Tales for Coaching: Using Stories and Metaphors with Individuals and Small Groups

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Kogan Page Publishers, Oct 3, 2010 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Coaching is rapidly proving to be an invaluable aid to personal development and a successful way to enhance performance within organizations of all types. More and more people are also discovering how to use storytelling to bring about change and reinforce learning. Tales for Coaching combines these two approaches into a powerful and effective technique to assist personal change. Showing you how and when to use stories to maximum effect, whether you are coaching an individual or a group, the author demonstrates how your coaching can have greater impact with the effective use of storytelling. Complete with sample stories that can be read aloud in a variety of coaching situations, Tales for Coaching includes 50 tales that will immediately help coaches, trainers, managers and educators to reinforce key messages or stimulate fresh thinking.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1 Are you sitting comfortably?
5
1 Introducing storytelling
7
2 Coaching and storytelling
23
3 Finding and using stories in coaching
37
4 Telling the tale
53
Part 2 Then Ill begin
69
The tales
71
Problem solving
101
Reframing and Creativity
125
Empowerment
149
Success and Selfesteem
173
References and further reading
201
Useful addresses and contacts
205
Index
209
Copyright

Envisioning and Goal Setting
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About the author (2010)

Margaret Parkin is Founder and Principal of Success Stories. She has worked with individuals, groups and major organizations for over 20 years, helping them with her innovative and refreshing approach to training.

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