Evidence Based Coaching Handbook: Putting Best Practices to Work for Your Clients [NOOK Book]

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The first reference to bring scientifically proven approaches tothe practice of personal and executive coaching

The Evidence Based Coaching Handbook applies recentbehavioral science research to executive and personal coaching,bringing multiple disciplines to bear on why and how coachingworks. A groundbreaking resource for this burgeoning profession,this text presents several different coaching approaches along withthe empirical and theoretical ...

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Evidence Based Coaching Handbook: Putting Best Practices to Work for Your Clients

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Overview

The first reference to bring scientifically proven approaches tothe practice of personal and executive coaching

The Evidence Based Coaching Handbook applies recentbehavioral science research to executive and personal coaching,bringing multiple disciplines to bear on why and how coachingworks. A groundbreaking resource for this burgeoning profession,this text presents several different coaching approaches along withthe empirical and theoretical knowledge base supporting each.

Recognizing the special character of coaching-that the coachingprocess is non-medical, collaborative, and highly contextual-theauthors lay out an evidence-based coaching model that allowspractitioners to integrate their own expertise and the needs oftheir individual clients with the best current knowledge. Thisgives coaches the ability to better understand and optimize theirown coaching interventions, while not having to conform to asingle, rigidly defined practice standard.

The Evidence Based Coaching Handbook looks at variousapproaches and applies each to the same two case studies,demonstrating through this practical comparison the methods,assumptions, and concepts at work in the different approaches.

The coverage includes:

  • An overview: a contextual model of coaching approaches
  • Systems and complexity theory
  • The behavioral perspective
  • The humanistic perspective
  • Cognitive coaching
  • Adult development theory
  • An integrative, goal-focused approach
  • Psychoanalytically informed coaching
  • Positive psychology
  • An adult learning approach
  • An adventure-based framework
  • Culture and coaching
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470893630
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 886,392
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

DIANNE STOBER, PHD, consults, teaches, and conducts researchin the areas of coaching and adult learning. She is on the facultyof the Organizational Management/Organizational DevelopmentMaster's Program at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara,California. Trained as a clinical psychologist, she maintains anactive coaching practice with individuals and organizations, whilealso consulting on designing and providing executive and managerialdevelopment programs. She can be reached at dstober@fielding.edu.

ANTHONY M. GRANT, PHD, is the founder and Director of theworld's first university-based Coaching Psychology Unit at theSchool of Psychology, in the University of Sydney, Australia. HisPhD is in coaching psychology and he is a registered psychologist.He is both an academic and a practitioner and his coaching researchand practice have been frequently featured in the national andinternational media.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Contributors.

Introduction (Anthony M. Grant and Dianne R. Stober).

Part I: Single-Theory Perspectives.

Chapter 1: Coaching from the Humanistic Perspective (DianneR. Stober).

Chapter 2: People Are Complex and the World Is Messy: ABehavior-Based Approach to Executive Coaching (David B.Peterson).

Chapter 3: Adult Development Theory and Executive CoachingPractice (Jennifer Garvey Berger).

Chapter 4: Cognitive Coaching (Jeffrey E. Auerbach).

Chapter 5: Psychoanalytically Informed Executive Coaching(Seth Allcorn).

Part II: Integrative and Cross-Theory Approaches.

Chapter 6: An Integrative Goal-Focused Approach to ExecutiveCoaching (Anthony M. Grant).

Chapter 7: An Adult Learning Approach to Coaching (ElaineCox).

Chapter 8: Positive Psychology: The Science at the Heart ofCoaching (Carol Kauffman).

Chapter 9: Coaching from a Cultural Perspective (PhilippeRosinski and Geoffrey N. Abbott).

Chapter 10: An Adventure-Based Framework for Coaching (TravisKemp).

Chapter 11: Coaching from a Systemic Perspective: A ComplexAdaptive Conversation (Michael Cavanagh).

Chapter 12: Toward a Contextual Approach to Coaching Models(Dianne R. Stober and Anthony M. Grant).

Appendix: Workplace and Executive Coaching: A Bibliography fromthe Scholarly Business Literature (Anthony M. Grant).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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