This comprehensive guide to coaching explores a full variety of coaching theories, approaches and settings, and offers strategies for the reader to identify and develop a personal style of coaching. The book is divided into three parts: - Part One explores the theoretical traditions that underpin the foundation for coaching such as cognitive-behavioural, Gestalt and existential - Part Two covers applied contexts, formats or types of coaching such as life, executive, peer, team and career coaching - Part Three focuses on professional issues that impact the coach such as ethics, supervision, continuing professional development, standards and mental-health issues. Written by leading international authors, each chapter makes explicit links between theory and practice and generic questions will facilitate further reflection on the topic. There are also suggestions for reading, and short case studies. This is the first book to explore the differences between the theoretical perspectives of coaching and the links between these perspectives in relation to contexts, genres and media of coaching.