By Professor Mary Watts (BC09)
Many months ago when Anne’s Scoular’s book `The FT Guide to Business Coaching’ was first published I read it, enjoyed it and wrote an excellent review of it that I’m ashamed to say I never posted on the Amazon site. Time went by, my guilt increased, but I kept returning to the book, re-reading and seeing new in what I had already read. Today, as I sit enjoying the scenery in a very southern part of France and reflect on a very dry coaching psychology article I have just read, my thoughts have turned again to Anne’s book. The magic ingredient of course, isn’t just that it’s easy to read, enjoyable, useful and a whole host of other things, but that it is authentic and REAL. It relates to real things, real life, it isn’t stuffy and it isn’t trying to be academic (although it is as skilfully written and debated as any text I know). It creates with the reader everything that a good coaching relationship should create. It communicates.
Thank you Anne