2nd Edition

Supporting the Family Business A Coaching Practitioner's Handbook

By Manfusa Shams Copyright 2022
    194 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    194 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This fully updated second edition provides evidence-based, solution focused techniques for applying coaching in family business settings. 

    Manfusa Shams has demonstrated the critical connection between coaching skills, family business functions, experiential and reflective learning. Edition updates incorporate material on homeworking, family dynamics, team coaching, online business coaching. Featuring accessible case studies, practical tools and techniques, all chapters showcase how practitioners can learn from the coaching practice and the skills, competencies and experiences needed to provide effective family business coaching. The book particularly emphasises interventions which are compatible with virtual coaching to support family businesses to achieve business goals and to retain their competitive edge.

    Supporting the Family Business is a valuable guide for the continued professional development of practitioners working with family businesses, as well as members of family businesses seeking new learning and development opportunities.



    About the Contributors

    Chapter 1. Learning from Family Business Coaching Practices

    Manfusa Shams

    Chapter 2. Family Business Coaching: A Practitioner’s Perspective

    Manfusa Shams and Janey Howl

    Chapter 3. Developing Family Business Coaching Using a Family-Centred Approach

    Manfusa Shams

    Chapter 4. Group Dynamics in Family Business: A Focused Integrated and Inclusive Coaching Approach

    Manfusa Shams and Julia Lampshire

    Chapter 5. Generating Personal and Professional Skills from Coaching Practices

    Manfusa Shams and Declan Woods

    Chapter 6. Learning and Developing Skills from Coaching Outcomes

    Manfusa Shams and Graham Clark

    Chapter 7. Interdisciplinary Approaches and Transferable Skills in Family Business Coaching

    Manfusa Shams and Judit Varkonyi-Sepp

    Chapter 8. Coaching Competency Indicators and Coaching Performance Appraisal

    Manfusa Shams and Dasha Grajfoner

    Chapter 9. Team Coaching in Family Business

    Manfusa Shams

    Chapter 10. Future Directions and Conclusions

    Manfusa Shams


    Manfusa Shams, PhD, is a consulting editor for "The Coaching Psychologist", book series editor for "Coaching Psychology for Professional Practice" and an editorial board member for "International Coaching Psychology Review". She teaches at the Open University, England, UK.

    "Coaching is a powerful method that can be used to facilitate the achievement of business and personal goals of owners, directors and staff in a family business. However, the first step is to ensure that coaches, coaching psychologists and other practitioners in the field have reflected upon how they can support the business through coaching. In this book each chapter highlights practical activities and recommendations for developing effective coaching practices. The case studies help to provide the link between the theory and practice of family business coaching. This book will enhance reflective practice of the coach and facilitate change in their client groups" — Prof. Stephen Palmer, PhD, Centre for Coaching, London

    "This book is an important resource for the personal and professional development of coaches and coaching psychologists, as well as an excellent guide for family business coaching interventions. There is a core focus on learning from practice, which is demonstrated as having equally high relevance to the coach and their client. The use of case studies, key questions and practice related material and exercises contribute to the creation of a very practitioner friendly book" — Mary Watts, PhD, CPsychol, emeritus professor of Psychology, City University London; Business Coach Programme director, Meyler Campbell, London

    "This book offers practical, evidence-based advice to coaches, coaching psychologists, and business owners who wish to supports their business through coaching. As an updated edition, it offers new perspectives and developments on the coaching needs of family businesses, attuned to current issues, such as the challenges imposed by a global pandemic. Written by several subject specialists and based upon a plethora of resources, such as case studies and reflective questions, it provides the ultimate professional guidebook for coaching interventions specifically designed to support family businesses." — Dr. Ioanna Iordanou, reader in Human Resource Management (coaching and mentoring), International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies, Oxford Brookes Business School