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Mastery in Coaching

Mastery in Coaching

A Complete Psychological Toolkit for Advanced Coaching

Jonathan Passmore


Brings together the latest thinking on the most relevant, and most effective, psychological techniques in coaching. Written by expert thought leaders and practitioners, this guide gives you everything you need to get the best from your clients.

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About the book

The reasons that coaching works so well and can produce such dramatic results are grounded in psychology, so it follows that some of the most powerful coaching methods available draw on psychological thinking. Published with the Association for Coaching, Mastery in Coaching presents the latest thinking on the most effective techniques coaches can use with their clients. Every chapter is written by a leading expert in the field, and takes a rigorous, evidence-based approach which will give you a practical understanding of each method, supported with examples, and underpinned by the theory of the key psychological concepts in coaching. Ranging from cognitive-behavioural coaching, gestalt and positive psychology to neuroscience and mindfulness, this indispensable book will give any serious coach the tools they need to get the best from their clients.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Mastery in coaching – Jonathan Passmore;
    • Chapter - 02: Positive psychology coaching – Lindsay G Oades and Jonathan Passmore;
    • Chapter - 03: Psychodynamic coaching – Ulla Charlotte Beck;
    • Chapter - 04: Narrative coaching – David Drake and Reinhard Stelter;
    • Chapter - 05: Gestalt approaches – Alison Whybrow and Julie Allan;
    • Chapter - 06: Neurobehavioural modelling: Applying neuroscience research to the development of coaching practice – Paul Brown and Denyse Busby-Earle;
    • Chapter - 07: Cognitive behavioural coaching – Helen Whitten;
    • Chapter - 08: Mindful coaching – Liz Hall;
    • Chapter - 09: Compassionate mind coaching – Tim Anstiss and Paul Gilbert;
    • Chapter - 10: Acceptance and commitment coaching – Tim Anstiss and Rich Blonna;
    • Chapter - 11: Motivational interviewing – Jonathan Passmore


Mastery in Coaching, the sixth book in the AC series, skilfully draws upon a rich body of knowledge, demonstrating that coaching works. It is a significant contribution to the profession, based on the premise that mastery is not a destination in itself, but a journey of lifelong learning.
Katherine Tulpa, CEO and Co-founder, Association for Coaching

While this book is entitled Mastery in Coaching: A complete psychological toolkit for advanced coaching, in fact, it offers far more than a toolkit. It will help you along your coaching journey by offering a wide array of research and perspectives. At the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School we see that the greatest challenge facing coaches today is to bridge good theory and research to best practices.

The Association for Coaching and Jonathan Passmore achieve this difficult challenge with ease and grace. As you absorb the information presented here, the theory, its application and case examples will help you pull knowledge and wisdom from your mind to your heart and gut.
Carol Kauffman , Founder and Executive Director, Institute of Coaching

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749471798
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd September 2014
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 344 pages

About the Author

Jonathan Passmore is well known for editing the Association for Coaching series, as well as for other titles in leadership and organizational psychology. He is an occupational psychologist with an international reputation, having spoken at conferences across the world from Harvard University, to Denmark, South Africa and Israel. He is also the Series Editor for the Wiley Blackwell Industrial Psychology series and has authored/co-authored The Top Business Psychology Models, Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management and The Facebook Manager over the last four years. In 2010, Jonathan was awarded the AC Global Coaching Award for his contribution to practice and research. He divides his time between academia, where he works as a professor of psychology at the University of East London, and business, where he works as a practicing psychologist.

Jonathan Passmore

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