1st Edition

The Coaching Alliance Theory and Guidelines for Practice

By Windy Dryden Copyright 2017
    72 Pages
    by Routledge

    72 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Windy Dryden’s pluralistic approach to coaching informs this uniquely straightforward guide to the coaching alliance. Drawing on examples from Dryden’s own practice, the book explores the four specific domains of the alliance: bonds, views, objectives/goals, and tasks. Dryden explains how these domains are inter-related, and how all four have an impact on the collaborative, negotiated relationship between coach and coachee.

    The Coaching Alliance is a clearly written, accessible guide, with one chapter dedicated to each of the four domains. It examines each domain at different stages in the coaching process and includes key points and questions for coaches to consider in sessions with clients. By taking an alliance perspective on coaching, the coach is encouraged to think clearly and constructively about building a working relationship with their coachee, clarifying views, setting goals and completing tasks. Including a wealth of practical information, this concise book will be essential for anyone working with clients in a coaching capacity.

    Table of Contents


    Chapter 1 - Introduction

    Chapter 2 - Bonds in Coaching

    Chapter 3 – Views in Coaching

    Chapter 4 – Objectives/Goals in Coaching

    Chapter 5 – Tasks in Coaching



    Windy Dryden, Ph.D, is in part-time clinical and consultative practice and is an international authority on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). He is Honorary Vice President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, was granted honorary membership in the International Association of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching in 2014 and is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London. He has worked in the helping professions for more than 40 years and is the author and editor of over 215 books.