Brief Strategic Coaching (Open University Press)
I’m happy to announce that my new book Brief Strategic Coaching is now released. Brief Strategic Coaching offers coaches a different process for rapid problem resolution and change. It guides clients to identify solutions that are actually creating problems rather than resolving them and how to break free from the vicious cycle of ‘the more I try, the worse it gets’ in order to get unstuck. The new solution is often radically different to the original one and brief strategic coaching offers a targeted process for successful implementation of these new actions
Coaches can use this book to:
• Integrate brief strategic coaching with their current methods of working
• Understand and assess current solution attempts by coachees
• Support coachees to escape the cycle of problem maintenance
• Adjust problem perceptions and develop new, different solution strategies with the client.
This book offers a fresh and practical take on a classic idea, making it an essential addition to the bookshelves of coaches and management leaders.
The Practitioner’s Handbook of Team Coaching
The Practitioner’s Handbook fo Team Coaching is a substantive handbook with numerous chapters from international experts. My chapter targets practitioners and It describes a step by step process (the brief strategic process) on breaking faulty solution patterns and replacing them with more effective ones in order to reach a rapid problem resolution.PLACE YOUR ORDER
Current Perspectives in Occupational Health Psychology
How can coaching aid in increasing well-being in occupational contexts? This is a texbook and the chapter ‘Improving Employee Well-being: The Role of Coaching Psychology‘ delineates some of the main coaching routes to well-being such as: health and lifestyle changes, goal attainment, positive emotions and personal resources, skills and coping strategies as well as leadership developmentDOWNLOAD MORE INFO
How the Solution Becomes the Problem: The Performance Solution that Backfired at Microsoft
Learn how Microsoft’s performance solution to boost competition eventually became a liability. This case provides students and professionals an opportunity to explore the brief strategic process which is based on the idea that the problem lies in the solution and it is, therefore, the solution that needs to be analyzed rather than the problem itself.GO TO SAGE BUSINESS CASES
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Coaching Hypnosis: Integrating Hypnotic Strategies and Principles in Coaching
Suggestive Techniques in CoachingIn every communication, suggestion is at play. This article covers several suggestions you can incorporate in a coaching session to help better meet your client’s goals. Specific suggestive techniques with accompanying examples are described which coaching professionals can strategically incorporate in their coaching practice along with guidelines on howto enhance their impact. Download the entire article.
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The AC Global Bulletin – Coaching in GreeceThe Association for Coaching (AC) Global Bulletin hosted a short piece I wrote on coaching in Greece. I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time, when coaching had just started appearing, primarily in business. The Athens 2004 Olympic Games, European funded programmes for employess along with the first Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) helped with the business case for employee counselling and paved the way for coaching. Since then, a lot has changed. Feel free to download the article.
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