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Coaching in Professional Contexts

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November 2015 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Have your students mastered the underlining theory and skills of coaching practice but wanting to get a flavour of what coaching actually looks like in different real-life settings? 

Then you have come to the right place! Whether they are wanting to find out more about the use of coaching within the private or public sector, within health care or education, Christian van Nieuwerburgh and his team of expert authors will take them on a unique journey into all of these coaching contexts and beyond.

Challenging the idea that a coach can work in any setting without a detailed understanding of the field, this book:

  • addresses the importance of understanding professional context when coaching, exploring current debates and considering the hows and whys of using coaching in a certain context
  • provides tools and knowledge to enable readers to adopt best practice techniques from a range of fields
  • delves into the personal and professional challenges that will inevitably arise.

Whether a practising coach or a coach in training, this practical guide will provide your students with the ideal 'way-in' to all the different contexts in which they may wish to coach.

Christian van Nieuwerburgh
The Importance of Understanding Professional Contexts
Gordon Spence
Coaching for Optimal Functioning
Julia Milner and Alex Couley
Manager as Coach: The Challenge
Julia Yates
Coaching for Careers and Professional Development
Emma Fowler and John Ainley
Coaching within the Financial Services Industry
Caroline Flin and Ian McIntosh
Coaching within Professional Services Firms
Colin Williams and Samantha Darby
Coaching in Local Government
Vivian Walton and Julia Sinclair
Coaching in Healthcare Settings
Rachel Hawley
Coaching Patients
John Campbell
Coaching in Schools
Ioanna Iordanou, Agnes Lech and Veronica Barnes
Coaching in Higher Education
Framework for Practitioners 1: Coaching for Research Supervision Cathia Jenainati
Clive Leach and Suzy Green
Integrating Coaching and Positive Psychology in Education
Tim Theeboom
The Current State of the Research
Lindsay Oades
Coaching for Wellbeing at Work
Mary Watts, Esther Cavett and Sarah Dudney
Supervision for Learning
Christian van Nieuwerburgh
Towards a Coaching Culture
Framework for Practitioners 2: The GROWTH model John Campbell
Framework for Practitioners 3: Coaching cultures Tim Hawkes
Perspective from Practice 1: What we know from elite sports Pat McCarry
Christian van Nieuwerburgh
Towards a Philosophy of Coaching?

A good book for those already with some knowledge of coaching and mentoring.

Mrs Chrissie Louise Draper
Education , Derby College
June 24, 2016

Have recommended to other lecturers as a useful resource but feel other texts might be more useful for future teachers

Mrs Vivien Michele Linington
Department of Education, University of Witwatersrand
June 2, 2016

I love this book for two reasons - its practical and it is aimed at sectors that are usually missed by coaching literature. I particular like the tools provided as well as the review of professional challenges that may arise. Great book for a professional coach as well as the classroom

Mrs Carrie Louise Foster
School of Education and Community, Glyndwr University
April 4, 2016

Essential reading for the our module "Coaching in Professional Contexts", which was designed by Christian van Nieuwerburgh and hence fits the course perfectly.

Mr Yannick Jacob
School of Psychology, University of East London
March 15, 2016

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Coaching in Professional Contexts: Towards a Coaching Culture


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