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Coaching Presence

Book Description

One of the hallmarks of maturity as a coach is awareness of how your values, beliefs, and other factors affect your coaching interventions. It takes skill to notice these influences which can manifest both physically and mentally during coaching, while simultaneously ensuring a client focused approach. Coaching Presence examines how self-awareness can be built across key aspects of coaching practice, introducing a model that will help you make a conscious and deliberate choice for every approach or intervention that you use with your client. It explores how, by paying close attention to the motivations behind every coaching choice, you can minimize the unconscious negative influences and bias to produce the best outcome for the client and their wider system. It will also help you recognize when conscious visibility expressed explicitly to the client may actually be the best coaching solution.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Imprint
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. About this book
  7. Introduction
    1. Coaching presence
    2. Channels of perception
    3. Guiding beliefs
    4. Four modes of presence
    5. Things to remember
  8. 01 Laying the foundations
    1. Contracting
    2. Choosing the environment
    3. Locating within the environment
    4. Self-preparation
    5. Facilitating client presence
  9. 02 What’s impacting on your coaching?
    1. Self-awareness
    2. Personality
    3. Nurture or nature?
    4. Life experience
    5. Other factors
    6. Levels of awareness
  10. 03 Invisible Coach mode
    1. Why choose Invisible Coach mode
    2. Beliefs
    3. How to achieve Invisible Coach mode
    4. Things you may notice
    5. Inadvertent use of Invisible Coach mode
    6. Risks
  11. 04 Emergent Coach mode
    1. Why choose Emergent Coach mode
    2. Beliefs
    3. How to achieve Emergent Coach mode
    4. Things you may notice
    5. Inadvertent use of Emergent Coach mode
    6. Risks
  12. 05 Evident Coach mode
    1. Why choose Evident Coach mode
    2. Beliefs
    3. How to achieve Evident Coach mode
    4. Things you may notice
    5. Inadvertent use of Evident Coach mode
    6. Risks
  13. 06 Visible Coach mode
    1. Why choose Visible Coach mode
    2. Beliefs
    3. How to achieve Visible Coach mode
    4. Things you may notice
    5. Inadvertent use of Visible Coach mode
    6. Risks
  14. 07 Channels of perception
    1. People channels of perception
    2. Interpretive channels of perception
  15. 08 A journey of self-discovery
    1. Lifelong learning
    2. Increase self-awareness
    3. Mindfulness and meditation
    4. Reflective practice
    5. Therapeutic interventions
    6. Supervision
    7. Engage with a coach
    8. Practise your coaching
    9. Develop your own style
    10. Qualifications
    11. Accreditation
    12. Key principles for coach development
  16. Appendix
    1. Glossary
    2. Coaching professional bodies
  17. References, further reading and online resources
  18. Index
  19. Full Imprint