‘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.
Chapter 3: Articulating Experience
As discussed in Chapter 2, it is not possible to recount experience exactly. Malouf explains how this is because we have already changed, and the body experience, the lived experience, is out of reach:
It isn't simply a matter of its being forgotten in us – of a failure of memory or imagination to summon it up, but of a change in perceiving itself. What moving back into it would demand is an act of un-remembering, a dismantling of the body's experience that would be a kind of dying, a casting off, one by one, of all the tissues of perception, conscious and not, ...