Resource-ful Consulting: Working with your Presence and Identity in Consulting to Change

Author(s) : Karen Izod, Author(s) : Susan Rosina Whittle

Resource-ful Consulting: Working with your Presence and Identity in Consulting to Change

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2014
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 176
  • Category :
    Organisational Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 34484
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782200413
  • ISBN 10 : 178220041X

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Managing consultants’ and clients’ anxiety is a critical factor in effective consulting. Clients’ confidence in the consultation process and opening of potential space for change is derived from the implicit confidence of consultants and their self-consciousness in the present moment. This book is a practical guide to the application of a framework constructed upon the foundation of self and other awareness, and the associated management of mutual anxiety.’
— Michael A. Diamond, PhD, Professor of Organizational Analysis and Change; Director, Center for the Study of Organizational Change, Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri

Resource-ful Consulting is an invaluable support to the experienced or novice consultant who feels the pressure to be “the one who knows”. Under such pressure we can lose touch with who we are and the values that first guided us into this privileged work. When we fall into this trap we can become stuck in old patterns, peddling tired answers, when what is required is the courage to keep thinking. This book will help, offering ways of staying in touch with the challenges we face in a way that will lead to more authentic, mindful consulting practice.’
— Dr Peter Simpson, Director of Executive Education, Bristol Business School

‘Powerful and intimate … just two words very carefully chosen to give you the idea of the experience I have had working with and learning from Susan Rosina Whittle and Karen Izod. Now, after reading the book, I feel I have relived the experience once more. You can find a lot of practical examples and theories in this book. Individual reactions, difficulties and doubts, and specific papers references to read about the dynamics presented. New insights, challenges, and explications, and, at the same time, the human being aspects that every consultant simply could or should live or face. Very helpful, very challenging, and very possible.’
— Cristina NavaNava, organisational change agent, business coach, and owner of C-Space Consulting, Milan, Italyl

‘I would recommend Resource-ful Consulting to consultants willing to take the time to think deeply about themselves and prepared to challenge their preconceptions.’
- Timothy Kitching, Chartered Management Institute

‘Alongside its target readership of experienced consultants, engaging with the ideas, exercises, and analytics in this book could provide valuable preparation and insight for those embarking on an experiential programme. A recommended read.’
- Carol Jarvis, Bristol Business School (in Organisational and Social Dynamics, Vol 15, No. 1. Karnac Books, 2015)

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