Paul Laughlin has once again been published by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this time in the Dec 2018 issue of The Coaching Psychologist”.

This eminent coaching publication is the official publication of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology within the BPS, of which Paul is a member.

For this issue, Paul wrote a detailed review of the book “Behind Closed Doors: Stories from the Coaching Room. As well as recommending this collection of action learning from real coaches, Paul shares some of its relevance to his own coaching practice with executives.

Working with both mentoring Customer Insight Leaders and coaching senior executives, Paul has seen the benefits of a flexible mix of methods. As in this book, Paul includes the use of Gestalt coaching, Positive Psychology methods and Narrative coaching. All these have helped leaders with their development and effectiveness. It has also helped create an effective & fluid blend of mentoring and coaching that suits Paul’s clients.

Further details on this excellent collection, curated by Erik de Haan from the Ashridge Centre for Coaching, can be read in this review published by Customer Insight Leader blog:

What really goes on, behind closed doors, with an executive coach?

In this book review, my focus moves to the world of coaching and what goes on behind closed doors. The title, ” Behind Closed Doors: Stories from the Coaching Room “, is one that never fails to elicit a snigger from my wife. I admit it does sound a bit like a salacious expose into locker-room shenanigans.

More details on the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology are available here:

Special Group in Coaching Psychology

The Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP) aims to provide psychologists with a means of sharing research as well as practical experiences that relate to the psychology of coaching. The SGCP definition of coaching psychology is ‘the scientific study and application of behaviour, cognition and emotion to deepen our understanding of individuals’ and groups’ performance, achievement and wellbeing, and to enhance practice within coaching’.