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The Psychology of Coaching, Mentoring and Learning, 2nd Edition

The Psychology of Coaching, Mentoring and Learning, 2nd Edition

Ho Law

ISBN: 978-1-118-59831-3 September 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 288 Pages




The Psychology of Coaching, Mentoring, and Learning addresses the psychological principles upon which coaching and mentoring is based, and integrates them in a universal framework for the theory and practice of individual and organizational development. The second edition is updated with the latest research, taking into account the increasing importance of positive psychology and its role in coaching and mentoring with an emphasis on strength, growth, and development.

Combining high-level theory with practical applications and case studies, this is an invaluable resource for coaches, mentors, trainers, psychologists, executives, managers, and students.

About the Author vii

Foreword to the First Edition by Stephen Palmer ix

Preface to the Second Edition xiii

Acknowledgements xvii

1 Introduction 1

2 The Coming of Age: Coaching Psychology, Coaching and Mentoring 9

3 Philosophy and Theories of Learning Applicable to Coaching and Mentoring: Positive Psychology and the Learning Process 23

4 Definitions: Coaching Psychology, Coaching, Mentoring and Learning 53

5 Leadership and Organizational Coaching and Mentoring: Becoming a Learning Organization and Learning Community 63

6 Developing a Universal Integrative Framework for Coaching and Mentoring 91

7 Techniques and Tools 119

8 Continuing Professional Development, Learning Resources and Practical Exercises 153

9 Case Studies 175

10 Evaluation 203

11 Conclusion, Discussion, Future Research and Development 219

References 237

Index 253