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Coaching Understood

Coaching Understood
A Pragmatic Inquiry into the Coaching Process

November 2012 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

'This book is a milestone in the coaching literature. Elaine Cox provides an excellent text that is scholarly, practical and accessible. She offers clear insights into how coaching works so that coaching is truly understood!' - Bob Garvey, Professor of Business Education, York St John Business School

'The development of the coaching literature has often been protracted and modest. In recent years, few coaching texts provided a significant leap forward in our understanding of psychological dynamics of coaching. For this reason, Cox’s Coaching Understood is a game changer. More thoroughly and systematically than ever before, this work gets under the bonnet of the coaching engine and explores the mechanics of the coaching process. For anyone wondering why coaching works, this book is your answer.' - Yossi Ives, Tag International Development, UK (International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching Mentoring)

Coaching Understood takes a fresh approach to coaching skills and techniques by examining each element of the coaching process in detail in order to verify and justify its effectiveness.

By exposing the mystery underlying coaching's success as a personal and professional development intervention, Elaine Cox undertakes to generate a better understanding of coaching, improve coaching practice, and breed a new generation of more informed coachees and buyers of coaching.

Coaching Understood is essential reading for students and practitioners alike.

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Touching Experience
Articulating Experience
Becoming Critical
Being Present
Integrating Experience

The book did not sufficuiently link to the personal development model being used within the module for which it was being considered

Mr Mark Tymms
Division of Youth & Community, De Montfort University
June 23, 2014

A very enjoyable, detailed and scholarly book. The author weaves theroretical and practical applications coherently resulting in a holistic description of coaching.

Miss Annessa Rebair
public health and wellbeing, Northumbria University
May 21, 2014

An excellent book which focuses upon the skills of coaching. Each skill is discussed in detail and would support fully someone in a coaching role regardless of their experience.

Mrs Suzanne Strawford
School of Education, Newman Univ.
May 21, 2014

I loved tgis book it has been an excellent text which I have used to suport my learners. They have found it very useful as support in their work roles.

Mrs Pamela Borthwick
Adult Skills, North Lindsey College
January 6, 2014

This book offers a superb clarity to both the practice of coaching and the underpinning theory that defines this emergent profession. It deconstructs the coaching cycle so fluently for both coach and client. However, for me the chapters on Reflecting,Becoming Critical and Integrating Experience were so powerful and persuasive in both their theorical focus and - thinking and planning and their impact on actual experience. A fantastic read!
Dr Peter Treadwell

Dr Peter Treadwell
Centre for Work Based Learning, Cardiff Metropolitan University
December 10, 2013

The book has changed the insight into coaching. Comprehensive explanation of the process helps understand why coaching really works. The book is easy to read even if you have the basic knowledge in psychology.

Ms Angelina Rosha
Department of Management and Marketing, Informatmation Systems Management Institute
December 4, 2013

This is a good text for the first year modules of our MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice programme. It is already adapted for this purposes and students appreciate how relevant it is for their study.

Dr Tatiana Bachkirova
Mangement and Organisational Studies, Oxford Brookes University
November 12, 2013

A packet of so many key concepts and ideas in one slim packet. Perfect for beginner and a more advance reader!

Ms Elizabeth San Miguel
Business Administration , HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Scie
November 12, 2013

Useful for several units, in particular the management units on managing staff performance

Mrs Rebecca Littlechild
Sixth Form, North East Worcestershire College
October 21, 2013

THe book migh relevant to a section of the Unit. I recommend it as supplemental for students if they are interested in the topic further.

Dr Hong Bui
School of Management, Southampton University
September 9, 2013

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