Making sense of coaching

DU TOIT, Angelique (2014). Making sense of coaching. London, Sage Publications Ltd.

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In this new and accessible text, du Toit examines the transformational power of coaching and challenges given assumptions about the field by subjecting the received wisdom to reflection and scrutiny. Unlike other books about coaching, Making Sense of Coaching examines the process of coaching rather than its techniques and goals. The text addresses issues such as the problematic relationship between coach and coachee in business coaching when the explicit goal is to improve individual performance within an organisation. The process of coaching is looked at in detail, as sensemaking helps the coachee to create meaning and storytelling encourages self-reflection. Through discussion of the coaching relationship, the text goes on to look at the coaching experience as a type of transformational learning, in which the individual is guided through a journey of discovery and revelation. Theories are drawn together in a fresh and original way which will cause readers to question how coaching should be defined and practised.

Item Type: Authored Book
Identification Number: 10.4135/9781446288375
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 14:58
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 14:58

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