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The Trainee Coach Handbook

The Trainee Coach Handbook

First Edition
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October 2020 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Written by an expert team of authors, this handbook is an essential companion for all trainee coaches. It guides the reader through the practical skills and knowledge they'll need to successfully complete their training - from the coaching relationship and case formulation, through to supervision and research, to professional issues such as setting up in private practice and working digitally. It includes top tips for getting the most out of a coach training and addresses the ‘what to do if’ questions most frequently asked by trainees.

Mary Watts, Robert Bor & Ian Florance
Foreword - Becoming a Coach
Christian Van Nieuwerburgh
Setting the Scene: The Place of Coaching
Jeannette Marshall
Choosing your coach training to professional accreditation: navigating the journey
Sabine Schnell, Jonny Searle, & Richard Stoneman
The Coaching Relationship
Lizzie Cho, Sheldon Daniel, & Peter Kilner
Diversity in Coaching: Opportunities and Challenges
Mary Watts, Kevin Swindin, Christine Al Khalil, & Esther Cavett
Reflective Learning: Starting the Journey
Sarah Corrie, Louise Kovacs, David Lane
Making Sense of the Client’s Story: The Role of Formulation in Coaching
Jenny Rogers, Ian Florance, Robert Bor, Sarah Corrie, & Mary Watts
Essential Skills for coaching practice
Stephen Rooney & Jason Rabinowitz
Lessons Learned: top tips on how to get the most out of your coach training
Helen Duguid, Dick Tyler
What do I do if…? Questions commonly asked by trainees
Sarah Corrie
Understanding, Engaging With and Generating Research
Anne Stokes
Technology, social media and online coaching
Mark Farrer-Brown
Establishing and Setting Yourself up as a Coach
David Lane
Building a framework for learning from supervision.
Mary Watts, Andreas Kleinschmidt, & Douglas French
Ethics Challenges – Challenging Ethics: Keeping an Open Mind on Ethics and Professionalism During Coach Training and Beyond
Mary Watts, Robert Bor & Ian Florance
Afterword - Generating the Future For Coaching and Coach Training

It is well written, accessible and balances knowledge and skill development at exactly the right place for students embarking on a postgraduate coaching programme.

Dr Amy Stabler
Fac of Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University
May 25, 2021

Mary Watts

Mary Watts is emeritus professor of psychology and former pro-vice-chancellor for learning and teaching at City, University of London. She combines her knowledge and experience of academic, professional and business development within current freelance roles. A chartered psychologist and registered member of the Health Care Professions Council, Mary has specialisms in health and wellbeing, coaching, counselling and psychotherapy. She is a Meyler Campbell Business Coach Graduate and currently director of their Mastered Programme, former chair of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology and also... More About Author

Robert Bor

Professor Robert Bor trained in the UK, South Africa and the USA. He is a Chartered Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychologist as well as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is a UKCP Registered Family Therapist, having completed his specialist training at the Tavistock Clinic, London and a clinical member of the Institute of Family Therapy, London. He has a special interest in developing psychological support services for those affected by chronic or acute medical conditions, and especially those with cancer.... More About Author

Ian Florance

Ian is Founder and Managing Director of OnlyConnect Ltd. He is also Executive Director of the European Test Publishers Group, a pressure group of psychometric Test Publishers which he helped to found 30 years ago. Ian worked in educational, trade and academic publishing before spending over 20 years at NFER-NELSON, the UK psychometric test publisher, as well as ASE its business consultancy arm. Ian trained as a coach with the London based Meyler Campbell Limited and has delivered leadership coaching as well as strategic consultancy in the UK as well as Italy, Denmark, France, Romania and other countries. He undertakes monthly interviews... More About Author

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