"Easy to understand and read, The SAGE Handbook of Coaching provides a comprehensive coverage of the key areas in coaching and is a good introduction to the subject matter. As a single reference it sets the standard for its breadth of coverage of the field of coaching."
—Caroline Horner, Director, i-coach academy
"A fascinating, timely, and comprehensive text. . . This is a great resource for coaches of all persuasions, it is the most comprehensive handbook that I know, and it is one that I expect to cherish for a long time to come."
David Megginson, Sheffield Hallam University
This comprehensive guide to coaching explores a full variety of coaching theories, approaches, and settings, and offers strategies for the reader to identify and develop a personal style of coaching. The book is divided into three parts:
- Part I explores the theoretical traditions that underpin the foundation for coaching such as cognitive-behavioral, gestalt and existential
- Part II covers applied contexts, formats or types of coaching such as life, executive, peer, team, and career coaching
- Part III focuses on professional issues that impact the coach, such as ethics, supervision, continuing professional development, standards, and mental health issues
Written by leading international authors, each chapter makes explicit links between theory and practice and generic questions will facilitate further reflection on the topic. There are also suggestions for reading and short case studies.
This is the first book to explore the differences between the theoretical perspectives of coaching and the links between these perspectives in relation to contexts, genres, and media of coaching.