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Professional Coaching: Principles and Practice

Editors: Susan English, OSB, EdD, MCC, Janice Manzi Sabatine, PhD, PCC, Philip Brownell, MDiv, PsyD, PCC

Incorporating a wealth of knowledge from international experts, this is an authoritative guide to provide a comprehensive overview of professional coaching. Grounded in current research, it addresses the historical, ethical, theoretical, and practice foundations of professional coaching, and examines such key therapeutic approaches as acceptance and commitment, internal family systems, psychodynamic, and interpersonal. In easily accessible language, the book discusses core considerations for effective practice such as presence, meaning-making, mindfulness, emotions, self-determination, and culture.

The reference examines the variety of practice settings for the profession, including executive, life/personal, health/wellness, spiritual, team, education, and career coaching, along with critical issues such as research advances, credentialing, and training. Further contributing to coaching savvy, the book has techniques for measuring client progress, applications of adult development, intentional change theory, and more. Chapters include recommendations for further reading.



As my coach, Jan has helped me identify and prioritize career goals, but more importantly, has kept me focused on actions that fulfill these goals. As my champion, she instills confidence that I will get where I want to go professionally while maintaining a healthy balance between work and my personal life
— Mary Chester Wasko, MD, MSc
As a mid-career academician with significant administrative duties, I found myself with too much on my plate. Jan helped me prioritize my professional responsibilities and discover a method for me to discern whether I should say yes or no to the next professional opportunity.
— Helen Boylan, PhD

If I had to pick two areas in which I benefited the most from working with Avanti Strategies, I would have to say in delegating and in protecting my time. Following our coaching sessions, I always looked forward to “on the drive back to my office” thoughts from my coach. More proof that she was always thinking of her clients and providing thoughtful feedback.
— Emma Barinas-Mitchell, PhD
Jan has helped me to constructively analyze my character traits ― to acknowledge and develop areas that warrant improvement, and to accept others that are part and parcel of just being me. When I feel like I have slipped, Jan always brings me back to the goal. The administration no longer pays for my coaching sessions with Jan, but I find my time with her so valuable that I have continued on as her client.
— Sandra J. Hewett, PhD