Here you will find resources and links used on the programme that will help you with your journey from Therapist to Coach. If you have any feedback about the resources listed here, or would like to recommend any new videos or links, please do let me know. If you have any trouble accessing the links on this page, please call me on 07729 332 174 or email

Reading list for Senior Practitioner in Coaching

Core texts

Downey, M. (2003) Effective Coaching. Texere Publishing: Cheshire

Passmore, J. (2014) Mastery in Coaching: A Complete Psychological Toolkit for Advanced Coaching Paperback.  London: Kogan Page

Peltier, B. (2010) The psychology of executive coaching: Theory and application. New York, East Sussex:  Routledge.

Vaughan Smith, J. (2007) Therapist into Coach. Maidenhead: Open University Press McGraw Hill Education.

Recommended texts

Brown, P. & Brown, V. Neuropsychology for Coaches: Understanding the basics.  New York: Open University Press.

Cavacchia, S & Gilbert, M (2019) The Theory and Practice of Relational Coaching: Complexity, Paradox and Integration.  Routledge: Abingdon

Chaskalson, M. (2011) The Mindful Workplace. West Sussex:  John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Clutterbuck, D. & Megginson, D. (2009) Further techniques for coaching and mentoring. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann

Covey, S. (2004) Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. London: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.

Egan, G. (2010) The Skilled Helper. USA: Books/Cole

Hawkins, P. & Turner, E. (2020) Systemic Coaching: Delivering Value Beyond the Individual. Routledge: Abingdon.

Iveson, C. George, E. Ratner, H. (2012) Brief Coaching: A Solution Focused Approach (Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge)

Jones, G. & Gorell, R. (2009) 50 Top Tools for Coaching.  London and Philadelphia. Kogan Page.

Kline, N. (1998) Time to think: listening to ignite the human mind.  London: Cassell Illustrated

Lee, G. (2003). Leadership Coaching. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Passmore, J. (2020). The Coaches’ Handbook: The Complete Practitioner Guide for Professional Coaches. Routledge: Abingdon

Passmore, J. (2010) (ed.) Excellence in Coaching: The Industry Guide. London: Kogan Page.

Popovic, N. & Jinks, D. (2014) Personal Consultancy: A model for integrating counselling and coaching. London: Routledge.

Rogers, J. (2012). Coaching Skills. 3rd Ed.  Berkshire and New York: Open University Press McGraw-Hill Education.

Rogers, J. (2006) Developing a Coaching Business. Maidenhead: Open University Press McGraw Hill Education.

Starr, J. (2017). Brilliant Coaching. Harlow: Pearson

Whitmore, J. (2009) Coaching for Performance. 4th Ed. London and Boston: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

Download EMCC Global Code of Ethics

Download Glossary for the EMCC Competency Framework

Download Coaching Alliance Climate change statement

Download EMCC Diversity and Inclusion statement

Presentations and handouts used on the programme

Workshop 1

Presentation Day 1 (workshop 1) PDF

Handout 1 workshop 1 – EMCC competence and capability in coaching exercise

Presentation Day 2 (workshop 1) PDF

Presentation Day 3 (workshop1) PDF 

Handout 2 workshop 1 – Contracting dilemmas

Plus watch the relevant videos

Workshop 2

Presentation Day 4 (workshop 2) PPT

Relational coaching – updated handbook section (Sept 2020 cohort only)

Presentation Day 5 (workshop 2) PDF

Plus watch the relevant videos

Workshop 3

Presentation Day 6 (workshop 3) (pdf)

Three-way contracting – updated handbook section (Sept 2020 cohort only)

Handout 5 workshop 3 – Ethical dilemmas exercise (approved by TGP)

Handout 6 workshop 3 – coaching evaluation methods

Handout 7 workshop 3 – evaluation case study exercise

Presentation Day 7 (workshop 3)(pdf)

Plus watch the relevant videos

Workshop 4

Presentation Day 8 (pdf): Coming soon

Handout 9 workshop 4 – EMCC competence and capability in coaching exercise

Programme video library

The following links take you to YouTube – please do not share these links, they are solely for your use whilst training with me. The workshop videos are a compulsory element of the programme and are included in your required study hours.  Please make sure you watch and refresh yourself on the videos prior to each workshop as the content is not repeated live.


