Incorporating a wealth of knowledge from international experts, this is an authoritative guide to provide a comprehensive overview of professional coaching. Grounded in current research, it addresses the historical, ethical, theoretical, and practice foundations of professional coaching, and examines such key therapeutic approaches as acceptance and commitment, internal family systems, psychodynamic, and interpersonal. In easily accessible language, the book discusses core considerations for effective practice such as presence, meaning-making, mindfulness, emotions, self-determination, and culture.
The reference examines the variety of practice settings for the profession, including executive, life/personal, health/wellness, spiritual, team, education, and career coaching, along with critical issues such as research advances, credentialing, and training. Further contributing to coaching savvy, the book has techniques for measuring client progress, applications of adult development, intentional change theory, and more. Chapters include recommendations for further reading.
- Provides a comprehensive overview of a fast-growing field
- Includes contributions from international experts
- Covers historical, professional, philosophical, and theoretical foundations as well as important applications and practice settings
- Includes suggestions for further reading
- Expands the range of practice settings
- Includes free ebook with purchase of print