This fourth edition provides the most comprehensive guide to the field of coaching, exploring a range of coaching theories and approaches, genres and settings and professional issues. It supports trainees and professionals to identify and develop a personal style of coaching. Each chapter includes discussion questions to facilitate reflection on the topic, further reading suggestions and case studies that help trainees make the crucial link between theory and practice.
Its three parts cover:
- The theoretical traditions underpinning coaching such as cognitive-behavioural, gestalt and existential
- Contexts and genres such as life, executive, peer, team and career coaching
- Professional issues such as ethics, supervision, continuing professional development, standards and mental-health issues.
This Fourth Edition comes with a new chapter on Diversity and Inclusion in Coaching, updated content throughout on cross-cultural coaching and updated Further Reading. A new online Teaching Guide provides chapter teaching and assessment suggestions, videos and further reading to help support trainees’ learning.
Thousands of practitioners and trainees across a variety of professions have been helped by this distinctive handbook. From those working in health to education, from business and management to psychology, this unique handbook is an invaluable resource for any coaching career.