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 Healthcare

Coaching in Healthcare

Coaching in Healthcare
Ruth WoleverMargaret Ann MooreMeg Jordan


The timely arrival of coaching in healthcare brings germinal seeds of hope to a landscape in dire need. The global healthcare industry is under siege by many forces: overuse of expensive medical procedures, dated volume-based reimbursement systems, and outdated, siloed models of care. Add the global epidemic of preventable chronic disease associated with unhealthy behaviors and you find healthcare systems facing massively disruptive change, and global economies enduring significant financial strain (Bloom et al., 2011; Marrero et al., 2012; Meeto, 2008). In this context, there is both enthusiasm and confusion regarding coaching.

There is enthusiasm for coaching because it aligns with the need to upgrade leadership competencies and provider well-being, reduce healthcare costs, redesign financial and ...

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