Delivering Value Beyond the Individual
Hawkins and Turner argue that coaching needs to step up to deliver value to all the stakeholders of the coachee, including those they lead, colleagues, investors, customers, partners, their local community and also the wider ecology. Systemic Coaching contains key chapters on how to contract in various settings, how to work relationally and dialogically, how to expand our own and others’ ecological awareness, how to get greater value from supervision, work with systemic ethics and expand our impact. While illustating why a new model of coaching is necessary, Hawkins and Turner also provide the tools and approaches that coaches and clients need to deliver this greater impact, accompanied by real-life case examples and interviews from the authors and other leading coaches and leaders globally.
Systemic Coaching will be an invaluable resource for coaches in practice and in training, mentors, coach supervisors, consultants in leadership development and HR and L&D professionals and leaders.
This book is hugely timely and important. As Hawkins and Turner quite rightly point out, as coaches and leaders, we no longer have the luxury of changing the world one person at a time. This era calls for a highly nuanced systemic coaching approach, and for those willing to step up, this rich and wise book will be the ideal companion to help them do so.
Liz Hall, coach and editor of Coaching at Work and author of Mindful Coaching (Kogan Page), and Coach the Team (Penguin), UK
Hawkins and Turner masterfully challenge us as coaches and leaders to engage in a necessary revolution to become ‘future-fit’ for the ever-growing complexities of the 21st century. Shifting our focus from the individual to the wider ecology, cultivating a system view and regularly disrupting ourselves with an eye to the longer view in these most formidable times. This book is truly a tour de force and must read for all of us!
Pam McLean, Ph.D., CEO Hudson Institute of Coaching, USA; Author, Self as Coach, Self as Leader & Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching