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Adventures in Coaching

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529365832

Price: £14.99

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*Discover the power of coaching through an entertaining and lively story that will develop the skills and understanding of how to coach effectively.*

In this groundbreaking new approach to learning how to coach, join Alice on an adventure as she learns the fundamental principles of personal and business coaching. Meet a host of fanciful characters who will help you understand how to listen, how to ask questions effectively and how to have a coaching conversation from start to finish.

Adventures in Coaching introduces Coaching as an approach for managing people, improving performance and solving problems. Research shows that learning is often better retained when made fun and stimulating. This book delivers the most rigorous and advanced textbook coaching theory, including the GROW model, in a uniquely engaging and mesmerising manner. The structure and sequence of the material is based on a tried and tested progression that the author has refined through his training and workshops with hundreds of people.

The book is brought to life through relevant coaching conversations and practical examples as Alice puts her learning into practice.

“Why are you talking about me in the third person, Ben? I’m right here.”

“Alice! Hello. I’m just introducing the book.”

“Have you said that I’m the star of the story?”

“Of course, Alice.”

“Ben, can I introduce Rita and Ronald?”

“Er… well… I’m not sure we should start with talking animals, this is a serious book.”

“Of course we should. Rita is a turtle who is an expert coach and she taught Ronald and I how to coach. Oh, and Ronald is a fish!”

“Thank you, Alice!”

Coaching is brought to life when Alice is faced with some tough coaching conversations and she applies her new learning to the clients she works with. Both new and existing coaches, as well as managers and leaders, will improve their skills of listening, asking questions and exploring ideas.

“Good job, Ben. I can’t wait to tell the story.”

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That unique blend of being informative and entertaining, current and forward thinking.
Dr Ron Lawson, Executive coach, Consultant and Senior Lecturer, University of Cumbria
One of the most creative and engaging coaching books that I have read. Conveying the key principles of coaching, through wonderful creative characters and gripping adventurous story telling. A must read for anyone searching for the key to unlock the power and rewards of effective coaching.
Simon Horsley, Vice President Sales, Bentley Systems UK Ltd
A truly innovative approach to the world of coaching that is creative, informative and memorable, ideal if you are looking to acquire or refresh your knowledge and coaching skills. Through a series of engaging stories with a dose of 'DRINK ME' humour, Ben has crafted clear and thoughtful systems which will stimulate curious minds and can easily be adapted and applied in real life situations.
Penny Huggard, Head of Governance & Compliance, Futures Housing Group
A creative and accessible guide to a complex skill. An excellent guide and exemplar which I highly recommend to new and experienced coaches alike.
Professor Kaz Stuart, Executive Coach
Whether you are an established coach, wanting to find out what it's all about or looking for personal development, Adventures in Coaching has something for you.
Lisa Griffin, Quality Improvement Specialist, NHS Improvement