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The SAGE Handbook of Coaching

The SAGE Handbook of Coaching

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November 2016 | 794 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of Coaching presents a comprehensive, global view of the discipline, identifying the current issues and practices, as well as mapping out where the discipline is going.

 The Handbook is organized into six thematic sections:

  • Part One: Positioning Coaching as a Discipline
  • Part Two: Coaching as a Process
  • Part Three: Common Issues in Coaching
  • Part Four: Coaching in Contexts
  • Part Five: Researching Coaching  
  • Part Six: Development of Coaches

It provides the perfect reference point for graduate students, scholars, educators and researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with current research and debate in the academic and influential practitioners' literature on coaching.

Tatiana Bachkirova, Gordon Spence & David Drake
Chapter 1: Introduction
Tatiana Bachkirova
Chapter 2: Developing a knowledge base of coaching: questions to explore
Simon Western
Chapter 3: The Key Discourses of Coaching
Anthony M Grant
Chapter 4: Coaching as Evidence-based Practice: The View Through a Multiple-Perspective Model of Coaching Research
Trevor Crowe
Chapter 5: Coaching and psychotherapy
John L. Bennett and Francine Campone
Chapter 6: Coaching and Theories of Learning
Paul Lawrence
Chapter 7: Coaching and adult development
Konstantin Korotov
Chapter 8: Coaching for Leadership Development
James Pritchard & David Drake
Chapter 9: Coaching for organisation development
Hany Shoukry
Chapter 10: Coaching for Social Change
Erik de Haan & Judie Gannon
Chapter 11: The Coaching Relationship
David Ashley Clutterbuck and Gordon Spence
Chapter 12: Working with Goals in Coaching
Sunny Stout-Rostron
Chapter 13: Working with Diversity in Coaching
Peter Jackson
Chapter 14: Physicality in Coaching: Developing an Embodied Perspective
Elaine Cox
Chapter 15: Working with Emotions in Coaching
David Drake
Chapter 16: Working with narratives in coaching
Alison Maxwell
Chapter 17: The Use of Feedback for Development in Coaching: Finding the Coach’s Stance
Reinhardt Stelter
18 Working with values in coaching
Carmelina Lawton-Smith
19 Coaching for Resilience and Well-being
Alison Zarecky & Sophie Francis
20 Working with Strengths in Coaching
Travis Kemp
21 Mindfulness and Coaching: Contemporary labels for timeless practices?
Gordon B. Spence and Stephen Joseph
22 Coaching for Post-Traumatic Growth: An Appropriate Response to the Devastations of Life?
Polly Parker
23 Coaching for role transitions/career change
Christian van Nieuwerburgh
24 Interculturally-Sensitive Coaching
Geoffrey Abbott and Raija Salomaa
25 Cross-cultural Coaching: An Emerging Practice
Andrea D. Ellinger, Rona S. Beattie and Robert G. Hamlin
26 Coaching in the HRD Context
Sean O’Connor and Michael Cavanagh
27 Group and Team Coaching
Christian van Nieuwerburgh and Margaret Barr
28 Coaching in Education
Ruth Wolever, Margaret Ann Moore and Meg Jordan
29 Coaching in Healthcare
Yossi Ives
30 Coaching in Relationships: working with singles, couples and parents
Siegfried Greif
31 Researching Outcomes of Coaching
Adrian Myers
32 Researching the Coaching Process
Angela M. Passarelli, Ellen B. Van Oosten and Mark A. Eckert
33 Neuroscience in Coaching Research and Practice
Almuth McDowall
34 The Use of Psychological Assessments in Coaching and Coaching Research
David Lane
35 Trends in development of coaches (education and training)
David E. Gray
36 Coaching Supervision: Towards a systemic model
Bob Garvey
37 Issues of assessment and accreditation of coaches
Ioanna Iordanou and Patrick Williams
38 Developing Ethical Capabilities of Coaches
Stella Kanatouri
39 Adapting to working with new technologies
Annette Fillery-Travis & Ron Collins
40 Discipline, profession and industry— how our choices shape our future

What makes life really interesting is when we go beyond our comfort zone. Coaching has proven to be a highly effective way to make this journey. Anybody interested in understanding what coaching is all about would do well to have a good look at the Sage Handbook of Coaching, edited by Tatiana Bachkirova, Gordon Spence and David Drake. This thorough compilation of the field will help coach and client alike to test the unknown waters of their mind.

Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change, INSEAD

This exciting new Sage Handbook of Coaching provides a wealth of perspectives on the rapidly evolving discipline of coaching and its evidence-base. Well-respected authors explore definitions and boundaries of coaching, contemporary topics such as cross-cultural coaching and group and team coaching as well as challenging questions such as whether coaching can or should be ‘value-free’ and also whether coaching can make a contribution to societal change. This book should be the starting point for anyone undertaking coaching research or seeking an in-depth discussion of current issues in coaching.

Grace McCarthy
Dean, Sydney Business School, Australia

Everyone needs development and some actually want it. Training is cumbersome, expensive and embarrassing and education classes are ineffective. Coaching has surged in popularity to fill this gap. The practice has preceded the research and scholarship. But famous and well respected scholars Tatiana Bachkirova, Gordon Spence and David Drake have compiled an amazing handbook which is the reference for all things about coaching. The authors of chapters are the leading scholars and reflective coaches in the world and their students. This is better than the Internet for learning about and answering questions about coaching. Whether you are a practitioner, eager to learn about coaching or an academic curious about its effects, you will refer to it often.

Richard E. Boyatzis
Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Psychology, Cognitive Science and Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University, USA

This text, written by recognised experts in the field, is usefully critical and academically informed. Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the topic covered and treats the various tensions and differences in each sub-field, in an even handed way. This text probably works best for students studying coaching at Masters level and gives the reader a good grounding in the various facets of coaching theory and practice

Paul Stokes
Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

This Handbook is an illuminating and accessible reference to a sophisticated apprehension of the fast growing discipline of coaching. Engaging their audience into the current and emerging debates of coaching, authors not only brilliantly establish the systemic and multidisciplinary nature of the field, but also expand our horizons to under-discussed, but vital, approaches and dimensions of coaching. This compelling invitation to constructively and critically embrace the complexities, specificities and potentialities of this profession definitely advances our knowledge, perspectives and practice in a groundbreaking way.

Pauline Fatien Diochon
Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universifad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

This is a wonderful addition to the coaching scholarship. Thoughtfully organised , it addresses core contemporary topics in a way that is evidence based. The book  offers actionable lessons for coaches, purchasers of coaching and researchers in this area.

Sue Dopson
Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisation Behaviour, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

The SAGE Handbook of Coaching provides an exciting state-of-the-art overview to the rapidly growing field of coaching. Written by experts, this Handbook will be of interest to trainee and experienced coaches. The editors and authors are to be congratulated for this scholarly contribution to the profession.

Stephen Palmer
President, International Society for Coaching Psychology

How I wish I had had this book when I did my MA .... what it contains is so broad, so deep, so well constructed, that I almost think it would have provided me with all I needed to compile a bibliography and complete my dissertation 

Gill Fennings Monkman
Coaching Today

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