Foundations of Professional Coaching

Foundations of Professional Coaching

by James Gavin

312 Pages, 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781718200838
  • Published: August 2021

£65.00

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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 this ebook.