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An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

by Christian van Nieuwerburgh
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An Introduction to Coaching Skills is an invaluable resource for novice and trainee coaches. Its accessible, step-by-step style acquaints readers with the key skills needed to become a successful coach. It takes you from the "how to," through to practicalities and challenges, and beyond to the continued development of your skills.

A world-wide success, this is a stimulating, inspiring and hugely practical book that you’ll come back to time and time again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473975811
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/05/2017
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 450,349
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Christian is a well-respected executive coach, internationally-recognised academic and sought-after consultant.

He is a Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer within the Coaching Psychology programmes at the University of East London, one of the world’s leading centres for the postgraduate study of coaching. He lectures on a number of MSc programmes in the School of Psychology, undertakes ground-breaking research and international collaborations in coaching and supervises academic dissertations.

Seen as an international authority in the field of coaching, he has been invited to speak at conferences in the US, the UK, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. He regularly presents on the topics of coaching, motivation, mental toughness and leadership. Christian has written a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters about coaching.

Christian is particularly passionate about the power of coaching in educational settings. He is the editor of Coaching in Education: Getting Better Results for Students, Educators and Parents (2012), which is now one of the key textbooks in the field. Through his consultancy, the International Centre for Coaching in Education (ICCE), Christian delivers training, consultancy, coaching and professional development programmes to schools, colleges and universities in the UK and abroad. He is motivated by the idea of creating coaching cultures for learning which allow students to purposefully and confidently pursue their aspirations.

Christian defines himself as an engaged academic practitioner, committed to the useful interplay of theory, research and practice. Students, delegates, clients and peers describe him as an inspirational educator and empowering coach.

Twitter: @Christianv N


Table of Contents

Guided tour of the book
List of videos on the Companion Website
Part I: Context
Chapter 1: First things first
Chapter 2: Becoming a coach
Part II: Key skills
Chapter 3: Listening to encourage thinking
Chapter 4: Asking powerful questions
Chapter 5: Paraphrasing and summarising
Chapter 6: Giving and receiving feedback
Part III: A conversational framework
Chapter 7: Coaching processes
Chapter 8: Beyond behaviour: exploring our thinking
Chapter 9: Bias towards the positive
Part IV: Practical tools and techniques
Chapter 10: Body language and emotional intelligence
Chapter 11: Inspiring creativity: let's talk
Chapter 12: Inspiring creativity: let's draw
Chapter 13: Inspiring creativity: let's play
Part V: Coaching way of being
Chapter 14: Being human
Chapter 15: Inspiring others
Part VI: Conclusion
Chapter 16: Reflecting on practice

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