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Can't be beaten as a 'go to' reference
on 25 June 2012
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!