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Coaching and Mentoring at Work 3rd Edition


The third edition of this popular, practical and authoritative book has been revised and updated, with two new chapters. It is aimed at coaches, mentors and clients and features:

* Nine key principles of effective coaching and mentoring, showing how to apply them

* Discussion of differences between coaching and mentoring across different contexts and sectors

* Ideas about how to be an effective coach or mentor and how to be an effective client

* Self-development checklists and prompts, and a wealth of interactive case material

New chapter on useful approaches and models

* The Skilled Helper model and how to apply it to coaching and mentoring

* A range of tried and tested tools and techniques

* Ethical issues, reflective practice and supervision

New chapter in which coaches and mentors share experiences from Business, Health, Education & the Public Sector

“So many people think that mentoring is simple – you just pass on what you know from the pinnacle of your wisdom and experience. In fact when well done it is the art that conceals art. Similarly there is an art in making what is not simple sound accessible and do-able, which is exactly what this book does. It breaks the news very gently and very clearly that successful mentoring and coaching is nothing like as easy as it looks, either to be a good mentor or to be a good mentee. Throughout the book the message is clear: being a coach or mentor is very different from the expert helper role familiar to most managers – a lot more difficult and a lot more effective and here is how to do it.”
Jenny Rogers, Executive Coach and author of
 Coaching Skills: The Definitive Guide to Being a Coach, Fourth Edition (Open University Press, 2016), UK

“The third edition of Coaching & Mentoring at Work has been revised and updated. There are two new chapters: ‘Coaching & Mentoring Approaches and Models’, and ‘Glimpses of Coaches and Mentors at Work’. Readers of the previous editions have valued the focus on effective and ethical practice as well as the clear links between principles, approaches, skills, tools, techniques and interactive case examples. This latest edition continues to be an excellent resource for coaching and mentoring purchasers, providers and students.”
Gerard Egan, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University, Chicago, USA

“It is great to see this new updated edition of Mary Connor and Julia Pokora’s book, which shows how much is developing and changing in this fast moving field.”
Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership, Henley Business School, Chairman of Renewal Associates, author of many books including
 Creating a Coaching Culture (Open University Press, 2012) and Leadership Team Coaching (2014), UK

“This new edition from Connor and Pokora has some new and interesting additions. In the ten years since the first edition, much has happened in the coaching and mentoring world. The highlighting of ethical issues in Part 1 of the book recognises that the coaching and mentoring worlds have become much more aware of ethical concerns. The addition of insights into the variety of models for coaching and mentoring and the practical nature of Part 2 of the book is welcome and the shift of focus in Part 3 to Coach and Mentor Development reflects contemporary debate. Written in a practical and accessible style, this book is a must for those working with coaching and mentoring.”
Professor Bob Garvey, Managing Partner, The Lio Partnership, UK

“When this book was first published in 2007 it immediately became an invaluable reference and source of guidance for the part of my work involved with the development mentoring of engineers and engineering project management professionals. The restructured content and additional material provided by the third edition make the book an even more valuable resource for coaches, mentors and their clients in all work sectors. I have always liked the practical exercises, examples and checklists that are to be found throughout the content and I find the glimpses into the experiences of current coaching and mentoring practitioners contained within the new Chapter 12 particularly interesting and useful.”
Tony Maplesden, Project Management Consultant, UK

“Still my favourite coaching and mentoring book – this new edition is better than ever! For the coach/mentor there are plenty of additional resources including a helpful chapter giving insightful reflections on real examples of coaching practice and developing coaching schemes. What I really like about this book is how useful it is for people at different stages in their coaching and mentorship practice – and there’s plenty for coachees and mentees too which helps maximise the benefit of the coaching relationship.”
Sue Covill, Former HR Director, UK

Coaching and Mentoring at Work has been a part of my life after being introduced to this way of thinking and working by Mary, Julia and Nancy in 2007. This book remains to be a touchstone and over the past decade this text has been updated with clear, practical and honest content. It has kept me thinking in contemporary and informed way when it comes to my knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. It supports the foundations of how I work with others to develop their understanding and skills in the pursuit of healthy learning relationships in their worlds.
This third edition updates where necessary and will replace the well-worn second edition in my hand, work and life.”

Giles McCracken, Clinical Senior Lecturer & Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Newcastle University, UK

“This book illustrates the importance of skills, personal qualities and ethical understanding in promoting healthy and meaning relationships, and this work may also relevant in other helping professions. However, this book also helps anyone who wants to improve their conversations with those around them (co-workers, family and friends).”
Assoc. Prof. Dr Ruhani Mat Min, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia