Coach Quotation References

by Miss Hughes
(London, England)

I am a University student, and I was wondering whether you would be able to provide me with the full reference of the two quotes you included in this section by, Whitmore (2005) and (Parsloe, Eric, 1999) as I was very impressed with them.

Louise's Answer:-

Hi Miss Hughes

Thank you for your question.

Coaching is "a process that enables learning and development to occur and thus performance to improve. To be successful, a coach requires a



knowledge and understanding of process as well as the variety of styles, skills and techniques that are appropriate to the context in which coaching takes place" (Parsloe, Eric, 1999)

This quote by Eric Parsloe comes from his book the Manager as Coach and Mentor , Published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, 1999

ISBN: 0 -85292- 803-3. This is a quick read (89 pages) which outlines some basics of mentoring and coaching, the differences and similarities and the skills and attributes involved. Its focus is very much on the role of coaching and mentoring in the workplace and how they can be used as a management tool to improve staff performance.


"Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them learn rather than teaching them"


I personally have seen this quote by Sir John Whitmore in his 2004 edition of Coaching For Performance, 3rd edition published by Nicolas Brealey Publishing ISBN: 1-85788-303-9. In quoting this he is referring to the original writing of Timothy Gallway in the Inner Game Of Tennis in which he takes what was seen by many as a ground breaking approach to improving performance i.e. the individual’s internal obstacles are often more daunting than external ones, therefore what is more important is the individual’s own learning, rather than teaching from an external source. The (Inner Game of Tennis by W.Timothy Gallwey (Paperback - 5 Sep 1986) ISBN: 978-0330295130

Whitmore’s Coaching For Performance is a great read if you are thinking of using coaching a tool for improving performance in the workplace or are helping people to do so.



I hope this helps and good luck with your studies.

See Also:-
Braver Than You Think
Finding True North
Leading Through Values
Let My People Go Surfing
50 Psychology Classics
The Business Coach

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