Interactional Coaching

Choice-focused Learning at Work

By Michael Harvey

© 2012 – Routledge

264 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Interactional Coaching is a powerful, one-to-one learning approach, used successfully for over fifteen years, that enables executives to make the choices that work for them. Drawing on existential philosophy, psychotherapy and business theory, interactional coaching uses innovative techniques to help clients identify their best possible choices and effectively put them into practice.

Featuring numerous case studies, which integrate theoretical principles with practical tools, Interactional Coaching illustrates:

  • coaching for vision and other time-related issues
  • coaching in the personal dimension
  • coaching interactional strategy and skills
  • coaching conflicts and dilemmas
  • coaching creativity and communication
  • coaching leadership and managerial expertise.

Interactional Coaching is essential reading for anyone interested in a new, comprehensive approach to helping coachees develop the self-knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary for achievement in today's workplace.

Table of Contents

Part I: Interactional Coaching in Theory and Practice. Introduction to Interactional Coaching: The Choice Business. Performance and Development Coaching: The Case of Julia T. The Interactional Coaching Model: Tools, Techniques, Principles. The Achievement Matrix and the Purposes of Coaching. Part II: Fundamental Coaching Purposes. Coaching for Vision: Knowing What You Want. Coaching Self-knowledge and Awareness: Knowing Who You Are. Coaching Interactional Strategy: Knowing Who to Interact With and How. Part III: Coaching in the Time Dimension. Coaching Transitions: The Past, Present and Future. Coaching Ambiguity and Uncertainty. Part IV: Coaching in the Self Dimension. Coaching Final Choices and Dilemmas. Coaching Confidence. Coaching Action and Inaction. Part V: Coaching in the Dimension of Others. Coaching Practical Interactional Expertise. Coaching Communication Skills. Coaching Around Conflict. Part VI: Coaching Leadership and Managerial Expertise. Coaching Leadership. Coaching Managerial Expertise. Part VII: Other Coaching Purposes. Coaching Creativity and Innovation. Coaching Stress: Reclaiming the Power of Choice. Coaching "Failure", Relapse and Renewal. The Interactional Coach.

About the Author

Michael Harvey is a business psychologist, and founder of interactional coaching, based in London.

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:
PSY010000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling