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 in the HRD Context

Coaching in the HRD Context

Coaching in the HRD Context
Andrea D. EllingerRobert G. HamlinRona S. Beattie


Coaching has emerged as a significant service industry with the growing investments in coaching reaching over 2 billion dollars worldwide and the increasing numbers of self-identified professional coaches at over 47,500 according to the 2012 and 2013 International Coach Federation reports (Egan and Hamlin, 2014). It is anticipated that the demands for coaching will continue to increase along with expectations about its effectiveness as a developmental intervention and the quality associated with its provision (Bennett and Bush, 2009; Grant and Cavanagh, 2004). Coaching has been described as ‘a human development process that involves structured, focused interaction and the use of appropriate strategies, tools and techniques to promote desirable and ...

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