The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching

This book will be of use to novices and experienced coaches alike." ANTHONY M. GRANT Ph.D., coauthor, Evidence Based Coaching Handbook; faculty, University of Sydney "I love this book.

The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching

Praise for The Completely Revised HANDBOOK OF COACHING "Pam McLean has written a jewel of a book. Its straightforward, easy-to-read style lays out an elegantly simple, effective, and agile coaching methodology. This will become a well-used ('dog-eared,' in the days before e-books) guidebook for both the new and the seasoned coach." —MARY BETH O'NEILL, author, Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart "A welcome and comprehensive update of the original Handbook, this theoretically grounded, yet highly practical book presents important integrative coaching models that deal with complex coaching issues in an easy-to-read way. This book will be of use to novices and experienced coaches alike." —ANTHONY M. GRANT Ph.D., coauthor, Evidence Based Coaching Handbook; faculty, University of Sydney "I love this book. Pam McLean offers the most comprehensive and clear explanation of use of self—why it is important and where we need to focus our attention—that I have ever read. In addition, she describes the robust Hudson coaching methodology clearly with lots of examples and always links theory to practice." —RICK MAURER, author, Beyond the Wall of Resistance; faculty, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland "The new Handbook of Coaching is intellectually satisfying and pragmatically rich, a tour-de-force grounded in a thorough exploration of adult development and coaching models. This major rework of Hudson's classic offers practitioners extensive guidance on coach methodology, the system dynamics of change, and the crucial use of self. Leadership coaches at any level will find this an invaluable resource." —DOUG SILSBEE, author, Presence-Based Coaching "With an emphasis on thoroughly understanding one's self as a coach and supporting one's clients to understand themselves, as well as their contexts, Pam's book is very resourceful both practically and conceptually. Her very current real-life examples are insightful and useful." —EDIE SEASHORE, M.A., author, Triple Impact Coaching

Self as Coach Self as Leader

With its innovative approach, proven methods, and near-universal applicability, this book will not only provide effective instruction but also help you uncover lasting insights that will benefit you long after you’ve turned the last page.

Self as Coach  Self as Leader

Become a more effective leader by discovering the resources you already have Pamela McLean, CEO and cofounder of the Hudson Institute for Coaching, has been at the forefront of the field for the past three decades, using clinical and organizational psychology to provide the highest-quality coaching and development training to professionals in organizations and solo practice worldwide. Now, Pamela is teaching readers to cultivate their leadership potential through “use of self as instrument,” a key dimension of developmental coaching that emphasizes the whole person. Her holistic methods give coaches and other leaders a clearer framework for getting to know themselves, exploring their multiple layers, and fostering their latent abilities so that they can foster the abilities of others. Self as Coach guides you along a path that interweaves six broad dimensions of your internal landscape into the fabric of great coaching. This creates lasting improvements, unlike more common remedial, tactical, or performance-based programs, which often only function as short-term solutions. Develop leadership skills using internal resources you already possess Achieve real improvements with long-lasting benefits Based on methodology proven successful in business and personal settings Includes useful practices and exercises for self-reflection and brainstorming Whether you’re an emerging or experienced coach, whether you want to grow your own leadership skills or develop them across an entire organization, Self as Coach can help. With its innovative approach, proven methods, and near-universal applicability, this book will not only provide effective instruction but also help you uncover lasting insights that will benefit you long after you’ve turned the last page.

The Complete Handbook of Coaching

This second edition provides the most comprehensive guide to the field of coaching, exploring a range of coaching theories and approaches, genres and settings, and professional issues.

The Complete Handbook of Coaching

This second edition provides the most comprehensive guide to the field of coaching, exploring a range of coaching theories and approaches, genres and settings, and professional issues. It supports trainees and professionals to identify and develop a personal style of coaching. Its three parts cover: The theoretical traditions underpinning coaching such as cognitive-behavioural, Gestalt and existential Contexts and genres such as life, executive, peer, team and career coaching Professional issues such as ethics, supervision, continuing professional development, standards and mental-health issues. Written by leading international authors, each chapter makes links between theory and practice and includes discussion questions to facilitate reflection on the topic, further reading suggestions, and case studies. This new edition includes completely revised and updated chapters throughout, an additional emphasis on cross-cultural coaching and new chapters on Health and Wellness Coaching and Researching Coaching. The handbook is a unique resource that has helped thousands of practitioners and trainees from a variety of professions and multi-disciplinary backgrounds, including health, education, business and management and psychology, throughout their coaching career.

