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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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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