Chapter 1. Introduction

Welcome to the updated edition of The Coaching Manual. Since the first book was written, I have watched as the awareness and appetite for coaching continue to emerge. Professionally, coaching is thriving and that’s a positive thing, for at the heart of coaching is a realisation of our basic interdependency as people, and there is much good that can come from that simple truth.

The Coaching Manual has been translated into several languages and now supports the practice and development of coaching far and wide. Since the publication of the first edition I have continued to work and study within the field of personal development and, in particular, personal coaching. Whilst I believe the universal principles and truths in the ...

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