How Coaching Works: The Essential Guide to the History and Practice of Effective Coaching

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A&C Black, Oct 29, 2007 - Business & Economics - 275 pages

Coaching is very big business. Over the last decade it has become one of the most popular approaches to personal and business development.

Coaching books tend to focus on just one method, and just one of five main areas: Executive coaching (for senior business people); Business coaching (for companies to improve results); Life coaching (for people who want a better sense of fulfilment and wellbeing); Sports coaching (for individual athletes); Team coaching (for teams in sport or business).

Pragmatic and informative, How Coaching Works is the first to explain the key concepts that underpin all of these different areas. It also explores how different ideas have blended to give rise to what we know as 'coaching' today, and singles out what works.

The authors are two of the world's leading experts in this field. In How Coaching Works they have created a must-have book for practising coaches, students and anyone interested in the subject.

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My executive coach suggested that I read this book when I first started working with him: Since I was new to the world of executive coaching, I was not sure what I could truly get out of the experience. Reading this book helped me to build a foundation that I was able to leverage while working with my coach. I think reading the book is helpful for "students" of executive coaches, so that you can get the most out of your experience. 


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Joseph O'Connor and Andrea Lages are co-founders of the International Coaching Community, a community of over 1000 coaches from 31 countries. They are experienced coaches and have worked in life, business and executive coaching.

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