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Tales for Coaching

Using Stories and Metaphors with Individuals and Small Groups

A guide to using extracts from literature, anecdote and metaphor to help coach staff, either individually or in groups. Tales for Coaching comes complete with 50 tales that managers can use immediately, ranging from Aesop through Stephen Covey to anecdotes the author has written herself.
EAN: 9780749461010
Edition: 1
Format: 235x156
224 pages

About the book

Coaching is rapidly proving to be an invaluable aid to personal development and a successful way to enhance performance within organizations of all types. More and more people are also discovering how to use storytelling to bring about change and reinforce learning. Tales for Coaching combines these two approaches into a powerful and effective technique to assist personal change.

Showing you how and when to use stories to maximum effect, whether you are coaching an individual or a group, the author demonstrates how your coaching can have greater impact with the effective use of storytelling. Complete with sample stories that can be read aloud in a variety of coaching situations, Tales for Coaching includes 50 tales that will immediately help coaches, trainers, managers and educators to reinforce key messages or stimulate fresh thinking.

About the authors

Margaret Parkin

Margaret Parkin is as an internationally accomplished and highly-respected training and development consultant, best-selling author and executive coach. She is the author of three internationally best-selling books on business storytelling and organisational change, all published by Kogan Page.Margaret Parkin has over twenty years' experience in learning, development and organisational change. She is founder/Director of Success Stories with a developed world class reputation for innovative and transformational training and coaching. She holds a Masters degree in Education and is a Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). She has helped scores of organisations, managers and individuals to create their own unique success story. Her clients include: John Lewis Partnership, European Broadcasting Union, First Direct, Funkwerk IT (UK), The National Portrait Gallery, YFM Group, The Pensions Trust, The Musgrave Group and Twinings UKMargaret Parkin is also a popular, highly entertaining and engaging public speaker. She has addressed conferences, events and organisations around the world - including The American Society for Training and Development, BBC Preput conference (Budapest), La Caixa Bank (Barcelona) The Chartered Management Institute, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Institute of Leadership and Management. Her articles are regularly featured in professional journals, including People Management and Training Zone. She also tells lots of stories! Find out more about Margaret's work at

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