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Searching for Vitality: Coaching through the Lenses of Adult Development Theory and Research

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The field of adult development theory has much to teach us as professional coaches about how people continue to change, learn and develop during their entire lifetime. This change, learning and development can be assisted by skillful and knowledgeable coaching. Furthermore, concepts of adult development are particularly important to keep in mind when coaching men and women at mid-life and beyond. There may be snow on the roof but there is also fire in the hearth. Vitality is there with the skillful and knowledgeable support of a professional coach.

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We encourage you to review the other essays contained in this issue of The Future of Coaching. Following are the links to each of these essays:

The Social and Cultural Characteristics of Generational Age Groups

A Developmental Perspective in Coaching

Coaching the Young Client

Gen Y Leaders, Boomer Coach

Senior Leadership in Community: Interview with Norman Westmore

Life Shields: A Coaching Tool

The Book Shelf: George Vaillant, Triumphs of Experience

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

 

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