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Psychometrics in Coaching

Psychometrics in Coaching

Using Psychological and Psychometric Tools for Development

Jonathan Passmore

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Psychometrics in Coaching offers expert advice on how coaches, consultants and human resource managers can use psychometrics to support and develop individuals.

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About the book

With a growing demand for psychometric testing in the coaching profession, coaches and practitioners alike need to understand the psychology underpinning the tests as well as how to select and apply them effectively. Published with the Association for Coaching and written by an international team of global coaching practitioners and psychometricians, Psychometrics in Coaching provides an overview of using psychometrics and providing feedback and offers clear explanations of the key models and tools used in coaching today. Whether you are new to using psychometric tests or an experienced practitioner, this book provides you with a deep understanding of the models, the theory and research behind them, their reliability and validity, and how to implement them as part of a wider coaching and development programme. Psychometrics in Coaching is an essential resource for those seeking expert guidance from the leading writers in the field, as well as students on psychology, psychometrics, business and human resources programmes.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Psychometrics and feedback;
    • Chapter - 01: Using psychometrics and psychological tools in coaching – Elizabeth Allworth and Jonathan Passmore;
    • Chapter - 02: Designing psychometric questionnaires – Nollaig Heffernan;
    • Chapter - 03: Administering and managing the use of psychometric questionnaires – Angelina Bennet;
    • Chapter - 04: Psychometric tools in development – do they work and how? – Mark Batey, Anna Walker and David Hughes;
    • Chapter - 05: Using feedback in coaching – Almuth McDowall;
  • Section - TWO: Individual instruments and their use;
    • Chapter - 06: Coaching with the MBTI instrument – Sally Carr, Bernard Cooke, Leanne Harris and Betsy Kendall;
    • Chapter - 07: Coaching with teams: Team Management Systems (TMS) – Dick McCann;
    • Chapter - 08: Coaching with OPQ – Eugene Burke;
    • Chapter - 09: Coaching with the Motivation Questionnaire – Dave Bartram, Alexander Fradera and Helen Williams;
    • Chapter - 10: Coaching with Saville Consulting Wave™ – Rainer Kurz, Rab MacIver and Peter Saville;
    • Chapter - 11: Coaching with the 16PF questionnaire – Rob Bailey and Pauline Willis;
    • Chapter - 12: Coaching for emotional intelligence: MSCEIT – David R Caruso and Peter Salovey;
    • Chapter - 13: Identifying potential derailing behaviours: Hogan Development Survey – James M Fico, Richard Brady and Robert Hogan;
    • Chapter - 14: Coaching for engaging transformational leadership: The Transformational Leadership Questionnaire (TLQ™) – Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe and Glenn Mead;
    • Chapter - 15: Developing resilience through coaching: MTQ48 – Peter Clough, Keith Earle and Doug Strycharczyk;
    • Chapter - 16: Using archetypes in coaching – Thomas J Hurley and Jeff Staggs;
    • Chapter - 17: Coaching for strengths using VIA – Carol Kauffman, Jordan Silberman and David Sharpley;
    • Chapter - 18: Coaching for stress: StressScan – Kenneth M Nowack;
    • Chapter - 19: Coaching for cultural transformation: CTT – Richard Barrett;
    • Chapter - 20: Coaching with FIRO Element B – Roy Childs;
    • Chapter - 21: Coaching with LSI – Quentin Jones;
    • Chapter - 22: MTR-i and Type Mapping system for team coaching – Roy Childs and Steve Myers


This book fills an important gap in the coaching literature. Psychometric data figures increasingly in the background materials coachees bring to the learning alliance and the book provides valuable guidance on how to make safe, effective use of a wide range of instruments.
Professor David Clutterbuck, Clutterbuck Associates

Executive coaches are increasingly aware that our observations are invariably biased, distorted and selective. While that is part of the charm and power of coaching, this textbook is invaluable in balancing our sometimes overly subjective perception.
Erik de Haan, Director of Centre for Coaching, Ashridge Business School

A very timely book. Both coaching and psychometrics are fast growing areas. Psychometric test results help build the foundation on which effective coaching rests. Any coach should know this information.
Professor John Rust, The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge

The book is for those new and experience using psychometric tests, as well as students in psychology, psychometrics and human resources management
Sci Tech Book News

This book... is an invaluable addition to the growing number of books on coaching. Psychometrics in coaching is a must for those commissioning coaching, for coaches wishing to improve their knowledge of this area and for those studying leadership. The clear style makes it accessible for readers new to this area as well as being suitable for experienced practitioners - a useful book to add to the library.
Coaching at Work

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749466640
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd November 2012
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 440 pages

About the Author

Jonathan Passmore is an occupational psychologist with an international reputation having spoken at conferences across the world. He is the editor of the Association for Coaching series with Kogan Page as well as Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management and Top Business Psychology Models.

Jonathan Passmore