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Making Sense of Coaching

Making Sense of Coaching

January 2014 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In her latest book, Angélique du Toit goes beyond the techniques and goals explored in most coaching texts to examine the process of coaching and the importance of sense-making for creating meaning and encouraging self-reflection. In doing this, the coaching experience emerges as a type of transformational learning, in which the individual is guided through a journey of discovery and revelation. Theories are drawn together in a fresh and original way which will cause readers to question how coaching should be defined and practised.

Dr Angélique du Toit is an academic practitioner and is involved in the delivery of academic programmes and publications related to coaching. She is also an Executive Coach supporting senior executives in their personal development in both the public and private sectors.
An Overview of the Coaching Literature
Critical Theory: A Philosophy of Coaching
The Prerequisites of Coaching
The Tools of Sensemaking
Narratives and Storytelling
Coaching and Adult Learning

This book is both scholarly and accessible. The author does not flinch from addressing deep theory, and, at the same time, is grounded in well developed practice. This book is a steady launch pad for anyone wanting to move beyond techniques and models of coaching and enter into an exploration of the basis for practice.

David Megginson
Sheffield Business School

'A timely, unique and valuable resource that fills a knowledge gap in the more advanced coach education. Angelique dares to challenge and go beyond tools and techniques because she understands the fundamentals of what underpins excellent coaching practice.'

Rose Schofield
University of Derby

'This is a timely and appropriate contribution to the developing literature on coaching. It is written in an accessible and engaging style and with a strong sense of the underpinning research which clearly guides the writing. I particularly enjoyed the social constructionist and critical arguments which influence this work. This work offers much to think about and Dr du Toit is to be congratulated.'

Bob Garvey
York St John Business School

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Chapter 1: Introduction

Angelique Du Toit

Dr Angélique du Toit is an academic practitioner whose career combines academia as well as experience as an international manager. Angélique has also been an international executive coach for 16 years, supporting the leadership capacity and development of executives in both public and private organisations. She is on the preferred suppliers list as an Executive Coach for a number of organisations in the private sector as well as the NHS register for the purpose of developing the leadership capabilities of the Executive Boards.  She has also been invited by the BBC as spokesperson in debates on coaching and is widely published in... More About Author

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