REVIEW: THE HEART OF COACHING SUPERVISION

The Heart of Coaching Supervision: Working with Reflection and Self-Care Eve Turner and Stephen Palmer Routledge 978 11387 2977 3 5 stars   This is one of those books that before long will be well-thumbed, and like a dear friend on the shelf, with brightly coloured stickers marking those special gems that you turn to when looking for inspiration. It’s a celebration of the deep love and care that the contributors, all experts in their field, share for the growing area of coaching supervision. Topics include the Thinking Environment (Jane Adshead-Grant, Anne Hathaway, Linda Aspey and Eve Turner), and peer […]

REVIEW – COACHING IN ISLAMIC CULTURE: THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF ERSHAD

Christian Van Nieuwerburgh and Raja’a Allaho Routledge ISBN: 978 17822 0199 1 5 out of 5 stars   The coaching profession has long called for culturally appropriate approaches, with few solutions available. This book is an attempt to build a model consistent with specific cultural values, beliefs, traditions or religions. Ershad means guidance. According to the principles of Ershad this refers to self-guidance to learn and find the right pathway for the learner (the client) who is supported by a Murshid, a guide or facilitator (the coach). According to the practice of Ershad, the stages of the coaching conversation consist […]

REVIEW: BECAUSE YOU CAN BY GILL SMITH

Because You Can by Gill Smith Richard Painter, Print Resources ISBN: 978 15272 1483 5 5 out of 5 stars The subtitle of the book sums it up beautifully: Living and Dying with CANcer on Your Own Terms. This is a book that anyone could (and should) read, because it is about courage and using our skills to be proactive in our own lives (and in Gill’s case, treatment). Most of all, it is about living life to the full and remembering what is important. Its relevance is obvious – all of us will have either experienced cancer or another […]

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Values and Ethics in Coaching Ioanna Iordanou, Rachel Hawley and Christiana Iordanou SAGE 978 14739 1956 3 5 out of 5 The authors have written a book that our profession has needed for some time. I believe it’s essential reading for coaches, mentors, supervisors and their trainers. The book has a clear structure to help us identify and reflect on our taken-for-granted beliefs. The structure facilitates discussion, with boxes throughout depicting activities and pauses for reflection alongside recommended reading, making it invaluable for individual practitioners and as a catalyst in group/classroom settings. Those who want an instant solution to ethical […]

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE COACHING CONVERSATION

True to her coaching philosophy that learning can be gained in all contexts, including in art galleries, leadership coach Rachel Ellison’s visit to the late artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s exhibition in London sparked insights for herself and others By Rachel Ellison MBE   What surrounds you in your office? A framed photograph, a decorative calendar, an ethnic wall hanging, a painting? You probably know why you chose it and what it represents on the journey that is your life, your career, your way of coaching. What we see or what we sense, affects us, as coaches, as clients, as people going […]