How can coaches maximise the effectiveness of their practice?
What can research tell us about how and why coaching ‘works’?
How can we use the evidence base to enable others to reach their full potential?
Coaching with Research in Mind brings together cutting-edge research in coaching and psychology, accessibly summarises the findings, and provides a clear and specific breakdown of what research tells us coaches and leaders should be doing and why.
Rebecca J. Jones provides practitioners with the information and guidance they need to apply research in their practice, explaining how coaches can understand coachee characteristics, how they impact the coaching process and how coaches should adapt their practice to accommodate them. The book explains how to identify which principles of the coaching process influence effectiveness and tailor practice to maximise their impact. Jones also explores the impact of environmental factors and assesses how their influence can be limited.
Coaching with Research in Mind will be essential reading for both new and experienced coaches looking to enhance the effectiveness and impact of their coaching, and for managers, leaders and L&D procurers who utilise coaching as a leadership style.
Table of Contents
List of figures List of tables Section One: An Introduction to Coaching Chapter One – The evidence-base for coaching Chapter Two – What outcomes can we expect from coaching? Section Two: The Coachee Chapter Three – Coachee motivation Chapter Four – Coachee personality Chapter Five – Coachee goal orientation Chapter Six – Coachee self-efficacy Chapter Seven – Coachee skills Section Three: The Coaching Process Chapter Eight – Goal-setting Chapter Nine – Learning through reflection Chapter Ten – Planning for action Section Four: The Role of the Organization Section Five: Conclusion Research in Action Coach Biographies
Rebecca J. Jones, PhD, is associate professor of coaching at Henley Business School. She is a world-leading coaching researcher and an executive coach whose passion lies in helping others to achieve goals, realise potential and live life better.
"An outstanding book from one of the leading coaching researchers in the world. Rebecca Jones provides a comprehensive coverage of the state of play in coaching, helping practitioners and scholars alike grasp just how far we have come over the past two decades in coaching research to establish coaching as an evidenced based discipline. This book is an essential purchase for your coaching library." - Professor Jonathan Passmore, Director, Henley Centre for Coaching, Henley Business School
"Dr Jones has become a leading authority on the measurement of coaching outcomes, backed by her vast knowledge of the academic literature in the field. Coaching with Research in Mind brings this research base to illuminate all aspects of the coaching engagement. Wonderful real-life vignettes from coaching professionals bring it all to life. A vital book bridging the gap between research and practice, which is so desperately needed in our field!" - Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, CoachSource
"This book corroborates a much-needed message - that coaching and research go hand in hand. A must read for academics and practitioners wishing to take an evidence - informed perspective." - Professor Almuth McDowall, Professor of Organisational Psychology, Birkbeck University of London
"This excellent book takes the reader on a valuable journey, closely examining published research and linking it to coaching practice. Not only is it easy to read, it can inform practice for both trainee and experienced coaches." - Professor Stephen Palmer, Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Applied Research
"Far too much of coaching is based on supposition, superstition and ritual, with little or no evidence base. Part of the cure is for coaches to adopt a more evidential approach to their practice — and this book shows them how!" - Professor David Clutterbuck, EMCC special ambassador; visiting professor, Henley Business School