presentation and pre-conference workshop ‘Coaching the Self: an new framework for developmental coaching'. Paper presented at the Coaching and Mentoring conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, March.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Keynote presentation and a workshop ‘Insights from coaching psychology’'. Paper presented at the University of Hong Kong Coaching Conference, Hong Kong, February.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Towards Being a Developmentally-Minded Coaching Supervisor'. Paper presented at the 1st International Congress of Coaching Psychology, London, December.

  • Bachkirova, T., Sibley, J. and Myers, A. (2011) 'Application of an instrument for microanalysis of the coaching session: a research project'. Paper presented at the SGCP 3rd European Coaching Psychology Conference, London, December.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Developmental Coaching: a new approach to practice, a masterclass'. Paper presented at the SGCP 3rd European Coaching Psychology Conference, London, December.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Complexity of coaching themes and self-deception in coaches'. Paper presented at the International Colloquium in Coaching and Leadership in ESMT/Ket de Vries Institute, Berlin, December.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Four challenges of developmental coaching and the idea of organic change'. Paper presented at the 18th Annual European Coaching and Mentoring Conference, Paris, November.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'A new framework for developmental coaching'. Paper presented at the BACP Coaching conference, London, June.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Three conceptions of the self for applied purposes'. Paper presented at the Toward a Science of Consciousness 2011: Brain, Mind and Reality Conference, Stockholm University, Sweden, May.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2010) 'How can we coach if there is no free will'. Paper presented at the 17th Annual European Coaching and Mentoring Conference, Dublin, November.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2009) 'The three foci of Developmental Coaching'. Paper presented at the 3rd European Coaching Psychology Conference, Royal Holloway University, London, December.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2009) 'Coaching the Self: A frameword for developmental coaching'. Paper presented at the 16th EMMC conference, Amsterdam, November.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2008) 'Self-deception in coaching'. Paper presented at the 14th Annual EMCC Conference, Prague, December.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2008) 'On the use of self in coaching'. Paper presented at the 1st European Coaching Psychology Conference, University of Westminster, London, December.

  • Bachkirova, T. and Cox, E. (2007) 'Coaching with emotion'. Paper presented at the EMCC Annual Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, October.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2006) 'Working with self-concept in development coaching'. Paper presented at the 1st International Coaching Psychology Conference, Place, December.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2006) 'Organisations, individual values and stress in academia'. Paper presented at the Westminster Institute Research Conference, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, January.

  • Bachkirova, T., Cox, E. and Patrick, C. (2005) 'Coaching with emotion: A research project'. Paper presented at the Second Australian Conference on Evidence-Based Coaching, University of Sydney, January.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2003) 'Personal values and teacher stress: An exploratory study'. Paper presented at the EERA Conference, Hamburg, January.

  • Bachkirova, T. (2000) 'Confidence versus self-worth in adult learning'. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium 'Improving Students Learning Strategically, Oxford, September, pp. pages, ISBN

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