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Life Coaching Skills

Life Coaching Skills
How to Develop Skilled Clients

  • Richard Nelson-Jones - Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

December 2006 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Life coaching is a rapidly growing area with more and more people seeking help to lead satisfying and successful lives. Life Coaching Skills provides a practical introduction to the skills needed to be an effective life coach and incorporates a wide range of practical activities for coaches to use to help their clients develop self-coaching skills.

Written by leading skills expert, Richard Nelson-Jones, the book presents a four stage life coaching model based around the core concepts of relating, understanding, changing and client self-coaching. It explores the central skills of coaching used within the model including establishing the coaching relationship; assessment and goal setting; presentation; demonstration; and consolidation.

The main focus of the book is on one-to-one life coaching particularly concerning relationship, work, and health issues. The specific skills needed for working with groups are also discussed and ethical issues and dilemmas related to coaching are explored.

Life Coaching Skills is ideal for anyone interested in becoming a life coach and for use in training.

What Is Life Coaching?
What Are Lifeskills?
A Skills Model for Life Coaching
The Coaching Relationship
Assessment and Setting Goals Skills
Presentation Skills
Demonstration Skills
Consolidation Skills
Group Coaching
Relationship Skills Coaching
Occupation Skills Coaching
Health Skills Coaching
Ethics in Practice and Training
Developing Self-Coaching Skills

A really good book which I reccomend to students of this new and interesting subject. Some very good ideas for exercises involved in life coaching.
This book should be recommended to general teaching staff displaying a good method of feedback in a motivational manner. Some parts almost give the explanation of why we have behaved as we have without even realising.

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

a useful text to offer a different approach to working with people

Dr Jackie Taylor
School of Health Care Professions, Salford University
April 30, 2013

Very useful and clear.

Dr Brian Swallow
Department of Psychology, Lincoln University
January 13, 2011

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