An Introduction to Coaching Skills

A Practical Guide

Author: Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 152641323X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 2535

Focusing on the core coaching skills and competencies this book is a highly practical resource for anyone wishing to become a coach.

An Introduction to Coaching Skills

A Practical Guide

Author: Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526413213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 5268

This text is an invaluable resource for novice and trainee coaches. Its accessible, step-by-step style acquaints you with the key skills needed to become a successful coach. It takes you from the 'how to', through to practicalities and challenges, and beyond to the continued development of your skills. There is even more packed into the new edition, with: over 70 videos of real coaching; including two full length sessions for you to engage with a closer look at coaching processes and models to support your understanding new activities (including templates to download) to try with clients stories from practice to give context to the skills being discussed. A world-wide success, this is a stimulating, inspiring and hugely practical book that you’ll come back to time and time again.

An Introduction to Coaching Skills

A Practical Guide

Author: Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446292703

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 7031

An Introduction to Coaching Skills is an invaluable resource for novice and trainee coaches. Its accessible, step-by-step style acquaints you with the key skills needed to become a successful coach and, with its focus on the applied side of coaching, the book is an essential text for anyone starting out on their coaching voyage. From the 'how to', through to practicalities and challenges and honing existing skills, this book covers: - Definitions of coaching - How to become a coach - Key coaching skills - Current coaching models - Practical tools and techniques - Reflective practise and how best to help others With evidence-based research, activities and suggestions for further reading, this is a clear and practical, all-you-need guide to becoming a coach.

An Introduction to Coaching

Author: Janice Dexter,Graham Dexter,Judy Irving

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446247821

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 1642

This is an excellent, no-nonsense introduction to the field of coaching for developing practitioners. Using a rich array of examples from both life and business coaching, the book covers: o foundations of coaching o coaching processes o the range of coaching models, skills, attitudes and methods o the psychological underpinnings to the main theoretical approaches to coaching, e.g. cognitive, TA, NLP o different applications of coaching e.g in life-, executive- , or career-coaching o key professional issues such as ethics, evidence-based practice and contracts. o 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 on all coaching & mentoring courses.

The Coaching Process

A Practical Guide to Becoming an Effective Sports Coach

Author: Lynn Kidman,Stephanie J. Hanrahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135157065

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 7523

In this fresh and engaging introduction to sports coaching, Lynn Kidman and Stephanie Hanrahan guide students through the coaching process. Focusing on the practical aspects of sports coaching, the book helps students to develop their basic technical skills as well as strategies for working with individual and team athletes, and to plan and implement effective coaching sessions. The book develops an "athlete-centred approach" to sports coaching, by which athletes take ownership of their learning, in turn strengthening their abilities to retain key skills and to make effective decisions during competition. Useful pedagogical features in each chapter, such as real life case studies, activities, self-reflection questions, and summaries of current research and best practice, encourage reflective practice and help student coaches to develop and extend their coaching techniques and philosophies. The Coaching Process is invaluable reading for any student starting a sports coaching course at college or university, and for any coach working with athletes or children in sport who wants to improve their practical skills.

A Manager's Guide to Coaching

Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best From Your People

Author: Anne Loehr,Brian Emerson

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 9780814410813

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3360

To stay on top, companies need to do more than just tread water—they need to grow. And that means that their employees need to develop and improve their skills at the same pace. More than ever, managers are being encouraged to improve employee performance through effective coaching, but so few of them have the time—or the knowledge—it takes to do it successfully. Brian Emerson and Ann Loehr have spent years showing some of the country’s top companies how to develop their most promising employees. Now in this helpful manual they guide managers through every step of the coaching process, from problem solving to developing accountability. Readers will discover:the top 10 tips every manager should know before he starts to coach • how to handle difficult conversations, conflicting priorities, and problem team members • how to hold follow-up meetings after goals and priorities have been set • sample questions they can adapt to various situations • examples of common problems and how they can use coaching to address them.Clear, practical and straightforward, this is an invaluable tool that will help all leaders coach employees, colleagues, and themselves to excellence.

