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An Introduction to Coaching



November 2010 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

An Introduction to Coaching offers a uniquely practical introduction to the field of coaching for developing practitioners. Using a rich array of examples from both life and business coaching, the book covers:

• foundations of coaching

• coaching processes

• the range of coaching models, skills, attitudes and methods

• the psychological underpinnings to the main theoretical approaches to coaching, e.g. cognitive, TA, NLP

• different applications of coaching e.g in life-, executive-, or career-coaching

• key professional issues such as ethics, evidence-based practice and contracts

• how to present and market your coaching identity and skills

Blending theory and practice, with examples and exercises, the book is aimed at professionals from a range of backgrounds, whether therapeutic, educational or business in orientation, who want to expand and transfer their skills to the coaching profession. It is essential reading for all coaching and mentoring courses.

 


 
Coaching: The Foundations
 
Models of Coaching
 
Skills and Processes of Coaching
 
Learning and Transformation: Ways That Change Minds
 
Motivation and Transformation: Ways That Change Minds
 
Broadening Horizons and Setting Goals
 
Beyond Procrastination and Making Plans That Work
 
Professional Issues in Becoming a Coach
 
Being out There: Presenting and Marketing Coaching
 
A Final Word

'A good read for those with a keen interest in coaching prepared to think for themselves about how it might be applied in educational settings' -
Afasic News

'This is a book which trains someone to coach both at work and in their personal lives, but it does so on the basis of sound research and experience. It is nevertheless not difficult to read, and its inclusive approach makes it a standard British-based work for some time to come' -
Chartered Management Institute

'This text is based on a course delivered to real postgraduate students. Thus it is wideranging and comprehensive in scope, without being over-wordy or banal' -
Elaine Cox, Head of Research in the International Centre for Coaching and Leadership Development at Oxford Brookes University


Easy to read, recommended to my managers to supply it to those new to a coaching role.
Exercises thoguht out very helpful, clear format and offers different approches to coaching on different levels.

Miss Kayleigh Robinson
Health & Social Care, Tresham Institute
July 17, 2013

So straightforward it is the perfect introduction so that strangers to the subject will realise what they are going into before they embark on their programme of study.
Very easy to follow language that keeps everything simple without insulting anyones intelligence. Anyone contemplating going into coaching should read this as essential reading before starting the course.

Paul Turton
Health, Care and Education, Knowsley Community College
May 17, 2013

A comprehensive yet readable text and very useful for anyone wishing to find out more about the role of Coaching

Mr Martin Donnelly
TCT, Tameside College
December 17, 2012

An accessible and useful text for those undertaking a coaching role.

Mrs Julie Carver
Education , EM Direct
January 30, 2012

A thoroughly useful introduction for those about to start coaching, and those that have recently started coaching.

Mrs Julie Carver
Education , EM Direct
January 30, 2012

This is a good Introduction to the Role of Psychological Well being Practitioner (PWP) as PWPs often adopt the role of coach.

Dr Nimmi Hutnik
Division of Health and Social Care, Surrey University
November 2, 2011

Very useful book

Dr Debra Cureton
Counselor Education , Wolverhampton University
August 10, 2011

Dexter provides a good perspective into the fundamentals to coaching

Mr Andy Rose
Public Services, Kirklees College
April 13, 2011

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Introduction


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