546-0024/07 – Coaching (KvP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Simona Matušková, Ph.D. Paed.IGIPSubject version guarantorIng. Simona Matušková, Ph.D. Paed.IGIP
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAT49 Ing. Simona Matušková, Ph.D. Paed.IGIP
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2
Part-time Credit 0+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students are able to distinguish between coaching and other types of help (mentoring, counselling, psychotherapy). Students understand the importance of ethics in the coaching profession. Students know of the basic coaching schools. Students are able to ask coaching questions.

Teaching methods



The course aims to familiarize students with coaching as a rather new and progressive profession that has developed since the 1970s. It discusses the issues that coaching and psychotherapy have and do not have in common. Students learn about the developments in coaching schools, shall discuss the ethical aspects of working with clients, and experience the basic techniques arising from different coaching schools. Students learn to use coaching questions in communication, which they may find useful in the future.

Compulsory literature:

ATKINSON, M. and R.T. CHOIS. Inner Dynamics of Coaching. Exalon Publishing Limited. 2007. GALLWEY, W.T. The Inner Game of Work: Focus, Learning, Pleasure, and Mobility in the Workplace. Random House Trade Paperbacks. 2011. SILSBEE, D. Presence-Based Coaching: Cultivating Self-Generative Leaders Through Mind, Body, and Heart. 1st Edition. Jossey-Bass. 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0470325094 WHITMORE, J. Coaching for Performance: GROWing Human Potential and Purpose - The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership. Nicholas Brealey. 2009. ISBN 978-1-85788-535-4

Recommended literature:

ATKINSON, M. and R.T. CHOIS. Art and Science of Coaching. Step-by-Step Coaching. Exalon Publishing Ltd. 2007. BACHKIROVA, T. Coaching and Mentoring Supervision: Theory and Practice. OUP. 2011. ISBN13 (EAN): 9780335242986 O´CONNOR, J. a A. LAGES. Coaching with NLP: How to be a Master Coach. Thorsonelement. 2004. ISBN 978-0-00-7151226 WHITMORE, J. Coaching for Performance: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership. FULLY REVISED 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. Nikolas Brealey Publishing. 2017. ISBN 978-1-473-65812-7.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

The course is completed via a colloquium discussing the themes.


Other requirements

80% attendance in seminars


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. What is coaching and what is not? Coaching, mentoring, training, consultancy – definitions. 2. History and evolution of coaching. 3. Is there a borderline between coaching and psychotherapy? What are the differences? 4. The ethical aspects of a contract with a client. International and Czech associations for coaches: ICF, AIK, EMCC. Code of Ethics. 5. Performance coaching, GROW model. 6. Systemic coaching, Solution coaching. 7. Mindful coaching. 8. Erickson coaching. 9. Inner Game. 10. Application of coaching – managment, coaching for performance, career coaching, life coaching. 11. Individual and team couching. Research in coaching. 12. Leadership and coaching in business. Couching contract. 13. The personality of a coach – education and personal traits. 14. Neurolinguistic programming.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit Credit   3
Mandatory attendence participation: regular attendance in seminars and completion of tasks in seminars

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: In case of an individual study plan, the mandatory participation in the course may be compensated for by a seminar paper (3000 words). The topic of the seminar paper will be chosen following a consultation with the student.

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2024/2025 (N0532A330044) Geoinformatics P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (N0532A330044) Geoinformatics P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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