"This is exactly the kind of book the field needs - it is very insightful, theoretically grounded and immensely practical. The hands-on usefulness is exceeded only by its rigor and readability. It is rare to find a book that is useful on multiple levels. The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching is quite brilliant. Thank you for bringing it into the world! I found it helpful for my practice as well as my teaching and writing. This book will be a springboard for taking your coaching work to the next level of excellence." -- Carol Kauffman"This is an important book for many reasons. The opening chapter sets coaching in its psychological context perfectly. The theoretical history and underpinning of different forms of coaching, and the case study examples, provide a rich cornucopia for the coach. It is a book to which I can and will refer to often, as it is so relevant to so much." -- Sir John Whitmore"The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching is a much needed addition to the serious coaching literature. Its chapters identify a stimulating range of very pertinent issues and challenges for coaching, introducing as they go, new concepts, and expounding emerging applications. The book more than meets its claim to involve us in a 'deeper conversation. It is an inspiring read, with the addition of some weighty coaching questions to involve readers in the dialogue begun in the book and challenge them to think deeply. Now isn't that what coaching is about?" -- Dr. Elaine CoxDrake, David B. is the author of 'The Philospohy and Practice of Coaching', published 2008 under ISBN 9780470987216 and ISBN 0470987219.