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The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching: Insights and issues for a new era

The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching: Insights and issues for a new era

David B. Drake (Editor), Diane Brennan, Kim Gortz

ISBN: 978-0-470-98721-6

May 2008

378 pages

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$55.00

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The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching will help to advance the global conversation about the future of coaching. The book is organized into three key sections: Foundations for Coaching, Applications of Coaching, and Organizations and Coaching, and the focus is on enabling the reader to astutely link theory and practice.

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List of Contributors.

Foreword (Stephen Palmer).

Introduction (Diane Brennan, Kim Gørtz and David B. Drake).

PART I: FOUNDATIONS FOR COACHING.

Chapter 1 The Life Coach Operating System: Its Foundations in Psychology (Patrick Williams).

Chapter 2 Coach Self-Management: The Foundation of Coaching Effectiveness (Travis Kemp).

Chapter 3 Thrice Upon a Time: Narrative Structure and Psychology as a Platform for Coaching (David B. Drake).

Chapter 4 Does it Matter What the Coach Thinks? – A New Foundation for Professional Development (Peter Jackson).

Chapter 5 Connecting the Dots: Coaching Research – Past, Present and Future (Francine Campone) Reflections on Foundations for Coaching (David B. Drake).

PART II: APPLICATIONS OF COACHING.

Chapter 6 An Appreciative Inquiry Coaching Approach to Developing Mental Toughness (Sandy Gordon).

Chapter 7 Focus on Cultural Elements in Coaching: Experiences from China and Other Countries (Charles Hamrick).

Chapter 8 Coaching and Workplace Stress (Kristina Gyllensten).

Chapter 9 Coaching for Wisdom: Enabling Wise Decisions (Peter Webb).

Chapter 10 Coaching the Human Spirit (Peter J. Reding and Marcia Collins).

Chapter 11 Achieving Tangible Results: The Development of a Coaching Model (Sabine Dembkowski and Fiona Eldridge).

Reflections on Applications of Coaching (David B. Drake).

PART III: ORGANIZATIONS AND COACHING.

Chapter 12 Coaching the Team (David Clutterbuck).

Chapter 13 Leadership Coaching: The Impact on the Organization (Diane Brennan).

Chapter 14 Creating Corporate Coaching Cultures for Resiliency and Performance (Vicki Escudé).

Chapter 15 Coaching and Leadership in the Six Cultures of Contemporary Organizations (William Bergquist and Vikki G. Brock).

Chapter 16 Coaching, Lean Processes, and the Concept of Flow (Kim Gørtz).

Chapter 17 Taking Coaching to the Next Level: Critical Insights from ROI Evaluations (Merrill C. Anderson).

Reflections on Organizations and Coaching (David B. Drake).

Conclusion (David B. Drake).

Index.