Tales for coaching : Using stories and metaphors with individuals and small groups

Margaret Parkin

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Showing you how and when to use stories to maximum effect, whether you are coaching an individual or a group, the author demonstrates how your coaching can have greater impact with the effective use of storytelling.
 9780749461010 /  Kogan Page /  2013 /  2nd editie /  208p. /  pb / 

Tales for coaching : Using stories and metaphors with individuals and small groups

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Coaching is rapidly proving to be an invaluable aid to personal development and a successful way to enhance performance within organizations of all types. More and more people are also discovering how to use storytelling to bring about change and reinforce learning.

 "Tales for Coaching" combines these two approaches into a powerful and effective technique to assist personal change. Showing you how and when to use stories to maximum effect, whether you are coaching an individual or a group, the author demonstrates how your coaching can have greater impact with the effective use of storytelling.

Complete with sample stories that can be read aloud in a variety of coaching situations, "Tales for Coaching" includes 50 tales that will immediately help coaches, trainers, managers and educators to reinforce key messages or stimulate fresh thinking.

Table of contents :

    Introduction   1
    Part 1: Are You Sitting Comfortably?   5
1   Introducing Storytelling   7
    The Story Begins   7
    How Do Stories Work?   12
    Stories and Unconscious Learning   19
2   Coaching and Storytelling   23
    Coaching The Story So Far   23
    The Purpose and Benefits of Coaching   24
    The Modern-Day Coach   30
    Storytelling as a Coaching Tool   32
3   Finding and Using Stories in Coaching   37
    Finding Stories   37
    Using Storytelling Activities in Coaching   44
4   Telling the Tale   53
    'Cric! Crac!' Making the Connection   53
    The Storyteller's Perspective   55
    The Listener's Point of View   58
    Telling the Story   62
    Part 2: Then I'll Begin...   69
    The Tales   71
    How to Use the Tales   71
    Envisioning and Goal Setting   75
    'So, What Do You Want To Achieve?'   75
1   Midas and the Golden Touch   77
2   Look Before You Leap   79
3   The Star Thrower   81
4   The Wise Fisherman   83
5   Let There be Light   86
6   The Spider   88
    More...