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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

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Arm yourself with these tried and tested tools and techniques to provide the best experience for your clients in every coaching situation.

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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 required for every coaching situation. Full of exercises, models, checklists and templates, it covers how to assess the needs of clients, select the right tool for the circumstance and deliver effective coaching with confidence. The book focuses on every stage of the coaching process, from setting up and managing the coaching relationship, understanding and resolving conflict, developing client confidence and performance to enhancing leadership styles and planning for the future. Supporting hints and tips are found throughout explaining how these tools help coaches be more successful.

This fully revised 4th edition includes new tools for topical issues such as development coaching for women and coaching in times of organizational change. Online supporting resources include additional tools, interactive templates and videos of the tools in action demonstrated by the authors.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Setting up the Coaching Relationship;
    • Chapter - 01: The Coaching Process;
    • Chapter - 02: Coaching Assessment Form;
    • Chapter - 03: Coaching Brief and Contract Form;
    • Chapter - 04: Coaching Self-Assessment Questionnaire;
    • Chapter - 05: Checklist for Establishing Contract Rules;
    • Chapter - 06: Action Plan;
    • Chapter - 07: Coaching Evaluation;
  • Section - TWO: Foundation Tools;
    • Chapter - 08: Listening Model;
    • Chapter - 09: Questioning Skills and Techniques;
    • Chapter - 10: Feedback Techniques and Examples;
    • Chapter - 11: The ORACLE Model;
    • Chapter - 12: Coffee-Break Coaching;
    • Chapter - 13: Self-Coaching;
  • Section - THREE: Goal Setting;
    • Chapter - 14: Creating Powerful Intentions;
    • Chapter - 15: Goal Setting;
    • Chapter - 16: Breaking Down Previous Goals;
    • Chapter - 17: Spatial Action Planning;
    • Chapter - 18: Goal Visualization;
    • Chapter - 19: Goal Visualization Script;
  • Section - FOUR: Problem Resolution;
    • Chapter - 20: Logical Levels;
    • Chapter - 21: Positive Problem Solving (Reframing);
    • Chapter - 22: Problem Mapping;
  • Section - FIVE: Values and Beliefs;
    • Chapter - 23: Internal Conflict Negotiation;
    • Chapter - 24: Helping Individuals Reduce Stress;
    • Chapter - 25: Changing Negative Thought Patterns;
    • Chapter - 26: Determining Values;
    • Chapter - 27: Prioritizing Values;
    • Chapter - 28: Belief Assessment;
  • Section - SIX: Confidence Strategies;
    • Chapter - 29: Reprogramming Negative Language;
    • Chapter - 30: Personal Centre of Excellence;
  • Section - SEVEN: Working Effectively with Others;
    • Chapter - 31: Behavioural Conflict Resolution;
    • Chapter - 32: Analysing and Resolving Conflict;
    • Chapter - 33: 360-Degree Perspective;
  • Section - EIGHT: Personal Impact and Influence;
    • Chapter - 34: Communication Skills Audit and Skills Inventory;
    • Chapter - 35: 360-Degree Feedback;
  • Section - NINE: Enhancing Leadership Style;
    • Chapter - 36: Team Climate Inventory;
    • Chapter - 37: Improving the Delegation Process;
    • Chapter - 38: Planning to Delegate;
    • Chapter - 39: Prioritizing – Paired Comparison;
    • Chapter - 40: Prioritizing – Importance-Urgency Grid;
  • Section - TEN: Planning for the Future;
    • Chapter - 41: Life Events;
    • Chapter - 42: The Discovery Model;
    • Chapter - 43: Ideal Work Designer;
    • Chapter - 44: Managing My Career;
  • Section - ELEVEN: Developing Women;
    • Chapter - 45: Identifying Super Powers Through Strengths-based Portraits;
    • Chapter - 46: Reflected Strengths Portrait Exercise;
    • Chapter - 47: Improving Confidence by Changing Beliefs;
    • Chapter - 48: Questions to Change Limiting Beliefs;
    • Chapter - 49: Part 2;
    • Chapter - 50: Confidence Building;
    • Chapter - 51: Emotional Intelligence Through Modelling;
    • Chapter - 52: Managing Upwards;
  • Section - TWELVE: Coaching During Change;
    • Chapter - 53: Creating a Group Coaching Environment;
    • Chapter - 54: Creating Tools for Group Coaching;
    • Chapter - 55: Lean Change Canvas;
    • Chapter - 56: Mapping Different Perspectives;
    • Chapter - 57: Hot Seat Coaching;
  • Section - THIRTEEN: Ten Extra Tools from our Coaches;
    • Chapter - 58: Goal – Setting Ensuring Goals are Aligned;
    • Chapter - 59: Targeting What’s Important;
    • Chapter - 60: Guiding Others Through Change;
    • Chapter - 61: SLOBA Model for Building Credibility;
    • Chapter - 62: The Alignment Process;
    • Chapter - 63: Accountability Review;
    • Chapter - 64: Breaking the Gridlock;
    • Chapter - 65: Building Resilience;
    • Chapter - 66: Building and Using a Supportive Network;
    • Chapter - 67: Establishing a Real Purpose, Meaning and Value to Client Progress


This is the go-to book for coaching practice. It gives you the full toolkit to handle most coaching situations and its accessibility will appeal to experienced practitioners as well as those just entering into coaching. With diversity and inclusion at the heart of most businesses in the 21st century, the tools for coaching women in the workplace and group coaching are both topical and invaluable.
John Athanasiou, Director of People, HarperCollins Publishers

This book is a rich source of practical approaches, whether you are an experienced coach, a new coach, or a manager wanting to become even better at coaching team members.
Angela Sabin, Principal Coach, Executive Life Coaching

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 a 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 a 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 a previous edition)


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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749482329
  • Edition: 4
  • Published: 3rd March 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 235x158
  • 288 pages

About the Author

Gillian Jones is Managing Director of Emerge, a development consultancy that specializes in leadership, organizational development and executive coaching. She is a champion for women's development, delivering RISE, the popular empowering women's programme, both in Europe and the Middle East.

Ro Gorell is an independent talent management and change consultant and business coach. She has particular expertise in group coaching and enhancing company culture through coaching. She is the author of Group Coaching and the co-author with Gillian Jones of How to Create a Coaching Culture, also published by Kogan Page.

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