Developmental Coaching: Working with the Self: Working with the Self

Paperback | March 1, 2011

byTatiana Bachkirova

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"This book opens up an entirely new perspective of understanding and identifying a client's developmental process as well as the challenges related to each stage of that process - for both coach and client. It does not provide one best solution for dealing with these issues but rather stimulates problem solving reflections of the reader by pointing out most suitable psychological approaches, suggesting essential issues to deal with and alerting of others to be aware of."
Sabine Mueller

Coaches often say that their coaching is developmental, but what they mean by this varies significantly. This groundbreaking book explores the most puzzling and debated aspects of human nature, such as 'self', 'free will' and 'psychological evolution' - and then introduces both a new theory of developmental coaching and a new framework for coaching practice.

Tatiana Bachkirova addresses highly debated and complex ideas with ease and explains their relevance to everyday living and helping people to move forward in their lives. To make these ideas real for coaches the book is written in a clear and engaging way with examples, illustrations, exercises and case studies.

Coaches who wish to enrich their practice will find plenty to learn, reflect on and apply immediately in their client engagements. Coaches who see their own self as a crucial element of a coaching encounter will have an opportunity to explore and enhance their own developmental process. Students of advanced coaching programmes will find this book both intellectually stimulating and a useful resource for practice.

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"This book opens up an entirely new perspective of understanding and identifying a client's developmental process as well as the challenges related to each stage of that process - for both coach and client. It does not provide one best solution for dealing with these issues but rather stimulates problem solving reflections of the reade...

Dr Tatiana Bachkirova is Programme Director for MA in Coaching and Mentoring Supervision at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, an experienced coaching supervisor and a co-editor of The Complete Handbook of Coaching.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:3.7 × 2.64 × 0.23 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335238556

ISBN - 13:9780335238552

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgement
Introduction

Part One: Three stories about the self: towards a new theory for coaches

Introduction to Part One
The first story: the self as an operator
The second story: there is no self
The third story: the evolving self
A résumé of three stories of the self with new propositions for coaches

Part Two: A theory and framework for developmental coaching

Introduction to Part Two
The main principles of developmental coaching
Mechanisms of developmental coaching
Developmental framework

Part Three: Coaching according to the developmental framework

Introduction to Part Three
Coaching towards a healthy ego
Coaching the ego
Coaching beyond the ego
Coaching the soul

Conclusions about and for developmental coaches
Bibliography
Index