Coaching is a tricky job; you could do with a coach yourself. In fact, you could do with four. Between them, the authors set out the skills and tools a successful coach needs. They start by showing the most important person in the relationship isn't them - it's the person being coached. It is their performance that matters. However, to get the best out of the people they are coaching, coaches need to be on top of their own game. This requires coaches to understand their own strengths and weaknesses and to develop certain skills and habits. Coaches also have to understand the differing ways and places where coaching can be offered. Hardingham and the team then set out the tools available to the coach, with solid practical, experience-based advice on how to use them. Whether you are an experienced coach or just starting out, a specialist consultant or a coaching manager, this book will help you become a better coach. Which will help the people you are coaching get better too.