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Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transformation

Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transformation

How to Help Individuals and Organizations Flourish

Liz Hall

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Help individuals and organisations flourish following times of change with this guide featuring the latest thinking and insightful case studies.

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About the book

Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transformation takes an in-depth look at crisis and change in the world we live in today and discusses its impact on both individuals and organizations. Covering not just coaching in the current crisis but any time of crisis and change, it offers a complete, practical resource for managers and coaches to tackle the challenges effectively. This book can help turn a crisis, whether personal or systemic into an opportunity for transformation.

Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transformation covers definitions of crisis from both the individual and organizational perspective, including insights on: adapting to change and finding opportunities in crisis, what neuroscience tells us about our reactions to change, transformative coaching, change models, supporting organizations in crisis and how coaching and mentoring can act as preventative measures against crises.

Table Of Contents

  • Chapter - 1: Definitions;
  • Chapter - 2: Shared territory;
  • Chapter - 3: Models and frameworks for exploring change and transition;
  • Chapter - 4: No mud, no lotus? Crisis as a catalyst for transformation;
  • Chapter - 5: Coaching for Compassionate Resilience through Creativity: The Case for a ‘Turn to Autoethnography’;
  • Chapter - 6: Insights from Neuroscience;
  • Chapter - 7: Executive Coaching in Times of Organisational Change: a Vital Support and Developmental Mechanism;
  • Chapter - 8: Leaders in Crisis: Attending to the shadow side;
  • Chapter - 9: The Role of Coaching in Supporting Organisations to Address Mental Health Issues;
  • Chapter - 10: Nourishing the lotus flower: turning towards and transforming difficulties with Mindful Compassionate Coaching;
  • Chapter - 11: Self coaching;
  • Chapter - 12: Legacy Thinking: An Approach for a Better Now, and a Better Future;


Liz Hall expertly intertwines relevant theory, the latest thinking of leading academics and real-world practice to provide coaches with an essential guide for working with people facing challenging transitions. Compelling, timely and inspiring!
Dr Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Associate Professor in Coaching, Centre for Coaching and Behavioural Change, Henley Business School

The generosity in the material that is shared, the power in the stories, the vulnerability and honesty in the case studies makes this book an exciting and compelling read that brings you face to face with your own learning edge of working with crisis. This book stretches the assumptions of what it is to coach.
Dr Alison Whybrow, Chartered Psychologist and Coach

The idea of this book was initially a little daunting, as I wasn't sure how coping with crisis was something I wanted to be drawn towards. Rather than uncomfortable reading, it's inspiring. To connect with so many real and relatable stories of people's triumph in almost impossible experiences caused me to wonder - what would I do in this situation? Liz's research and references are comprehensive and it's a read I think most coaches would get something from.
Julie Starr, Director, Starr Consulting and author of The Coaching Manual

Neil and Alister provide both an inspirational and thought provoking piece of writing as well as a range of methods and tools.
Peter Hawkins, Emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group and Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School (about the legacy thinking chapter)

[the] writing resonates with the biggest challenges facing businesses now. The key question I am asking myself after reading the chapter [on legacy thinking] is... [W]ould shareholders be better served by adopting legacy thinking and looking to the long term?
Andrew Jones, Finance director for an international fund management company

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749468309
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd October 2015
  • Paperback
  • Format: 233x156
  • 288 pages

About the Author

Liz Hall is an award-winning journalist and coach. Awards include the Periodical Training Association's Journalist of the Year award and the Association for Coaching's Award for Impacting (Leadership/External Focus) Service to the Wider Community for 2010-11. She is the editor and co-owner of Coaching at Work magazine, has written and worked for publications including The Guardian; The Financial Times; The Observer; The Daily Mail, People Management; Personnel Today; Training magazine; Employers' Law; Spirituality & Health and Mandala magazine. She is the author of Mindful Coaching, also published by Kogan Page.

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