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How to Create a Coaching Culture

How to Create a Coaching Culture

A Practical Introduction

Gillian Jones, Ro Gorell


Develop an effective coaching culture with this essential guide from the HR Fundamentals series that empowers your workforce to achieve higher performance and deliver better business results.

Available to pre-order from 3rd June 2018
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About the book

How to Create a Coaching Culture is a practical guide to developing an effective and efficient coaching culture within an organization. It demonstrates how to empower a workforce to achieve higher performance and greater business results with a strategy closely aligned to an organization's objectives. Using a combination of practical tools, assessments, scenarios and case studies from best practice, it provides guidance for planning, pitching, and building a scheme. It also offers a complete framework for evaluating benefits and measuring return on investment.

This fully updated 2nd edition of How to Create a Coaching Culture demonstrates how a coaching culture should be closely aligned with broader business concerns, including bottom line results, productivity and agility in the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environment. It shows how to link productivity and growth, how to adopt principles that naturally encourage coaching and engagement, how to develop autonomous teams, how to develop tools that foster flexibility, and how to assess organizational readiness for change. Online resources include a series of downloadable tools and templates to use in practice, including a diagnostic tool to check 'coaching culture health' and a corresponding report, development plan and monitoring templates, training course assessment forms, and more.

The HR Fundamentals series is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK professional body for HR and people development with over 145,000 members worldwide. This series of succinct, practical and straightforward guides supports those in the early stages of HR.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Fundamentals;
    • Chapter - 01: What is a Coaching Culture?;
    • Chapter - 02: Is Having a Coaching Culture Important for your Organization?;
    • Chapter - 03: Aligning the Coaching Culture with Organizational Strategy – Getting the Right Fit;
  • Section - TWO: In Practice;
    • Chapter - 04: Creating a Coaching Culture – The Key Components;
    • Chapter - 05: Planning and Developing the Right Strategy for your Organization;
    • Chapter - 06: Measurement Tools for Evaluating Coaching;
    • Chapter - 07: Conclusion


This book is very relevant and timely for the coaching market place. More and more organizations are struggling with how to create the right coaching culture and this book provides comprehensive guidance as well as practical tools, models and checklists. As specialists in their fields, Gillian and Ro bring their valuable insights and experience to life for organizations and coaches through their integrated presentation of case studies and reflection points
Alex Szabo, COO, Association for Coaching (about a previous edition)

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749483272
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd September 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 264 pages

About the Author

Ro Gorell is a change strategist and coach specializing in Lean Change/Agile, modelling these principles through her business Grow Talent, in collaboration with Change Optimised. Based in Australia, she is the author of Group Coaching and co-author of 50 Top Tools for Coaching, both published by Kogan Page.

Gillian Jones is co-managing director of Emerge, an organizational and behavioural change consultancy. Based in the UK, she has recently launched The Empowering Women's Programme in the Middle East. She is the co-author of 50 Top Tools for Coaching, published by Kogan Page.

Gillian Jones

Ro Gorell