In this chapter we offer suggestions for using the different coaching approaches and methods and the conversations within which they can be applied. We start with a summary of conclusions from research into the effects of coaching and psychotherapy, which quickly refutes the myth that there is a single ‘right’ method for every coaching issue, or even for one specific issue. Then we take a look at the evidence from research and practical experience that argues for or against certain methods. This evidence gives rise to recommendations as to the choice of method. However, our main recommendation is to choose a method that fits as closely as possible with your own personality, and to keep exploring and developing that ‘personal’ method on an on-going basis.
KeywordsMentor Relationship Informal Mentor Formal Mentor Programme Executive Coaching Counselling Method
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