This book aims to offer evidence-based discussion on appropriate coaching skills for family business. The book is expected to meet the demand for this knowledge base, and to achieve a practical solution-focused approach to apply specific coaching skills to family business. The need to generate ideas to develop modern, reliable and appropriate coaching application tools for family businesses will be highlighted using experiential and reflective learning approach.
The book is focused on understanding the economic growth of family business from a coaching perspective, as it will provide a critical narrative of selected failures as well as success stories. It has thus a far-reaching goal to demonstrate the critical connection between coaching skills, family business functions, experiential and reflective learning.
About the Authors:
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.
David A. Lane is a chartered psychologist and Director of the Professional Development Foundation. He contributes to leading edge research in coaching as well as supervising leading coaches undertaking doctoral research. He was Chair of the British Psychological Society Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy and convenor of the Psychotherapy Group of the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations.