Title Professional Coaching
Subtitle Principles and Practice
Author Susan English, Janice Manzi Sabatine , Philip Brownell
ISBN 9780826180087
List price USD 65.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 482
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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About the book


Incorporating a wealth of knowledge from international experts, this is an authoritative guide to provide a comprehensive overview of professional coaching. Grounded in current research, it addresses the historical, ethical, theoretical, and practice foundations of professional coaching, and examines such key therapeutic approaches as acceptance and commitment, internal family systems, psychodynamic, and interpersonal. In easily accessible language, the book discusses core considerations for effective practice such as presence, meaning-making, mindfulness, emotions, self-determination, and culture.

The reference examines the variety of practice settings for the profession, including executive, life/personal, health/wellness, spiritual, team, education, and career coaching, along with critical issues such as research advances, credentialing, and training. Further contributing to coaching savvy, the book has techniques for measuring client progress, applications of adult development, intentional change theory, and more. Chapters include recommendations for further reading.

Key Features:

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of a fast-growing field
  • Includes contributions from international experts
  • Covers historical, professional, philosophical, and theoretical foundations as well as important applications and practice settings
  • Includes suggestions for further reading
  • Expands the range of practice settings
  • Includes free ebook with purchase of print




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Part I: The Profession of Coaching

Chapter 1: Perspectives on the Definition of Coaching (Amoráh Ross)

Chapter 2: The Roots and Evolution of Coaching (Vikki G. Brock)

Chapter 3: The Business of Coaching Today (Lynn Grodzki)

Chapter 4: Coach Training: Context, Competencies, Methodology, and Practice (Hope Langner and Janet Keller)

Chapter 5: Professional Standards: A Developmental Journey (Marialexia Margariti)

Chapter 6: Coaching Research: A Critical Review (Stewart T. Cotterill and Jonathan Passmore)

Part II: Core Considerations in Coaching

Chapter 7: Ethics and the Professional Coach: Challenges and Best Practices (Patrick Williams)

Chapter 8: Managing “Invisible” Cultural Issues to Create Partnerships That Work (Edmée Schalkx)

Chapter 9: Honing the Ultimate Coaching Advantage: The Coach/Client Relationship (Sharon Eakes and
Nancy Smyth)

Chapter 10: Interpersonal Approaches to Coaching (Keith Nelson)

Chapter 11: Presence as Coaching Meta-Competency (Doug Silsbee)

Chapter 12: The Coach as Awareness Agent: A Process Approach (Dorothy E. Siminovitch)

Chapter 13: Mindful Compassionate Coaching: An Approach Perfect for “VUCA” Times (Liz Hall)

Chapter 14: Successful Coaches Influence Emotions, Thoughts, and Behaviors (Charles Wolfe)

Chapter 15: Hermeneutic Coaching (Philip Brownell)

Chapter 16: The Coach’s Imperative: Expanding Perspectives (Terrie Lupberger)

Chapter 17: Evaluating Client Progress: A Developmental Approach—Beyond Convention (Paddy Pampallis)

Part III: Theories and Frameworks in Coaching

Chapter 18: Coaching and Seeing Systems (Anne Starr)

Chapter 19: Coaching With Intentional Change Theory (Richard E. Boyatzis)

Chapter 20: Supporting Autonomy, Competence, and Relatedness: The Coaching Process From a Self-Determination Theory Perspective (Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci)

Chapter 21: Maturity Coaching: Enabling Vertical Development in Leaders (Beena Sharma)

Chapter 22: The Immunity-to-Change Process: When Change Is Hard to Make (Deborah Helsing)

Chapter 23: Internal Family Systems: Applications in Coaching (Margaret Moore)

Chapter 24: Coaching for an Increasingly Complex World (Jennifer Garvey Berger and Catherine Fitzgerald)

Chapter 25: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)-Based Coaching (Richard Blonna and Tim Anstiss)

Chapter 26: Executive Coaching: A Psychodynamic Approach (Catherine Sandler)

Chapter 27: Integral Coaching: Whole Person Development in a Complex World (Sean Esbjörn-Hargens and
Beena Sharma)

Part IV: Applications of Coaching

Chapter 28: Leadership Coaching as a Growth Cycle: From Transition to Transition (James LoPresti and
Edward Mwelwa)

Chapter 29: Life Coaching: The Heart and Soul of Professional Coaching (Fran Fisher)

Chapter 30: Advancing the Practice of Professional Health and Wellness Coaching (Darlene Trandel)

Chapter 31: What Team Coaching Is and Is Not (Janet M. Harvey)

Chapter 32: Coaching and Spirituality: A Mutually Resourceful Relationship (Chad Hall)

Chapter 33: Coaching in Education (Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Jim Knight, and John Campbell)

Chapter 34: Executive Coaching (Jeremy Robinson)

Chapter 35: Career Coaching: The ADAPT Framework (Steven Wendell and Janice Manzi Sabatine)


About the Editors:

Susan English, OSB, EdD, MCC, is cofounder and codirector of the Professional Coach Certification Program in the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University and has a private practice as a life and leadership coach. Susan has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, college professor, and supervisor and is an award-winning student mentor. She has worked in public, private, and prison school settings and has been an active leader in state and local professional and nonprofit organizations. Susan is a past president of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Pittsburgh and holds a doctorate in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has additional training in both internal family systems and emotional intelligence. As a coach, Susan’s special interests are to improve communication skills, grow leadership abilities, increase emotional intelligence, overcome negative self-talk, enhance life balance, and triumph over roadblocks while finding joy and fulfillment in the process. She is a Benedictine Sister, daughter, mother, grandmother, and social justice advocate.

Janice Manzi Sabatine, PhD, PCC, is president of Avanti Strategies, LLC, a firm specializing in executive, leadership, and career coaching for academic physicians and scientists. She is a certified executive coach through the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business and earned a BS in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. With over 30 years of experience in biomedical research, she has been influential in the publication of over 50 journal articles and book chapters and nearly 30 funded grant applications. Recognizing the need among her technically trained peers for stronger leadership and interpersonal skills, Dr. Sabatine trained as an executive coach. In this role, she has helped numerous academic, scientific, and healthcare professionals become stronger, more effective leaders. A researcher by training, Dr. Sabatine relies on evidence-based methodologies to support her coaching and coach training activities. She is currently a recipient of an Institute of Coaching research grant to study the impact of a coaching-based career course supplemented with external coaching, entitled “The Impact of Developmental Coaching on Career Adaptability Capacity and Moderators of Sustained Career Development among Graduate Students.” She is codirector of training in the Professional Coach Certification Program in the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University and is a past president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Philip Brownell, MDiv, PsyD, PCC, is a clinical psychologist licensed in North Carolina, Oregon, and Idaho. He has been in practice since 1998, but his experience working with people in various capacities, including full-time Christian ministry, dates to 1968, when he was a neuropsychiatric technician with the U.S. Navy. Dr. Brownell completed 6 years of formal training in gestalt psychotherapy, has written several books on the subject, and is involved in the global movement to establish a research tradition for gestalt therapy. He also completed the International Coach Federation (ICF)-accredited professional coach training program at Duquesne University. Currently, he works as the only psychologist for an integrated healthcare organization in southern Idaho, where he lives with his wife, 12 cats, one dog, two guitars, and a stack of books. At night from the deck around their house he can hear the roar of Shoshone Falls rising out of the Snake River Canyon.

Target Audience:

Useful for clinical psychologists and counselors.


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