An Introduction to Coaching
- Janice Dexter - Freelance Consultant
- Graham Dexter
- Judy Irving
An Introduction to Coaching offers a uniquely practical introduction to the field of coaching for developing practitioners. Using a rich array of examples from both life and business coaching, the book covers:
• foundations of coaching
• coaching processes
• the range of coaching models, skills, attitudes and methods
• the psychological underpinnings to the main theoretical approaches to coaching, e.g. cognitive, TA, NLP
• different applications of coaching e.g in life-, executive-, or career-coaching
• key professional issues such as ethics, evidence-based practice and contracts
• how to present and market your coaching identity and skills
Blending theory and practice, with examples and exercises, the book is aimed at professionals from a range of backgrounds, whether therapeutic, educational or business in orientation, who want to expand and transfer their skills to the coaching profession. It is essential reading for all coaching and mentoring courses.
'A good read for those with a keen interest in coaching prepared to think for themselves about how it might be applied in educational settings' -
'This is a book which trains someone to coach both at work and in their personal lives, but it does so on the basis of sound research and experience. It is nevertheless not difficult to read, and its inclusive approach makes it a standard British-based work for some time to come' -
Chartered Management Institute
'This text is based on a course delivered to real postgraduate students. Thus it is wideranging and comprehensive in scope, without being over-wordy or banal' -
Elaine Cox, Head of Research in the International Centre for Coaching and Leadership Development at Oxford Brookes University
A clear guide to coaching, especially for those undertaking the Level 4 Advanced Practitioner qualifications from CACHE.
Easy to read, recommended to my managers to supply it to those new to a coaching role.
Exercises thoguht out very helpful, clear format and offers different approches to coaching on different levels.
So straightforward it is the perfect introduction so that strangers to the subject will realise what they are going into before they embark on their programme of study.
Very easy to follow language that keeps everything simple without insulting anyones intelligence. Anyone contemplating going into coaching should read this as essential reading before starting the course.
A comprehensive yet readable text and very useful for anyone wishing to find out more about the role of Coaching
An accessible and useful text for those undertaking a coaching role.
A thoroughly useful introduction for those about to start coaching, and those that have recently started coaching.
This is a good Introduction to the Role of Psychological Well being Practitioner (PWP) as PWPs often adopt the role of coach.
Very useful book
Dexter provides a good perspective into the fundamentals to coaching