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.
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Part I: The Field of Coaching Chapter 1. Evolution of a Coaching Profession Chapter 2. The Roots of Coaching Chapter 3. Goals, Growth, and Transformation
Part III: The Coach’s Skill Set Chapter 6. The Ethical Coach Chapter 7. Partnering in Agreements Chapter 8. Cultivating Trust and Safety Chapter 9. Coaching Presence Chapter 10. Listening Actively Chapter 11. The Art of Inquiry Chapter 12. The Coach’s Voice Chapter 13. Stimulating New Perspectives Chapter 14. Coaching Action and Learning Chapter 15. Coaching as a Way of Being
Appendixes Appendix A. Transtheoretical Model Decisional Balance: Pros and Cons of Behavior Change Appendix B. Sample Coaching Agreement Appendix C. The First Session Appendix D: ICF Code of Ethics
James Gavin, PhD, MCC, has designed coach training programs for health, wellness, and fitness professionals since 1998. He is a full professor in the department of applied human sciences and the director of the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. He is a licensed psychologist in the Province of Quebec.
Over the past 18 years, Gavin has become keenly involved in studies and professional pursuits related to the new field of professional coaching. He has been recognized as a Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coaching Federation and an Integral Master Coach (IMC) by Integral Coaching Canada. He codirects and instructs his Concordia-based coach certification program.
Gavin has coached and consulted with a wide range of organizations in North America. He is deeply committed to understanding the somatic aspects of human development, and he is a strong advocate of somatic awareness and practice in coach training. He has developed a unique model for matching personality with sport and fitness choices; this model has been widely adopted as a unique process for promoting psychological growth. Gavin is engaged in research on coaching issues and enjoys rich coaching experiences with individual and organizational clients. His long-term interests in the practices of aikido, iaido, meditation, and yoga inform his life’s work.