Read, M.J.B. (2014). What coaches can learn from the history of jazz-based improvisation: A conceptual analysis. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring. 12(2), 10-23.

Read, M.J.B. (2013). The Importance of Improvisation in Coaching. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research & Practice, 6(1), 47-56.

Read, M.J.B., & Klarner, T. (2012). Including Handedness in Group Diversity Research and Practice. Journal of Business Diversity, 12(2), 27-40

Read, M.J.B., Colgate, M., Corwin, V., & Tax, S. (2012). Helping Create Service ‘Experts’: The Opportunity for an Athletic Approach to Coaching in Service Organisations. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching, 10(1), 24-37.


Read, M.J.B. & Kurtic, E. (working paper). Development and Construction of an Employee Coachability Measure.

Read, M.J.B. (working paper). Investigating Organizational Coaching through an Athletic Coaching Comparison.

Read, M.J.B. & Klarner, T. (working paper). Determining High-Performance Coaching Practices in Organizations: Construction of a measure

Read, M.J.B. & Meldrum, J. (working paper). Returning the Favour: What can athletic coaches learn from organizational coaches?

Read, M.J.B., McNally, E.A., Garcia, E.L., & Lorrimer, K. (data collection). Investigating what organizations are made of: Construction of a materials engineering metaphor for organizational theory.

Read, M.J.B. & Klarner, T. (working paper). Coaching on the fly: An investigative study into coach improvisation’s importance and usage.


Read, M.J.B. & Klarner, T. (2016, June). Instructor led Psychological Skills Training for Management Education. Canadian International Conference on Education (CICE). Toronto.

Read, M.J.B. (2015, August). How to Coach in the Classroom: Applying high-performance coaching practices in teaching. Academy of Management (AOM) conference, Vancouver.

Read, M.J.B. (2013, May). Three Approaches to Organizational Coaching and their Impact on Employee Injury Management. Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA), Toronto.

Colgate, M., Read, M.J.B., & Tax, S. (2013, March). Frontline Employees Perceptions of Athletic Coaching Practices in Their Workplace. University of Victoria IdeaFest, Victoria.

Read, Michael J.B. (2012, June). Sustaining an Interest in Learning through the Application of High-performance Coaching Practices in the Classroom. Organizational Behaviour Teaching Conference (OBTC), St. Catherines.

Read, M.J.B., Colgate, M., Corwin, V., & Tax, S. (2012, January). Athletic Approach to Coaching in Organizations. Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Pipeline Palooza, Victoria.

Read, Michael James Barber. Investigating organizational coaching through an athletic coaching comparison: determining high performance coaching practices in organizations. Vancouver : University of British Columbia, 2011.

Bennett, Erica, Read, Michael J.B. (2010, June). Perceptions of Women Golfers in the Workplace: The effect of informal networking on the golf course. Presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Meetings, Regina.

Read, Michael J.B., Klarner, Taryn. (2010, March). Calling in the Southpaw: Left-handedness and group diversity. Presented at the Western Academy of Management Meetings, Kona.

Bemmels, Brian, Brown, Graham, Read, Michael J.B. (2009, August). The Restorative Justice Properties of Grievance Procedures, Presented at the International Industrial Relations Association, 15th World Congress, Sydney.

Read, Michael J.B. (2009, June). Lessons from 100 years of Jazz-based Improvisation Applied to the Organization, Presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Meetings, Niagara Falls.

Read, Michael J.B. (2009, June). The Effect of Tie Strength on Organizational Labour Search, Presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Meetings, Niagara Falls.

Read, Michael J. (2006, June). Coach and Coachability: Development of an Employee Coachability Measure, Presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Meetings, Banff.

Read, Michael J. (2006, May). Investigating Employee Coachability, Presented at the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Departmental Seminar Series, Vancouver.

Read, Michael J. (2006, April). Substance-based Informal Social Networks: Investigation into stronger ties, Presented at the Sunbelt XXVI Conference, Vancouver.

Langton, N., Brown, G., Read, M. (2005, June). Why change a good thing? The liability of inertia, Presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Meetings, Toronto.

Brown, G., Robinson, S., Read, M. (2005, August). Territorial infringements in organizations, Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Hawaii.


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Current Focus

Using high-performance practices from sport, I’ve developed a new approach to coaching in organizations. This innovative research provides a framework to help employees “go for gold” in organizational contexts. I’m looking forward to bringing this approach to practice, research, and the classroom.