Translating traditional coaching methods and competencies for use in the online world, this informative and timely guide shows coaches how to transform their face-to-face practice into one that utilises technological means of communication with clients, mentors, and everyone else associated with their practice.
The book offers up-to-the-minute practical and ethical information from two world-expert coaches, leaning on their combined 50 years of experience and study. It covers the practice of online coaching via email, chat, audio/telephone and video methods, as well as the ethics of online coaching (including an ethical framework), case material, supervision, mentoring and training, and a look into the future of the coaching profession in light of technological developments and the culture of cyberspace.
Whether you are a coach-in-training or established Coaching Master, this book is an accessible and invaluable tool for taking and maintaining your coaching services online.
Table of Contents
About the authors
Chapter One – Cyberculture and its impact on the coaching profession
Chapter Two - Defining coaching and distinguishing it from counselling
Chapter Three - Working without a physical presence (with text)
Chapter Four - Practical issues in coaching
Chapter Five - Applying the IAC Coaching Masteries™ to online coaching
Chapter Six - Ethical framework for technology-delivered coaching
Chapter Seven – Essential psychosocial aspects of cyberculture
Chapter Eight - Creating a continual professional development programme as an online coach
Chapter Nine - A Look to the future and concluding thoughts
Dr Kate Anthony is Fellow of BACP, ISMHO and ACTO, and is CEO of the Online Therapy Institute, which trains and mentors practitioners in the use of technology in mental health and coaching services.
Dr DeeAnna Merz Nagel is a licensed psychotherapist and certified coach. She holds several credentials in the healing arts and offers guidance to professionals through mentorship, supervision and coursework.
This thorough and timely book provides essential, practical, ethical and thought-provoking guidance for therapists who coach, or who are exploring the move into the fast expanding field of coaching online.
Leadership Coach, Facilitator and Supervisor
Chair of BACP Coaching Division.