This book presents a pragmatic guide for coaches and supervisors working with grief and bereavement, providing both useful case studies and practical techniques to aid professionals in embracing the complexity of working with these topics in a coaching context.

Coaching and Supervising Through Bereavement clearly delineates the boundary between bereavement issues requiring specialist counselling and 'normal' bereavement topics within coaching. It addresses how to coach clients through all different forms of bereavement, not just through death but also other losses such as job loss and relationship loss, and enables coaches to shine a light on their own bereavement journeys for the benefits of themselves and their clients. The authors also offer a guide for coaching supervisors to aid the ethical and emotional support required for their own supervisees and themselves.

This book debunks the myth that bereavement should not be discussed in coaching, and so will be a valuable resource for any practicing coach or supervisor of all levels of experience or expertise.

chapter |5 pages


part 1|90 pages

Coaching Through Bereavement

chapter 1|11 pages

The Boundaries of Our Work

chapter 2|43 pages

The Bereaved Coaching Client

chapter 3|16 pages

The Bereaved Coach

chapter 4|18 pages

The Organisational Machine

part II|71 pages

Supervising through Bereavement

chapter 5|30 pages

Extending the Learning Edge

chapter 6|39 pages

The Changing Lens

part III|20 pages

Practical Guidance and Activities for Coaches and Supervisors