Welcome to the guide for Professional Coaching.
This guide has been created to support the internal coaching program that is available on campus.
This guide will assist you in locating both quality information from the Library's print and online collections, and from web sites which have been evaluated and selected for this guide.
Click the tab at the top of the page for the specific information you need.
How Coaching Works...
What is professional coaching?
Coaching is a process. A coach works in partnership to enable people to gain clarity, define their goals and priorities, and finally to find and act on solutions which are self-generated.
This is achieved through a dialogue which assists coachees to see new perspectives and achieve greater clarity about their own strengths, thoughts, emotions and actions, and about the people and situations around them. Through listening and asking powerful questions, a coach can show you how you may be “getting in your own way" and make it easier for you to move forward.
A coach can help with:
- Achieving professional and personal goals more effectively
- Becoming more aware of behaviours that served the past but are not serving in the present
- Greater awareness of choices that can impact the fullness of life in and outside of the organization
- Learning how to be present with yourself and therefore with others in ways that increase your effectiveness as a leader, communicator and human being
Manager, Library Services
Library, Building 14, 14.1.15
I am the Manager of Library Services at CNA-Q and love the opportunity to work with students and staff from around the world.
Where I work in Library Services:
My favourite books are:
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, Red is Best by Kathy Stinson, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, Ways of Seeing by John Berger
How I can help you:
If you have suggestions for improving Library Services I would be happy to hear these and I can also help you with research questions.