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The Coaching Manual: the Definitive Guide to the Process, Principles and Skills of Personal Coaching [Paperback]

Julie Starr
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Book Description

10 Dec 2010


Widely recognised as a leading practical handbook on coaching, The Coaching Manual combines an understanding of coaching principles, skills, attitudes and behaviours, along with practical guidance and a comprehensive tool kit for coaches.


The Coaching Manual demystifies the full coaching process, from first step to final meeting. This is the complete guide to coaching and includes: models, perspectives, skills, case studies, tips and advice.

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  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Business; 3 edition (10 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 027374058X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273740582
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Julie Starr is an executive coach, speaker and writer who works within organsiations to encourage the principles of coaching in the workplace. For example, enquiry, reflection and insight or realisation.

Julie's books aim to de-mystify coaching, making it accessible to anyone and everyone. Her pursuit is to encourage coaching behaviours to be so normal, natural and everyday, that people don't even recognise them as coaching. Behaviours like listening with due attention, or offering an observation before a solution. Behaviours that suggest we see the value in someone else's process of personal enquiry - and trust in the ultimate benefits of that.

It's a quiet revolution, and a revolution just the same.

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Take your coaching from good to great


Both a complete learning experience and an instant source of fresh insight, The Coaching Manual, now in its third edition, is packed with all the information, tools, and techniques you need to take your coaching to another level.  Whether you’re new to coaching or already very experienced in the field, Julie Starr will guide you through the entire process from first meeting to when coaching ends.  

About the Author

Julie Starr is a highly respected coach and management consultant who works with both
organisations and individuals. She has over 20 years experience within business and change management focusing on the opportunity presented by people. She combines many years of coaching experience with a constant study related to human success and fulfilment, to develop coaching practices and principles that really work.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't be beaten as a 'go to' reference 25 Jun 2012
By Julie B
After many years of informal coaching and buying coaching books, I recently started studying for a Coaching qualification, and this book was provided as a reference text. Let's just say I wish I'd invested in this book from the start, rather than spending 79p on many texts which haven't really hit the mark!

The book is very clear and goes through the whole process of coaching with a clarity which allows it to act as a great 'go to' reference if you just want to check something before or after a session. Effectively it is a handbook on 'how to coach' and the word ' coaching manual' fits it perfectly.If you are looking for a book that goes through the process of coaching and effectively how to do it, then this is the one for you. It's written in a friendly and approachable way, aimed at giving the reader the confidence to coach fantastically. The layout of the book is attractive and the chapter breakdown makes it very readable - I devoured it on the first sitting as it just tempts you to read more and more.

Lots of great tips and pratical exercises to try - these are set out from the main text so easy to see. Also, small thing but love the fold out cover which acts as a bookmark - really clever idea!!

Julie Starr is someone who has gone out there and become a coach - an inspirational book from an inspirational lady, who has ignited my inspiration to keep moving towards what I love!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent aid 7 Feb 2012
This is an excellent aid to both the principles of coaching and the processes, particularly for a new coach.
I found it both easy to read and full of practical tips/exercises that develop your own coaching skills as well as helping your clients to identify and achieve their goals
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to read 20 Oct 2011
I found this book very easy to read and take in. her writing is informative and clear. This is an ideal book to learn what it says in the title, however what it doesn't have is a description of different models used which is what I needed to research. It was worth buying though to learn about the process of coaching.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Although I bought Julie Starr's book several years ago, I have only been using it in earnest over the past year or so as I was studying for an advanced diploma in leadership and performance coaching. it has been an invaluable resource and ongoing point of reference as I develop my own practice and approach as a coach.

An accessible guide to the coaching process, the principles and practices of the effective coach and the philosophy underpinning the coaching approach, I would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in coaching for effect and impact.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Coaching manual 28 Nov 2012
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A must for coaches: excellent guided information to reflect on your coaching practise, invaluable in setting up your coaching practise. Am using it regularly. The models in the book are very helpful also for clients to understand different processes that can come up within coaching. Highly recommended! It was on my reading list for a Post Graduate in Business and Personal Coaching
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
I am glad I chose this book when I wanted to know more about what coaching is and how to go about it. There are 24 reviews of the earlier (17 October 2002) edition, which may be helpful to anyone considering buying this book.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book Review 25 May 2011
By Poppy
I found this book easy to read - interesting and relevant. It was thought provoking and has helped me to see my way forward with regards to my Life Coaching Career. I will read it again a few times to absorb all of the information and advice contained in the book. I know it will help me be a better coach - so thank you for that!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 27 Jan 2014
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A very good text book - one that isn't full of salesman's nonsense - and the only one that seems reliable, at the moment, on the market.
I don't usually recommend books very easily, however I do for this one. Any good, decent practitioner would use it - if not all, then a good part of it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars easy to read and understand
Bought for study, easy to read and understand, I like the underlying coaching techniques
Published 16 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for...
As soon as I'd got 3 pages into this book I knew I'd found just the support I needed to get me going in creating my coaching service package. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mama Claire
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good book for new coaches.
A great book to understand the fundamentals of coaching. Informative, practical, well written, good evamples and well structured. Highly recommended.
Published 4 months ago by Anais Anais
2.0 out of 5 stars Good information but not veryinspiring
I found this book fairly basic, dull and not very engaging.

The chapter on coaching assignments, structure and assignments was for me, the most interesting. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Linda in London
3.0 out of 5 stars Well structured and pragmatic guide to coaching
This offers a clear and well structured guide to the coaching process. It starts off explaining the need for directive coaching and the value of Incisive Questions. Read more
Published 6 months ago by A. Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read
Well structured book with useful and practical hints and tips. Combined with a theoretical knowledge, this is really helpful if you are about to embark on a coaching career
Published 8 months ago by emotsia
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
During my training in order to be a life coach, this book has been a wonderful help for me. It is clearly structured in chapters and the most important points of each section are... Read more
Published 10 months ago by jwicb1893
4.0 out of 5 stars A good student reference
A straight forward guide to the process of coaching. Easy reading style and ideal for someone seeking a well written "coaching 101" book. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Vicky Stroud
4.0 out of 5 stars concise and easy to understand
Recommended to me by my tutor.
This is well written and divided into sections for easy reference . Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kaka
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful tool for everyone
This coaching manual surprised me in very positive way. Includes lot of useful information, tips and practical exercises. I would recommend it to everyone.
Published 13 months ago by Linda Valachovicova
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