The Handbook of Coaching: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for Managers, Executives, Consultants, and Human Resource Professionals / Edition 1by Frederic M. Hudson Ph.D.
Pub. Date: 08/28/1999
Long recognized as a key ingredient for success, professional coaching is a fundamental element to any winning game plan. In the world of business, just as in the world of sport, a skilled coach can instill a sense of optimism and hope, giving adults the tools they need to evolve and to perform at higher levels—and to become more competent on the job and
Long recognized as a key ingredient for success, professional coaching is a fundamental element to any winning game plan. In the world of business, just as in the world of sport, a skilled coach can instill a sense of optimism and hope, giving adults the tools they need to evolve and to perform at higher levels—and to become more competent on the job and fulfilled in their personal lives. The Handbook of Coaching offers working and aspiring coaches a complete guide to the rapidly emerging field of professional adult coaching, and a comprehensive resource for helping professionals develop winning traits in the business and personal arenas. In The Handbook of Coaching, renowned consultant, trainer, and coach Frederic Hudson presents an introduction to professional coaching competencies by identifying the critical knowledge areas, skills, and techniques required and summarizing the major coaching theories from experts in the field. Hudson reveals how professional coaches challenge their clients, no matter what their age, to stay centered in their sense of purpose—producing remarkable results such as a renewal of spirit, enhanced resilience, improved performance, and honed leadership and collaboration abilities.Written for coaches at all levels of experience, human resource professionals, executives, and anyone interested in coaching, The Handbook of Coaching offers a complete compAndium for building, developing, and strengthening the skills needed to transform organizations and empower new leaders.The Essential Resource for Learning the Key Theories, Skills, and Techniques of Adult Coaching. The Handbook of Coaching is the first resource to offer a compendium of basic information about the burgeoning field of adult coaching—the art of guiding individuals and organizations to function at their most effective and creative levels. Written for experienced and aspiring coaches, as well as for executives and human resource professionals interested in this
Table of Contents
About the Author.
INTRODUCTION TO COACHING.
Coaching: A Profession Born of Change.
Coaches: What They Do, Who They Are.
Coaching as a Profession.
THEORETICAL ROOTS OF COACHING.
Psychological Theories of Adult Development.
Social Theories of Adult Development.
A CONCEPTUAL MODEL FOR COACHING.
Coaching Through Life Transitions.
Coaching for Basic Values.
Coaching for High Performance in Human Systems.
Coaching for Visioning and Purpose.
The Adult Learning Agenda.
COACHING FOR MASTERY OF THE ADULT YEARS.
Coaching Throughout the Adult Life Cycle: Young Adults.
Coaching Throughout the Adult Life Cycle: Older Adults.
Appendix A: Coaching ToolsAssessments, Inventories, and Training Resources.
Appendix B: Training Programs for Coaches.
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Frederic M. Hudson wrote this exhaustive reference manual and survey of the field of coaching primarily for coaches and aspiring coaches. He focuses on teaching the best practices in coaching and conveying knowledge, extensive resources, thorough book lists and professional programs. The real message underneath all this data is that a good coach is the ultimate human resource. If you¿re a coach, you¿ll benefit from the book¿s thoroughness. If you¿re unfamiliar with the field, it¿s a textbook for understanding many facets of professional coaching and its impact on people and organizations. We recommend Hudson¿s book particularly to coaches, and also to those who want to learn more about coaching, human resource managers, business libraries, and executives who are recruiting coaches or team leaders. Just forget the idea that all you need to know you learned in kindergarten to thrive, you need to keep learning continuously. Just ask a coach.
A good overview of the coaching field. It has numerous ideas that can be useful to newer coaches.
Enjoyed this concise yet well-detailed book on coaching. It lays out the benefits of continuous coaching, as well as a simple framework for implementation.