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Behind Closed Doors

Stories from the Coaching Room

Ingenaaid Nederlands 2013 9781907471773
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Recent years have seen an enormous growth of individual coaching. Despite the credit crunch, companies appear to be maintaining their investment in executive coaching even if they are reducing their consultancy expenditure overall. Coaching is accepted as a particularly effective and tailored form of leadership development, and this trend is encouraging many organisations to look for ways to enhance the effectiveness of coaching interventions.

Yet, while much has been written about the coaching process, most of these accounts offer theoretical or normative prescriptions for coaches and/or their clients to follow. Seldom do they reveal the reality of the process, which quite often is very different from that envisaged in such prescriptions, messy, emergent, sometimes unpredictable, and always complex. But successful coaching engagements change their authors and their clients for the better.

This book presents a dozen accounts of what really happens in coaching, where experienced 21st-century executive coaches reveal their personal journeys and learning. It connects theory with the practice of coaching by showing what happens 'inside' coaching relationships, and shows the impacts that the relationships can have on both participants.

Behind Closed Doors is the work of 12 coaches all of whom achieved distinctions in their MSc dissertations at Ashridge Business School. Each offers an account which reveals a particular aspect of the coach's individual practice, often focusing on a very specific theme such as humour, listening, emotions, power, and motivation. Their stories, written in a style which is readily accessible to practising coaches and senior managers but also rigorous and underpinned by theory, provide transformational insights into the coach's reflections and experiences, the evolving relationships between coach and coachee, and the effects and outcomes for clients.

Edited by Erik de Haan, Ann Baldwin, Nicola Carew, Stephanie Conway, Jude Elliman, Jacqui Hazell, Andrew Martin, Saskia Mureau, Paul O’Connell, Nick Pounder, Paul Rutherford and Christina Wanke.

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ISBN13:9781907471773
Trefwoorden:coachen
Taal:Nederlands
Bindwijze:ingenaaid
Aantal pagina's:244
Druk:1
Hoofdrubriek:Coaching en trainen

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Over Erik de Haan

Erik de Haan is van oorsprong fysicus en deed al psychofysisch onderzoek voor zijn PhD in 1994. Hij leidt het Ashridge Centre for Coaching aan de Hult International Business School in het Verenigd Koninkrijk en is tevens hoogleraar Organisatieontwikkeling bij de postgraduate opleiding Executive Coaching van de Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Hij publiceerde ruim tweehonderd praktijkgerichte en wetenschappelijke artikelen en veertien boeken op basis van zijn expertise als organisatieadviseur, therapeut en executive coach.

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