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Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

Series Editor: Gladeana McMahon, Stephen Palmer, Averil Leimon

The Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge series provides an accessible and lively introduction to key areas in the developing field of coaching.

Each book in the series is written by leading coaches with extensive experience and has a strong practical emphasis, including illustrative vignettes, summary boxes, exercises and activities.

Assuming no prior knowledge, these books will appeal to professionals in business, management, human resources, psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, as well as students and tutors of coaching and coaching psychology.

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1-10 of 16 results in Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge
  1. Essential Career Transition Coaching Skills

    By Caroline Talbott

    Series: Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

    Career moves (even positive ones) can be disruptive for the individual, and the psychological impact of changing roles or careers is often underestimated. Career transition coaching is a relatively new field, but one that is highly relevant in the modern world. In Essential Career Transition...

    Published July 1st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Creating a Coaching Culture for Managers in Your Organisation

    Edited by Dawn Forman, Mary Joyce, Gladeana McMahon

    Series: Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

    Creating a Coaching Culture for Managers in your Organisation is for managers leaders and coaches interested in extending the practice of coaching to achieve broader organisational outcomes. The book offers a practical approach on how to use coaching strategically to create a culture that supports...

    Published March 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Coaching with Meaning and Spirituality

    By Peter Hyson

    Series: Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

    Coaching with Meaning and Spirituality aims to help coaches with those occasions where a clients’ search for meaning needs to be addressed and explored. Working with spirituality in a coaching context can be difficult and unfamiliar for coaches, but in this book Peter Hyson provides a vocabulary to...

    Published February 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Solution Focused Coaching in Practice

    By Bill O'Connell, Stephen Palmer, Helen Williams

    Series: Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

    Solution Focused Coaching in Practice is a practical ‘how-to’ guide that provides an invaluable overview of Solution Focused Coaching skills and techniques. Reflecting upon published research on the solution focused approach, Bill O’Connell, Stephen Palmer and Helen Williams bring their own...

    Published May 31st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Interactional Coaching

    Choice-focused Learning at Work

    By Michael Harvey

    Series: Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

    Interactional Coaching is a powerful, one-to-one learning approach, used successfully for over fifteen years, that enables executives to make the choices that work for them. Drawing on existential philosophy, psychotherapy and business theory, interactional coaching uses innovative techniques...

    Published January 24th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Brief Coaching

    A Solution Focused Approach

    By Chris Iveson, Evan George, Harvey Ratner

    Series: Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

    Brief Coaching offers a new approach to coaching by considering how the client will know when they have reached their goal, and what they are already doing to get there. The coach aims to work towards the solution rather than working away from the problem, so that the client's problem is not...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Cognitive Behavioural Coaching in Practice

    An Evidence Based Approach

    Edited by Michael Neenan, Stephen Palmer

    Series: Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

    Cognitive Behavioural Coaching in Practice explores various aspects of coaching from within a cognitive behavioural framework. Michael Neenan and Stephen Palmer bring together experts in the field to discuss topics including: procrastination stress performance self-esteem perfectionism goal...

    Published November 30th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Developmental Coaching

    Life Transitions and Generational Perspectives

    Edited by Stephen Palmer, Sheila Panchal

    Series: Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

    Developmental Coaching explores many of the common transition points we experience throughout life, including teenage transitions, becoming a parent, mid-life and retirement. The book sets these transitions in their social context and reviews them in the light of generational factors. The book is...

    Published November 17th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Coaching Women to Lead

    By Averil Leimon, François Moscovici, Helen Goodier

    Series: Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

    Coaching Women to Lead asks why, in the 21st century, there is still such a disparity in the number of women filling leadership roles, compared with men. It argues that a specific coaching approach for women is not only possible but required to support women throughout their corporate career. In...

    Published August 31st 2010 by Routledge

  10. Group and Team Coaching

    The Essential Guide

    By Christine Thornton

    Series: Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

    This book offers a new perspective on the subconscious and non-verbal processes through which people learn and communicate with each other in groups. Describing these processes in the context of modern organisational life, it provides practical advice about how to do group and team coaching....

    Published March 5th 2010 by Routledge

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