The Psychology of Coaching, Mentoring, and Learning addresses the psychological principles upon which coaching and mentoring is based, and integrates them in a universal framework for the theory and practice of individual and organizational development. The second edition is updated with the latest research, taking into account the increasing importance of positive psychology and its role in coaching and mentoring with an emphasis on strength, growth, and development.
Combining high–level theory with practical applications and case studies, this is an invaluable resource for coaches, mentors, trainers, psychologists, executives, managers, and students.
About the Author vii
Foreword to the First Edition by Stephen Palmer ix
Preface to the Second Edition xiii
1 Introduction 1
2 The Coming of Age: Coaching Psychology, Coaching and Mentoring 9
3 Philosophy and Theories of Learning Applicable to Coaching and Mentoring: Positive Psychology and the Learning Process 23
4 Definitions: Coaching Psychology, Coaching, Mentoring and Learning 53
5 Leadership and Organizational Coaching and Mentoring: Becoming a Learning Organization and Learning Community 63
6 Developing a Universal Integrative Framework for Coaching and Mentoring 91
7 Techniques and Tools 119
8 Continuing Professional Development, Learning Resources and Practical Exercises 153
9 Case Studies 175
10 Evaluation 203
11 Conclusion, Discussion, Future Research and Development 219
Dr. Ho Law is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of East London, UK. He is a founder Director of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, a founder member and past Chair of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology, and a Registered Supervisor for chartership in occupational psychology. Together with colleagues Sara Ireland and Zulfi Hussain, he has developed the Universal Integrative Framework (UIF) for coaching, mentoring and learning, which has been revised and developed through international application and franchising. He further developed narrative coaching in the UK and the wider communities. He is the founder and Director of Empsy Ltd, a service business providing coaching, consulting and training in the field of empowerment psychology.