After many years in the management of learning and development activities in a fast-moving commercial environment, Lesley has been a sole operator since 2005. She has experience of coaching managers, on an individual basis, from many nationalities in industry as well as public and charitable organisat
Lynne is a qualified Executive Business Coach and Psychometric Administrator with over twenty years experience gained within the Higher Education sector, where she designed, developed and delivered Corporate Programmes to public and private sector bodies, including in the UK, the National Health Servi
Is working with, and through, people important to getting results? If so, the aptitudes and skills in this book should be of value to you.
It presents the fundamental mindsets and perspectives to enable you to harness the potential within yourself and others through a coaching approach; it is not a book to teach you coaching skills.
The authors each have many years of line management responsibilities, one-to-one coaching experience and tutoring within a variety of organisations plus high level coaching and mentoring qualifications. The book shares the perspectives, models and theories which have inspired them to learn and try out coaching approaches as they developed themselves and their staff.
The result is a combination of practical experience rooted in sound evidence-based research sprinkled with humour.
This book is aimed at:
It is not designed as an alternative to a well-supported coach-training programme.
All the principles shared here are those which we have found useful when working with many of our coachees/clients as well as our own coaching journeys. As part of this sharing, we’ll do our best to bring clarity to those concepts, models, theories and words which we have found made most sense to us; but remember if something makes sense for some individuals, that doesn’t mean to say it makes sense for everyone. Learning is special to each individual: we can listen; ask questions; and sometimes share what has worked for us in the hope some aspect of this knowledge will ‘click’ with the coachee.
We feel clarity is important, hence some references, a bibliography and an extensive appendix of tools and models useful to coaching are included. So please feel free to ‘try them on’ and see which fits you best. Hopefully the content of the pages will speak to you as a manager, whether or not you choose to look behind our thinking.