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Coaching Essentials: Practical, Proven Techniques for World-class Executive Coaching [Paperback]

Patricia Bossons , Denis Sartain , Jeremy Kourdi
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1 Sep 2009
Now a billion dollar industry, executive coaching is one of the fastest-growing sections of the coaching market, and is widely used by senior managers and chief executives in large organisations. In this accessible guide, Patricia Bossons, Jeremy Kourdi and Denis Sartain offer clear explanations of key coaching theories before putting that theory into context with a comprehensive selection of practical tools and techniques. The potential benefits and uses of each technique are explained and then followed with advice on how to apply the technique and make it work for you - allowing readers to match situations or issues with specific coaching techniques for optimum results. The unique, practical approach of this book will make it essential reading for managers and leaders at all levels as well as professional coaches.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (1 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408111098
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408111093
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 15.3 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Having seen the dramatic impact a good coach can have on an individual's performance, this book provides an essential guide to those aspiring to be top performing coaches.' --Richard Bennison, Chief Operating Officer, KPMG Europe LLP

'A must-read book providing insightful and practical guidance to anyone who wants to be, or wants to help others become, a successful coach.' --Michael Malamatinas, General Manager, Nike Hellas Ltd

'This is a must have book for all business coaches and people interested in the application of coaching to the business environment.' --Richard Ellis, Senior Vice President Global Research & Development, Reckitt Benckiser


`This practical and useful guide to the essential aspects of coaching will help managers and coaches alike.'

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5.0 out of 5 stars A practitioners companion 29 Dec 2009
This book has already become a loyal companion. It is a very pragmatic and yet sophisticated book dealing with the challenges of coaching in the real world. The chapters in the book address different relevant questions coaches are confronted with in their profession. Chapter one addresses the essential skills for a successful coach. Chapter two describes typical challenges for coaches and suggests appropriate actions, tools and approaches. Chapter three discusses difficult challenges for coaches and how to deal with them. Finally chapter four describes over fifty different coaching tools and useful models in a very distilled yet concise way. This is a book for the practitioner, the Business coach as well as the manager who wants to expand his toolbox. The only downer about this book is that it is not yet available as a hard cover edition. Due to my excessive travelling my loyal companion already now looks quite worn and torn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful for Practitioners 22 Aug 2010
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Practical and useful, this is a good book if you're looking for something to act as a reminder of the number of approaches and techniques available. A quick flick through before a one-to-one, or a coaching session will usually come up with something you may not have thought of.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful resource 28 Oct 2009
Coaching essentials gives a great insight on coaching and includes a practical toolkit which is valuable to the non-expert practitioner.

The authors are experts in the area and run coaching courses for those interested in pursuing this further.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Readily applicable learning 12 Nov 2012
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The tools and techniques are described in a readily applicable fashion where learning is refreshed in a context specific manner. This is of great value, particularly when coaching within an organization and needing to reference what would be appropriate for a given setting.

Having discovered coaching as a manager, this tool has come to be an invaluable guide as I develop and sharpen my approach. This has also proved to be a clear reference point for what is emerging within the coaching profession, focusing on what works and keeping it relevant to the workplace and beyond.

The authors should be congratulated on making a subject that is often complicated readily accessible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for experienced and new coaches 2 Feb 2012
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I find myself constantly dipping in and out of this little book both on a personal and business level. It provides me with inspiration and guidance not only for coaching sessions but also for planning leadership interventions. It contains simple advice and reminders of well known tools and techniques which can be applied pragmatically. Don't be fooled by the 'simplicity' of the content - it is a very clever way pulling together many well known techniques and breaking them down in a way that everyone can understand.
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