Customer Reviews


8 Reviews
5 star:
 (8)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally - an interesting book on the process of coaching!, 14 May 2008
By 
Howler (HYDE, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Coaching Skills: A Handbook (Paperback)
This is the best book on the ACTUAL PROCESS of coaching I have read to date.

Many of the books out currently spend so much time talking about the differentiation of coaching from mentoring or therapy, or wallowing in the ego of the author's achievements, or telling you how to find a coach, etc., etc., that I have tended to lose all interest before finishing them.

Jenny Rogers' book is a clearly written practical aid and spends most of the time talking about things we really need to know and understand about delivering the service of coaching.

I would say she knows a thing or two about the subject. I guess the fact that it (my edition) is published by the Open University Press shows that other people have noticed this also! Buy this if you're interested in becoming a coach or indeed already are one!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent help for someone who thought they were experienced, 15 Jan 2010
This review is from: Coaching Skills: A Handbook (Paperback)
This book has been a revelation. I have been involved in business coaching for over 10 years and am amazed how helpful this book has been. It has been encouraging that the book has reaffirmed a number of approaches and techniques I use. What has been far more useful is the way the book has made me challenge and reappraise my own practice and in some cases I will be changing what I do. The book is easy to read and full of very practical examples and case-studies. Thank you Jenny Rogers
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Super-useful questions"..., 27 July 2012
By 
Mark Stipanovsky (London) - See all my reviews
(TOP 1000 REVIEWER)   
This review is from: Coaching Skills: A Handbook (Paperback)
I look for one thing to justify buying a book - is there something here that I can use that is helpful to what I do...

I am a specialist in addiction, weight loss, relationships, nutrition and a few other things and have been called a hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, coach, trainer etc and to be honest I'm passed the stage of worrying about what I'm called...

Jenny Rogers has a list of simple questions that are very effective in helping someone "get better" and that helps the "coach" stay focused.

I will list the questions and if they intrigue you then buy the book for Jenny's commentary underneath each question.

1. What's the issue?
2. What makes it an issue now?
3. Who owns the issue/problem?
4. How important is it on a 1-10 scale?
5. How much energy do you have for a solution on a 1-10 scale?
6. What have you already tried?
7. Imagine this problems been solved. What would you see, hear and feel?
8. What's standing in the way of the ideal outcome?
9. What's your own responsibility for what's been happening?
10. What early signs are there that things might be getting better / going all right?
11. Imagine you're at your most resourceful. What do you say to yourself about this issue?
12. What are the options for action here?
13. What criteria will you use to judge the options?
14. Which option seems the best one against those criteria?
15. So what's the next / first step?
16. When will you take it?

This set of questions works...

There are lots of other pieces of very helpful information such as the OK Corral - A Transactional Analysis concept of existential life positions that are life changing and again, work very quickly and elegantly...

One of the things that will happen when you discover information that is helpful is you will become more proficient and more successful as a coach or mentor or parent or manager etc.

Another interesting side effect of coaching skills is that hopefully you learn how to coach yourself...

If not, take a bit of time out and play about with chapter 5, "Coaching for the future"...

And you can only do that if you buy the book...

So my recommendation is to buy this and it will become a very helpful addition in your life...
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars coaching, 18 Oct 2010
By 
This review is from: Coaching Skills: A Handbook (Paperback)
This book is easy to read and to understand. It is a great book for those new to coaching.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent straightforward coaching book, 29 Sep 2011
This review is from: Coaching Skills: A Handbook (Paperback)
I was recommended this book by a fellow coach (I'm a coach too). It's very practical, straightforward, not fluffy like some of them I have read. Very good book for anyone who is a coach or training. Highly recommended. Very warmly written, easy to read and such a relief.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview, 3 Dec 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Coaching Skills: A Handbook (Paperback)
I learned to coach on a month long intensive course. This book was recommended by one of the external instructors and I have read it cover to cover. It covers the whole of basic coaching really nicely in clear concise language. I've been a coach now for a couple of years but still refer to this book occasionally. I recommend this book for anyone starting out in coaching or coming back to it after a break.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it - down to earth, and practical, 8 April 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Coaching Skills: A Handbook (Paperback)
I really enjoyed Jenny Rogers’ book, loads of checklists of questions which I use as aide memoires in my coaching practice. I loved the style of it, written in a clear, practical and readable way
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book which is clear and simple., 8 Dec 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
clear, and deals with some difficult ideas very well. Enjoyed reading it. A little padding, stories, supervision etc included. Buy it.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Coaching Skills: A Handbook
Coaching Skills: A Handbook by Jenny Rogers (Paperback - 1 Mar 2008)
Used & New from: £15.32
Add to wishlist See buying options
Only search this product's reviews