Category Archives: Business Coaching

Family Enterprises: How to Build Growth, Family Control and Family Harmony

Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron has contributed a chapter to Richard Narva’s latest book: Family Enterprises: How to Build Growth, Family Control and Family Harmony.  The chapter is entitled “Executive coaching challenges with family firms”.  Further details on the contents of this … Continue reading

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Coaching Leaders: Experiential Learning for Client and Team

Learning from experience and client stories Learning, and particularly learning from experience, seems to be one of the major components of the coaching conversation. Learning from experience implies an understanding of the language and content of the client’s story, with … Continue reading

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Coaching Leaders: Understanding Complex Environments

By Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron “The term complexity captures the greater levels of uncertainty, ambiguity, interdependences and interrelatedness that now characterize the environments in which organisations operate” (Clarke, 2013:135). Business coaches need to think systemically, and this article briefly looks at … Continue reading

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Be Upfront About Ethics

Co-authored by Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron and Nick Wilkins This article is adapted from Sunny Stout-Rostron’s best-selling book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009), which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) Ethics are most often … Continue reading

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ROI Warning – Your Mileage May Vary!

Co-authored by Nick Wilkins and Dr Sunny Stout Rostron Naturally business coaches want to market their services. And what more tempting way to sell business coaching than to quote nice big numbers about the return on investment (ROI) the client … Continue reading

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Business coaching – going beyond juggling the balls

Co-Authored by Nick Wilkins and Sunny Stout-Rostron. You’re a 40-year-old executive heading an operational division of a large company. You get to work at 07:30, scan the business news, then respond to 57 priority e-mail messages that you can’t delegate … Continue reading

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Gender Issues in Business Coaching: Read the Book Chapter

One of Sunny’s passions is working with gender issues in the business world.  Due to her extensive experience in this area, she was invited to contribute a chapter to The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring.  We … Continue reading

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What David Lane has to say about “Leadership Coaching for Results: Cutting-edge Practices for Coach and Client” (due out in February 2014)

“Sunny Stout-Rostron brings her wealth of experience as a practitioner and researcher to this highly valuable book. It is immensely practical and will more than repay the time invested in reading and re-reading it. I thoroughly recommend it.” – Professor … Continue reading

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What Dr Salome van Coller-Peter has to say about “Leadership Coaching for Results: Cutting-edge Practices for Coach and Client” (due out in February 2014)

“The book is a veritable treasure chest of wisdom, enabling readers to master their craft. It will prove most valuable to coaches, managers and nurturers of talent who want to help their clients develop enabling platforms within complex environments. The … Continue reading

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What Vicki Crabb has to say about “Leadership Coaching for Results: Cutting-edge Practices for Coach and Client” (due out in February 2014)

“This book is highly relevant for those who like to see where all the pieces fit. History, current context and future direction of business and leadership coaching are overarching themes. Embedded within, Sunny addresses the vast array of contemporary topics … Continue reading

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