Mindfulness for Coaches accessibly presents theory and research on the benefits of mindfulness training and explores how mindfulness can feature in coaching work. Michael Chaskalson and Mark McMordie explain how coaches can use mindfulness to become more deeply attuned to themselves and to clients, and to create transformational resonance.
The authors present a systematic methodology to cultivate and embody a way of being that enables growth and transformation in oneself and in others. The first book of its kind, Mindfulness for Coaches provides an experiential guide, inviting and supporting coaches to engage with the programme included, sharing new qualitative research into the potential impact of mindfulness on coaching process and outcomes, and explicitly linking mindfulness practice to global standards of coaching mastery. Presented in two parts, the book first outlines a unique eight-week programme, Mindfulness for Coaches, and goes on to clarify the links between mindfulness, coaching mastery and different coaching approaches, share insights from the fields of psychotherapy, leadership and organisation development, and provide guidance for further learning.
Mindfulness for Coaches will be insightful and inspiring reading for coaches in practice and in training, coaching psychologists and academics and students of all coaching modalities.
Michael Chaskalson is the CEO of Mindfulness Works Ltd., a leading provider of mindfulness training in the workplace. With over 40 years of personal mindfulness practice, he taught for many years at Bangor University's Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, UK and is a Professor of Practice, Adjunct at Ashridge Executive Education. Mark McMordie is Director of Coaching for Coachmatch, a global organisational development consultancy. Mark is an ICF accredited executive coach and has been coaching for fifteen years. He has also had a personal mindfulness practice for over 10 years and trained as a mindfulness teacher with Bangor University's Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, UK.
Foreword by Erik de Haan Introduction: Mindfulness and Transformation Part One - Mindfulness For Coaches - The Eight Week Programme 1. Session One: Introducing Mindfulness 2. Session Two: Embodiment 3. Session Three: Working With Thoughts 4. Session Four: Empathy Part Two - Joining The Dots 5. Further Development 6. Mindfulness and Coaching Approaches 7. Mindfulness and Psychotherapy 8. Mindfulness and Coaching Mastery 9. Mindfulness, Leadership and Organisation Development Appendices Further Reading Further Resources and Downloads Index About the Authors Acknowledgements