1st Edition

Coaching and Mentoring A Journey Through the Models, Theories, Frameworks and Narratives of David Clutterbuck

By David Clutterbuck Copyright 2023
    268 Pages 68 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    268 Pages 68 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book represents both a milestone and a celebration. It brings together in one place all the theories and models that have emerged from the work of David Clutterbuck, one of the last surviving, first pioneers of coaching and mentoring, who has significantly helped to shape the field; and is published as his 75th book at age 75.

    Many of the models and approaches familiar to coaches and mentors are based in David’s prolific research, writing and practice, from Systemic Talent Management, through Team Coaching from a Complex, Adaptive Systems perspective, Personal Reflective Space, to the Diversity Awareness Ladder. In bringing more than 60 of these innovations into one volume, the book provides an invaluable contribution to the practice of coaching, and puts the evolution of coaching theory into context, tracing its development over time. This book is a one-stop-shop for coach practitioners and students to get up to speed and understand these foundational models.

    This book will appeal to coaches and HR professionals across the world, at all levels.

    1. The importance of evidence-based approaches  2. Communications  3. Corporate leadership and governance  4. Mentoring  5. Human connection  6. Coaching and mentoring culture  7. Coach practice and development  8. Team coaching  9. Ethics, the coaching profession and the looming presence of Artificial Intelligence 


    David Clutterbuck is one of the original pioneers of coaching and mentoring and co-founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, EMCC Master Practitioner, author of more than 70 books and visiting professor at four universities. David is practice lead for Clutterbuck Coaching and Mentoring International Limited - a global network of researcher-trainer-consultants specialising in coaching and mentoring across 100+ countries.

    "Profound! It is rare to find a book that comes with so much wisdom, years of stories and examples, and the critical knowledge of leadership to grow in every aspect of your life. Interesting and inspiring, David's latest book will keep the pages turning!"

    Dr Marshall Goldsmith, the Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There


    "David is a true eclectic, a curious skeptic, and coaching’s most prolific writer. This book is a fitting testament to all that he has given to the field of coaching."

    Dr David Drake, The Moment Institute


    "This book is a feast to be savoured. It is David’s fine interweaving of insight, humour, instruction, calculation, percipience, confidence and humility that make this book a triumph. If I had to choose only one source of knowledge to give to a coach, new or seasoned, this would be it. Thank you, David, for bringing your compelling and articulate self to every sentence, and to our lives."

    Nancy Kline, President, Time To Think; Author, The Promise That Changes Everything and Time To Think


    "A conversation with David is always fun, enjoyable and spiced with learning, and this book is a rich David Clutterbuck conversation. David draws on all his rich gleanings from 75 years of learning, teaching, researching and practising, always keen to challenge himself and others and go to the next learning edge. To get the best from this rich conversation, I recommend having a good red wine and boundless curiosity with you, as well as responding with the learning and questions that it invokes for you."

    Professor Peter Hawkins, Co-Dean with David of the Global Team Coaching Institute, and chair of Renewal Associates

    "A life dedicated to science, human capital and leadership development, with precious contributions to the field of coaching and mentoring… On behalf of EMCC Global and our community at large, I’m pleased to extend our gratitude for everything we learned from David. On a personal level, I’m also so glad to have the opportunity to thank him, as he has been a true motivator and a source of learning and inspiration for me."

    Dr Riza Kadilar, EMCC Global President

    "It is a risk writing a book reviewing a career. The temptation to nostalgia or self promotion is great but even more so the rehashing of old ideas. David Clutterbuck is well aware of the risks and set out not to declare his achievements but rather to look at the journey he and indeed the fields of coaching and mentoring have taken. They are very much tied together since he is pre-eminent in shaping both disciplines. What might a reader of this book gain apart from a curiosity about the man and his work? An overview of major ideas influencing the field will certainly be one area. More important perhaps is the way ideas have been changing and the key place of learning his own and the practices in the field. David is a continuous learner in the best sense and is open to challenge and change - if the evidence so indicates. In 75 years he has written 75 books. I cannot claim to have read them all but those I have were influential in shaping thinking. Beyond this his contribution with others to creating the European Mentoring Centre and later the European Mentoring and Coaching Council has been of major significance in building a professional approach to coaching and mentoring. Do you need to know David’s work to benefit from reading? No. Will you gain from it? Yes. It is a short trip through our history as well as an account of a personal journey. Definitely a good read and one that appropriately marks David’s career and contribution for which we are grateful."

    Professor David A. LaneDirector, Professional Development Foundation, Middlesex University