Joanna Molyn-Blanchfield

Dr Joanna Molyn-Blanchfield BSc, MBA, MPhil, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Key details

Dr Joanna Molyn-Blanchfield

Senior Lecturer


Joanna is an academic researcher and a senior lecturer with a background in City finance (Dresdner/Allianz), Organisational Development (OD) and consultancy. Joanna's research primarily focuses on the effectiveness of coaching. Her PhD examined the role and effectiveness of coaching in increasing students' self-efficacy and employability efforts. She is currently completing, as a Principal Investigator, a coaching effectiveness research project funded by the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, for more details click here.

This study is a collaboration with Professor David Gray from the University of Greenwich, Professor Erik de Haan from Ashridge Business School and Dr Chris Stride from the University of Sheffield.

Before joining academia, Joanna worked in the City investment bank, Dresden Kleinwort, in their Corporate Finance, Marketing and Global Debt divisions in different roles. Prior to that, Joanna worked as a Research Assistant for BMF UK Ltd, a City-based management consultancy appointed as an official advisor to the Polish government responsible for major restructuring and privatisation programmes in Poland.

Most recently, Joanna has worked as a leadership facilitator and coach. She co-designed and delivered two leadership and innovation development programmes for the BBC, and a marketing project "The Commercial Value of Innovation" for BNY Mellon. Joanna has also designed and facilitated leadership workshops for Angel Academe, FLASH (a EU funded project) and a Malaysian public sector.

Responsibilities within the university

Joanna is currently teaching the following courses:

  • Course Leader, Quantitative Analysis and Systems, undergraduate level
  • Course Leader, Foundations of Scholarship, Master's level
  • Course Leader, Managing Information Resources (CIPD accredited), MA level from 2006-08
  • Employability Tutor and Coach
  • Year 1 Tutor
  • Personal and Professional Development Tutor
  • Erasmus Co-ordinator from 2003-2008 (Erasmus EU initiative)
  • Quantitative Analysis and Systems, BA level
  • Personal and Professional Development, BA level
  • Employability workshops, BA level
  • Research Methods, BA level
  • Foundations of Scholarship, MA level
  • Managing Information Resources (CIPD accredited), MA level

Recognition

  • Joanna received the Harnisch research grant from the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2017 (https://instituteofcoaching.org/harnisch-researchers). This innovative longitudinal RCT study, the first of this type in coaching research, investigated the effectiveness of coaching in increasing students' resilience, goal attainment and wellbeing.
  • Reviewer for Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice
  • Joanna presented her research at the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2014, 2015, 2018 and in 2019.
  • PGCHE

Research / Scholarly interests

Joanna's research looks into coaching effectiveness, coaching outcomes (including resilience, wellbeing and goal attainment), the role of coaching in Higher Education and students' employability efforts.

Recent publications

Conference item

Molyn, Joanna and , (2019), The Role and Effectiveness of Coaching in Increasing Self-Efficacy and Employability Efforts of Higher Education Students. In: MIT LINC 2019 Conference, 18-20 June 2019, Boston, MA, USA , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Molyn, Joanna and , (2019), Coaching in higher education. n.a.. In: Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Coaching in Higher Education, 20 March 2019, University of Greenwich , . n.a., (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Molyn, Joanna and , Gray, David E. (2018), A longitudinal randomised controlled trial into coaching effectiveness: the contribution of common factors to coaching effectiveness applying the lessons from psychotherapy outcome research. In: Harvard Medical School Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference, 28-29th September 2018, Boston, MA, USA , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Molyn, Joanna and , (2018), The role and effectiveness of coaching in increasing career decision self-efficacy, outcome expectations and employability efforts of higher education students. In: Coaching meets Research: Organisation, Digitisation, and Design Conference, 13 June 2018, Olten, Switzerland , . , (doi: https://www.coaching-meets-research.ch/Flyer_Coachingkongress_2018_E.pdf) NB Item availability restricted.

Molyn-Blanchfield, Joanna and , Gray, David E. (2017), The role and effectiveness of coaching in increasing higher education students’ self-efficacy, outcome expectancies and employability efforts. In: EMCC, 7th International Coaching & Mentoring Conference: Putting Research in the Heart of Practice, 14-15 June 2017, University of Greenwich, London , . , (doi: ).

Molyn-Blanchfield, Joanna and , (2016), The role and effectiveness of coaching in increasing career self-efficacy, outcome expectancies and employability efforts of higher education students. In: Closing the Gap: Research and Practice on Black and Minority Ethnic Student Attainment in Higher Education Conference, 27th June 2016, Kent , . , (doi: ).

Molyn-Blanchfield, Joanna and , Gray, David (2015), Measuring the effectiveness of career coaching in increasing higher education students’ career self-efficacy and job search behaviours. In: Institute of Coaching/, Harvard Medical School Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference, 25-26th September 2015, Boston, MA , . , (doi: ).

Molyn-Blanchfield, Joanna and , (2014), Measuring the effectiveness of career coaching in increasing higher education students’ job search self-efficacy and job search behaviours. In: SRHE Newer Researchers Conference, 9 December 2014, Newport, Wales , . , (doi: ).

Molyn-Blanchfield, Joanna and , Gray, David E. (2014), Measuring the effectiveness of career coaching in increasing higher education students’ career self-efficacy and job search behaviours. In: Institute of Coaching/Harvard Medical School Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference, 12-13 September 2014, Boston, MA , . , (doi: ).

Other

Molyn, Joanna , de Haan, Erik, Stride, Chris, Gray, David (2019), What Common Factors Contribute to Coaching Effectiveness?. In: , , , . , (doi: ).

Molyn, Joanna and , (2018), The role and effectiveness of career coaching in increasing employability efforts of students: findings and recommendations. n.a.. In: , , , . n.a., (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Thesis

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Working paper

Molyn, Joanna , Mundy, Julia, Kuenzel, Sven, Gray, David E. (2022), CDSE model and employability. TBC. In: , , , . TBC, (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Molyn, Joanna , Gray, David E., Mundy, Julia (2021), The links between vocational outcome expectancies, career decision self-efficacy and environmental conditions and job search behaviours in higher education students. Journal of Vocational Behavior. In: , , , . Journal of Vocational Behavior, ISSN: 0001-8791 (Print), (doi: ).

Molyn, Joanna , Mundy, Julia, Gray, David E. (2019), Coaching, higher education and employability. TBA. In: , , , . TBA, (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Molyn, Joanna and , Gray, David E. (2019), Coaching and students' resilience. TBA. In: , , , . TBA, (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.