Solution Focused Coaching in Practice

By Bill O'Connell, Stephen Palmer, Helen Williams

© 2012 – Routledge

240 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Solution Focused Coaching in Practice is a practical ‘how-to’ guide that provides an invaluable overview of Solution Focused Coaching skills and techniques.

Reflecting upon published research on the solution focused approach, Bill O’Connell, Stephen Palmer and Helen Williams bring their own experiences of Solution Focused Coaching together with others in the field to cover topics such as:

  • the coach-coachee relationship
  • the role of technology in coaching
  • inclusive coaching
  • group and team coaching
  • practical issues and skills.

Incorporating coachee case studies, worksheets, practice tips and discussion points, the skills, strategies and techniques in this book are straightforward to apply and can be used in most coaching settings. This practical book is essential reading for experienced personal or executive coaches, managers considering introducing a new and better coaching culture for their staff, and for those just starting out on their coaching journey.

Table of Contents

What is Coaching? Overview of Solution Focused Coaching. Solution Focused Skills for Coaches. More Solution Focused Skills for Coaches. The Solution Focused Coach. Group and Team Coaching. Practice Issues. The Inclusive Coach. Solution Focused Coaching Exercises. Final Reflections.

About the Series

Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
SPO061000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Coaching / General