Many years ago I worked with Alan. At that time, I edited a magazine for mountain walkers and backpackers called Trail. Alan was an outstanding contributor and columnist. Erudite, humble and grounded, he penned a monthly column that wonderfully engaged our band of readers.Read More
A warm welcome to Nelson’s column! My aim is to use this space to keep you up to date and informed about different things that are going on in the world of coaching.
If you’re interested in stocking up on your coaching library, you might want to pick up a copy of a new coaching book that has just been published – Professional Coaching: Principles and Practice.
It’s one of those edited books that contains individually contributed chapters of around 12 – 14 pages each. Great if you are the type of person who likes to dip in and out of books.
I was delighted to be invited to write a chapter for this book – Interpersonal Approaches to Coaching. And I am honoured to be alongside coaches / coaching authors whose books sit proudly on my coaching bookshelves.
There are a lot of ‘original’ chapters here. By that I mean they are not wedded to specific coaching approaches. The chapters take an innovative approach to important coaching themes. Some of the book chapters, for example are:
- The Business of Coaching Today
- The Coach’s Imperative: Expanding Perspectives
- Evaluating Client Progress: A Developmental Approach – Beyond Convention
- The Immunity-to-Change Process: When Change is Hard to Make
- Maturity Coaching: Enabling Vertical Development in Leaders
These are just a few of the 35 chapters in the 466 page book, which is available in both print and digital formats. Here is the full reference:
S English, J M Sabatine & P Brownell, Eds. 2018. Professional coaching: principles and practice. New York: Springer Publishing.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…”
We certainly live in challenging times. In the UK, we fumble around the exit for Brexit, as vested self-interest battles with vested self-interest. At the highest global levels, leadership appears to have descended into self-interested positions of, variously, defensiveness, distrust, disruption, aggression and autocracy. This doesn’t appear to be a golden era of leadership.Read More