Foundations of Professional Coaching With HK Propel Access
Foundations of Professional Coaching With HKPropel Access is the essential guide to developing coaching skills and creating influential coaching relationships. Offering foundational concepts and underlying principles of coaching, this text will help all types of coaches cultivate a growth environment that encourages lasting change and maximizes each client’s potential in their personal and professional lives.
Grounded in the International Coaching Federation's eight core competencies, the text covers the theoretical basis of professional coaching models and the application of those models in modern coaching. Whether readers are looking for effective methods for client motivation, exercise adherence, or performance improvement, they will enrich their coaching skills in these ways:
- Understanding the journey of behavior change with key models on the change process
- Employing inclusive frameworks for working with clients to set and pursue goals and overcome challenges
- Adhering to ethical protocols, such as how to appropriately respond to clients' identity, environment, values, and beliefs
- Cultivating trust and safety in the coaching relationship with respect to power and relationship dynamics
- Establishing presence as a coach and developing a coach’s voice
- Communicating effectively, with active listening and appropriate areas of inquiry
Throughout the text, personal stories offer insights into meaningful coaching engagements, providing context for the concepts and their application to a wide variety of coaching professions, including personal trainers, fitness instructors, health and lifestyle wellness coaches, and sport coaches. Additionally, downloadable resources, delivered through HKPropel, include practical tools—such as forms and checklists—for a successful coaching practice.
Foundations of Professional Coaching provides a pathway to excellence in coaching practice, with practical guidance on how to develop partnerships and address the physical and mental needs of clients to enact effective change.
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Personal trainers, fitness instructors, health and wellness coaches, sport coaches, and all other current and aspiring coaches looking to develop their coaching skills and create influential coaching relationships with their clients and athletes. Also for coaching organizations that need foundational resources in coaching concepts for their coaching programs/certificates.
Table of ContentsPart I: The Field of Coaching
Chapter 1. Evolution of a Coaching Profession
Chapter 2. The Roots of Coaching
Chapter 3. Goals, Growth, and Transformation
Part II: Guiding Models
Chapter 4. Understanding Change
Chapter 5. Coaching Models
Part III: The Coach’s Skill Set
Chapter 6. The Ethical Coach
Chapter 7. Partnering in Agreements
Chapter 8. Cultivating Trust and Safety
Chapter 9. Coaching Presence
Chapter 10. Listening Actively
Chapter 11. The Art of Inquiry
Chapter 12. The Coach’s Voice
Chapter 13. Stimulating New Perspectives
Chapter 14. Coaching Action and Learning
Chapter 15. Coaching as a Way of Being
Appendix A. Transtheoretical Model Decisional Balance: Pros and Cons of Behavior Change
Appendix B. Sample Coaching Agreement
Appendix C. The First Session
Appendix D: ICF Code of Ethics
ExcerptsAn example of a brainstorming coaching activity
Mindfulness in coaching
Types of interpretation in coaching examples