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Diversity in Coaching

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Diversity in Coaching

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BOOK REVIEW DIVERSITY IN COACHING Working with gender, culture, race and age by Jonathan Passmore Published by Kogan Page ISBN: 978 0 7494 5079 3 304 pages. Paperback RRP £24.95

www.kogan-page.co.uk

Reviewed by Ray Moorcroft FinstAM

Coaching is the new 'cooking' of business - except that it's not 'new'! The concept goes back over 3,000 years to Greek culture, with documented successes including several wars and succession conflicts.

Interestingly, the concept has generally succeeded because the nature of its very personal, discrete, context-based approach provides a security for both coach and coachee. This, of course, leads to an argument that it does not travel' well: that different contexts demand different approaches, and therefore there can be no one, or all-encompassing set of principles. …

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