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Coaching and Psychometrics:  Comfortable Companions? Coaching and Psychometyrics

At a January 2007 seminar in Aberdeen organised by the Scottish Association for Coaching an audience of 60 people participated in what was expected to be a relatively controversial session.  The author, who was the presenter on that occasion, had been briefed to expect considerable resistance and even some hostility to the use of psychometrics in the coaching relationship.  In the event, there proved to be very substantial interest in how psychometrics can be incorporated into the coaching relationship in such as way that it adds to, rather than subtracts from, the transparency of the process and the self-evaluation and insight achieved by the client.