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Welcome to the third edition of The Coaching Manual. Since the book was first written, I have watched as the awareness of and appetite for coaching continue to emerge. Professionally, coaching is firmly established and that’s positive, for at the heart of coaching is an awareness 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. In this edition, we have made the manual more practical, ...

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