101 Coaching Strategies and Techniques

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Author: Gladeana McMahon,Anne Archer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136990399

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 2001

101 Coaching Strategies and Techniques provides focused, practical strategies to help the coach with their work. Each point provides a detailed explanation of the strategy together with potential pitfalls and solutions. Contributors from a range of coaching backgrounds are brought together to cover a number of issues faced by professional coaches including: confidence building developing specific skills and strategies group coaching problem solving and creativity self awareness the stuck client. 101 Coaching Strategies and Techniques will be a handy reference tool for busy coaches; the bite-sized strategies will also provide a useful guide for those in training.

Essential Business Coaching

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Author: Averil Leimon,François Moscovici,Gladeana McMahon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781583918821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

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Do coaches need to be psychologists, business people or both? Essential Business Coaching offers a much-needed answer to the question of what makes a good business coach. The authors draw on 60 years of combined experience to provide an in-depth review of best practice and theory. They provide a thorough examination of the changing nature of work, the need for new sources of competitive advantage and the benefits of investing in coaching. Useful ideas for further reading are found throughout, along with numerous examples of real business coaching situations. The inclusion of interviews with both corporate sponsors and individual clients provide a unique insight into what makes good coaching in practice. The combination of solid theory and abundant examples make Essential Business Coaching an invaluable tool for all business coaches as well as counsellors, psychotherapists, human resource professionals and senior managers.

Solution Focused Coaching in Practice

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Author: Bill O'Connell,Stephen Palmer,Helen Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136279520

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Solution Focused Coaching in Practice is a practical ‘how-to’ guide that provides an invaluable overview of Solution Focused Coaching skills and techniques. Reflecting upon published research on the solution focused approach, Bill O’Connell, Stephen Palmer and Helen Williams bring their own experiences of Solution Focused Coaching together with others in the field to cover topics such as: the coach-coachee relationship the role of technology in coaching inclusive coaching group and team coaching practical issues and skills. Incorporating coachee case studies, worksheets, practice tips and discussion points, the skills, strategies and techniques in this book are straightforward to apply and can be used in most coaching settings. This practical book is essential reading for experienced personal or executive coaches, managers considering introducing a new and better coaching culture for their staff, and for those just starting out on their coaching journey.

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching Techniques For Dummies

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Author: Helen Whitten

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119997351

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC) takes the highly effective techniques and principles of CBT off the therapists couch and in to the work place and the home. Whether you’re already a coach, interested in becoming one or new to the subject; this friendly guide covers the origins and principles of Cognitive Behavioural Coaching and walks you step-by-step through the coaching process. The book explains how to use the tools and techniques of CBC to challenge negative thinking, make positive changes, achieve goals and improve effectiveness in your personal and professional life. Coverage includes: The principles and the basics of CBC The Attributes of the CB Coach and the CBC Process The CBC toolkit for Work and Life Exploring Potential and working with Relationships Managing Career Transitions and maintaining Peak Performance About the author Helen Whitten is an experienced and accredited coach, facilitator, mediator and writer. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Positiveworks London, a consultancy company providing coaching and development programmes to people in the public and private sector throughout the world.

Essential Life Coaching Skills

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Author: Angela Dunbar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135266921

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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Essential Life Coaching Skills provides a comprehensive guide to the complete range and depth of skills required to succeed as a life coach. Angela Dunbar uses theoretical background alongside practical examples to provide a clear understanding of what makes a successful life coach. This book focuses on seven essential skill sets that are necessary for effective life coaching, with each chapter giving specific examples of how these skills are used in life coaching, and how they can be developed and improved. The book also includes a comprehensive, current overview of life coaching processes, practices and issues, from both the coach and client perspectives. Essential Life Coaching Skills will be ideal reading for new and existing life coaches who wish to find ways to enhance their competence and ability. It will also be of use to therapists and counsellors looking to expand into coaching.

A Guide to Coaching and Mental Health

The Recognition and Management of Psychological Issues

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Author: Andrew Buckley,Carole Buckley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134159633

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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It is vital that coaches have the ability to recognise mental health problems in their clients, enabling them to make an informed decision about whether coaching is appropriate. A Guide to Coaching and Mental Health provides an indispensable introduction to the assessment of psychological issues in the context of coaching. Divided into three sections, the book covers all the legal, ethical and practical considerations. Section one, Working on the Boundary, starts by exploring the distinction between normal and abnormal behaviour. In section two, What’s Being Said, the authors introduce fictional case studies, which cover a range of possible mental health issues from mild depression and anxiety, through to psychoses and potentially life threatening problems. Section three, Categories of Mental Illness, guides the reader through the definition and management of the more common mental health problems. This accessible and jargon-free guide to identifying mental illness will prove invaluable for coaches and other related professionals, whatever their level of experience.

50 Top Tools for Coaching

A Complete Toolkit for Developing and Empowering People

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Author: Gillian Jones,Ro Gorell

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749482338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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A complete resource for both in-house and external coaches, 50 Top Tools for Coaching presents the techniques required for every coaching situation. Full of exercises, models, checklists and templates, it covers how to assess the needs of clients, select the right tool for the circumstance and deliver effective coaching with confidence. The book focuses on every stage of the coaching process, from setting up and managing the coaching relationship, understanding and resolving conflict, developing client confidence and performance to enhancing leadership styles and planning for the future. Supporting hints and tips are found throughout explaining how these tools help coaches be more successful. This fully revised 4th edition includes new tools for topical issues such as development coaching for women and coaching in times of organizational change. Online supporting resources include additional tools, interactive templates and videos of the tools in action demonstrated by the authors.

Coaching for Resilience

A Practical Guide to Using Positive Psychology

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Author: Adrienne Green,John Humphrey

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749466464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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A recent report for the CIPD indicated that stress is now the more common cause of long-term sick leave in the UK for the first time ever. Demanding workloads and lack of job security are key stress factors, but in a tough, highly competitive environment these stressors are no longer avoidable. But you can learn how to cope with the stress effectively. Coaching for Resilience is your practical guide to the principles of positive psychology. Using tried and tested techniques it will show you how to motivate and inspire your clients and yourself to build greater resilience. There are clear explanations of the principles of positive psychology throughout, with practical exercises and examples for ease of understanding. This comprehensive resource will help you develop a clear understanding of the psychology of stress and develop your own strategies to enhance resilience.

Psychological Dimensions Of Executive Coaching

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Author: Bluckert, Peter

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335220618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

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What are the critical success factors in effective executive coaching? What are the key competencies of a psychologically-informed coach? What are the similarities and differences between coaching and therapy? This book provides business coaches and management consultants with the framework for a psychological approach to executive coaching. It shows how performance-related issues in the workplace often have a psychological dimension to them and provides the reader with an understanding of how to work in more depth to help people resolve their issues and unlock their potential. It analyzes what constitutes effective coaching, stressing the importance of sound coaching principles, good coaching process, the desirable competencies of the coach, the importance of the coaching relationship and the issue of ‘coachability’. It also examines the impact of a stronger psychological approach to coaching, exploring the key psychological competencies required, how to develop them, and the training and supervision issues implicit in this approach. A recurrent theme is the personal development of the coach throughout the coaching process and Peter Bluckert highlights the contribution that the Gestalt perspective offers the coach, through the use of self as instrument of change. Anecdotes, stories and case samples are used throughout the book to illustrate situations so that the reader builds a picture of what psychologically-informed coaching looks like and how to practice ethically, responsibly and competently. Psychological Dimensions to Executive Coachingprovides business and executive coaches, management consultants, human resource specialists, corporate executives/senior managers, health/social workers, occupational psychologists, teachers, psychotherapists and counsellors with the essential information they need to be successful coaches and empower their clients.

Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball 2nd Edition

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Author: Miniscalco, Keith,Kot, Greg

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492515043

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 7315

Prepare for a successful season with this easy-to-follow guide that walks you through the essential drills and knowledge every inexperienced youth basketball coach needs. Develop your team’s skills in practice and run effective plays to make the season rewarding and fun for you and your team.

The Solutions Focus

Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE

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Author: Paul Jackson,Mark McKergow

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey International

ISBN: 1904838316

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 3170

The revolutionary yet radical alternative—the solutions-focused approach—to discovering what works at work.

The Coaching Relationship

Putting People First

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Author: Stephen Palmer,Almuth McDowall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135165351

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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The Coaching Relationship discusses how we can integrate process perspectives such as the quality of the coach-coachee relationship, and professional perspectives including the influences of training and supervision, for more effective outcomes. Stephen Palmer and Almuth McDowall bring together experts from the field of coaching to discuss different aspects of the coach-coachee relationship, topics covered include: the interpersonal perspective the role of assessment ethical issues cultural influences issues of power. The book also includes a chapter on the interpersonal relationship in the training and supervision of coaches to provide a complete overview of how the coaching relationship can contribute to successful coaching Illustrated throughout with case studies and client dialogue, The Coaching Relationship is essential reading for practicing coaches and coaching psychologists wishing to learn more about the interpersonal aspects of coaching.

Psychometrics in Coaching

Using Psychological and Psychometric Tools for Development

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Author: Jonathan Passmore

Publisher: Kogan Page Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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Psychometric questionnaires can provide a useful entry into a coaching conversation. These conversations are enhanced when coaches have a full understanding of the different psychometric tools available. Coaches need to understand the psychological theory and research underpinning the tests as well as how to select and apply tests effectively. This books aims to provide just that. Written by an international team of global coaching practitioners, this book provides an overview of using psychometrics and providing feedback, and offers clear explanations of the key models and tools used in coaching today. The tools covered include MBTI, OPQ, Wave, ELQ, MTQ 48, VIA, CTT and many more. Targeting both experienced practitioners and those new to psychometric testing, this book provides a deeper understanding of testing models, the theory and research behind them, their reliability and validity, and their use as part of a wider coaching and development program.

