Author: Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Pub Date: December 2013

Pages: 208

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Book Home

Welcome to the Companion Website for An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide.
This Companion Website contains a wealth of chapter by chapter videos and other resources for you to use alongside the book.  The video clips have been selected to demonstrate the key skills and processes of a coaching conversation in action and will help aid and enhance your learning and understanding. 

Before you get started, watch the video below to find out what the author has to say on why he decided to write the book and how it will tell you everything you need to know during your training and beyond.

Watch Christian introduce the book in this behind-the-scenes video:

Student Resources

This section of the companion website features over 70 videos of live coaching sessions, chapter summaries and activities explained, providing you with an extremely rare opportunity to peek into the coaching space.

In addition to the videos, this section features coaching resources and other additional materials that you may find useful.

Why not study on the go with MobileStudy, a tool for students from SAGE Publications. Simply scan any QR code at the beginning of each chapter to download the videos to your mobile.


About the Book

Welcome to the start of an exciting learning journey!

An Introduction to Coaching Skills is a practical, all-you-need-to-know guide for novice and trainee coaches. Focusing in on the applied side of coaching, its accessible, step-by-step style will acquaint you with the key skills needed to become a successful coach.

From the ‘how to’, through to practicalities and challenges and honing existing skills, this book covers:

  • Definitions of coaching
  • How to become a coach
  • Key coaching skills
  • Current coaching models
  • Practical tools and techniques
  • Reflective practise and how best to help others

With evidence-based research, activities and suggestions for further reading, this groundbreaking textbook represents a benchmark in understanding - and applying - the principles and skills of coaching.


About the Author

Christian is a well-respected executive coach, internationally recognised academic and sought-after consultant.

He is a Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer within the Coaching Psychology programmes at the University of East London, one of the world’s leading centres for the postgraduate study of coaching. He lectures on a number of MSc programmes in the School of Psychology, undertakes ground-breaking research and international collaborations in coaching and supervises academic dissertations.

Seen as an international authority in the field of coaching, he has been invited to speak at conferences in the US, the UK, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. He regularly presents on the topics of coaching, motivation, mental toughness and leadership. Christian has written a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters about coaching.

Christian is particularly passionate about the power of coaching in educational settings. He is the editor of Coaching in Education: Getting Better Results for Students, Educators and Parents (2012), which is now one of the key textbooks in the field. Through his consultancy, the International Centre for Coaching in Education (ICCE), Christian delivers training, consultancy, coaching and professional development programmes to schools, colleges and universities in the UK and abroad. He is motivated by the idea of creating coaching cultures for learning which allow students to purposefully and confidently pursue their aspirations.

Christian defines himself as an engaged academic practitioner, committed to the useful interplay of theory, research and practice.  Students, delegates, clients and peers describe him as an inspirational educator and empowering coach.

Twitter: @ChristianvN