Coaching Skills for Leaders in the Workplace

How to Motivate and Get the Best from Your Staff

Author: Jackie Arnold

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1845285662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 7946

This book provides instruction on the requirements for the Institute of Leadership and Management coaching & mentoring qualifications levels 5-7. As a leader, senior manager or executive, you are often required to act as a coach or mentor for your staff. This book will enable you to set up coaching programmes that can make a significant difference to staff retention and motivation. It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to encourage your staff to grow so that you can get on with your own essential leadership role. In this book you'll discover how to: - become an effective leader and coach *distinguish between coaching and mentoring - establish the right coaching climate *develop effective communication skills - set up the first coaching session *present a business case for coaching ...and much more. You'll also find out the various coaching models available and equip yourself with useful tools and exercises that you can employ in your coaching sessions. Contents: List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. What is Coaching?; 2. Become an effective leader and coach; 3. Internal and external coaching; 4. The differences between coaching and mentoring; 5. Establishing the right climate; 6. Coaching Models; 7. Coaching tools and exercises; 8. Effective communication skills; 9. Analysing comminications to indentify meaning; 10. Respecting others' worldviews and motivating your coachees; 11. Overcoming barriers to coaching and mentoring; 12. Understanding the role of power and authority; 13. Setting up the first session; 14. Presenting a business case for coaching; 15. Coaching supervision and super-vision; 16. Co-Coaching and team coaching; 17. Organisational approaches to coaching; Appendix 1: Sample forms and competences; Appendix 2: Controlling costs; Appendix 3: Case studies and evidence to support the value of coaching; Useful resources; Index

Handbook of Coaching Psychology

A Guide for Practitioners

Author: Stephen Palmer,Alison Whybrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317822196

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 6158

The Handbook of Coaching Psychology provides a clear perspective on this emerging area of professional practice. The book begins with a mixture of personal and factual narratives on the historical and current context of coaching and coaching psychology. Stephen Palmer, Alison Whybrow and leading coaching psychologists and coaches outline recent developments in the profession, providing the reader with straightforward insights into the application of eleven different psychological approaches to coaching practice, including: solution focused coaching psychodynamic and systems-psychodynamic coaching narrative coaching cognitive behavioural coaching. Part three of the book considers the coach-client relationship, coach development and professional boundaries, together with issues of diversity and sustainability. The final part covers coaching initiatives in organisations and supervision followed by an introduction to professional bodies and available resources. The Handbook of Coaching Psychology is an essential resource for practising coaching psychologists, coaches, human resource and management professionals, and those interested in the psychology underpinning their coaching practice.

A Guide to Coaching and Mental Health

The Recognition and Management of Psychological Issues

Author: Andrew Buckley,Carole Buckley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415394589

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

View: 3527

It is vital that coaches have the ability to recognise mental health problems in their clients, enabling them to make an informed decision about whether coaching is appropriate. A Guide to Coaching and Mental Health provides an indispensable introduction to the assessment of psychological issues in the context of coaching. Divided into three sections, the book covers all the legal, ethical and practical considerations. Part I, Working on the Boundary, starts by exploring the distinction between normal and abnormal behaviour. In Part II, What's Being Said?, the authors introduce fictional case studies, which cover a range of possible mental health issues from mild depression and anxiety, through to psychoses and potentially life-threatening problems. Part III, Categories of Mental Illness, guides the reader through the definition and management of the more common mental health problems. This accessible and jargon-free guide to identifying mental illness will prove invaluable for coaches and other related professionals, whatever their level of experience.

The Life Coaching Handbook

Everything you need to be an effective life coach

Author: Curly Martin

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 184590334X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 914

This complete guide to life coaching reveals what life coaching IS, how to coach yourself and others effectively and how to create and sustain a successful coaching practice. Leading you through a comprehensive programme of Advanced Life Coaching Skill The Life Coaching Handbook is the essential guide for life coaches, and a key sourcebook for NLP practitioners, human resources managers, training professionals, counsellors and the curious. Curly Martin is a professional life coach, author, trainer and internationally qualified NLP Master Practitioner. Coaching for more than twenty years, her clients include celebrities, CEOs, directors and doctors.

Don't Just Do Something, Sit there

An Introduction to Non-Directive Coaching

Author: Bob Thomson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780632061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 9505

Don't Just Do Something, Sit There offers anyone who would like to learn how to coach or to develop their existing coaching skills a practical guide to coaching people using a predominantly non-directive approach. It explores how a coach can help others to think through their situation and find their own way forward, one which reflects the reality and constraints of their situation. The book considers the skills which underpin successful coaching – listening attentively, asking questions that help the other to think, and playing back to communicate or check understanding. It explores the spectrum of directive to non-directive coaching, considers practical aspects such as confidentiality, describes a range of tools that a coach might use, and looks at how a line manager can adopt a coaching style. It also considers the philosophical and psychological foundations of non-directive coaching. Written by an experienced coach in clear and easily understood language Aimed at managers, consultants and HR professionals who want to use a non-directive approach to empowering others and releasing their potential Chapters can be read as stand alone guides to topics such as listening, questioning, becoming a capable coach, and the inner game of coaching

