The SAGE Handbook of Coaching presents a comprehensive, global view of the discipline, identifying the current issues and practices, as well as mapping out where the discipline is going. The Handbook is organized into six thematic sections: Part One: Positioning Coaching as a Discipline Part Two: Coaching as a Process Part Three: Common Issues in Coaching Part Four: Coaching in Contexts Part Five: Researching Coaching Part Six: Development of Coaches It provides the perfect reference point for graduate students, scholars, educators and researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with current research and debate in the academic and influential practitioners' literature on coaching.

Coaching for Social Change

Coaching for Social Change

Coaching for Social Change
Hany Shoukry


Much of the coaching literature has focused on its application in organizational settings, mostly in Western countries, and within an individualistic self-improvement paradigm. This chapter explores coaching as a human development approach that can foster social change. It proposes that, besides the organizational and individual domains, coaching can play an important role in the social domain, and that all three domains are closely interconnected.

Coaching theorists are starting to argue that we should understand how world needs and individual needs are connected, and use coaching as one of the most powerful means of meeting both needs (Outhwaite & Bettridge, 2009). There are several critiques, such as Du Toit (2014) and Western (2012), of how coaching could be ...

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