How Coaching Works: The essential guide to the history and practice of effective coaching

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Coaching is very big business. Over the last decade it has become one of the most popular approaches to personal and business development.

Coaching books tend to focus on just one method, and just one of five main areas: Executive coaching (for senior business people); Business coaching (for companies to improve results); Life coaching (for people who want a better sense of fulfilment and wellbeing); Sports coaching (for individual athletes); ...

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How Coaching Works: The essential guide to the history and practice of effective coaching

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Overview

Coaching is very big business. Over the last decade it has become one of the most popular approaches to personal and business development.

Coaching books tend to focus on just one method, and just one of five main areas: Executive coaching (for senior business people); Business coaching (for companies to improve results); Life coaching (for people who want a better sense of fulfilment and wellbeing); Sports coaching (for individual athletes); Team coaching (for teams in sport or business).

Pragmatic and informative, How Coaching Works is the first to explain the key concepts that underpin all of these different areas. It also explores how different ideas have blended to give rise to what we know as 'coaching' today, and singles out what works.

The authors are two of the world's leading experts in this field. In How Coaching Works they have created a must-have book for practising coaches, students and anyone interested in the subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780713682618
  • Publisher: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/29/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,282,348
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O'Connor and Andrea Lages are co-founders of the International Coaching Community, a community of over 1000 coaches from 31 countries. They are experienced coaches and have worked in life, business and executive coaching.

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In our interview, O'Connor shared some fun facts about himself:

"As a university student, I once had a summer job selling plastic refuse sacks over the telephone. Rather worryingly, I was not too bad at it."

"I was born on 20 September, 1963, the anniversary of the day on which various pieces of Robert Emmet, the great 19th century Irish patriot, were separated from one another by British uniformed persons with the aid of an axe and scaffold. As a result of this haunting coincidence, my parents very nearly named me Emmet O'Connor. Quite a good name for a novelist, actually."

"I have always wanted to write a novel called The Old One-Two, but I haven't the faintest idea what it might be about."

"I'm afraid I have little time for hobbies, other than music, which I've mentioned above. My wife and I sometimes go to the opera. We're lucky enough to get to travel a lot, often because of work -- she's a screenwriter. As the father of a lively three-year old boy, I occasionally catch Barney or Clifford, the Big Red Dog. But secretly I prefer the ,I>Bear in the Big Blue House -- better stories and more moral ambiguity."

"Other ways of unwinding include regular and deafeningly loud doses of J. S. Bach, the great Muddy Waters, or George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers. As for literary dislikes, I do have one big one. Despite its newfound popularity, I must confess that I simply don't get the point of Tolkien's work, that sad little circus of hobbitry and Elvish. How profound must one's weariness of the real world have become to want to burrow into the recesses of Middle Earth like a disappointed mole. Some people I love swear that The Lord of the Rings is a masterpiece, but I am firmly on the side of C. S. Lewis, who is said to have sighed, on reading an early draft: ‘Oh, for God's sake, Tolkien. Not another elf story.'"

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    1. Hometown:
      Dublin, Ireland
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 20, 1963
    2. Place of Birth:
      Dublin, Ireland
    1. Education:
      B.A., University College, Dublin, 1984; M.A., 1986; University College, Oxford, 1987; M.A., University of Leeds, 1991

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Part 1
Coaching on the Edge of Chaos     11
The History of Coaching: The People     21
The History of Coaching: The Times     32
Coaching for Development: Integrated Mental Training and Positive Psychology   Lars-Eric Unestahl     49
Part 2
Overview: Models of Coaching     53
Coaching in Europe and the United States: The Inner Game, GROW and Coactive Coaching     57
Reflection on Coaching   John Whitmore     74
Integral Coaching     77
NLP Coaching     90
NLP and Coaching with a Capital 'C'   Robert Dilts     103
Positive Psychology Coaching     109
From Clinical to Positive Psychology: My Journey to Coaching   Carol Kauffman     123
Behavioural Coaching     130
Ontological Coaching     143
Interview with Fernando Flores     157
An Integrated Model     162
Part 3
Measuring the Results of Coaching     197
Reflections on Coaching Psychology   Anthony M. Grant     209
Developmental Coaching     215
Post-modern Coaching     233
Part 4
The Future     245
Appendix     256
Bibliography     263
About the Authors     267
Index     271
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