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The Art of Coaching is a book to shift thinking and open up new possibilities, to stimulate fresh insight, to adapt to your needs as a coach or manager and to use creatively in practice. Written by two experienced, highly qualified international coaches and supervisors, this creative book offers ideas to use across the range of coaching contexts including leadership, decision making, change and supervision.
Combining brand-new, original diagrams with classic models from the learning development and management fields, Jenny Bird and Sarah Gornall have a created a valuable resource for quick reference, instant accessibility and fast learning, built on a strong theoretical base. Each model in the book is explained with a clear, accessible diagram and a simple guide to what it is, how it works and how to put it into action. The text is full of inspiration for applications of the ideas in scenarios based on real coaching practice.
The Art of Coaching will be an invaluable companion for coaches looking for new ways of developing awareness with clients, coaching students and trainees, coach supervisors, learning and development professionals and those working in human resource departments.
"In addition to providing an extensive analysis of strategies for changing performance and the factors that can impact coaching effectiveness, this book offers what may be a unique value: instead of promoting one approach as the best, Dr. Lennard guides readers through a highly customized process of developing our own individualized coaching model. As a result of the book's thought-provoking activities, I strengthened my own sense of personal authenticity and saw new ways to coach and collaborate fully with employees who may have very different perspectives." a " Tita Theodora Beal, Learning & Development, Pfizer, Inc.
"This is a wise book. The essential take-away is simple and profound. Develop, refine, and apply your own (as in ownership) personalized coaching model. Much is provided; nothing is imposed. Readers are invited to reflect on unique and defining experiences, strengths, values, perspectives and style and to begin creating their own a work in progress.a (TM) Coaching Models will be a compelling read for experienced coaches and new coach practitioners alike." a " Bethene LeMahieu, Ed.D.; Professional Coach and Conversation Conservationist
Coaching Models: A Cultural Perspective encourages and assists students and practitioners of business coaching to develop and apply their own coaching models. The entire field of coaching will benefit from having coaches who use their models to continually improve their practice.
The first part of this book presents the model development process by looking at the relationship among culture, beliefs, and behavior in the coaching context. It explains the importance of identifying cultural factors that influence the way coaches approach coaching interactions, and their coaching models.
The second section provides coaches with information and strategies for developing personalized coaching models, applying them to specific contexts, and reflecting on their interactions to refine their core coaching practices.
The third part describes the evolution of the authora (TM)s own coaching modela "the Performance Coaching Modela "and illustrates how one coach incorporates unique perspectives and sets of skills, knowledge, and experience in her coaching practice.
Coaching and Organizational Culture presents a model showing how coaching can be used more holistically to support an organization's larger goals for change. The model advances coaching as a strategy - a combination of skills and practices that can be used to change the way organizations are designed and how business gets done.
In this book, coaching is viewed as an ongoing, collaborative process, answering the need for a coaching approach that is integrated with broader leadership development processes and linked with business objectives and outcomes. Based on a solid theoretical foundation, as well as years of professional experience, this book:
With the increased number of coaching programs and initiatives, this book is sure to be a valuable resource for students and executive coaches alike.