Coaching is one of the fastest growing social support systems in the developed world. There are those who specialise in life coaching, in career coaching, in personal coaching and in generic business coaching. This book, by a leading practitioner in mentoring and coaching, provides a thorough account of what it is and how it is done, as well as the psycholological underpinnings of the process. It is a comprehensive review of the field and provides useful references and information for those who want to know more about coaching in general.
Throughout the book, the author asks questions that provide "reflection space" for the reader on the fundamental issues and dilemmas inherent in the process. It is a well-written and well-organised text that should be of use to potential coaches, coaches and human resource professionals thinking of introducing coaching for employee development.
Who is it for? Professional coaches and supervisors as well as those who facilitate reflection on working practices in the coaching profession.
Presentation: Clearly written, organised and systematic.
Would you recommend it? Yes.
Cary L. Cooper is professor of organisational psychology and health, Lancaster University, president of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and co-editor of Inspiring Leaders and How to Deal with Stress .
Reflective Practice and Supervision for Coaches. First Edition
Author - Julie Hay
Publisher - McGraw Hill
Pages - 176
Price - £55.00 and £18.99
ISBN - 9780335220649 and 0632