This is the definitive introduction to coaching and mentoring, written by an experienced and multidisciplinary team. Taking you all the way through from the emerging theory to informed practice, the book covers:  • Skills, purposes and outcomes of coaching and mentoring processes  • The many settings in which they take place – public, private and voluntary  • Coaching and mentoring’s evidence base and how it is assessed  • The professionalization of coaching and mentoring and a move towards integration. Supported by a wide range of case studies, activities, further questions and topics for discussion, this book is a comprehensive but accessible introduction. The authors take a critical approach and go beyond the basics, to support your development as a critically reflective practitioner. It is essential reading for those studying coaching and mentoring, and professionals looking to integrate coaching and mentoring into their organizations.

Introducing Coaching and Mentoring into an Organisation

Introducing Coaching and Mentoring into an Organisation

Chapter outline

  • Why coaching and mentoring in organisations?
  • Recruiting a coaching faculty – external
  • Recruiting a coaching faculty – internal
  • Developing team coaching
  • What about supervision?
  • Putting quality assurance mechanisms in place
  • Moving towards sustainability


Culture, internal coaches, external coaches, team coaching, coaching culture, quality assurance

Chapter objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain the role and purpose of coaching and mentoring in an organisational context
  • Plan and organise the recruitment of a faculty, using both external and internal coaches and mentors
  • Explain the importance and identify the ways in which a coaching and mentoring culture can be built and sustained
  • Identify how team coaching can be used to supplement individual coaching
  • Discuss the importance and role of supervision in an organisational ...
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