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Values-Based Coaching

Values-Based Coaching

A Guide for Social Workers and Other Human Service Professionals

Marilyn Edelson

ISBN: 978-0-87101-398-9. 2010. Item #3989. 300 pages.

Paperback $39.99

As the first book to be published on coaching specifically for social workers, Values-Based Coaching gives voice to the social work profession on a controversial topic that presents tremendous opportunities for bringing about positive change. Health care and human service professionals in other disciplines will also benefit from its theoretical grounding and practical information on coaching with diverse clientele.

Voted “Top 10 Business Coach” by Women’s Business Boston, a division of the Boston Herald, Marilyn Edelson drew upon her considerable experience as a licensed social worker and business coach in private practice to write Values-Based Coaching. The book presents a historical overview, business case, theoretical foundations, and practical skills pertinent to the field of coaching.

With its fresh perspective and broad appeal, Values-Based Coaching is useful to a wide range of social service and health care professionals interested in learning about an emerging profession which, in spite of global economic woes, is thriving in the areas of health care and nonprofit management. The book is useful not only as a print or digital text book for courses and teleconferences in social work, nursing, medicine, psychology, counseling, management consulting, and education, but also as a practical guide for practitioners who are starting and building coaching consultancies of their own.