‘This book is a milestone in the coaching literature. Elaine Cox provides an excellent text that is scholarly, practical and accessible. She offers clear insights into how coaching works so that coaching is truly understood!’

Bob Garvey, Professor of Business Education, York St John Business School

‘Bridging the gap between academic research/theory and the world of the practitioner is arguably the greatest challenge facing the coaching profession. Elaine Cox accomplishes this feat in one of the most difficult topic areas in a highly readable and accessible, yet evidence-based volume.’

Professor David Clutterbuck, European Mentoring and Coaching Council

The days of the cowboy coach may be numbered!

Coaching Understood takes a fresh approach to coaching skills and techniques by examining each element of the coaching process in detail in order to verify and justify its effectiveness.

By exposing the mystery underlying coaching's success as a personal and professional development intervention, Elaine Cox undertakes to generate a better understanding of coaching, improve coaching practice, and breed a new generation of more informed coachees and buyers of coaching.

Coaching Understood is essential reading for students and practitioners alike.

Integrating Experience

Integrating experience

Chapter Aims:

  • To examine the complexity of integrating the learning experience undertaken during coaching with existing or new life events
  • To discuss the process of transfer of learning and how it can be enhanced

One of the unwritten goals of coaching is to ensure enduring learning and development for the client that can be sustained long beyond the end of the coaching intervention. Such sustainability would guarantee a return on investment for both the client and any sponsoring organisation. In this chapter therefore, I discuss the potential for transfer to the workplace and other areas of life, of the learning achieved through coaching. Through this discussion, I hope to assure stakeholders in the coaching enterprise that what is ultimately achieved through any coaching intervention is ...

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