As any coach knows, coaching often gets tricky. What initially seems clear later becomes confused; the client may turn out to be someone else entirely; boundaries can easily become blurred; and the coach's own emotions or values may influence outcomes. But the fact is that many tricky situations can be turned around if the coach stays grounded in objective coaching protocols.
Responsible coaches understand the need to explore and define the boundaries of coaching - to help define coaching protocols that will help coaches in tricky situations and, more importantly, to develop their own skills and self-awareness.
In this book, we draw on case notes shared with us by experienced coaches, coaching educators, and coaching researchers, and provide a body of evidence that will help the profession evolve in the direction of coherence, standard protocols, and rigorous evaluation.