Effective Coaching for New Start Ups

Levenson, A. (2009) Measuring and Maximizing the Business Impact of Executive Coaching, Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. 61 (2) 103-121. ... McLean, P. (2012) The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching.

Effective Coaching for New Start Ups

Effective Coaching for New Start-Ups Coaching is a specialized field of people development which can have a noticeable impact on both employee performance and the achievement of business goals, set targets and objectives. The need for coaching of young entrepreneurs and start-up businesses is very important and strategic to the growth, development and sustainability of SMEs. Hence, this book focuses on: - What ‘Coaching’ really is - Approaches, Models and Theories - The Coaching Programme for New Entrepreneurs. - Understanding Mentoring vs. Coaching - Professionalism of Coaching - Evolution of ‘Internal Coaching’ and Development of People in the Workplace - Great Lessons for Coaches, Mentors and Trainers Without a doubt, this book (with research approach and case studies of United Kingdom-based businesses) will help professionals ?nd their way in the vast topic of supporting business start-ups and coaching.

Transforming Adults Through Coaching New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education Number 148

Kimsey-House, H., Kimsey-House, K., & Sandahl, P. (2011). Co-active coaching: Changing business, transforming lives (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Nicholas Brealey. McLean, P. (2012). The completely revised handbook of coaching: A developmental ...

Transforming Adults Through Coaching  New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education  Number 148

The field of coaching adult populations has grown dramatically over the past two decades. This volume brings together coaching scholars and experts to review this trend, examine some of the theoretical foundations of the field, and explore how coaching adults manifests itself in the workplace, at executive levels, and in educational and nonprofit organizations. Readers will: Gain understanding of this field of coaching adult audiences, Learn how adult development and adult learning theories undergird this work, and See applications of coaching approaches through numerous case studies. This is the 148th volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums. This is the 148th volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.

Foundations of Professional Coaching

The life coaching handbook: Everything you need to be an effective life coach. Crown House. Martinez-Marti, M. L., & Ruch, W. (2014). ... The completely revised handbook of coaching: A developmental approach (2nd ed.).

Foundations of Professional Coaching

Foundations of Professional Coaching With HKPropel Access is the essential guide to developing coaching skills and creating influential coaching relationships. Offering foundational concepts and underlying principles of coaching, this text will help all types of coaches cultivate a growth environment that encourages lasting change and maximizes each client's potential in their personal and professional lives. Grounded in the International Coaching Federation's eight core competencies, the text covers the theoretical basis of professional coaching models and the application of those models in modern coaching. Whether readers are looking for effective methods for client motivation, exercise adherence, or performance improvement, they will enrich their coaching skills in these ways: Understanding the journey of behavior change with key models on the change process Employing inclusive frameworks for working with clients to set and pursue goals and overcome challenges Adhering to ethical protocols, such as how to appropriately respond to clients' identity, environment, values, and beliefs Cultivating trust and safety in the coaching relationship with respect to power and relationship dynamics Establishing presence as a coach and developing a coach's voice Communicating effectively, with active listening and appropriate areas of inquiry Throughout the text, personal stories offer insights into meaningful coaching engagements, providing context for the concepts and their application to a wide variety of coaching professions, including personal trainers, fitness instructors, health and lifestyle wellness coaches, and sport coaches. Additionally, downloadable resources, delivered through HKPropel, include practical tools--such as forms and checklists--for a successful coaching practice. Foundations of Professional Coaching provides a pathway to excellence in coaching practice, with practical guidance on how to develop partnerships and address the physical and mental needs of clients to enact effective change. Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.

Coaching for Change

What is the active ingredients equation for success in executive coaching? Industrial & Organizational Psychology, 2(3), 297–304. McLean, P. (2012). The completely revised handbook of coaching:A developmentalapproach.

Coaching for Change

Current research indicates that approximately 70% of all organizational change initiatives fail. This includes mergers and acquisitions, introductions of new technologies, and changes in business processes. Leadership is critical in initiating, driving and sustaining change to produce business results, and executive coaching is the best way to support leaders at all levels. Coaching for Change introduces a model for executive coaching that provides the tools and resources to support leaders in driving organization change. In this book, a number of coaching and change models are explored with the goal of integrating them into a framework that can be applied to the individual, team or organization. Bennett and Bush explain the theories behind both coaching and change, and include practical sections on developing coaching skills. A companion website supports this book as a learning tool, featuring a curriculum, instructor guides, powerpoint presentations and more. Coaching for Change is a valuable book for students in coaching, change management or organizational development courses, as well as professionals who want to develop their skills to drive successful change within their organizations.

