Based on the authors' extensive research, the book builds on the GROW coaching model and introduces a new model which involves 5 core capabilities and a 7-step process - The Achieve Coaching model.
‘There are some books that really make a contribution to the body of knowledge of the subject. This book is one of those. It is objective and research based while also drawing on the experiences of the authors and others in such a way that is not boringly academic at all. It grabs ones interest and holds it with very clear readable language.’
Sir John Whitmore, author of Coaching for Performance [originator of the GROW model]
‘What makes this book so valuable is its educational, practical and international focus. I applaud the authors for revealing the inner workings of their executive coaching model so that practitioners and prospective clients alike may learn and better grasp the essence of this remarkable intervention known as executive coaching.’
Wendy Johnson, President and CEO, Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC)
‘It is refreshing to find such a practical and structured guide. It is also encouraging to see a new model being explored beyond the GROW model which builds on the tried and tested thinking and enhances it.’
Brian Wishart, European Head of Organizational Development, BP Group
‘A practical, usable manual which benefited me greatly despite having many years of Executive Coaching experience. The content is insightful and original and has given me many new ideas to improve upon my skills and approach.’
Roger Minton, formerly HR Director, House of Fraser Retail Ltd
‘I liked this book very much – it is a highly practical and well-presented guide to the art and science of executive coaching.’
The Association of Coaching Journal
PART ONE: Overview and introduction
TWO: What is executive coaching?
PART TWO: The seven core capabilities of effective executive coaching
THREE: Rapport building
FOUR: Deep listening
FIVE: Creative questioning
SIX: Giving effective feedback
SEVEN: Clear goal setting
PART THREE: The Achieve Coaching Model® – the systematic approach to effective executive coaching
TEN: Step 1: Assessing the current situation
ELEVEN: Step 2: Creative brainstorming of alternatives
TWELVE: Step 3: Honing goals
THIRTEEN: Step 4: Initiating options
FOURTEEN: Step 5: Evaluate options
FIFTEEN: Step 6: Valid action programme design
SIXTEEN: Step 7: Encouraging momentum
PART FOUR: Using the Achieve Coaching Model® in context
SEVENTEEN: The seven core capabilities in context
EIGHTEEN: Measuring the effectiveness of executive coaching
NINETEEN: Future trends and outlook
Ian Hunter is a highly-experienced HR professional and consultant and founding partner of Orion Partners LLP. He has held senior positions in international consultancies including PWC
and Accenture as well as executive HR roles in companies such as BP and
PepsiCo. He has written several books including [as co-author] Transforming HR [Thorogood].
Sabine Dembkowski, PhD is based in Cologne, Germany. She is Director of The Coaching Centre and has worked with clients across Europe both as a management consultant and more recently as an executive coach.
Fiona Eldridge is Director of The Coaching and Communication Centre, a master practitioner and a certified trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming [NLP]. She is a frequent contributor to TV and radio programmes and newspapers and journals in the education sphere.