The coaching and mentoring profession is facing a major challenge – helping clients cope effectively with life’s complexities and conflicting demands in a rapidly changing environment. Conversations around work-life balance need to address not only the interconnectedness of work, leisure, home, and social life but also the fact that these elements are in flux and require continuous rebalancing. This book is a practical and evidence-based resource to help coaches and mentors in supporting clients to achieve greater work-life balance.
Written by an experienced academic-practitioner team, this book provides coaches and mentors with a way of addressing work-life tensions with their clients. It is grounded in research and practice and offers a wide range of tools and techniques which are supported with real-life case studies illustrating how they can be employed. On top of this, readers are also supported with reflective questions to enhance understanding and a series of downloadable worksheets for practical use.
Coaching and Mentoring for Work-Life Balance is essential reading for professional coaches and mentors who are helping their clients to develop personal resilience and will also be a valuable resource for students in postgraduate coaching and mentoring courses. The authors present some of the latest thinking on this topic, underpinned by their own research and model for work-life balance, making the book indispensable to all those engaged in leadership, coaching, mentoring, and supervision.
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
About the authors
Foreword: Balancing act
1 Work-life balance: Context and meaning
2 Stage 1: Positive view of self
3 Stage 2: Success and life satisfaction
4 Stage 3: Resilience and coping with setbacks
5 Stage 4: Decision-making and negotiation
6 Self-care for coaches or mentors
7 Final thoughts
Dr Julie Haddock-Millar is a Visiting Professor at the International University of Monaco and Associate Professor (Practice) of Human Resource Management and Senior Teaching Fellow at Middlesex University Business School. She is the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) UK Executive Board joint Director for Professional Development and leads on the International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes (ISMCP) for EMCC International.
She is an EMCC accredited Senior Practitioner Coach and Mentor and EMCC accredited International Programme Manager (IPMA) Master Practitioner.
Eliot Tom is a Coaching Psychologist (MBPsS), and a member of the Special Group of Psychology within the British Psychology Society. She is a psychology graduate and a qualified, practising Coach. She has a Diploma (with Distinction) in Coaching and Mentoring, accredited by the Association for Coaching. Eliot is a Management Consultant at Accenture in their Innovation Centre working with c-suites to plan their innovative company strategies.