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.
Chapter 2: Models of Coaching
Models of Coaching
In this chapter, we explore the value of coaching models. First, we look at why we use models. We outline the relationship, as we see it, between the use of models and good practice, and the benefits they offer for the coach, the coachee and the profession. We then present and critique some of the prevalent coaching models and approaches, namely the GROW model, the OSKAR solutions-focused model, Prochaska and diClemente's Transtheoretical Model of Change, the CLEAR model and the Egan framework. Finally, we outline our own integrative atheoretical framework, which we use in coaching practice and in teaching.
In revisiting the definition of coaching psychology used in Chapter 1, we highlighted two important aspects of coaching: that it is ...