The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application, is a book by Bruce Peltier, which is valuable reading for coaches and executives. This book describes how psychology is applied and used in successful executive coaching.
For Psychologists Becoming Executive Coaches
For the psychologist thinking of becoming an executive coach, The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application, is a useful guidebook on various theoretical concepts and their application in executive coaching. Though theoretical concepts are considered throughout the book, it does not stay within the theoretical realm; it is a practical look at how to apply these theories in a successful executive coaching practice.
Who is Bruce Peltier?
Bruce Peltier, PhD, MBA, is a professor of Psychology and Ethics at the Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He teaches dental students effective communication, and helps them deal with the stress of dental school. He also coaches executives, sales people, dentists, and university administrators. He also uses his coaching skills at team-building events and speaks on many topics, including coaching, psychology, and personal success in the workplace. The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application is his only book – but what a book it is!
What Do Readers Think of The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application?
You can buy the book on Amazon (can’t you buy everything on Amazon?), and it’s easy to see what other readers think of the book. According to the testimonials, the book offers plenty of insight on the psychology of executive coaches and coaching. A few of the review titles include:
* “Dream book for executive coaches”
* “The book to read on executive coaching”
* “Superb guidebook for any therapist”
* “Excellent translation of psychology into applicable coaching.”
* “Essential and very useful”
* “Executive coaching with clarity and practicality”
With mostly five-star reviews, this book appears to be a must read for anyone involved with or considering becoming an executive coach.
Executive Coaching in the 21st Century
Far from being a passing fad, executive coaching will most likely be in even more demand as the world gets flatter and the global economy gets more competitive. Technology, globalization, corporate mergers, and an increasing demand for quick solutions to complex problems makes it more likely that executives will be seeking solutions and looking for outside help. There is a great opportunity for therapists and psychologists to move into the executive coaching field.
However, before therapists take the leap into executive coaching, they must first assess their desire and passion for working in the business world. If they don’t have a particular interest in business, executive coaching is probably not the right coaching career. There is always life coaching, where the focus is on the individual similar to working as a therapist or a psychologist. To be an executive coach, one must have a passion for and understanding of business and organizations.
But, for anyone considering the executive coaching field, from therapists to other coaches, to someone just contemplating a coaching career, The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application, by Bruce Peltier, is a must read!
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