An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide

An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide

By: Christian van Nieuwerburgh (author)Paperback

In Stock

£20.69 RRP £22.99  You save £2.30 (10%) & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £25


An Introduction to Coaching Skills is an invaluable resource for novice and trainee coaches. Its accessible, step-by-step style acquaints you with the key skills needed to become a successful coach and, with its focus on the applied side of coaching, the book is an essential text for anyone starting out on their coaching voyage. From the 'how to', through to practicalities and challenges and honing existing skills, this book covers: @! Definitions of coaching @! How to become a coach @! Key coaching skills @! Current coaching models @! Practical tools and techniques @! Reflective practise and how best to help others With evidence-based research, activities and suggestions for further reading, this is a clear and practical, all-you-need guide to becoming a coach.

Create a review

About Author

Christian is a well-respected executive coach, internationally-recognised academic and sought-after consultant. He is a Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer within the Coaching Psychology programmes at the University of East London, one of the world's leading centres for the postgraduate study of coaching. He lectures on a number of MSc programmes in the School of Psychology, undertakes ground-breaking research and international collaborations in coaching and supervises academic dissertations. Seen as an international authority in the field of coaching, he has been invited to speak at conferences in the US, the UK, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. He regularly presents on the topics of coaching, motivation, mental toughness and leadership. Christian has written a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters about coaching. Christian is particularly passionate about the power of coaching in educational settings. He is the editor of Coaching in Education: Getting Better Results for Students, Educators and Parents (2012), which is now one of the key textbooks in the field. Through his consultancy, the International Centre for Coaching in Education (ICCE), Christian delivers training, consultancy, coaching and professional development programmes to schools, colleges and universities in the UK and abroad. He is motivated by the idea of creating coaching cultures for learning which allow students to purposefully and confidently pursue their aspirations. Christian defines himself as an engaged academic practitioner, committed to the useful interplay of theory, research and practice. Students, delegates, clients and peers describe him as an inspirational educator and empowering coach. Twitter: @ChristianvN Email:


Context First things first Becoming a coach Key coaching skills Listening to encourage thinking Asking powerful questions Summarising and paraphrasing Giving and receiving feedback Coaching process The GROW model Beyond behaviour: exploring our thinking Using positive psychology Practical tools and techniques Body language and emotional intelligence Inspiring creativity: let's talk Inspiring creativity: let's draw Inspiring creativity: let's play Way of being Being Human Inspiring others Conclusion Reflecting on practice References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781446260210
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781446260210
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 1446260216

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly