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The Complete Handbook of Coaching

The Complete Handbook of Coaching

Second Edition
Edited by:

April 2014 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

Tatiana Bachkirova, Elaine Cox and David Clutterbuck
Theoretical Perspectives
Graham Lee
The Psychodynamic approach to coaching
Helen Williams, Nick Edgerton and Stephen Palmer
Cognitive-behavioural coaching
Michael Cavanagh and Anthony Grant
The Solution-focused approach to coaching
Stephen Joseph
The Person-centred approach to coaching
Peter Bluckert
The Gestalt approach to coaching
Ernesto Spinelli
Existential coaching
Alan Sieler
Ontological coaching
David Drake
Narrative coaching
Tatiana Bachkirova
Psychological Development in adulthood and coaching
John Rowan
The Transpersonal approach to coaching
Ilona Boniwell, Carol Kauffman and Jordan Silberman
The Positive Psychology approach to coaching
Trudi Newton and Rosemary Napper
Transactional Analysis and coaching
Bruce Grimley
The NLP approach to coaching
Contexts and Genres
Bob Tschannen-Moran
Skills and Performance Coaching
Elaine Cox and Peter Jackson
Developmental Coaching
Peter Hawkins and Nick Smith
Transformational Coaching
Jon Stokes and Richard Jolly
Executive and Leadership Coaching
Andrea Ellinger, Rona Beattie and Bob Hamlin
The Manager as Coach
David Clutterbuck
Team Coaching
Rick Ladyshewsky
Peer Coaching
Anthony Grant and Michael Cavanagh
Life Coaching
Margaret Moore and Erica Jackson
Health and Wellness Coaching
Bruce Hazen and Nicole A. Steckler
Career Coaching
Geoffrey Abbott
Cross Cultural Coaching - a Paradoxical Perspective
Bob Garvey
Mentoring in a Coaching World
Professional Practice Issues
David Lane, Reinhard Stelter and Sunny Stout Rostron
The Future of Coaching as a Profession
Peter Hawkins
Coaching Supervision
Michael Cavanagh and Andrew Buckley
Coaching and Mental Health
Dianne Stober
Continuing Professional Development for Coaches
Diane Brennan and Leni Wildflower
Ethics in Coaching
Annette Fillery-Travis and Elaine Cox
Researching Coaching
Tatiana Bachkirova, David Clutterbuck and Elaine Cox

Cox et al have produced an ideal handbook of coaching; drawing heavily on psychological and counselling theories to illustrate the evolution of coaching theory and practice.

Mr John Perry
School of Medicine, Southampton University
July 1, 2015

This book is a valuable resource, especially for those who may be keen to get an overview of work/ideas in the area of coaching.

Ideas are presented in a straightforward and engaging manner

I'd recommend it for use with both undergraduate and with professional postgraduate cohorts.

Dr Abbe Brady
School of Sport & Leisure, Gloucestershire University
June 25, 2015

A very comprehensive and thoroughly book about coaching. Many of the chapters are relevant for the leadership study.

Mr Stein Amundsen
Faculty of Economics and Organizational Sciences, Lillehammer University College
June 21, 2015

Informative and highly motivating contents which covers a wide range of coaching techniques and methods. including Transactional Analysis, NLP. this book covers all aspects of coaching and will benefit those who are focusing on the wider coaching practice.

Mrs Patricia Allison
NVQ Office, Wiltshire and Somerset Colleges Partnership Ltd
May 14, 2015

This book covers many useful tips of how to get people to make their own decisions. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this text and thinking how some of the techniques can be included in pre-nurse training. I am asking the library to purchase a few copies and recommending this as supplemental reading.

Mr David Rawcliffe
Pre-Registration Nursing, Bucks New University
March 9, 2015

For some aspects useful

Mr Helen Matthews
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London
January 9, 2015

Excellant for some modules core text

Mr Helen Matthews
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London
January 9, 2015

Good coaching reference book for level 6-7

George Sandamas
School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
December 11, 2014

This is an outstanding book. It consists of a wide variety of easy-to-read articles written that are grounded on excellent academic research. It is a key manual for my Coaching module and the first book I recommend to every student and colleague.

Dr Ioanna Iordanou
Warwick Business School, Warwick University
November 26, 2014

This is a good text for bringing together the range of approaches to coaching and the different types of coaching as well as key professional issues. Clearly presented and very accessible.

Ms Sandra Parry
Bristol Business School, University of The West of England
November 6, 2014

Elaine Cox

Elaine is a principal lecturer and the leader of programmes for the International Centre for Coaching and Leadership Development at Oxford Brookes University in the UK, where she also directs the Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring Programme and supervises doctoral students. She is an experienced researcher, author and editor and has recently co-edited the bestselling book, The Complete Handbook of Coaching, 2nd edition. Her other books with SAGE include Coaching Understood (2013) and she is also the founding editor of The International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching & Mentoring. More About Author

Tatiana Bachkirova

Tatiana Bachkirova is Professor of Coaching Psychology and Director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard and Convener and Chair of the International Conference on Coaching Supervision. As an active researcher she has published many articles, book chapters and books including Developmental Coaching: Working with the Self and the SAGE Handbook of Coaching (2017).  More About Author

David A. Clutterbuck

David Clutterbuck is visiting professor of coaching and mentoring at both Sheffield Hallam and Oxford Brookes Universities. Co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and chair of the International Standards for Mentoring Programmes in Employment and a board member of the International Mentoring Association, he supervises coaches around the world. A regular amongst the list of HR Most Influentials, he is author or co-author of 55 books. He consults and lectures globally on coaching and mentoring. More About Author

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