An Introduction to Coaching

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SAGE Publications, Nov 15, 2010 - Psychology - 216 pages
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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. "
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Foundations
3
2 Models of Coaching
24
3 Skills and Processes of Coaching
48
Ways that Change Minds
66
Ways that Minds Change
85
6 Broadening Horizons and Setting Goals
108
7 Beyond Procrastination and Making Plans that Work
126
8 Professional Issues in Becoming a Coach
152
Presenting and Marketing Coaching
169
10 A Final Word
182
Appendix
187
Bibliography
192
Index
199
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Janice Russell is a freelance trainer and researcher in counselling and supervision. She is an Associate Tutor at the University of Durham and has undertaken extensive work in issues of sexuality and sexual abuse.

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