This practical book is aimed at helping the reader develop their coaching practice by bridging the gap between beginner and master coach. Structured around nine tensions which commonly occur in coaching - the book provides the knowledge and confidence to become a skilled coach practitioner. Chapters address key practice issues, such as being focused on process and prioritising the relationship; being challenging and letting things go; being ethical and staying true to personal values. An Online Resources site provides multiple videos of extracts from coaching sessions that illustrate the book's key themes. The book provides analysis of current thinking in the coaching field as it relates to the tensions under discussion to help extend learning and enhance reflective practice. This book is a must-read for those at the later stages of a coaching qualification, and experienced practitioners looking to broaden and develop their practice.