Psychological Dimensions To Executive Coaching (Coaching in Practice (Paperback))
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN 10: 0335220622
ISBN 13: 978-0335220625
- What are the critical success factors in effective executive coaching?
- What are the key competencies of a psychologically-informed coach?
- What are the similarities and differences between coaching and therapy?
It analyzes what constitutes effective coaching, stressing the importance of sound coaching principles, good coaching process, the desirable competencies of the coach, the importance of the coaching relationship and the issue of 'coachability'. It also examines the impact of a stronger psychological approach to coaching, exploring the key psychological competencies required, how to develop them, and the training and supervision issues implicit in this approach.
A recurrent theme is the personal development of the coach throughout the coaching process and Peter Bluckert highlights the contribution that the Gestalt perspective offers the coach, through the use of self as instrument of change. Anecdotes, stories and case samples are used throughout the book to illustrate situations so that the reader builds a picture of what psychologically-informed coaching looks like and how to practice ethically, responsibly and competently.
Psychological Dimensions to Executive Coaching provides business and executive coaches, management consultants, human resource specialists, corporate executives/senior managers, health/social workers, occupational psychologists, teachers, psychotherapists and counsellors with the essential information they need to be successful coaches and empower their clients.
About the Author
Peter Bluckert is an executive coach, coach trainer and team facilitator. His background and experience in both organization development and Gestalt therapy spans twenty five years. He is also a founder member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors (APECS) and has a strong commitment to the development of the coaching profession.