Coaching Supervision

The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching: A Developmental Approach. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Imprint. Neff, K. (2011). Self-compassion: Stop Beating Yourself up and Leave Insecurity Behind. New York: William Morrow.

Coaching Supervision

Coaching and mentoring supervision is a rapidly expanding field. This book is a curated collection of contemporary thinking; presenting cutting-edge contributions from international writers, leaders in the professional field, academics and practitioners who offer a range of accessible applied research, practice examples, case studies, guidelines and reflective prompts to readers. As in art galleries, some pieces require reflection – and return visits may be necessary. The work is edgy and new, and yet totally grounded in the coaching and mentoring supervisor experience, bringing pragmatic solutions to current complex challenges. Over the last decade coaching supervision has moved from a rare and privileged audience to being common place amongst ‘best practice’ coaches. This book harnesses the current surge in curiosity, knowledge and practice in coaching and mentoring supervision and provides a collective statement of our times. Each chapter, in its highly individual way, equips us to face the demands of the VUCA environment. In turn, the book resources coaching and mentoring supervisors to support their supervisees – coaches and mentors who work with leaders, grappling with global, community and personal challenges, in this uncertain, fast moving world. Supervision for mentors is developing alongside coaching supervision and at present there appears to be no obvious distinctions with little current research focussing on the mentoring supervision experience. However, its distinctive identity is still forming. We invite mentors, and mentor supervisors, as they read these works, to consider the emerging similarities and differences in addressing requirements for mentoring supervision. The book brings together pioneering research and practice and as such will remain current for many years. This book will be popular with experienced professionals who want to stretch and deepen their practice, keep up-to-date with current studies, challenge and catalyse their own thinking, and embrace learning from real-world practitioner examples and applied research.

Theory Research and Practical Guidelines for Family Life Coaching

Retrieved from: http://www. absolutely-coaching.de/pdf/icf_code_of_ethics.pdf Kaiser, A., & Hancock, T. (2003). Teaching parents new skills to support their young ... The completely revised handbook of coaching: A developmental ...

Theory  Research  and Practical Guidelines for Family Life Coaching

This volume focuses on breaking ground with family coaching, presenting theory, research and practical guidelines for researchers, educators and practitioners. Readers will discover a theoretical overview of coaching psychology and family science, accessibly presented research and models of family coaching and family life education. The insight this book provides into family systems and practical information on coaching families will be valuable to youth coaches, parent coaches, life coaches and counsellors, amongst others. Beginning with a brief introduction on the necessity of this volume and further research on family coaching in general, the author takes readers progressively through the family coaching process. The book explores specific strategies for coaching parents, couples, and families on relationships, parenting special needs, and much more. Each chapter offers a theoretical base as well as applied guidance including case studies, powerful questions, and tips from experienced family coaches. Whether you are a family therapist, a coaching psychologist, or a family life professional that serves children and families, this book is ideal for gaining a better understanding of how to coach families toward positive family functioning. Dr. Kim Allen delivers an engaging and reflective book offering a comprehensive guide for those interested in becoming a family coach.

Coaching for Managers and Engineers

The completely revised handbook of coaching: a developmental approach. San Francisco-CA: Jossey-Bass. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13398-014-0173-7.2. Morin, E. (2003). A cabeça bem feita: repensar a reforma, reformar o pensamento (6th ed.) ...

Coaching for Managers and Engineers

This book communicates the latest developments and thinking on the coaching subject worldwide. It presents insights into coaching in the management and engineering field on an international and transnational scale. The chapters contain innovative models, processes, strategies and uses, as well as the most recent research activities relating to coaching. This book highlights key issues and uses related to coaching for managers and engineers.

Hamric Hanson s Advanced Practice Nursing E Book

The completely revised handbook of coaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Mearns, D. (1994). Developing person-centered counseling. London: Sage. Moore, M., & Tschannen-Moran, B. (2010). Coaching psychology manual.

