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Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and Mentoring
Theory and Practice

Fourth Edition
  • Bob Garvey - Managing Partner, The Lio Partnership, a coaching and mentoring consultancy in the UK
  • Paul Stokes - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
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October 2021 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Written by two leading scholars in the field, this book is an essential guide to the theory and practice of coaching and mentoring.

The 4th Edition features:

·        New content on the definitional issues and the hybridization of coaching and mentoring

·        Revised analysis on the research terrain of coaching and mentoring

·        Careful consideration of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on coaching and mentoring

·        New and updated case studies and examples from a wide range of countries, including the USA, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Russia, Australia, South America, the Czech Republic and Sri Lanka

·        Updated activities, reflective questions and annotated further reading at the end of each chapter

This book also comes with an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides for lecturers to use in their teaching.

Suitable reading for students on coaching and mentoring modules.

Bob Garvey is Managing Partner of the Lio Partnership, a coaching and mentoring consultancy.

Paul Stokes is a Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and leads its MSc Coaching and Mentoring programme.

Part 1 An Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring
Chapter 1 The Meaning of Coaching and Mentoring
Chapter 2 Researching Coaching and Mentoring
Chapter 3 Creating a Coaching and Mentoring Culture
Chapter 4 Design and Evaluation
Chapter 5 Models and Perspectives on Coaching and Mentoring
Chapter 6 Conversational Learning
Part 2 Influences on Coaching and Mentoring
Chapter 7 Power in Coaching and Mentoring
Chapter 8 The Skilled Coachee
Chapter 9 Multiple Learning Relationships
Chapter 10 E-Development
Chapter 11 The Goal Assumption: A Mindset Issue in Organizations?
Part 3 Contemporary Issues in Coaching and Mentoring
Chapter 12 Supervision
Chapter 13 Coaching and Mentoring and Diversity
Chapter 14 A Question of Ethics in Coaching and Mentoring
Chapter 15 Competencies, Standards and Professionalization
Part 4 Towards a Theory of Coaching and Mentoring
Chapter 16 Perspectives on Coaching and Mentoring from Around the Globe
Chapter 17 Towards a Meta-theory of Coaching and Mentoring


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Instructor's manual 

The book is an ideal choice for those studying coaching and seeking an evidenced based approach to the topic of coaching and mentoring.

Jonathan Passmore
University of Evora

This is a book for those who want to think deeply about coaching and mentoring; it goes well beyond the ‘how-to-do-it’ of many texts and challenges us to pay attention to the wider implications of what we are doing. The authors draw on many sources, always with a critical approach that invites us to think about how what has been written has been influenced by the perspectives and discourses of the time and culture.

Julie Hay
Nurturing Potential

This new edition improves on what was already an excellent text. The additional case studies bring the theory to life and are very helpful. The ethos throughout this book is both thoughtful and humane, it’s an ethical and comprehensive study of coaching and mentoring, and I endorse it wholeheartedly.

Dr Simon Western
Director of Analytic-Network Coaching Ltd

An excellent summary of historical context and current research understanding … Nicely presented in a logical and easy to follow manner written in accessible language without losing the integrity of the source materials. Significant attention given to critique and opening up of the debates around coaching and mentoring with some very useful parallels drawn between what are often portrayed as conflicting disciplines.

Dr Gary Andrew Husband
Institute of Education, Stirling University

This book was very informative for key areas of coaching and mentoring, great to see the range and differences between the two.

Rhiannon Kerry Elliott
Derby College

An accessible, well presented text. The chapter on Power is particularly illuminating.

John Perry
School of Medicine, Southampton University

A thought provoking book which should be on the reading list for anybody studying coaching and mentoring.

Christopher McKechnie
Scotton Hall, HM Forces

This text offers a range of valuable information in an accessible format. I’ve used it with both undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts.

Dr Abbe Brady
School of Sport & Leisure, Gloucestershire University

This is a very useful and interesting book for anyone needing to gain an insight into coaching and mentoring, and why they are similar but different.

Lorraine Horton-Smith
School of Human & Health Sciences, Huddersfield University

Very good book and very relevant to social work. Top of my essential list for Practice Educators in training and beyond and have referred to this regularly.

Ikedola Animashaun
Social Work Department, Brunel University

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