Supporting the Family Business: A Coaching Practitioner's Handbook

Author(s) : Manfusa Shams

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Supporting the Family Business: A Coaching Practitioner's Handbook

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : December 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 174
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  • Catalogue No : 96203
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032005713
  • ISBN 10 : 9781032005
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This fully updated second edition provides evidence-based, solution focused techniques for applying coaching in family business settings.

Manfusa Shams has demonstrated the critical connection between coaching skills, family business functions, experiential and reflective learning. Edition updates incorporate material on homeworking, family dynamics, team coaching, online business coaching. Featuring accessible case studies, practical tools and techniques, all chapters showcase how practitioners can learn from the coaching practice and the skills, competencies and experiences needed to provide effective family business coaching. The book particularly emphasises interventions which are compatible with virtual coaching to support family businesses to achieve business goals and to retain their competitive edge.

Supporting the Family Business is a valuable guide for the continued professional development of practitioners working with family businesses, as well as members of family businesses seeking new learning and development opportunities.

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Coaching is a powerful method that can be used to facilitate the achievement of business and personal goals of owners, directors and staff in a family business. However, the first step is to ensure that coaches, coaching psychologists and other practitioners in the field have reflected upon how they can support the business through coaching. In this book each chapter highlights practical activities and recommendations for developing effective coaching practices. The case studies help to provide the link between the theory and practice of family business coaching. This book will enhance reflective practice of the coach and facilitate change in their client groups. Prof. Stephen Palmer, PhD, Centre for Coaching, London

This book is an important resource for the personal and professional development of coaches and coaching psychologists, as well as an excellent guide for family business coaching interventions. There is a core focus on learning from practice, which is demonstrated as having equally high relevance to the coach and their client. The use of case studies, key questions and practice related material and exercises contribute to the creation of a very practitioner friendly book.
Mary Watts, PhD, CPsychol, emeritus professor of Psychology, City University London; Business Coach Programme director, Meyler Campbell, London

This book offers practical, evidence-based advice to coaches, coaching psychologists, and business owners who wish to supports their business through coaching. As an updated edition, it offers new perspectives and developments on the coaching needs of family businesses, attuned to current issues, such as the challenges imposed by a global pandemic. Written by several subject specialists and based upon a plethora of resources, such as case studies and reflective questions, it provides the ultimate professional guidebook for coaching interventions specifically designed to support family businesses.
Dr. Ioanna Iordanou, reader in Human Resource Management (coaching and mentoring), International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies, Oxford Brookes Business School

Table of Contents



About the Contributors

Chapter 1
Learning from Family Business Coaching Practices

Manfusa Shams

Chapter 2
Family Business Coaching: A Practitioner’s Perspective

Manfusa Shams and Janey Howl

Chapter 3
Developing Family Business Coaching Using a Family-Centred Approach

Manfusa Shams

Chapter 4
Group Dynamics in Family Business: A Focused Integrated and Inclusive Coaching Approach

Manfusa Shams and Julia Lampshire

Chapter 5
Generating Personal and Professional Skills from Coaching Practices

Manfusa Shams and Declan Woods

Chapter 6
Learning and Developing Skills from Coaching Outcomes

Manfusa Shams and Graham Clark

Chapter 7
Interdisciplinary Approaches and Transferable Skills in Family Business Coaching

Manfusa Shams and Judit Varkonyi-Sepp

Chapter 8
Coaching Competency Indicators and Coaching Performance Appraisal

Manfusa Shams and Dasha Grajfoner

Chapter 9
Team Coaching in Family Business

Manfusa Shams

Chapter 10
Future Directions and Conclusions

Manfusa Shams

About the Author(s)

Manfusa Shams, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, is Consulting Editor of The Coaching Psychologist. She is a Registered Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is former Deputy Chair for the BPS's committee for teaching of psychology to other professions, and a member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology. She is former Associate Editor of The Psychologist, Editor of the BPS psychology of women section newsletter, Book Review Editor of the BPS psychology of women section review, and a Guest Editor of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology. Among her major publications is a co-edited book on Developments in Work and Organizational Psychology: Implications for International Business (Elsevier, 2006), and two leading journals: The Psychologist (special issue, 2005), and Asian Journal of Social Psychology (special issue, 2005). She is a registered test reviewer at BPS Psychological Testing Centre, an experienced author, editor, supervisor, peerreviewer, and group facilitator. She completed her PhD in Occupational Psychology from the Institute of Work Psychology, Sheffield University as a Commonwealth Scholar. She has teaching, consultancy, and research experience of almost twenty years. At present, she is teaching at the Open University in England.

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