The Complete Handbook of Coaching
- Elaine Cox - Oxford Brookes University, UK
- Tatiana Bachkirova - Oxford Brookes University, UK
- David Clutterbuck - Clutterbuck Associates
This book provides a wide-ranging guide to the complex, multidisciplinary area of coaching, helping trainees to find comprehensive answers to their coaching questions. It allows them to identify and develop their own personal style of coaching.
A specially selected group of international authors contribute various expertise and insights across three key areas:
- Theoretical perspectives
- Contexts and genres of coaching
- Professional practice Issues
Learning is also supported by new online resources. Videos, case studies, journal articles, and useful websites have been carefully collated by our contributors to help trainees make the crucial link between theory and practice.
The breadth of coverage of theoretical approaches and application contexts makes this essential ready for students studying coaching.
The twice yearly course (AET) we deliver is to students seeking to become qualified and then practicing mainly coaching activities, thus this book being a must to be on the table to refer to, read out sections and to lend as they progress through their studies.
A few of our candidates move on to Level 5 programmes where this text really comes into its own in supporting and informing their studies and shaping their thinking too.
I am also a volunteer coach for British Canoeing qualifications and awards, this is great reading for me to keep me alive to this great and rewarding world of coaching.
The practice of coaching has developed considerably over the last several decades. This book provides a well strucured, easily accessible view of the myriad of ways in which coaching can be carried out and applied. Given the frequency with which the term coaching is used in a variety of situations it is important to have a book that illustrates its complexity.
A great book for anyone interested in pursuing this topic in depth.
I strongly recommended
This is a useful addition to texts on counselling and psychotherapy that form the basis of counselling courses.
the book sets out the coaching model for practice educators and how to use it with students to support their learning
This is an accessible text which provides informed summaries of various approaches to coaching and a wealth of online resources - helpful to both practitioners and academic readers.
Our library already has the 2nd edition in stock which is included in the course/module reading list. This 3rd edition has some valuable additions such as chapter 31 (Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation in Coaching), which I found interesting. The Handbook covers a wide range of coaching topics and comes with practical examples and case studies to develop your coaching style. Highly recommended!
The complete handbook of Coaching is really complete and suitable as background information and toolbox for the individual coach. It is also advisable for coaches in training. They can fully immerse themselves in the different methodologies and the underlying psychological currents. With this book they can adapt their coaching to the client's request and their own preferred style of working.
Timely update on previous edition that continues to be a required introduction to the multi-faceted field of modern coaching.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Psychodynamic approach to coaching