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The Wounded Self and Celebrated Self: Coaching bridges the gap
Free download introduction to Coaching and Mentoring a critical text (Western S 2012, Sage)
Soul Guide Coaching
The soul guide discourse sets out one of four discourses that underpin coaching practice today. Free download Chapter 6 of Coaching and Mentoring a critical text (Western S 2012, Sage)
A Meta-Theory of Coaching
Download this slide presentation (click image below)
Eco-Leadership: the new paradigm of leadership for the 21st century
This free chapter is from Leadership a critical text 2nd Edition (Western S 2013, Sage)
Download this slide presentation on Eco-Leadership (click image below)
Autonomist leadership in leaderless movements: anarchists leading the way
Autonomist Leadership is the name given to the non-hierarchical, informal and distributed forms of leadership found in emancipatory social movements.
This is an academic article published in Ephemera Journal
The Bridge Between the Two Selves
Western S. (2016), The bridge between the two selves, Coaching Today issue April 2016 pgs 12-16, published by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
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