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by Jenny Rogers
"I have just read my first - and probably last - whole book on coaching. It is my last because it has done the job, giving me the most comprehensive examination of the art." David Amos, former Deputy Director of HR at the DoH, writing in the Health Service Journal. What is coaching and how is it different from therapy or counselling? What techniques and approaches does an ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Open University Press
(first published January 1st 2004)
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I am new to coaching, and thought this was a good, if not intimidating, representation of what coaching is like. Some of the advice was very different from what I was taught on my course as an absolute, so I guess one of the things this book made me realise is that coaching is a fluid, ever changing, challenging area to work in!
This an excellent resource for coaches. I read it once and now have gone back to write a brief summary at the end of each chapter. Rogers is an experienced British coach. She shares insights about inexperienced coaches' mistakes, lessons learned, and many strategies for having a positive coach-client relationship.