An interview with Julia Vaughan Smith (51 mins)

A participant’s experience of the Therapist to Coach programme (Rosie) (10 mins)

An interview with a non-corporate coach (32 mins)

Workshop 1

Day 1: An introduction to the Reflective Practice Portfolio (14 mins) (2021 cohorts)

Day 1: An introduction to the Reflective Practice Portfolio (26 mins) (old version – 2019 and 2020 cohorts only)

(Scroll down for more detailed videos on the EMCC competency framework)

Day 2: An introduction to the (T)GROW model of coaching (14 mins)

Day 2: Coaching demonstration (one hour long) 

Day 2: Feedback in your triads (7 mins)

Day 3: Contracting for coaching (24 mins)

Day 3: Getting started – finding coachees (10 mins)

Workshop 2

Day 4: Wheel of life: a step-by-step guide (13 mins)

Wheel of life – third party video (might be of interest)

Day 4: Core Qualities Quadrant: a step-by-step guide (18 mins)

Day 4: Coaching demonstration – Core Qualities Quadrant (one hour long) (Apologies, I used ‘speaker view’ instead of ‘gallery view’ on zoom)  

Day 4: Success model: a step-by-step guide (7 mins)

Day 4: Coaching demonstration – success model (one hour long)

Day 5: Neish Change model: a step-by-step guide (10 mins)

Day 5: Circles of influence, circles of concern model: a step-by-step guide (7 mins)(I muddle my left and my right circles and there’s a rogue slide header from another presentation – I hope it won’t spoil your enjoyment!)

Day 5: The Inner Game: an introduction (7 mins)

Day 5: The structure of a problem: an introduction (5 mins)

Internal Board of Directors demo – third party video with Lori Shook

Workshop 3

Day 6: Coaching demonstration – three-way contracting (one-hour, 4 mins long)

Day 6: “Coachabilty” – can anyone be coached? (9 mins) 

Day 6: Evaluating coaching (18 mins)

Day 6: Coaching systemically (15 mins)

Systemic coaching in organisations – third party video from Prof. Peter Hawkins (might be of interest)

Day 7: Models for integrating coaching and counselling (26 mins)

Day 7: The business of coaching (34 mins)

The EMCC Competency Framework

Here is a series of videos, first explaining the EMCC competency framework and then taking each of the eight competency categories in turn.  I provide more information about what the capability indicators under each competence category mean, give examples of what that might look like in your practice, and suggest ideas for where you might evidence this in your reflective practice portfolio.

An introduction to the EMCC Competency Framework (8 mins)

1 Understanding self (6 mins)

2 Commitment to self-development (8 mins)

3 Managing the contract (6 mins)

4 Building the relationship (6 mins)

5 Enabling insight and learning (8 mins)

6 Action and outcome orientation (5 mins)

7 Use of models and techniques (4 mins)

8 Evaluation (4 mins)


Diversity and Inclusivity in coaching – Dana James-Edwards’ presentation

Diversity and inclusivity in coaching – Trish and Dana in interview – the video

Listen to Clare Myatt’s ‘Breathe, Ground, Centre’ audio file:


Other links

Download exercise: EMCC competence and capability in coaching exercise

Download example biography flyer: Dr Trish Turner – Executive Coach profile 2020

Link to Marshall Goldsmith’s video series: Coaching for Behavioural Change

Download article: BACP guidance for ethical decision making

EMCC’s template coachee feedback forms: EMCC – coaching feedback form

Handout 4 Workshop 2 – Wheel of life

Ubuntu coaching demonstration –  Nobantu Mpotulo

Examples of contract from Trish

Handout 3a – workshop 1 – Sample 3-way Coaching Contract

Handout 3b – workshop 1 – Sample contract one-to-one

Confidential examples of portfolio documents

T2C Reflective assignment example 1

T2C Theory assignment example 1

T2C case study – example 1

T2C case study – example 2


Useful links

Free online resources: Businessballs

Link to TGROW demonstration video

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Interesting articles

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