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Excellence in Coaching

Excellence in Coaching

The Industry Guide

Jonathan Passmore

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Get the latest thinking on key approaches and professional issues with this definitive guide to best practice in the coaching profession.

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About the book

Published with the Association for Coaching, Excellence in Coaching presents cutting-edge thinking in the field of workplace coaching. This comprehensive industry guide enables coaches to achieve personal excellence in a rapidly evolving profession through a collection of best-practice material from some of the biggest names in the profession including Sir John Whitmore, Philippe Rosinski and Peter Hawkins.

Part One covers the business of coaching, telling practitioners everything they need to know about setting up a coaching practice, defining the coaching requirements, building a business case and embedding best practice in workplace coaching. Part Two covers models and approaches including NLP, appreciative coaching, cognitive behavioural coaching and solution-focused coaching. Part Three considers issues around coaching including evaluating coaching programmes, ethics, and coaching supervision. This latest edition has been updated to reflect recent developments in the industry and includes a new chapter on team coaching.

Excellence in Coaching is essential reading for practising coaches as well as for anyone studying coaching through the ILM, coaching training, a Master's course, or more generally as part of a psychology or business degree.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: The Business of Coaching;
    • Chapter - 01: What is Coaching?;
    • Chapter - 02: Coaching Within Organizations;
    • Chapter - 03: Leveraging the Coaching Investment;
    • Chapter - 04: Setting Up and Running Your Coaching Practice;
  • Section - TWO: Coaching Models and Approaches;
    • Chapter - 05: Behavioural Coaching – the GROW Model;
    • Chapter - 06: Solution-Focused Coaching;
    • Chapter - 07: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching;
    • Chapter - 08: NLP Coaching;
    • Chapter - 09: Transpersonal Coaching;
    • Chapter - 10: Appreciative Coaching: Pathway to Flourishing;
    • Chapter - 11: Integrative Coaching;
  • Section - THREE: Coaching Issues;
    • Chapter - 12: Intercultural Coaching;
    • Chapter - 13: Coaching and Stress;
    • Chapter - 14: Coaching Ethics: Integrity in the Moment of Choice;
    • Chapter - 15: Coaching Supervision;
    • Chapter - 16: Evaluating Coaching Programmes;
    • Chapter - 17: Coach Accreditation;
    • Chapter - 18: Team Coaching


An outstanding resource! Excellence in Coaching has deservedly become one of the field's foremost textbooks, relevant to both practitioners and learners of coaching.
Dr Christian J van Nieuwerburgh, Associate Professor, Henley Centre for Coaching and Behavioural Change, Henley Business School

Top managers are increasingly turning to specialist coaches to help them think, earn and redirect... This very helpful book is for those in the growing profession of coaching, the facilitative partners who are helping today's executives maximize their own performance.
Greg Parston, Director, Institute for Public Services Value, Accenture (about the previous edition)

The variety of chapter contributions is commendable and the cumulative effect is both affirming and edifying.
Dr Elaine Cox, Director of Postgraduate Coaching and Mentoring Programmes, Westminster Institute of Education, Oxford Brookes University (about the previous edition)

Offers a breadth of perspectives on the subject ... Written by experts in the different fields, it leaves the reader to judge which of these various methods are the most appropriate for their particular needs.
People Management (about the previous edition)

If you only have one coaching book on your shelf, this is the one to have.
Resource Magazine (about the previous edition)

Anyone who invests in this book will not feel cheated.
Training and Coaching Today (about the previous edition)

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749474454
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 3rd December 2015
  • Paperback
  • Format: 233x156
  • 360 pages

About the Author

Jonathan Passmore is a professor of psychology with an international reputation, and the managing director of a consulting company. He speaks at conferences around the world and is the editor of Kogan Page's prestigious Association for Coaching book series. He is also the co-author of Top Business Psychology Models and Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management, also published by Kogan Page.

Jonathan Passmore