When the first edition of The Handbook of Coaching was published in 1999 it was an innovative resource that offered a compendium of basic information about the then burgeoning field of adult coaching. Written for experienced and aspiring coaches, as well as for executives and human resource professionals interested in this expansive profession, this thoroughly revised and updated edition describes the essential underpinnings of successful coaching and includes a comprehensive, annotated list of books, articles, and other resources. The second edition also contains chapters that focus on how coaches can facilitate transformative change and explores how transitions create opportunity for development. This new edition also incorporates new advances in and research on coaching and adult development pulling together data that is available online and new information that cannot be found anywhere else.
PAMELA MLEAN, Ph.D., is the cofounder and CEO of Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. She has thirty-five years of experience as a clinical and organizational psychologist and leader in the field of coaching.
Foreword xiii Preface xv Acknowledgments xxiii The Author xxv PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION TO COACHING 1 1 The Evolution of Coaching 3 2 The Future of Coaching 8 PART TWO: SELF AS COACH 13 3 Self as Coach: An Introduction 15 4 Building Capacity as a Coach 19 5 Leading from Behind 49 PART THREE: THEORIES INFORMING THE ESSENTIALS OF COACHING 61 6 Theories: An Introduction 63 7 Theories Supporting the Self-as-Coach Domain 65 8 Theories Supporting the Coaching Methodology Domain 87 9 Theories Supporting Skill-Based Competencies 102 PART FOUR: A COMPREHENSIVE METHODOLOGY FOR THE COACHING ENGAGEMENT 105 10 Methodology: An Introduction 107 11 A Coaching Methodology 109 PART FIVE: THE CLIENT S LIFE: COACHING THROUGH TRANSITIONS, HUMAN SYSTEMS, AND VALUES 165 12 The Client s Life: An Introduction 167 13 Coaching Through Transition and Change in the Client s Life 171 14 Coaching for Core Values 184 15 The Client Embedded in Human Systems 190 16 The Client s Vision and Purpose 194 17 The Client s Learning Agenda 197 PART SIX: COACHING IN ORGANIZATIONS 201 18 Building a Coaching Culture 203 19 Manager as Coach: The New Frontier of Coaching Inside Organizations 213 PART SEVEN: JOURNEY TO COACH MASTERY 227 20 Journey to Coach Mastery: An Introduction 229 21 The Developmental Journey to Mastery 230 22 Supervision in Coaching 237 23 Staying the Course on the Journey to Mastery 246 References and Additional Reading Recommendations 251 Index 257