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Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and Mentoring

Practical Techniques for Developing Learning and Performance

Eric Parsloe, Melville Leedham

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Develop coaching and mentoring skills at the individual, team or organizational level with this popular guide.

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About the book

Over the last 15 years, Coaching and Mentoring has become the go-to guide for anyone looking to develop their coaching and mentoring skills at individual, team or organizational level. Clear and accessible, it uses practical tools and best practice to demonstrate how to relate theoretical models to specific situations to gain real benefits. It provides strategies that can be applied to any situation, including life coaching, business coaching and community mentoring.

Now in its 3rd edition, Coaching and Mentoring has been fully updated to cover the latest thinking and developments in this area including extended coverage of coaching supervision. There is also now a brand new section on practical applications of coaching and mentoring for organizations which includes advice on how to align coaching and mentoring strategies to overall business goals and how to provide evidence for its transformational impact on employee performance. Full of practical advice, case studies and examples, this comprehensive guide will be of value to everyone involved in any aspect coaching and mentoring.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: The purpose, nature and practice of coaching and mentoring;
    • Chapter - 01: In the mainstream?;
    • Chapter - 02: Models of coaching and mentoring;
    • Chapter - 03: Community mentors and life coaching;
    • Chapter - 04: Helping people to learn how to learn;
    • Chapter - 05: Awareness of individual differences;
    • Chapter - 06: Feedback that builds confidence and success;
    • Chapter - 07: Observant listening;
    • Chapter - 08: Questioning;
    • Chapter - 09: Situational supervision?;
    • Chapter - 10: An industry or a maturing profession?;
  • Section - TWO: How to effectively implement coaching and mentoring in organizations;
    • Chapter - 11: Why invest in CAM? What and where is the need?;
    • Chapter - 12: Coaching and mentoring: what they are and how they are used in organizations;
    • Chapter - 13: Implementing coaching and mentoring;
    • Chapter - 14: Roles and responsibilities in coaching and mentoring;
    • Chapter - 15: Supervision in practice;
    • Chapter - 16: Coaching the team;
    • Chapter - 17: Coach-mentoring in the system and the impact of culture;
    • Chapter - 18: What’s next?;


Eric Parsloe's contribution to the world of coaching and mentoring was immense. This new edition of his favourite book retains the same sense of energy and enquiry as the original. Eric would have been proud to see it!
Professor David Clutterbuck, author, speaker and co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council

It is great to see this new updated version of Coaching and Mentoring, with great examples of how coaching and mentoring can make a difference in so many different contexts.
Professor Peter Hawkins International Thought Leader and Author in Leadership, Coaching and Systemic Team Coaching

Coaching is now acknowledged as a vital part of any organisation's development but few know how to effectively turn theory into practice. The expertise of the OCM [formerly the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring] over a number of years helped us to develop individual, team and organisational capability at a pace that seemed impossible at the start. The wisdom and experience we benefitted from are encapsulated brilliantly in this book.
Sarah Sandbrook, HR Director, T-Systems Ltd

[This book] can be used by a coach/mentor working in an organisation, small teams, sports field, different types of situations. Overall the book gives you lot of food for thought and helps us to be a better coach/mentor
Hari Nair, Reliance Group and NetGalley reviewer

Having been on both sides of the mentor/coach partnership I highly recommend this book. The authors do an excellent and complete job of explaining the process, background and goals of coaching/mentoring, their responsibilities as well as the responsibilities and expectations of the person being coached or mentored. Being adjunct faculty for undergraduate and graduate students I was especially impressed by the section on students and learning. If a person wants to be a coach or mentor or is looking for a coach or mentor this book would be a great resource for beginning the journey.
Tony Smith, NetGalley Reviewer

This book...[offers] a clear and practical guide to actually doing coaching and mentoring! Weaving theory and real world practice together, the authors provide a clear, engaging look at the subject, backed up with clear tools, actionable frameworks and a host of strategies that they say can be utilised in every coaching or mentoring situation.... As well as the excellent book knowledge being patiently served up, it was particularly interesting to note the opinions and experiences of many practitioners working within the field, allowing the reader to observe how they go about things and discover some of the challenges and issues they may have faced.
Darren Ingram, Darren Ingram Media

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749477622
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 3rd December 2016
  • Paperback
  • Format: 233x155
  • 352 pages

About the Author

Melville Leedham is an associate lecturer at the University of Northampton. He runs his own coach-mentoring business specializing in improving the performance of individuals, teams and organizations and also trains, supervises and assesses other coaches.

Diane Newell is the managing director of coaching services at The OCM, formerly the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring, and an experienced coach-mentor working with individuals and teams to catalyse success.

Eric Parsloe

Melville Leedham

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