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Coaching Across the Generations

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A third regular feature is our Bookshelf in which we briefly review and recommend a specific book that relates to the theme of this issue. We have chosen George Valliant’s Triumphs of Experience, which is the capstone of a remarkable 70 year-long longitudinal study of men who had been students at Harvard University during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Filled with many insights about all stages of life (including the 70s, 80s and 90s), this book points the way to new work that might be done by coaches who wish to work with clients who are in their senior years:

The Book Shelf: George Vaillant, Triumphs of Experience

The last of our regular features centers on a series of Animation questions linked to the theme of the issue. Borrowing a tool developed by one of us [WB] for use with the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations (ICCO), the Animation questions in the current issue focus on the implications of adult development theory for professional coaching practices:

Coaching Across the Generations: Questions to Ponder Based on Research/Theory

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  1. Peer Resources

    November 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Hi Bill: We want to include an abbreviated version of your introduction of the new magazine in our own magazine (The Peer Bulletin) and include a biography of you and William Carrier. We have your bio details, but where can we find a photo/bio of your writing partner?


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