“As coaching matures, more and more areas of business are realizing that solid, evidence-based coaching can significantly enhance organizational performance and personal wellbeing. The one area of business that has not received much attention in the coaching literature to date is the area of family owned businesses. Because family owned businesses intertwine dynamic personal and professional issues in a uniquely complex and often convoluted fashion, standardized models of executive and business coaching often fail to address such business’s real needs. At last we have a book that rises to this challenge. Edited by two highly regarded coaching psychologists, this book will provide vital insights and tools for those coaching in this emerging and important area. I recommend it to you.”
“People who coach enjoy conversations that are about coaching as it really is: wondrous, unpredictable, and imperfect. But to become both skilful and consistent practitioners we really need to be conversant with relevant, trusted psychological theory as well. Happily for us, this book brings the real and the theoretical conversations together.”
“The book offers a fascinating insight into an under-researched area of coaching practice. It provides a useful source for those working in this area of practice and will be of interest to those interested in international perspectives as well as wide issues such as family dynamics.”
About the Author
David A. Lane is a Chartered Psychologist and Director of the Professional Development Foundation. He is a recipient of the Senior Award of the Counselling Psychology Division (British Psychological Society) for “outstanding scientific contribution”.