Do coaches need to be psychologists, business people or both?
Essential Business Coaching offers a much-needed answer to the question of what makes a good business coach.
The authors draw on 60 years of combined experience to provide an in-depth review of best practice and theory. They provide a thorough examination of the changing nature of work, the need for new sources of competitive advantage and the benefits of investing in coaching. Useful ideas for further reading are found throughout, along with numerous examples of real business coaching situations. The inclusion of interviews with both corporate sponsors and individual clients provide a unique insight into what makes good coaching in practice.
The combination of solid theory and abundant examples make Essential Business Coaching an invaluable tool for all business coaches as well as counsellors, psychotherapists, human resource professionals and senior managers.
Preface. Introduction: Why Do We Need Business Coaching? The Theoretical Framework of Coaching. The Practice of Business Coaching. Coaching for Specific Business Issues. Conversations with Sponsors. Conversations with Clients. Professional Issues in Business Coaching and their Solutions. Conclusions: The Future of Business Coaching. Appendices. Bibliography.
The Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge series provides an accessible and lively introduction to key areas in the developing field of coaching.
Each book in the series is written by leading coaches with extensive experience and has a strong practical emphasis, including illustrative vignettes, summary boxes, exercises and activities.
Assuming no prior knowledge, these books will appeal to professionals in business, management, human resources, psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, as well as students and tutors of coaching and coaching psychology.