1. Introduction 1 item
    1. Part of the delight of studying for a Masters in coaching is to follow your interest and develop your own practice in whatever context you are working. The objective of this module is to deepen your self-awareness, your understanding of the theoretical perspectives of the self and how this influences your work. The reading list is designed to help you explore the myriad of perspectives on this topic. The core texts are ones which we may cover in the workshops or include some interesting ideas for you to be aware of. However read widely to make the most of this topic. Enjoy!

  2. Core texts 7 items
    1. Developmental coaching: working with the self - Tatiana Bachkirova 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book essential A comprehensive book dedicated to exploring the self from a number of perspectives with some important ideas on how to coach people at different stages of development.

    2. Relational coaching: journeys towards mastering one-to-one learning - Erik de Haan c2008

      Book essential Please read: Chapters 4-8. An evidence-based book that puts the relationship with the client at the heart of all coaching. Deeper self awareness (and more choices) can come from understanding what you do at ‘critical moments’.

    3. What do coaches need to know? Using the Mastery Window to assess and develop expertise - David B. Drake 09/2011

      Article essential We will look at Drake’s model in one of the workshops – some interesting ideas on coach development and how to achieve ‘mastery’.

    4. Executive coaching with backbone and heart : a systems approach to engaging leaders with their challenges / Mary Beth O'Neill

      Article essential Please read: Chapters 1-3. Great book for coaches working in corporate organisations. Using a systems approach, O’Neill explores how to offer both backbone and heart to clients.

    5. Diversity in coaching: working with gender, culture, race and age 2013

      Book essential Please read: Part 3. Diversity is high on the agenda across society – how is coaching as a profession responding? This book looks at coaching different groups/ cultures. Read Part 3 and notice your existing knowledge and assumptions about working with these groups.

    6. The mindful coach: seven roles for facilitating leader development - Douglas K. Silsbee 2010

      Book essential Please read: Chapters 1-5. We will work on Silsbee’s model in the workshop to look in depth at the roles we play as coaches consciously and unconsciously. Very useful for coaches looking to develop their presence.

    7. Coaching and mentoring: a critical text - Simon Western 2012

      Book essential Please read: Parts 3 and 4. Western has some very thought-provoking ideas on coaching as a profession, how it has developed and a meta-theory for its future.

  3. Further reading 20 items
    1. The following texts come from a range of sources, many outside of coaching. They are designed to offer wide and conflicting perspectives on the use of self within coaching.


    2. The complete handbook of coaching - Elaine Cox, Tatiana Bachkirova, David Clutterbuck 2010

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    3. The inner game of work: overcoming mental obstacles for maximum performance - W. Timothy Gallwey 2002

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    4. Focusing - Eugene T. Gendlin 1981

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    5. The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity - Andrew Scott, Lynda Gratton

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    6. Fertile Void: Gestalt Coaching at Work - Joyce O'Leary

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    7. On becoming a person: a therapist's view of psychotherapy - Carl R. Rogers 2004

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    8. Action inquiry: the secret of timely and transforming leadership - William R. Torbert, Susanne R. Cook-Greuter c2004

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    9. Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship - David Whyte

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