Hamric   Hanson s Advanced Practice Nursing   E Book

Edited and written by a Who’s Who of internationally known advanced practice nursing experts, Hamric and Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach, 6th Edition helps you develop an understanding of the various advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) roles. This bestselling textbook provides a clear, comprehensive, and contemporary introduction to advanced practice nursing today, addressing all major APRN competencies, roles, and issues. It covers topics ranging from the evolution of advanced practice nursing to evidence-based practice, leadership, ethical decision-making, and health policy. New to this edition is expanded coverage of interprofessional collaborative practice, updated coverage of APRN roles related to implementation of healthcare reform in the U.S., updated and expanded coverage of IOM and QSEN, a global focus on international advanced practice nursing, and much more! Coverage of all APN core competencies defines and describes all competencies, including direct clinical practice, guidance and coaching, consultation, evidence-based practice, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Operationalizes and applies the APN core competencies to the major APN specialties including the Clinical Nurse Specialist, the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, the Certified Nurse-Midwife, and the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Content on managing APN environments addresses such factors as business planning and reimbursement; marketing, negotiating, and contracting; regulatory, legal, and credentialing requirements; health policy; and nursing outcomes and performance improvement research. UNIQUE! Exemplar boxes (case studies), including Day in the Life vignettes of each APN specialty, emphasize innovative practices and coverage of advanced practice roles. In-depth discussions of educational strategies for APN competency development show how nurses develop competencies as they progress into advanced practice. NEW and UNIQUE! Expanded coverage of interprofessional collaborative practice includes the latest Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. NEW! Updated coverage of APRN roles related to implementation of healthcare in the U.S. reflects current and anticipated changes in APRN roles related to healthcare reform. NEW! Coverage of IOM and QSEN has been updated and expanded. NEW! Refocused International Development of Advanced Practice Nursing chapter has been rewritten to be more global and inclusive in focus, to reflect the state of advanced practice nursing practice throughout all major regions of the world. NEW! Expanded content on the role of advanced practice nurses in teaching/education/mentoring and health policy related to the APRN role is featured in the 6th edition.

Systemic Coaching

As Hawkins and Turner quite rightly point out, as coaches and leaders, we no longer have the luxury of changing the world ... Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching It is time to question everything we thought we knew about coaching.

Systemic Coaching

Hawkins and Turner argue that coaching needs to step up to deliver value to all the stakeholders of the coachee, including those they lead, colleagues, investors, customers, partners, their local community and also the wider ecology. Systemic Coaching contains key chapters on how to contract in various settings, how to work relationally and dialogically, how to expand our own and others’ ecological awareness, how to get greater value from supervision, work with systemic ethics and expand our impact. While illustrating why a new model of coaching is necessary, Hawkins and Turner also provide the tools and approaches that coaches and clients need to deliver this greater impact, accompanied by real-life case examples and interviews from the authors and other leading coaches and leaders globally. Systemic Coaching will be an invaluable resource for coaches in practice and in training, mentors, coach supervisors, consultants in leadership development and HR and L&D professionals and leaders.

Leaders in Philosophy of Education

8 Two such works that I find helpful as overviews are Pamela McLean, The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012), and Doug Silsbee, Presence-Based Coaching (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008).

Leaders in Philosophy of Education

In the late 1950s plans were initiated to bring a higher level of professionalism to the training of educational professionals. New projects included introducing contemporary scholarship from the humanities and social sciences into colleges of education to revitalize the education knowledge base. In North America and the United Kingdom, analytical philosophers were recruited to inaugurate a ‘new philosophy of education.’ Analytical philosophy of education soon spread throughout the English speaking world. By the 1980s this analytical impulse had largely subsided. Philosophers trained in analytical philosophy and their students turned to more ambitious normative pursuits related to problems of social justice and democracy. Meanwhile, feminist philosophers opened up new issues regarding the education of women and the nature of teaching and knowing, and a new wave of pragmatist philosophers turned to issues of educational policy. By the 1990s Anglo-American philosophers of education welcomed a dialogue with counterparts in Western Europe, and the field responded to established trends in European philosophy ranging from critical theory and phenomenology to post-structuralism. New leaders emerged in philosophy of education representing all of these various strands. This volume documents the emergence of contemporary philosophy of education as seen by those spearheading these trends.

Professional Development for Psychiatrists An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America

External coaches were hired in helping with individual leadership development and leadership team enhancement. These experiences were very positive and ... McLean P. Completely revised handbook of coaching: a developmental approach.

Professional Development for Psychiatrists  An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America

This issue of Psychiatric Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Howard Liu and Donald Hilty, will take a unique approach to examining Professional Development for those practicing in the field of Psychiatry. Under the guidance of series consulting editor Dr. Harsh Trivedi, Drs. Liu and Hilty will explore development issues that might emerge for practicing psychiatrists over the course of their careers. Topics covered in this volume will include: Defining Professional Development in Medicine, Psychiatry & Allied Fields; Developmental Approaches to Professional Development; Developing Clinical Skills; Professional Development in Academia; Model Programs in Lifelong Learning for Professional Development; The Role of Mentoring and Coaching; Career Transitions; Advanced Leadership Training; Contributing to Culture and Diversity of Leadership; Wellness, Work/Life Integration, Burnout & Resilience; and the Role of Technology in Professional Development.

