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.

Working with Narratives in Coaching

Working with Narratives in Coaching

Working with Narratives in Coaching
David Drake


While a narrative frame is relatively new in the field of coaching, stories have been an essential component of cultures and communities since the dawn of time. They are at the core of what defines us as humans in terms of our identities, our interactions and our inspirations. This chapter will focus on the process of working with people's narratives and stories in coaching. It draws in part from the field of narrative coaching itself as an example of a third-generation practice in which the main focus is on ‘collaborative and co-creative dialogues between a coach and a client(s) who are in a mutual relationship as reflective fellow human beings characterized by varying degrees ...

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