Blending theory and practice, with examples and exercises, the book is aimed at professionals from a range of backgrounds, whether therapeutic, educational or business in orientation, who want to expand and transfer their skills to the coaching profession. It is essential reading for all coaching and mentoring courses.



Welcome to An Introduction to Coaching. In this book, we aim to offer an introduction to coaching for those of you who are learning the profession, those who are transferring from other professions, or those who want to enhance the skills and understanding you have to make your practice even better. The schema of this book follows the coaching course that we developed for initial use at the University of Hull, for the Diploma in Personal and Corporate Coaching. We have subsequently adapted, modified and used this schema to teach in-house courses and Certificate courses in various cultural environments. As coaching training and education develops, we learn more and more about what we need to know as credible professional coaches, and how best we ...

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