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The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

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PART SEVEN: Components of Effective Coaching

Assessments are ubiquitous. Although no substitute for the real work of engaging with the client, an assessment can sometimes provide a useful beginning to a coaching conversation. Many clients will have previously been assessed by various instruments—perhaps many times—and a knowledge of what form different assessments take, and what might be learned from them, is invaluable. Included here is a comprehensive survey of commonly used assessments.

More surprising, perhaps, is the range of research that has already been conducted in the field of coaching, including inquiries into what coaches do, and the impact and outcome of their work. There is a need for continuing outcome research and for more extensive ...

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