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This book offers a comprehensive, practical guide to goal-focused coaching. Addressing a significant gap in the literature, Ives and Cox contextualize goal-focused coaching within the broader coaching framework and explain the efficacy of this approach across a number of contexts and applications. The book draws on behavioral science, rather than humanistic psychology, to provide a well-researched, evidence-based guide that includes: A detailed examination of the theoretical underpinnings of this approachA discussion of the skills, models and formats for goal-focused coachingCutting edge insights into barriers to coaching and managing the coaching relationshipSummaries, vignettes, references and diagrams to aid learning Goal-focused Coaching will be of interest to students taking classes in coaching, as well as professional executive coaches.