1st Edition

Emerging Conversations in Coaching and Coaching Psychology

Edited By Mary Watts, Ian Florance Copyright 2021
    256 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    256 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This rich collection offers new perspectives on the future of coaching and coaching psychology, with insight from a broad range of contributors reflecting a wide variety of viewpoints. It captures the ongoing evolution of coaching practice, inviting contribution to conversations as they unfold.

    Mary Watts and Ian Florance skillfully bring together authors from backgrounds in law, finance, education, psychology and HR to examine the nature of change and assess current and future developments. Emerging Conversations in Coaching and Coaching Psychology considers influences from within coaching itself, discussing topics including ethics, diversity, supervision and reflective learning, and from other disciplines, assessing the offerings of psychometric assessment, trauma studies and neuroscience. It also considers the impact of social changes as seen in business, education and leadership, and concludes with a look at the future of coaching.

    This book will be of great interest to coaches and trainee coaches interested in changes and developments in the field, who aren’t afraid to ask questions and who are open to reflecting on their own assumptions and approaches to practice.

    1. Introduction: Why are Conversations Emerging in Coaching?  2. Reflective Learning: Increasing Personal Agency Through Challenge  3. New Perspectives on How Psychometrics and Coaching Can Inform Each Other  4. Developing Coaching through Research  5. The Contribution of Coaching to Mental Health Care: An Emerging Specialism for Complex Times  6. The Role for Coaching in Psychological Trauma  7. Diversity and Coaching  8. (Neuro)Coaching  9. Emerging Conversations about Technology and Coaching  10. Supervisee-led Coaching Supervision  11. A Whole-Person Approach to Leadership & Executive Coaching  12. Coaching in Education: Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Pupils and Staff  13. Coaching is Growing Up; How a Pluralistic Perspective Might Help  14. Welcome to our new Economy Cabin: What new technology and a changing market for coaching will mean for the ethics of the profession  15. Conclusion  16. Afterword: Coaching in a Time of Crisis


    Mary Watts, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at City, University of London, UK.

    Ian Florance is Founder and Managing Director of OnlyConnect Ltd. and Executive Director of the European Test Publishers Group.

    "Emerging Conversations in Coaching and Coaching Psychology is an unusual book amongst various edited volumes. It opens conversations on a whole range of debates: those that are already well attended, those that are so controversial that very few want to participate in and those that are fairly new but a welcome addition to both academic and practitioner domains of knowledge. What unites these contributions is the rigour of the approach and intention to raise the quality of debates to the level they deserve. An important read for serious stakeholders of the coaching profession." - Professor Tatiana Bachkirova, Director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies, Oxford Brookes University, UK

    "Coaching is reaching a point of maturity as a craft, a field of research and an industry. Emerging Conversations in Coaching and Coaching Psychology is an excellent navigational aid in plotting the path ahead. With a breadth of expertise and insight across a range of increasingly relevant chapter topics, this recommended text repeatedly encourages us to challenge and re-examine coaching orthodoxies and will doubtless serve to enrich our individual and collective practice." - Dr David Tee, PhD, Wales Coaching Centre, University of South Wales, UK

    "Great conversations leave me energised and inspired, tingling with new ideas and possibilities for enriching my experience of being alive and sharing those possibilities with others. This book reads like an opportunity to dip into a range of great conversations supported and informed by a growing body of evidence and experience that can expand and enrich our coaching philosophy and practice and enable us to demonstrate the valuable contribution that psychologically informed coaching can make in an uncertain world." - Alison Clarke, Chair Practice Board, British Psychological Society