Challenging Coaching Going Beyond Traditional Coaching To Face The Facts

John Blakey-Ian Day


In Circulation

Challenging Coaching is a real-world, timely and provocative book which provides a wake-up call to move beyond the limitations of traditional coaching. Based on the authors' extensive experience working at board and management levels, they suggest that for far too long coaching approaches have shied away from adopting a more challenging stance - a stance that can provoke greater performance and unlock deeper potential in business leaders and their teams.

The authors detail their unique FACTS coaching model, which provides a practical and pragmatic approach focusing on Feedback, Accountability, Courageous goals, Tension and Systems thinking. The authors explore FACTS coaching in theory and in practice using case studies, example dialogues and practical exercises so that the reader will be able to successfully challenge others using respectful yet direct techniques.

This is an original and thought-provoking book that dares the reader to go beyond traditional coaching and face the FACTS.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Candid Feedback: The book likely emphasizes the importance of providing honest and challenging feedback to facilitate growth and development.

  2. Stretching Comfort Zones: It might advocate for coaches to challenge individuals to move beyond their comfort zones, encouraging them to explore new perspectives and behaviors.

  3. Accountability and Responsibility: The book might stress the importance of holding individuals accountable for their actions and decisions while taking responsibility for personal growth.

  4. Exploring Reality: Insights into a coaching style that focuses on facing reality, addressing challenges, and helping individuals confront truths that lead to personal and professional development.

  5. Developing Resilience: Strategies for building resilience, coping with setbacks, and leveraging challenges as opportunities for learning and growth.

  6. Strengths and Weaknesses: Encouragement to explore both strengths and weaknesses, leveraging strengths while working on areas that need improvement.

  7. Co-Creation of Solutions: The book might discuss collaborative approaches where coach and coachee work together to generate solutions rather than the coach dictating the path.

  8. Leadership Coaching: Insights into coaching practices specifically tailored for leaders, focusing on enhancing leadership skills and qualities.

  9. Ethical Considerations: The book may highlight ethical aspects of challenging coaching, emphasizing the importance of respect, trust, and confidentiality in the coaching relationship.

  10. Application and Case Studies: Practical examples and case studies might be provided to illustrate how challenging coaching principles are applied in various contexts.

Language English
ISBN-10 1904838391
ISBN-13 9781904838395
No of pages 254
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Published Date 05 Apr 2012

About Author

Author : John Blakey-Ian Day

1 Books

Related Books