As happened in the first edition, there are, inevitably, many names to acknowledge, including those of family members and friends, who have been taken for granted while this book was being written; and there are also many unintentional omissions. So, without mentioning every possible individual, I shall list some of those who have continued to inspire me as well as some of the contributors – the unsung heroes and organizations within the context of my journey of preparing this edition.
Thanks go to:
- Dr Carla Gibbes, Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, for her kindness and support;
- Liz Hall, for communicating the concept of narrative coaching to wider professional communities via Coaching at Work;
- Trevor Hall, OBE, CBE, who has continued to inspire me in championing equality and diversity in my cross-cultural journey, in my career, and in life;
- Professor Stephen Palmer, for his continuous support and for updating the Foreword;
- Kaemorine Prendergast, for her kindness and righteousness in championing equality;
- Aquilina Reginald, my former coaching student, for helping me to introduce coaching to nursing and for contributing to the case study on leadership coaching in the healthcare sector in Malta;
- Dr Donald Ridley, principal lecturer at the University of East London, for his support and guidance;
- Christine Stocker-Gibson, for contributing to the case study on Community Coaching Cafẻ;
- Michael White, Dulwich Centre, who inspired and trained me in narrative ...