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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.

Broadening Horizons and Setting Goals
Broadening horizons and setting goals
Introduction

Coaching is a very upbeat profession to be a part of, and assisting people to widen their horizons and to find new and more effective ways to do things can be both a privilege and an energising process. We are in the business of facilitating individuals, teams and organisations to learn new methods and theories of constructing different futures. To do this, we use all sorts of methodical approaches dashed with wizardry, and it is important that we know what we are doing and why, and that we are able to explain this to our clients. After all, why else should they employ us? Credibility, as Stober and Grant (2006) convincingly remind us, is key both ...

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