The Complete Book of Coaching Youth Soccer

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Author: Simon Whitehead

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780809240722

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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This is the definitive manual for coaching America's fastest-growing sport for kids aged 8-19. Written for both beginning and seasoned coaches, The Complete Book of Coaching Youth Soccer shows you--in concise, easy-to-understand terms--how to organize, motivate, and lead your youth soccer team to success on the field. Included are: Step-by-step teaching points Rules and strategies of the game More than 100 illustrative diagrams More than 75 practice and competitive drills Complete 10-week season plans for each of three separate age groups Designed for easy, on-the-field reference, author Simon Whitehead's proven practice drills are designed progressively to develop maximum skills for both individual and team play. Simon Whitehead lives in Minneapolis and has coached high school and college soccer in England and in the United States for more than ten years. Using proven European teaching methods, he shows the soccer coach how to maximize each young player's enthusiasm, involvement, and personal success in soccer.

Coaching to Solutions

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Author: Carole Pemberton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136416692

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The book provides a tool kit for managers tasked with raising performance and sustaining motivation. Organisations are being judged by the way in which they accommodate the needs of the individual in work and life-style terms. In this context, the ‘smart’ employer will not only be looking to develop policies that retain talent through recognising their work-life issues, they will be equipping their managers to manage that talent in ways which maximise the contribution that individual can make. The text introduces managers to techniques largely drawn from Brief Therapy (De Shazer & Berg). Brief Therapy is used in the UK, but primarily by social workers, psychologists and counsellors. It's application to work settings is now growing. The attraction of a Solution Focussed approach to coaching is that it offers pragmatic tools that help managers structure helping conversations. The book presents the principles of solution focussed thinking in a language that is readily understandable by managers, and shows how those principles can be applied to a range of issues which managers may find themselves facing as willing or enforced coaches. The book places coaching as an activity which can be done as part of the daily process of management.

Coaching Creativity

Transforming your practice

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Author: Jen Gash

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317336283

Category: Psychology

Page: 218

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Creativity and coaching are two of the buzzwords of the twenty-first century and yet little is known about how to coach creativity. In business, education, health and many other fields there is an increasing acknowledgement of the importance of innovation and recognition of what is lost when creativity is lacking. In Coaching Creativity, Jen Gash explores the history, science and practice of "creativity" by artists, makers and creators, translating this into practical advice for coaches. The book investigates the concept of creativity and examines the theories surrounding it from psychological, neurological and biological perspectives. It then takes a more practical look at the "doing" of creativity and explores the use of creativity in therapeutic settings. A model of coaching creativity is presented which acknowledges its diverse and individual nature. The book also includes are tools, case studies and ideas for coaching creativity including contributions from a wide range of coaches. Coaching Creativity will be inspiring reading for coaches of all backgrounds, including business and organisational coaches, those in training, and others in the helping professions looking to enhance their practice. It is essential reading for all coaches who aim to support clients’ creative goals and use creativity in their own practice. It fills important gaps in current coach education and practice.

Effective Modern Coaching

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Author: Myles Downey

Publisher: LID Editorial

ISBN: 1910649090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Written by one of the world s leading business coaches, this book provides authoritative and proven guidance and techniques for managers, executives, or indeed coaches, who want to bring out the full potential of their employees and clients through coaching. Individual performance is a cornerstone of corporate performance and the need to achieve more productivity or innovation from fewer is becoming increasingly vital. Coaching is a demonstrably successful approach to helping individuals perform to higher levels. This book aims to develop managers and executives into great coaches, who can transform the performance of individuals and teams in their organizations.

Group and Team Coaching

The Essential Guide

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Author: Christine Thornton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136976116

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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This book offers a new perspective on the subconscious and non-verbal processes through which people learn and communicate with each other in groups. Describing these processes in the context of modern organisational life, it provides practical advice about how to do group and team coaching. Introducing key concepts from psychology, group analysis and systems theory, Group and Team Coaching gives practical guidance on core areas of group coaching: team coaching, group supervision, action learning sets and other learning groups. Casting new light on the ‘secret life’ of groups and teams, it discusses: the invisible processes of group dynamics pitfalls of group coaching and how to avoid them how to design coaching interventions common dilemmas ethics and supervision With many vignettes and case studies, Group and Team Coaching is essential reading for coaches who work with groups and teams.

Challenging Coaching

Going Beyond Traditional Coaching to Face the FACTS

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Author: John Blakey,Ian Day

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1473644542

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 9178

Challenging Coaching is a real-world, timely and provocative book which provides a wake-up call to move beyond the limitations of traditional coaching. Based on the authors' extensive experience working at board and management levels, they suggest that for far too long coaching approaches have shied away from adopting a more challenging stance - a stance that can provoke greater performance and unlock deeper potential in business leaders and their teams. The authors detail their unique FACTS coaching model, which provides a practical and pragmatic approach focusing on Feedback, Accountability, Courageous goals, Tension and Systems thinking. The authors explore FACTS coaching in theory and in practice using case studies, example dialogues and practical exercises so that the reader will be able to successfully challenge others using respectful yet direct techniques. This is an original and thought-provoking book that dares the reader to go beyond traditional coaching and face the FACTS.