Career Counseling

In L. Nota & J. Rossier (Eds.), Handbook of life design: From practice to theory and from theory to ... The completely revised handbook of coaching: A developmental approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Career Counseling

Career Counseling, 3rd edition, provides a comprehensive, holistic overview of the foundations of career counseling, information on the most effective skills and techniques, and contextual perspectives on career and lifestyle planning, all by nationally and internationally recognized experts. Updated chapters introduce important material not often addressed in introductory texts, such as rehabilitation, addictive behaviors, counseling couples and families, and working with ethnic and gender/sexual minority clients. Included throughout the text are case studies, informational sidebars, and experiential activities that enhance the reading and encourage additional contemplation of chapter content. Readers can also turn to the book’s companion website for chapter test questions, PowerPoints, and additional resources.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Planning and Organizing

The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching: A Developmental Approach. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2012. Rydall, Derek. Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change. New York, NY: Atria Books, 2015.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Planning and Organizing

Whether a reader has aspirations to be the next Martha Stewart or just loves creating artistic tabs for school notebooks, this guide gives students all the tools they need to jump into a career that involves planning and organizing. Each chapter takes the reader through a specific career path, providing him or her with first-person accounts from professionals in the field, websites, books, and organizations that can provide even more guidance. Every career path can be achieved without college, which is great news for students who don�t want to deal with student loans!

Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Manager as coach: The new frontier of coaching inside organizations. In P. McClean (Ed.), The completely revised handbook of coaching: A developmental approach (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. McNicholas, K. (2010, February 5) ...

Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Fifth Edition is an established core text designed to help you develop your leadership and management skills. Bestselling authors Denhardt, Denhardt, Aristigueta, and Rawlings cover important topics such as stress, decision-making, motivation, leadership, teams, communication, and change. Cases, self-assessment exercises, and numerous examples provide you with the opportunity to apply concepts and theories discussed in the chapter. Focusing exclusively on organizational behavior in both public and nonprofit organizations, this text is a must-read for students in public administration programs. New to the Fifth Edition: Increased attention to issues related to nonprofit organizations helps you develop a better understanding of the differences and similarities in public and nonprofit organizations, as well as the way they interact with one another and with the private sector. Broadened coverage of issues related to ethics and diversity offers you a broader perspective on important issues to consider, such as the examination of implicit and explicit bias, generational differences, and power and privilege. Additional discussions of collaboration, inclusion, and participation, both within the organization and with external constituencies, show you the value rationale for engagement and its practical effects. Revised and updated information on emerging technology illustrates to you how an increasingly digital, connected, and networked environment affects our ability to manage public and nonprofit organizations. New cases, examples, self-assessments, and exercises cover recent developments in research and practice to offer relevant ways for you to practice and improve your management skills.

The Handbook of Coaching

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 ...

The Handbook of Coaching

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

The SAGE Handbook of Coaching

There are, however, also arguments for coaches being aware of these concerns throughout the coaching relationship and ... established in initial or revised contracting, both coachee and coach may experience relatively intense feelings.

The SAGE Handbook of Coaching

The SAGE Handbook of Coaching presents a comprehensive, global view of the discipline, identifying the current issues and practices, as well as mapping out where the discipline is going. The Handbook is organized into six thematic sections: Part One: Positioning Coaching as a Discipline Part Two: Coaching as a Process Part Three: Common Issues in Coaching Part Four: Coaching in Contexts Part Five: Researching Coaching Part Six: Development of Coaches It provides the perfect reference point for graduate students, scholars, educators and researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with current research and debate in the academic and influential practitioners' literature on coaching.

Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching

Two substantive revisions implemented in the CES II-HST were pertinent to this chapter. First, the intended population was delimited to head coaches of high school team sports where a head coach has the opportunity to meaningfully ...

Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching

Over the last three decades sports coaching has evolved from a set of customary practices based largely on tradition and routine into a sophisticated, reflective and multi-disciplinary profession. In parallel with this, coach education and coaching studies within higher education have developed into a coherent and substantial field of scholarly enquiry with a rich and sophisticated research literature. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching is the first book to survey the full depth and breadth of contemporary coaching studies, mapping the existing disciplinary territory and opening up important new areas of research. Bringing together many of the world’s leading coaching scholars and practitioners working across the full range of psychological, social and pedagogical perspectives, the book helps to develop an understanding of sports coaching that reflects its complex, dynamic and messy reality. With more importance than ever before being attached to the role of the coach in developing and shaping the sporting experience for participants at all levels of sport, this book makes an important contribution to the professionalization of coaching and the development of coaching theory. It is important reading for all students, researchers and policy makers with an interest in this young and flourishing area.