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A Beautiful Way to Coach
Positive Psychology Coaching in Nature

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ISBN 9781032116037
May 9, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Leaders need to renew and recharge regularly to lead more effectively. Forget the squeezed hour of coaching on Zoom or in a busy office – this book invites coaches and leaders alike to re-energise their style of executive coaching by stepping beyond traditional techniques and out into nature.

Based on an award-winning framework, this accessible book introduces a new approach to coaching, combining time-out in nature with positive psychology. The book is designed to inspire coaches and leaders to take a day away from the desk, step into nature and renew their energy and purpose. As a coach, you are needed more than ever to help leaders align their strengths and values to their personal vision. This book does just that, and provides:

• Detailed exercises linking psychological underpinnings to the goals of each exercise, including how to avoid classic coaching pitfalls.

• Journaling prompts for self-reflection and self-coaching.

• Easy-to-understand models, templates, scripts and action steps for every stage of the process.

The approach used in the book will be of particular interest to leadership and executive coaches, internal executive coaches, but also career, entrepreneurship, business, relationship and life coaches, as well as leaders themselves who are mid-career or at a career or psychological crossroads.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Why, What and Where  1. The Why and the What?  2. The Where?  Part 2: The How  3. How to bring the flavour of positive psychology to your coaching even if you have never studied it  Part 3: Who Benefits?  4. Challenges, Practical Considerations and Some Executive Case Studies  Part Four: What Next?  5. Professor Peter Hawkins and Fiona Parashar in dialogue about the future of Positive Vision Days and Executive Coaching

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Fiona Parashar is a renowned executive coach for positive leaders and is known for her pioneering and innovative approach. After a successful career in media running one of the top media agencies, Fiona became one of the earliest leadership coaches in the UK, setting up Leadership Coaching Limited to inspire the wellbeing and work-life balance of business leaders.


"As an executive coach for over 40 years, I know it can become tiring for both coach and coachee to keep the same routine. A Beautiful Way to Coach presents an incredible perspective on a fresh and engaging method for coaching to reinvigorate the process and keep you and your clients striving for great results."

Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

"This is a book for these changing times; a book that explores the new qualities of leadership that we need so much in the world today - courage, a growth mind set, the ability to ask quality questions and the willingness to take action and reflect. This is such an important book. I encourage all leaders and coaches to read it and to encourage others to do the same."

Sue Knight, NLP Master Trainer and Author of NLP at Work

"When you walk beside someone on a learning journey, you engage so much better than walking behind or in front of them. Often the most powerful coaching happens when we leave chairs behind and venture into the great outside, where anything is possible!"

David Clutterbuck, Co-founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council and author of over 70 books

"I have completed 3 Vision Days in the last 6 years. They have all, without fail, propelled me along the path I needed to be on at that time and contributed measurably to my success. Creating a whole day, the space, the focus, the time in nature is an incredibly powerful tool and my personal secret weapon. I literally couldn’t have achieved what I have without Fiona and her Vision Day methodology and this book now shares these ideas more widely."

Sharon Whale, Chief Executive Officer, Global Markets & Operations, Oliver, and Great Britain Creative Industries Businesswoman of the Year 2021