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    • ISBN:9781904838395
    • Publication date:05 Apr 2012

Challenging Coaching

Going Beyond Traditional Coaching to Face the FACTS

By Ian Day and John Blakey

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Challenging Coaching details the unique FACTS coaching model, which provides a practical and pragmatic approach focusing on Feedback, Accountability, Courageous goals, Tension and Systems thinking.

Challenging Coaching is a real-world, timely and provocative book which provides a wake-up call to move beyond the limitations of traditional coaching. Based on the authors' extensive experience working at board and management levels, they suggest that for far too long coaching approaches have shied away from adopting a more challenging stance - a stance that can provoke greater performance and unlock deeper potential in business leaders and their teams.

The authors detail their unique FACTS coaching model, which provides a practical and pragmatic approach focusing on Feedback, Accountability, Courageous goals, Tension and Systems thinking. The authors explore FACTS coaching in theory and in practice using case studies, example dialogues and practical exercises so that the reader will be able to successfully challenge others using respectful yet direct techniques.

This is an original and thought-provoking book that dares the reader to go beyond traditional coaching and face the FACTS.

Biographical Notes

John Blakey is a coach to board-level leaders around the globe, having worked in the US, UK, Australia, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Portugal, Czech Republic, Malaysia, India, France, and Germany in recent years. In his corporate career he was international managing director at Logica plc and later its director of coaching, the first such role in a FTSE250 organization. In the 1990s he was consulting director of Team121 Ltd, one of the fastest-growing private companies in the UK. He has an MSc in Information Systems, an MBA from Aston Business School, and is a PCC credentialed coach with the International Coach Federation. He features regularly as a conference speaker and writer on the topics of executive coaching, organizational change, and business growth. John's work draws upon a broad range of influences including his passion for systems thinking, his Christian faith, his expertise in t'ai chi and his extensive work with Olympic athletes and their coaches.

Ian Day is a coach, facilitator, and speaker working at board level for large international clients. Ian graduated with a degree in psychology and spent over 20 years in human resource and development roles in a variety of large organizations within the leisure and tourism, healthcare and utilities sectors, including head of talent for an international FTSE100 group, responsible for groupwide talent management, leadership development, executive coaching, and performance management. In this role Ian was coached, which was an inspiring turning point in his life and led him to study for an advanced diploma in coaching and mentoring, a certificate in counselling, and to his current work as a leadership consultant. Ian's interest in psychology has never left him as he applies models and theories in his work with individuals and teams, frequently using psychometric personality profiles to create within clients the awareness and energy to change.

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