The Handbook of Coaching is the first resource to offer a compendium of basic information about the burgeoning field of adult coaching--the art of guiding individuals and organizations to function at their most effective and creative levels. Written for experienced and aspiring coaches, as well as for executives and human resource professionals interested in this rapidly growing profession, the Handbook describes the essential underpinnings of successful coaching and includes a comprehensive, annotated list of books, articles, and other resources. The Handbook of Coaching is sure to become a classic in the field.
"A coach needs to be able to touch people with new possibilities and bring wisdom, compassion, and humor to the issues and problems they face. The Handbook of Coaching provides a treasure trove of learning resources that you will be able to practically and immediately apply to a wide variety of personal and professional situations."
--Robert Hargrove, author of Masterful Coaching and founder of R. Hargrove Consulting
Table of Contents
About the Author.
INTRODUCTION TO COACHING.
Coaching: A Profession Born of Change.
Coaches: What They Do, Who They Are.
Coaching as a Profession.
THEORETICAL ROOTS OF COACHING.
Psychological Theories of Adult Development.
Social Theories of Adult Development.
A CONCEPTUAL MODEL FOR COACHING.
Coaching Through Life Transitions.
Coaching for Basic Values.
Coaching for High Performance in Human Systems.
Coaching for Visioning and Purpose.
The Adult Learning Agenda.
COACHING FOR MASTERY OF THE ADULT YEARS.
Coaching Throughout the Adult Life Cycle: Young Adults.
Coaching Throughout the Adult Life Cycle: Older Adults.
Appendix A: Coaching Tools—Assessments, Inventories, and Training Resources.
Appendix B: Training Programs for Coaches.
FREDERIC M. HUDSON, Ph.D., is the president of the Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara and founder and former president of the Fielding Institute. He has consulted and coached professionals in a wide variety of businesses, universities, and not-for-profit organizations including 3M, Apple, Boeing, Dupont, General Electric, Hallmark, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lockheed, Motorola, Pepsi Cola, Sun Microsystems, Stanford University, and AARP. He is the author of numerous books including The Adult Years, Revised Edition (Jossey-Bass, 1999).