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Making Sense of Coaching

by Angelique Du Toit SAGE Publications Ltd
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In this new and accessible text, du Toit examines the transformational power of coaching and challenges given assumptions about the field by subjecting the received wisdom to reflection and scrutiny. Unlike other books about coaching, Making Sense of Coaching examines the process of coaching rather than its techniques and goals. The text addresses issues such as the problematic relationship between coach and coachee in business coaching when the explicit goal is to improve individual performance within an organisation. The process of coaching is looked at in detail, as sensemaking helps the coachee to create meaning and storytelling encourages self-reflection. Through discussion of the coaching relationship, the text goes on to look at the coaching experience as a type of transformational learning, in which the individual is guided through a journey of discovery and revelation. Theories are drawn together in a fresh and original way which will cause readers to question how coaching should be defined and practised.

A Critical Perspective of the Coaching StoryCritical Theory: A Philosophy of CoachingThe Tools of SensemakingTell Me a StoryThe Pre Requisites to the Telling of StoriesWe Are the Stories We TellTransformational Learning the Outcome

'This is a timely and appropriate contribution to the developing literature on coaching. It is written in an accessible and engaging style and with a strong sense of the underpinning research which clearly guides the writing. I particularly enjoyed the social constructionist and critical arguments which influence this work. This work offers much to think about and Dr du Toit is to be congratulated.'
Dr AngA©lique du Toit is an academic practitioner whose career combines academia as well as experience as an international manager. AngA©lique has also been an international executive coach for 16 years, supporting the leadership capacity and development of executives in both public and private organisations. She is on the preferred suppliers list as an Executive Coach for a number of organisations in the private sector as well as the NHS register for the purpose of developing the leadership capabilities of the Executive Boards. She has also been invited by the BBC as spokesperson in debates on coaching and is widely published in academic and non-academic literature and the author of a number of books. AngA©lique has also been a member of both the Executive as well as the Advisory Boards of the European and Mentoring Coaching Council (EMCC) for five years. She was also the Editor for the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching published by the EMCC for three years and is on the Editorial Board of a number of International Journals. Her various roles have given her the opportunity to play a significant part in the emerging profession by influencing the setting of standards of coaching internationally.