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An Introduction to Coaching Skills
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An Introduction to Coaching Skills
A Practical Guide

Third Edition (Updated Edition)
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January 2021 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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This bestselling book introduces you step-by-step to the key skills needed to become a successful coach. Supported by an Online Resource site with over 70 videos of coaching in action, this practical book will be an invaluable resource for novices and trainee coaches.


 
Part I – Context
 
1 - First things first
 
2 - Becoming a coach
 
Part II – Key skills
 
3 - Listening to encourage thinking
 
4 - Asking powerful questions
 
5 - Paraphrasing and summarising
 
6 - Noticing
 
Part III – The coaching process
 
7 - Conversational frameworks
 
8 - Changing ways of thinking
 
9 - Positive bias
 
Part IV – Practical tools and techniques
 
10 - Body language and emotional intelligence
 
11 - Inspiring creativity: let’s talk
 
12 - Inspiring creativity: let’s draw
 
13 - Inspiring creativity: let’s play
 
Part V – Coaching way of being
 
14 - Being human
 
15 - Inspiring others
 
Part VI – Conclusion
 
16 - Reflecting on practice

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Practical and easy to follow. An excellent introductory to coaching textbook for students. The videos that supplement the reading offer students a rare glimpse at real world coaching.

Mrs Kristina Lewis
Tech Ed Dept, Pittsburg State University
April 29, 2022

Covers everything I need for level 6 coaching course + useful online materials

George Sandamas
School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
November 20, 2020
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION: 
  • Over 70 videos of real coaching; including two full length sessions for you to engage with
  • A closer look at coaching processes and models to support your understanding
  • New activities (including templates to download) to try with clients
  • Stories from practice to give context to the skills being discussed.

 

Need: Trainee coach practitioners need to apply theory to practice and learn the ‘how to’ coach

Feature: This extremely practical introduction contains numerous case studies showing theory in action, which will help students understand how to apply theory to actual practice in a variety of settings and which will enable them to use the book as a companion throughout their training from day one.