Coaching For Health: Why It Works And How To Do It

Coaching For Health: Why It Works And How To Do It, Jenny Rogers and Arti Maini, Open University Press– February 1, 2016. 

coaching for health jenny Rogers Arti MainiThis book has a radical new message for any clinician: through coaching you reduce your own stress and you get far better outcomes for patients. 'Coaching for health' means creating a different relationship in consultations, asking a different kind of question and giving information in a different way. It goes beyond what is usually meant by 'patient-centred practice'. It will work with virtually any patient. When you take a coaching approach the chances are that your patients gain confidence in managing their own health, reduce the number of appointments they request, are less likely to need emergency admissions and are more likely to take their medication. Coaching is not just a technique that you switch on and off, it is a wholly different mindset. Coaching for Health explains the rationale for a coaching approach and gives pragmatic step by step help on how to do it.
The authors - one an executive coach, one a doctor - write from their extensive, collective experience. Having trained many hundreds of clinicians in coaching skills, Jenny Rogers and Arti Maini have seen firsthand how transforming it can be to use in practice.  "In a clear and convincing manner, Jenny Rogers and Art Maini offer a range of practical methods for turning health care consultations into a genuinely patient-led form of dialogue."John Launer, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Health Education England, UK "A gem of a book...The combination of Jenny's accessible style and wisdom with Arti's extensive experience of adopting a coaching approach with patients has produced a winner."Lis Paice OBE FRCP, author of New Coach: reflections from a learning journey, UK


Jenny has been teaching adults throughout her career, starting with 18 year olds in a College of Further education who didn’t really want to be there and branching out to adult education and over the last sixteen years, management development and training other executive coaches. She has an international reputation as a coach, consultant and writer on learning and leadership issues. She is widely experienced as a consultant in organisational development and works as executive coach to many directors and chief executives in leading public and private sector organisations. As well as her work as a college lecturer, Jenny has also worked as a freelance journalist, commissioning editor and for twelve years as a BBC television producer where one of her projects was the 'discovery' of Delia Smith. She also ran the BBC’s management training department for three years in the early nineteen nineties. Jenny has a keen interest in psychological assessment and her books on the MBTI – Sixteen Personality Types and Influencing Others through the Sixteen Personality Types – and on the FIRO-B (co-authored with Judy Waterman) sell well on both sides of the Atlantic. She is Series Editor for the Open University Press series Coaching in Practice.