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The Complete Handbook of Coaching

The Complete Handbook of Coaching

Third Edition
Edited by:

© 2018 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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This book provides a wide-ranging guide to the complex, multidisciplinary area of coaching, helping trainees to find comprehensive answers to their coaching questions. It allows them to identify and develop their own personal style of coaching.

A specially selected group of international authors contribute various expertise and insights across three key areas:

  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Contexts and genres of coaching
  • Professional practice Issues

Learning is also supported by new online resources. Videos, case studies, journal articles and useful websites have been carefully collated by our contributors to help trainees make the crucial link between theory and practice.

Tatiana Bachkirova, Elaine Cox and David Clutterbuck
Section One - Theoretical Perspectives
Graham Lee
1. The Psychodynamic approach to coaching
Helen Williams, Stephen Palmer and Nick Edgerton
2. Cognitive-behavioural coaching
Anthony M. Grant and Michael J. Cavanagh
3. The Solution-focused approach to coaching
Stephen Joseph
4. The Person-centred approach to coaching
Peter Bluckert
5. The Gestalt approach to coaching
Ernesto Spinelli
6. Existential coaching
Alan Sieler
7. Ontological coaching
David Drake
8. Narrative coaching
Tatiana Bachkirova
9. Psychological Development in adulthood & coaching
John Rowan
10. The transpersonal approach to coaching
Ilona Boniwell and Carol Kauffman
11. The positive psychology approach to coaching
Rosemary Napper and Trudi Newton
12. Transactional Analysis and coaching
Bruce Grimley
13. The NLP approach to coaching
Section Two – Contexts and Genres
Bob Tschannen-Moran
14. Skills and Performance Coaching
Peter Jackson and Elaine Cox
15. Developmental Coaching
Nick Smith and Peter Hawkins
16. Transformational Coaching
Jon Stokes and Richard Jolly
17. Executive and Leadership Coaching
Andrea D. Ellinger, Rona S. Beattie and Robert G. Hamlin
18. The Manager as Coach
David Clutterbuck
19. Team Coaching
Katharine St John Brooks
20. Internal Coaching
Richard K Ladyshewsky
21. Peer Coaching
Anthony M. Grant and Michael J. Cavanagh
22. Life Coaching
Margaret Moore and Erica Jackson
23. Health and Wellness Coaching
Bruce Hazen and Nicole A. Steckler
24. Career Coaching
Geoffrey Abbott
25. Cross Cultural Coaching: a Paradoxical Perspective
Bob Garvey
26. Mentoring in a Coaching World
Section Three – Professional Practice Issues
David Lane, Reinhard Stelter and Sunny Stout Rostron
27. The Future of Coaching as a Profession
Peter Hawkins
28. Coaching Supervision
Michael J. Cavanagh and Andrew Buckley
29. Coaching and Mental Health
Judie Gannon and Adrian Myers
30.Coach education, training and development
Almuth McDowall and Yi-ling Lai
31. Evidence, measurement and evaluation in coaching
Diane Brennan and Leni Wildflower
32. Ethics in Coaching
Annette Fillery-Travis and Elaine Cox
33. Researching Coaching
Tatiana Bachkirova, Elaine Cox and David Clutterbuck

This book, with its comprehensive approach, rich insights, and diverse perspectives, is an ideal jumping off point for coaches who want to thrive

David Peterson
Director, Executive Coaching and Leader Development, Google Inc

The practice of coaching has developed considerably over the last several decades. This book provides a well strucured, easily accessible view of the myriad of ways in which coaching can be carried out and applied. Given the frequency with which the term coaching is used in a variety of situations it is important to have a book that illustrates its complexity.

Dr Kristen Snyder
Quality Management, Mid Sweden University
August 30, 2018

the book sets out the coaching model for practice educators and how to use it with students to support their learning

Ms Marie Hatton
Children & Families, Telford And Wrekin Student Academy
June 6, 2018

This is an accessible text which provides informed summaries of various approaches to coaching and a wealth of online resources - helpful to both practitioners and academic readers.

Helen Goodall
Faculty of Education & Social Sciences, University of St Mark And St John
June 5, 2018

Our library already has the 2nd edition in stock which is included in the course/module reading list. This 3rd edition has some valuable additions such as chapter 31 (Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation in Coaching), which I found interesting. The Handbook covers a wide range of coaching topics and comes with practical examples and case studies to develop your coaching style. Highly recommended!

Dr Mahmoud Emira
Institute for Education, Bath Spa University
June 5, 2018

The complete handbook of Coaching is really complete and suitable as background information and toolbox for the individual coach. It is also advisable for coaches in training. They can fully immerse themselves in the different methodologies and the underlying psychological currents. With this book they can adapt their coaching to the client's request and their own preferred style of working.

Mr George Van Elst
HRM & Psychology, Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Eindhoven)
April 15, 2018

Timely update on previous edition that continues to be a required introduction to the multi-faceted field of modern coaching.

Mr Julian Bowers-Brown
Education, Barnsley College
March 11, 2018

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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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