Cognitive Behavioural Coaching Techniques For Dummies
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Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC) takes the highly effective techniques and principles of CBT off the therapists couch and in to the work place and the home.

Whether you’re already a coach, interested in becoming one or new to the subject; this friendly guide covers the origins and principles of Cognitive Behavioural Coaching and walks you step-by-step through the coaching process. The book explains how to use the tools and techniques of CBC to challenge negative thinking, make positive changes, achieve goals and improve effectiveness in your personal and professional life.

Coverage includes:

  • The principles and the basics of CBC
  • The Attributes of the CB Coach and the CBC Process
  • The CBC toolkit for Work and Life
  • Exploring Potential and working with Relationships
  • Managing Career Transitions and maintaining Peak Performance

About the author

Helen Whitten is an experienced and accredited coach, facilitator, mediator and writer. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Positiveworks London, a consultancy company providing coaching and development programmes to people in the public and private sector throughout the world.


Helen Whitten is an experienced and accredited coach, mediator, facilitator and trainer and is the founder and Managing Director of Positiveworks a company providing coaching, development programmes, and facilitation services to a wide range of clients. Helen regularly uses Cognitive Behavioural and Neuro-Linguistic Programming approaches to produce practical thinking systems to help individuals achieve greater potential in their lives and careers.



Part I: Introducing Cognitive Behavioural Coaching.

Chapter 1: The Principles behind CBC.

Chapter 2: The Basics of CBC.

Chapter 3: Agreeing the Aims and Scope of CBC.

Chapter 4: Assessing the Attributes of the CB Coach.

Part II: The CBC Process.

Chapter 5: Sounding Out the First Session.

Chapter 6: Challenging Unconstructive Thoughts.

Chapter 7: Managing Setbacks and Obstacles.

Chapter 8: Focusing on the Final Session and Continuous Development.

Chapter 9: Managing Self: Developing Self-Confidence.

Part III: The CBC Toolkit in Work and Life.

Chapter 10: Exploring Your Client’s Potential.

Chapter 11: Working with Relationships.

Chapter 12: Making Choices and Decisions.

Chapter 13: Achieving a Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle.

Chapter 14: Managing Career Transitions.

Chapter 15: Meeting the Manager as Coach.

Chapter 16: Addressing Performance Issues.

Part IV: Applying CBC in Organisations.

Chapter 17: Exploring Emotions and Communication in the Workplace.

Chapter 18: Coaching Teams.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Develop a Positive Focus.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Accept You’re Human.

Chapter 21: Ten Imagery Exercises to Develop Confidence.