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This book explores that which is at the very heart of coaching: the coach-coachee relationship. Considering the relationship at each stage of the coaching process, it will equip your trainees with the necessary skills and knowledge for building and maintaining successful coaching relationships every step of the way. In clear and friendly terms the book simplifies complex issues including the practicalities of getting started, the intricacies of coaching across cultures and of coaching from within an organisation, and how to make the most of supervision. A crucial chapter on evidence-based practice considers the importance of research in the area and how to use the evidence-base to support professional coaching practice. Reflective questions, examples, implications for practice and recommended reading are included in every chapter, encouraging your trainees to consider how they might bring themselves to the coaching relationship.

Coaching in Organisations: Managing Complex Relationships
Coaching in Organisations: Managing Complex Relationships

So far we’ve explored the coaching relationship primarily from the perspective of working with coachees on a pro bono basis. Though organisations have been present, they’ve been in the background as a context within which the coaching takes place, without impacting on the coaching relationship itself. This way of viewing the set-up is reminiscent of the classic therapy relationship, where there is a therapist and coachee bounded by a confidentiality contract that sets them apart from the rest of the world. Most coaching, however, takes place within a context where the organisation is very present and has a significant impact on the coaching relationship. In this chapter we’ll bring the organisation more into ...

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