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Coaching and Mentoring for Work-Life Balance

The coaching and mentoring profession is facing a major challenge — helping clients cope effectively with life’s complexities and conflicting demands in a rapidly changing environment. Conversations around work-life balance need to address the interconnectedness of work, leisure, home, and social life but also the fact that these elements are in flux and require continuous rebalancing. This book is a practical and evidence-based resource to help coaches and mentors in supporting clients to achieve greater work-life balance.

Written by an experienced academic-practitioner team, this book provides coaches and mentors with a way of addressing work-life tensions with their clients. It is grounded in research and practice and offers a wide range of tools and techniques which are supported with real-life case studies illustrating how they can be employed. On top of this, readers are also supported with reflective questions to enhance understanding and a series of downloadable worksheets for practical use.

Coaching and Mentoring for Work-Life Balance is essential reading for professional coaches and mentors who are helping their clients to develop personal resilience and will also be a valuable resource for students on postgraduate coaching and mentoring courses. The authors present some of the latest thinking on this topic, underpinned by their own research and model for work-life balance, making the book indispensable to all those engaged in leadership, coaching, mentoring, and supervision.


About the Authors
List of figures
List of tables
1 Work-life balance
Context and meaning
2 Stage 1: Positive view of self
3 Stage 2: Success and life satisfaction
4 Stage 3: Resilience and coping with setbacks
5 Stage 4: Decision-making and negotiation
6 Self-care for coaches or mentors
7 Final thoughts

About the authors

Dr Julie Haddock-Millar is a Visiting Professor at the International University of Monaco, Associate Professor (Practice) of Human Resource Management, Senior Teaching Fellow at Middlesex University Business School, and practising Coach and Mentor. Julie is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) WorkGroup Leader for the International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programes (ISMCP).

Eliot Tom is a Graduate Psychologist (MBPsS), Management Consultant and qualified, practising Coach. She has a diploma with distinction in Coaching and Mentoring from the Association for Coaching (AC).