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.

A Final Word

A final word

In this book, our aim has been to offer an introduction to coaching for those of you who are learning the profession, those who are transferring from other professions, and those who want to enhance the skills and understanding you have to make your practice even better. We have contended, on the one hand, that coaching is a definitive practice and that it is incumbent on the practitioner to be able to explain to their clients what it is they offer. For us, this means understanding the psychology behind motivation and change, and developing or following a process model that allows you to facilitate the client's learning. It is important, in our view, to follow the clients' agendas, to achieve ...

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