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Coaching Models: A Cultural Perspective

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"In addition to providing an extensive analysis of strategies for changing performance and the factors that can impact coaching effectiveness, this book offers what may be a unique value: instead of promoting one approach as the best, Dr. Lennard guides readers through a highly customized process of developing our own individualized coaching model. As a result of the book's thought-provoking activities, I strengthened my own sense of personal authenticity and saw new ways to coach and collaborate fully with employees who may have very different perspectives." a " Tita Theodora Beal, Learning & Development, Pfizer, Inc.

"This is a wise book. The essential take-away is simple and profound. Develop, refine, and apply your own (as in ownership) personalized coaching model. Much is provided; nothing is imposed. Readers are invited to reflect on unique and defining experiences, strengths, values, perspectives and style and to begin creating their own a work in progress.a (TM) Coaching Models will be a compelling read for experienced coaches and new coach practitioners alike." a " Bethene LeMahieu, Ed.D.; Professional Coach and Conversation Conservationist

Coaching Models: A Cultural Perspective encourages and assists students and practitioners of business coaching to develop and apply their own coaching models. The entire field of coaching will benefit from having coaches who use their models to continually improve their practice.

The first part of this book presents the model development process by looking at the relationship among culture, beliefs, and behavior in the coaching context. It explains the importance of identifying cultural factors that influence the way coaches approach coaching interactions, and their coaching models.

The second section provides coaches with information and strategies for developing personalized coaching models, applying them to specific contexts, and reflecting on their interactions to refine their core coaching practices.

The third part describes the evolution of the authora (TM)s own coaching modela "the Performance Coaching Modela "and illustrates how one coach incorporates unique perspectives and sets of skills, knowledge, and experience in her coaching practice.


Timesavor Coaching

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TimeSavor Coaching was developed for those with time management and ADHD issues. It uses a unique blend of Applied Positive Psychology and Co-Active Coaching. It is a combined strengths-based approach to clients' struggles with time. Among many areas for improvement, clients frequently seek coaching support for prioritizing, timeliness, focus, goal setting and completion, motivation, and improved relationships. Using narrative, exercises in gratitude, and the time management principles of savoring, this approach changes client focus from what goes wrong to what can be "even better if. From the outset, TimeSavor Coaching asks: "What are you good at?" It uses researched based methods from Positive Psychology, especially Appreciative Narrative, Gratitude, and Savoring. These strengths applications are combined with principles from Change Theory. The result is, those with ADHD and time management issues develop reachable goals and de-cluttered agendas.


Understanding Sports Coaching

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Every successful sports coach knows that good teaching and social practices are just as important as expertise in sport skills and tactics. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition,Understanding Sports Coaching is still the only introduction to theory and practice in sports coaching to fully explore the social, cultural and pedagogical concepts underpinning good coaching practice.

The book examines the complex interplay between coach, athlete, coaching programme and social context, and encourages coaches to develop an open and reflective approach to their own coaching practice. It covers every key aspect of coaching theory and practice, including important and emerging topics, such as:

  • athletes' identities

  • athlete learning

  • emotion in coaching

  • coaching ethics

  • professionalization

  • talent identification and development

  • coaching as a (micro)political activity

Understanding Sports Coaching also includes a full range of practical exercises and extended case studies designed to encourage coaches to reflect critically upon their own coaching strategies, their interpersonal skills and upon important issues in contemporary sports coaching. This is an essential textbook for any degree-level course in sports coaching, and for any professional coach looking to develop their coaching expertise.



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