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The new edition of Group and team coaching is out

If you go here to buy the book and add code IRK71 at checkout, you will receive a 20% discount. 

The first edition sold thousands of copies in English, and was also translated into German and Korean.  Here are some verdicts:

"A very lucid, clear and pragmatic exposition what groups are for, how they function, how they malfunction and how they can be worked with much more competently…indispensable to leaders, managers and psychology professionals." Gerhard Wilke, Ashridge Business School & Hon. Fellow I.A.G.P.

 “Invaluable insights into the complexities and unconscious processes in groups which coaches need to understand. Christine Thornton shares theory in a very accessible way, and gives practical pointers to help coaches work at a deeper level and more effectively.” Gill Smith, Chair, Association for Coaching UK

“A sophisticated, cogent book. She integrates group analytic and systems theories into the fundamental components of this new profession as well as provides functional tools for working with teams and groups. . . .Thornton’s scholarly work establishes a benchmark text in the budding world of group and team coaching.” International Journal of Group Psychotherapy

Christine’s book has made an important contribution; she brings together three important root strands of this field and valuably integrates them, provides sage advice about traps to be avoided and how best to use tools in different situations… She shows us how being a group or team coach requires a life time’s personal development and reflective practice to develop the holding presence combined with the humility to step back and enable the team or group to do their own work. Peter Hawkins, Professor, Henley Business School & Author of Leadership Team Coaching


Routledge invited Christine Thornton to write the second edition, which is updated with new sections on teams, remote working and supervision, without losing the core ideas, plentiful case studies and practical guidance of the first edition.  

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