Coach Yourself First

A coach’s guide to self-reflection

Author: Mark Bisson

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788037081

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 3609

Why is self-reflection critical for coaches and supervisors? How could you enhance you self-reflection capability? What approaches, models and tools could you use to self reflect? Coach Yourself First provides a balance of theory and practical guidance to support coaches and coach supervisors on their journey of improving their ability to self-reflect in their practice. It describes the contextual theory relating to self-reflection and provides a variety of approaches, models and tools covering the different learning styles which coaches can use to develop new awareness and insight. Starting with a description of the history of the theory of self-reflection, it continues through to its use in healthcare, teaching and education-based professions. Links are made with the core competencies of coaching and the research evidence base which proves the benefits of self-reflection. Coach Yourself First is interwoven with personal stories and insights from the author which add a richness and real world perspective to the practical guidance provided through a variety of approaches to self-reflection including creative tools, reflective writing techniques, reflective metaphors, reflective poetry, sand play, and a number of visual approaches. Bursting with helpful advice for all skill levels, it will appeal to novice and established coaches alike.

A Critical Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring

Debates, Dialogues and Discourses

Author: David E Gray,Bob Garvey,David A Lane

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966221

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 6824

This is the definitive introduction to coaching and mentoring, written by an experienced and multidisciplinary team. Taking you all the way through from the emerging theory to informed practice, the book covers: · Skills, purposes and outcomes of coaching and mentoring processes · The many settings in which they take place – public, private and voluntary · Coaching and mentoring’s evidence base and how it is assessed · The professionalization of coaching and mentoring and a move towards integration. Supported by a wide range of case studies, activities, further questions and topics for discussion, this book is a comprehensive but accessible introduction. The authors take a critical approach and go beyond the basics, to support your development as a critically reflective practitioner. It is essential reading for those studying coaching and mentoring, and professionals looking to integrate coaching and mentoring into their organizations.

The Complete Handbook of Coaching

Author: Elaine Cox,Tatiana Bachkirova,David Clutterbuck

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473904145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 9892

This second 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. 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. Written by leading international authors, each chapter makes links between theory and practice and includes discussion questions to facilitate reflection on the topic, further reading suggestions, and case studies. This new edition includes completely revised and updated chapters throughout, an additional emphasis on cross-cultural coaching and new chapters on Health and Wellness Coaching and Researching Coaching. The handbook is a unique resource that has helped thousands of practitioners and trainees from a variety of professions and multi-disciplinary backgrounds, including health, education, business and management and psychology, throughout their coaching career.

First Steps in Coaching

Author: Bob Thomson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446292762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 1034

First Steps in Coaching is an essential guide for anyone starting out in the coaching profession and for existing coaches seeking to develop their craft. It is a practical introduction to the theory, skills and art of coaching. The book's structure follows the reader's progression from novice to professional coach, making it an indispensable companion every step of the way. Part one - Learning to Walk - sets out the basics of coaching and considers the key skills of listening, questioning and playing back. Part two - Learning to Run - explores a variety of practical and ethical issues, and looks at coaching as a line manager and coaching a team. Part three - Learning to Dance - examines more advanced topics such as the coach's use of their self and the nature of the coach-client relationship. The book: - Uses clear, uncomplicated language throughout - Explains key ideas through brief illustrations from the author's practice and quotes from leading writers on coaching - Contains a wide selection of ideas, models and exercises to stimulate the reader's learning - Encourages students to try things out in conversation, and reflect upon and make sense of their experiences First Steps in Coaching is a must-have book for anyone interested in coaching skilfully, ethically and effectively.

Coaching and Mentoring for Business

Author: Grace McCarthy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473904315

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8924

Coaching and Mentoring for Business seeks to go beyond the vast body of skills-based literature that dominates the study of coaching and mentoring and focus on the contribution that coaching can make to the implementation of human resource strategy and organizational strategy. Grace McCarthy includes an introduction to coaching and mentoring theory, then goes on to look at coaching and mentoring skills, and how they may be applied in relation to individual change, coaching and mentoring for leaders and by leaders, coaching and mentoring for strategy, innovation and organisational change, as well as coaching and mentoring in cross-cultural and virtual contexts. Coaching and Mentoring for Business also explores ethical issues in coaching and mentoring before concluding with the evaluation of success in coaching and mentoring and a discussion of emerging issues. Key Features: Vignettes to help readers consolidate their learning by illustrating real life situations Web links to useful academic and professional resources A companion website with PowerPoint slides, a lecturer's guide and self-assessment quizzes available at www.sagepub.co.uk/mccarthy Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.

The Leader's Guide to Coaching in Schools

Creating Conditions for Effective Learning

Author: John Campbell,Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506335861

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8313

Grow your leadership skills to bring out the best in your school! Help your staff get “unstuck” no matter what challenges they are facing through solutions-focused coaching techniques that help them envision desired outcomes and the actions needed to achieve them. Through video examples and tools, this step-by-step guide shows you how to: Introduce a coaching approach into a wide range of conversational contexts Use the GROWTH coaching conversation framework to improve both staff and student success and well-being Use coaching approaches in areas that school leaders typically find challenging: in formal performance reviews, when giving informal feedback, and when working with teams

Coaching Models: A Cultural Perspective

A Guide to Model Development: for Practitioners and Students of Coaching

Author: Diane Lennard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135965803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

View: 5527

"In addition to providing an extensive analysis of strategies for changing performance and the factors that can impact coaching effectiveness, this book offers what may be a unique value: instead of promoting one approach as the best, Dr. Lennard guides readers through a highly customized process of developing our own individualized coaching model. As a result of the book's thought-provoking activities, I strengthened my own sense of personal authenticity and saw new ways to coach and collaborate fully with employees who may have very different perspectives." — Tita Theodora Beal, Learning & Development, Pfizer, Inc. "This is a wise book. The essential take-away is simple and profound. Develop, refine, and apply your own (as in ownership) personalized coaching model. Much is provided; nothing is imposed. Readers are invited to reflect on unique and defining experiences, strengths, values, perspectives and style and to begin creating their own ‘work in progress.’ Coaching Models will be a compelling read for experienced coaches and new coach practitioners alike." — Bethene LeMahieu, Ed.D.; Professional Coach and Conversation Conservationist Coaching Models: A Cultural Perspective encourages and assists students and practitioners of business coaching to develop and apply their own coaching models. The entire field of coaching will benefit from having coaches who use their models to continually improve their practice. The first part of this book presents the model development process by looking at the relationship among culture, beliefs, and behavior in the coaching context. It explains the importance of identifying cultural factors that influence the way coaches approach coaching interactions, and their coaching models. The second section provides coaches with information and strategies for developing personalized coaching models, applying them to specific contexts, and reflecting on their interactions to refine their core coaching practices. The third part describes the evolution of the author’s own coaching model—the Performance Coaching Model—and illustrates how one coach incorporates unique perspectives and sets of skills, knowledge, and experience in her coaching practice.

Coaching in Professional Contexts

Author: Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473942691

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 7569

Have your students mastered the underlining theory and skills of coaching practice but wanting to get a flavour of what coaching actually looks like in different real-life settings? Then you have come to the right place! Whether they are wanting to find out more about the use of coaching within the private or public sector, within health care or education, Christian van Nieuwerburgh and his team of expert authors will take them on a unique journey into all of these coaching contexts and beyond. Challenging the idea that a coach can work in any setting without a detailed understanding of the field, this book: - addresses the importance of understanding professional context when coaching, exploring current debates and considering the hows and whys of using coaching in a certain context - provides tools and knowledge to enable readers to adopt best practice techniques from a range of fields - delves into the personal and professional challenges that will inevitably arise. Whether a practising coach or a coach in training, this practical guide will provide your students with the ideal 'way-in' to all the different contexts in which they may wish to coach.

Coaching Understood

A Pragmatic Inquiry into the Coaching Process

Author: Elaine Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271633

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 3681

'This book is a milestone in the coaching literature. Elaine Cox provides an excellent text that is scholarly, practical and accessible. She offers clear insights into how coaching works so that coaching is truly understood!' - Bob Garvey, Professor of Business Education, York St John Business School 'The development of the coaching literature has often been protracted and modest. In recent years, few coaching texts provided a significant leap forward in our understanding of psychological dynamics of coaching. For this reason, Cox’s Coaching Understood is a game changer. More thoroughly and systematically than ever before, this work gets under the bonnet of the coaching engine and explores the mechanics of the coaching process. For anyone wondering why coaching works, this book is your answer.' - Yossi Ives, Tag International Development, UK (International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching Mentoring) Coaching Understood takes a fresh approach to coaching skills and techniques by examining each element of the coaching process in detail in order to verify and justify its effectiveness. By exposing the mystery underlying coaching's success as a personal and professional development intervention, Elaine Cox undertakes to generate a better understanding of coaching, improve coaching practice, and breed a new generation of more informed coachees and buyers of coaching. Coaching Understood is essential reading for students and practitioners alike. Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here