Want to restore the spark in your marriage? Do you have poor communication, too much conflict, or want a more deeply connected love relationship? If so, read this book! After 28 years doing marriage therapy and seeing how slow and difficult it was for couples to make real change, Dr. Tim McCarthy decided in 2010 to develop a new approach: Relationship Co-Coaching. Since then, he's seen couples make more rapid, dramatic change in ways never seen before in his practice. Marriages stuck in entrenched negative patterns have been revitalized; others on the brink of divorce have been saved. In this book which challenges society's beliefs about romantic love and marriage, you'll be given new tools and skills for creating breakthroughs in your relationship for deeper love-less conflict!
For the millions of children involved in youth sports, it is their coach who plays a major role in the way they will feel about playing. Unfortunately, few youth sports organizations provide any real training for their coaches. The result can be seen in the increasingly large percentage of kids who drop out of organized leagues. To help coaches understand their important role, including the challenges that lie ahead of them, the National Alliance for Youth Sports--America's premier youth sports advocacy group--has created a simple and straightforward guide for volunteer coaches. It presents the elements that make up good coaching, details the tasks for which a coach is responsible, and explains how a coach can best deal with the most common problems faced both on and off the playing field.
Coaching is often discussed as if it is a new 'profession' without adequate attention to how it has evolved, what underpins its practice or its training methods. Situating coaching in a wider social and historical context, Coaching and Mentoring: A Critical Text reveals that contemporary 'coaching theory' is more a collection of models and approaches mostly transferred from psychotherapy theory. Coaching claims to liberate creativity but can also entrap us by individualizing social experience. This vital new book brings a fresh and critical perspective on coaching and mentoring, challenging its normative assumptions and narratives, and proposing an ethical and emancipatory approach that takes it beyond instrumentalism and individualism. Key features: - Accounts for how coaching has emerged and what discourses and normative practices underpin and influence contemporary coaching practice. - Develops a meta-theory of coaching that acts as a baseline for future developments. - Offers frames of thinking to support and guide coaching and mentoring practitioners and educators.