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50 Top Tools for Coaching

50 Top Tools for Coaching

A Complete Toolkit for Developing and Empowering People

Gillian Jones, Ro Gorell


Prepare for every coaching situation with this practical set of tools, frameworks and techniques.

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About the book

A complete resource for both in-house and external coaches, 50 Top Tools for Coaching presents the techniques needed to comfortably face every coaching situation prepared to do what's best for the client. Full of templates, checklists hints and tips, it covers how to assess the needs of clients, select the right tool for the circumstance and deliver effective coaching with confidence. The book addresses all the key areas from the start of an assignment to its finish, including: setting up and managing the coaching relationship; understanding and resolving problems and conflict; increasing client confidence; enhancing client performance; communication and influence; and developing a leadership style. Examples throughout on how the tools in the book have helped coaches be more successful help bring the tools to life.

Now with greater emphasis on professional qualification and accreditation, this fully revised 3rd edition of 50 Top Tools for Coaching includes a host of new tools for building credibility, building resilience and guiding others through change. It also features enhanced tools on self-development and strategy, a brand-new addition of transactional analysis tools, and an increased amount of career coaching tools. Online supporting resources include templates, reference tables and web links to help put the tools into practice.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Setting up the coaching relationship;
    • Chapter - 02: Foundation tools;
    • Chapter - 03: Goal setting;
    • Chapter - 04: Problem resolution;
    • Chapter - 05: Values and beliefs;
    • Chapter - 06: Confidence strategies;
    • Chapter - 07: Working effectively with others;
    • Chapter - 08: Personal impact and influence;
    • Chapter - 09: Enhancing leadership style;
    • Chapter - 10: Planning for the future;
    • Chapter - 11: Ten extra tools from our coaches


This is one of the few books I keep returning to. Whether you are a new coach or an experienced coach there are always things that you can learn or remind yourself of how to do better. Gillian and Ro have a wonderful knack of explaining what to do in a very practical way as well as sharing the benefits of doing so both for yourself and for the client. A great handbook for every coach's bookshelf!
Alex Szabo, COO, Association for Coaching (about the previous edition)

I love the fact that I can either dip in to find a suitable tool for a given coaching scenario OR have the option to create a whole coaching process.
Carolyn Trafford, Reflections Coaching (about the previous edition)

It's great to get different perspectives on coaching. Very often we get stuck in a groove with our clients, so having 50 different ways to shift our thinking can transform situations.
Kate Burton, professional coach (about the previous edition)


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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749473440
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 3rd September 2015
  • Paperback
  • Format: 233x156
  • 272 pages

About the Author

Ro Gorell specializes in performance improvement and talent development, working with a broad range of clients. She is an experienced coach with a particular expertise in group coaching. She is the author of Group Coaching and co-author of How to Create a Coaching Culture, also published by Kogan Page.

Gillian Jones is co-managing director of Emerge, an organizational and behavioural change consultancy specializing in coaching culture strategy. Gillian has worked both as an executive coach and consultant for over 15 years. She is co-author of How to Create a Coaching Culture, published by Kogan Page.

Gillian Jones

Ro Gorell

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