A Critical Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring: Debates, Dialogues and Discourses

A Critical Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring: Debates, Dialogues and Discourses

By: Robert Garvey (author), David E. Gray (author), David A. Lane (author)Paperback

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This is the definitive introduction to coaching and mentoring, written by an experienced and multidisciplinary team. Taking you all the way through from the emerging theory to informed practice, it will show you the differing contexts of where, how and why coaching and mentoring take place. The book covers: * The multi-faceted origins and development of coaching and mentoring * Skills, purposes and outcomes of coaching and mentoring processes * The many settings in which they take place - public, private and voluntary * Coaching and mentoring's evidence base and how it is assessed * The professionalization of coaching and mentoring and a move towards integration Supported by a wide range of case studies, activities, further questions and topics for discussion, you will be able to apply everything you learn to the varied and nuanced practical situations coaching and mentoring occur in. This book is a comprehensive but accessible introduction. The authors take a critical approach and go beyond the basics, to support your development as a critically reflective practitioner. It is essential reading for those studying coaching and mentoring and professionals looking to integrate coaching and mentoring into their organizations.

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David Gray studied economics and history at the London School of Economics before commencing on a teaching career in further education. He then spent three years as a training manager at the London Stock Exchange before joining the University of Surrey as a lecturer. David is now Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at the University of Greenwich. His research interests, and publication record, include research methods, management learning (particularly coaching and mentoring), action learning, reflective learning, and learning in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). He has been involved in many empirical research studies over the last 20 years including projects across the European Union and more recently a national study into the triggers for SME success. Apart from research methods David has also written books and published articles on work-based learning, teacher education and coaching and mentoring. When not leading research projects he tries to play golf. Bob Garvey is Professor of Business Education at York St John Business School. He works with a range of people, either one-to-one or in groups. He is an EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) member and formerly the editor of the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching. Bob is obsessed with coaching and mentoring!


Part I: Introducing Coaching & Mentoring: Where do I start? Why coaching and mentoring? Why now? Psychology as a perspective to inform our work in coaching and mentoring Part II: Coaching & Mentoring Skills & Process: What do I actually do and why? Coaching and mentoring process Skills and competence for coaching and mentoring Coaching and mentoring in the learning mix Evaluating coaching & mentoring Part III: Coaching & Mentoring in Organisations and other Contexts Coaching and mentoring in specific contexts Leadership, Management, coaching and mentoring Towards a coaching and mentoring culture Introducing coaching and mentoring into an organisation Part IV: Professional and Personal Development for Coaches: How can I develop my practice? Towards a model of coaching supervision Professionalisation and Ethics Research in coaching and mentoring Coaching and the future

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/03/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781446272282
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781446272282
  • weight: 630
  • ISBN10: 1446272281

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