The Philospohy and Practice of Coaching / Edition 1

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As coaching continues to grow, there is a need for a deeperconversation about its current state and its future directions.This book makes an important contribution to this conversation inprovocative yet grounded ways. Our authors are internationallyrecognized coaches, educators, researchers and writers. the bookoffers you a unique opportunity to look inside their minds andpractices as a guide to reflect on and advance your own work.

Check out our website at www.practiceofcoaching.cominterviews and discussions with the authors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470987216
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/16/2008
  • Series: J-B Foreign Imprint Series - EMEA Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

David B. Drake, PhD is the Executive Director of the Centerfor Narrative coaching in California ( Center works with organizations to improve their coachingcapabilities and to develop an integrated strategy so that coachingbecomes the way business gets done. David teaches advancednarrative/coaching skills around the world, and he works withseveral universities on coaching development and narrativeresearch. he is a co-founder of the Coaching Commons ( has written over twenty articles, papers and chapters onnarratives, evidence, and coaching.

Diane Brennan is an executive coach and consultantworking with individuals and organizations in the fields of healthcare, academics and business. She holds a Master's in BusinessAdministration and is credentialed by the International coachFederation (ICF) as a Master Certified Coach. Prior to coaching,Diane spent over 20 years in executive and clinical practicepositions within private and publicly traded health careorganizations in the United States.

Kim Gørtz holds a master degree in philosophy andpsychology from the University of Copenhagen. He has taught at theCopenhagen Business School for seven years as well as RoskildeUniversity and the University of Southern Denmark. For the pastthree years Kim has been conducting an industrial PhD researchproject for the Nordea bank, with a focus on coaching, leadershipdevelopment and engagement. he has published several books onphilosophy in business life, philosophy and coaching, andvalue-based leadership.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Foreword (Stephen Palmer).

Introduction (Diane Brennan, Kim Gørtz and David B.Drake).


Chapter 1 The Life Coach Operating System: Its Foundations inPsychology (Patrick Williams).

Chapter 2 Coach Self-Management: The Foundation of CoachingEffectiveness (Travis Kemp).

Chapter 3 Thrice Upon a Time: Narrative Structure and Psychologyas a Platform for Coaching (David B. Drake).

Chapter 4 Does it Matter What the Coach Thinks? – A NewFoundation for Professional Development (Peter Jackson).

Chapter 5 Connecting the Dots: Coaching Research – Past,Present and Future (Francine Campone) Reflections onFoundations for Coaching (David B. Drake).


Chapter 6 An Appreciative Inquiry Coaching Approach toDeveloping Mental Toughness (Sandy Gordon).

Chapter 7 Focus on Cultural Elements in Coaching: Experiencesfrom China and Other Countries (Charles Hamrick).

Chapter 8 Coaching and Workplace Stress (KristinaGyllensten).

Chapter 9 Coaching for Wisdom: Enabling Wise Decisions (PeterWebb).

Chapter 10 Coaching the Human Spirit (Peter J. Reding andMarcia Collins).

Chapter 11 Achieving Tangible Results: The Development of aCoaching Model (Sabine Dembkowski and Fiona Eldridge).

Reflections on Applications of Coaching (David B.Drake).


Chapter 12 Coaching the Team (David Clutterbuck).

Chapter 13 Leadership Coaching: The Impact on the Organization(Diane Brennan).

Chapter 14 Creating Corporate Coaching Cultures for Resiliencyand Performance (Vicki Escudé).

Chapter 15 Coaching and Leadership in the Six Cultures ofContemporary Organizations (William Bergquist and Vikki G.Brock).

Chapter 16 Coaching, Lean Processes, and the Concept of Flow(Kim Gørtz).

Chapter 17 Taking Coaching to the Next Level: Critical Insightsfrom ROI Evaluations (Merrill C. Anderson).

Reflections on Organizations and Coaching (David B.Drake).

Conclusion (David B. Drake).


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