Foundations of Professional Coaching: Models, Methods, and Core Competencies
Foundations of Professional Coaching With HKPropel Access is the essential guide to developing coaching skills and creating influential coaching relationships. Offering foundational concepts and underlying principles of coaching, this text will help all types of coaches cultivate a growth environment that encourages lasting change and maximizes each client’s potential in their personal and professional lives.
Grounded in the International Coaching Federation's eight core competencies, the text covers the theoretical basis of professional coaching models and the application of those models in modern coaching. Readers will enrich their coaching skills as they learn to embody the coaching mindset:
Understanding the journey of behavior change with key models on the change process
Employing inclusive frameworks for working with clients to set and pursue goals and overcome challenges
Adhering to ethical protocols, such as how to appropriately respond to clients' identity, environment, values, and beliefs
Cultivating trust and safety in the coaching relationship with respect to power and relationship dynamics
Establishing presence as a coach and developing a coach’s voice
Communicating effectively, with active listening and appropriate areas of inquiry
Throughout the text, personal stories offer insights into meaningful coaching engagements, providing context for the concepts and their application to a wide variety of coaching interests, including those related to health and lifestyle wellness, professional and career concerns, and leadership development. Additionally, downloadable resources, delivered through HKPropel, include practical tools—such as forms and checklists—for a successful coaching practice.
Foundations of Professional Coaching provides a pathway to excellence in coaching practice, with practical guidance on how to partner with clients in overcoming obstacles and developing goal-directed strategies leading to sustainable change.
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Personal trainers, fitness instructors, health and wellness coaches, sport coaches, and all other current and aspiring coaches looking to develop their coaching skills and create influential coaching relationships with their clients and athletes. Also for coaching organizations that need foundational resources in coaching concepts for their coaching programs/certificates.
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