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.

Beyond Procrastination and Making Plans That Work

Beyond procrastination and making plans that work


This chapter has two main parts, which are deliberately interwoven. One is that of action planning. Coaching needs to produce action and to create changes in performance. Effective action is well thought out and requires attention: it is well planned. The second part of the chapter is on how to blend challenging motivation and vision with planning, because planning may include knowing how to confront self-defeating behaviours and patterns, procrastination, hurdles, and ‘yes buts’. Planning requires the ability to overcome self-imposed barriers and external obstacles as well as eliciting a list of ‘what to do’.

This chapter, then, uses the methodology of challenge alongside methods of planning. The methodologies we focus on here ...

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