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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (16 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849202885
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849202886
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 18.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 359,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book is the most thorough, comprehensive and accessible overview of key approaches to coaching yet on the market. A must for students and practitioners of coaching alike."

Dr Janice Russell, Executive and Life Coach, University of Hull

"Easy to understand and read, the Handbook of Coaching provides a comprehensive coverage of the key areas in coaching and is a good introduction to the subject matter. As a single reference it sets the standard for its breadth of coverage of the field of coaching." - Dr Caroline Horner, Director, i-coach Academy

"A fascinating, timely and comprehensive text... This is a great resource for coaches of all persuasions. It is the most comprehensive handbook that I know, and it is one that I expect to cherish for a long time to come." - Prof David Megginson, Sheffield Hallam University

About the Author

 

Elaine is a principal lecturer and the leader of programmes for the International Centre for Coaching and Leadership Development at Oxford Brookes University in the UK, where she also directs the Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring Programme and supervises doctoral students. She is an experienced researcher, author and editor and has recently published Coaching Understood with Sage.  She is also the founding editor of The International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching & Mentoring.



Tatiana is a Reader in Coaching Psychology at Oxford Brookes University, UK and a Visiting Professor at HSE, Moscow.  She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist recognised for her contribution to coaching psychology with the achievement award from the BPS in 2011. As an active researcher she has published many articles, book chapters and books including Developmental Coaching: Working with the Self. She is also a director of the annual International Conference in Coaching Supervision.



David Clutterbuck is visiting professor of coaching and mentoring at both Sheffield Hallam and Oxford Brookes Universities. Co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and chair of the International Standards for Mentoring Programmes in Employment and a board member of the International Mentoring Association, he supervises coaches around the world. A regular amongst the list of HR Most Influentials, he is author or co-author of 55 books. He consults and lectures globally on coaching and mentoring.


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Martyn Wilson on 16 Mar. 2010
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This is an extremely well put together handbook. The editors have ensured that there is a level of consistency in the separate chapters that makes it easy to use and read whilst taking advantage of the knowledge of many different authors. And they have been able to attract excellent subject experts as contributors - and so far there has been a consistent ability to make it straight forward to read and follow. They have also produced a clear structure which allows the reader to approach it from both the different theories behind coaching (e.g Cognitive-Developmental, Transactional Analysis) and the different applications of coaching (e.g. Developmental, Executive, Team). The publishers have supported this with the quality of production (well laid out tables, well spaced text, good use of white space).
I am finding that the content of the book helps put the training I have received in coaching into a secure and clear context and would recommend it to anyone who has gone through practically based training. It will also be an excellent basis for identifying further study and development. If you do buy it - do read the introduction, it's one of the best summaries I've seen of what coaching is all about.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. J. van Nieuwerburgh on 29 Feb. 2012
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This book is ideal for coaches who are curious about the broad range of theoretical approaches in the field. The Complete Handbook of Coaching is particularly useful in providing professionals--novice or experienced coaches--with an excellent overview of theoretical approaches, coaching contexts and topical issues.

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Cox, Bachkirova and Clutterbuck have provided us with a treasure trove of coaching approaches, techniques and evidence-based practice. The Complete Handbook of Coaching is a collection of masterfully-edited chapters written by many of the field's leading academics and practitioners. In my opinion, this is an essential addition to every coach's book shelf.

The book is divided into three key sections: Theoretical Approaches; Genres and Contexts; and Professional Practice Issues.

Section 1 will be the most useful for practising coaches. The very accessible and clear writing style in most chapters will provide a coach with a helpful and succinct introduction to a particular approach. The editors have been able to strike the right balance between theory, research and practice. Each chapter is followed by a suggested further reading list.

Chapter 1: Psychodynamic approach. It's difficult to find a good, concise and reliable chapter on this approach. Here is one!

Chapter 2: Cognitive-behavioural coaching. A good chapter, written by experts in the field.

Chapter 3: Solution-focused approach. There are at least two different coaching approaches called "Solution-focused". Here is an excellent description of one of them, written by well-respected academics in this field.

Chapter 4: Person-centred approach: One of the best chapters in the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By karianda on 20 Oct. 2011
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this is a very good book for people wanting to know all about the different approaches used in coaching. I needed it to refer to while doing my BA on coaching. I referred a bit from here but if you need to know about specific models used then this book doesn't have them. It was worth buying though just for the approaches pros and cons.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sunshine on 30 Oct. 2011
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This book is a useful and well written intro into the various different theories used today in coaching practice. It highlights similarities and differences between the theories, and also coaching situations where certain persuasions might prove more appropriate; showing that a good coach will use their own inner skills as well as draw wisdom from the resources available to support their client rather than mindlessly clinging to one persuasion at the expense of client need.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angela Sabin Executive Life Coaching on 8 April 2013
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This was a great bit of learning for me – really expanded my notions of what coaching is.
Some parts are clearly written by academics and these parts I found a bit of a slog (organismic self- regulation, constructivist epistemology, oh dear…), , but there are some terrific exercises.
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