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Palgrave Macmillan

Coaching with Colleagues 2nd Edition

An Action Guide for One-to-One Learning

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9781137359193
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Coaching for Colleagues is a rigorous and well-established practical guide to executive coaching. This updated and revised edition is packed with case studies, usable tools and models, practical exercises and techniques, and specialist chapters, including one on coaching and ethics. It provides readers with expert understanding of the history and development of coaching and provides a comprehensive overview of approaches, styles and coaching behaviors.

Since the first edition was published, coaching is a widely practised and increasingly regulated profession and this well-researched book provides the reader with all that they need to understand and use a variety of coaching techniques in the workplace.

Erik de Haan is the Director of Ashridge's Centre for Coaching and Professor of Organisation Development at the VU University Amsterdam and was previously a consultant, providing one-to-one coaching for executives and consultants, including career counselling. Prior to coming to Ashridge in 2002, he acquired ten years of consulting experience with firms including Aegon, BP, Heineken, Nike, Credit Suisse First Boston, Qualcomm and Vodafone. Erik is Programme Director of AMEC, Ashridge's MSc in Executive Coaching and ACOS, Ashridge's Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching & Organisation-Development Supervision. Erik has published more than a hundred professional articles and nine books in several languages. He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Philosophy of Management and for the Dutch Journal of Coaching. www.ashridge.org.uk/erikdehaan

Yvonne Burger is Professor of Organisational Culture, Communication and Leadership at the VU University Amsterdam. She is Program Director of the postgraduate program Executive Coaching. She works also as an independent consultant and executive coach and is specialised in individual, team and organisational development. Yvonne is a widely published author and has worked for several management-consulting firms like Touche Ross International and the Twynstra Group in The Netherlands. Also she was Dean of Sioo Business School in The Netherlands Yvonne is member of the editorial board of several journals in the Netherlands and Academic Fellow of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes. www.yvonneburger.nl

1. A Wide Scope for Conversation
2. A Dense Field of Exploration
3. Structuring the Coaching Journey
4. Entering Into and Ending the Coaching Relationship

5. Historic Roots and Summary of Approaches
6. Directive Coaching: Structuring with an Objective
7. Coaching: Facilitating the Coachee
8. Analytical Coaching: Searching for Insight
9. Paradoxical Coaching: Moving with Defenses
10. Coaching Methodology
11. Choosing the Right Method

12. The Competencies of the Coach
13. Learning Through Coaching
14. The Organization Coach
15. Limitations of Coaching with Colleagues


"A comprehensive and authoritative overview of authentic, reflective coaching, this is an essential volume for anyone who is serious about the quality and continuous development of their coaching." -Professor David Clutterbuck, David Clutterbuck Partnership
"Benjamin Disraeli once said, "the greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own." Erik de Haan and Yvonne Burger have done the coaching community a great service by offering a much needed panoramic view of the field. Reading this book is a must."
-Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change, INSEAD
'Coaching with Colleagues is ambitious in its depth and range, written with passion and enthusiasm, and rich in metaphor… All in all, it is a rigorous and valuable guide for managers and professional coaches alike.'
-Ann Lewis, Director, Ann Lewis Coaching'This book will provide a useful perspective for anyone involved in coaching who has learned a collection of techniques and interventions from a variety of methodologies without fully understanding where they come from and how they fit together.'- Nigel Harris, Partner, Burton Sweet chartered accountants and business advisers
'This is a really comprehensive and detailed analysis of the different approaches to coaching. It really "brings it all together". But more than this, the book sets out an agenda for a more integrative approach to coaching.'
- Andrew Atter, Business Coach
'Professionals today, in whatever field, have an increasing need for life-long learning… What de Haan and his collaborators gives us is a clear framework to better organise, supervise and facilitate our own professional development, and to advise our own colleagues and their organisations.'
- Geof Cox, Author and Consultant, New Directions Ltd
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