Neuroscience for Coaches: How Coaches and Managers Can Use The Latest Insights To Benefit Clients and Teams, Third Edition

  • 5h 26m
  • Amy Brann
  • Kogan Page
  • 2022

Many coaching tools and techniques are now well established, but how do they actually work? The third edition of Neuroscience for Coaches answers this question to help coaches and managers deliver greater value to clients and employees.

Based on extensive research, Neuroscience for Coaches provides a clear explanation of the aspects of neuroscience that are relevant to coaching so coaches can describe to clients why particular techniques work and the benefits to be gained from using them. It also features interviews with Marshall Goldsmith, Susan Grandfield, Christian van Nieuwerburgh and Kim Morgan on topics including mindfulness and behaviour change in coaching.

This fully updated third edition covers the latest neuroscientific research on key brain areas and their functions, such as the Prefrontal cortex and Amygdala which affect attention, processing and emotional regulation. With tips and insights throughout, it crucially demonstrates the ways in which coaches and managers who coach can use this information effectively and practically in their everyday work. Neuroscience for Coaches is a vital resource for improving coaching practice with the latest scientific developments, tools and techniques.

About the Author

Amy Brann is an author, consultant and global speaker. She is the founder of Synaptic Potential, through which she works with companies including Warner Brothers, EY, Twinings, the NHS and Mondelez International to help them better understand their teams, clients and organizations as a whole. Based in Warwick, UK, she is also the author of Make Your Brain Work, published by Kogan Page.

In this Book

  • Prelude
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Prefrontal Cortex
  • Basal Ganglia
  • Striatum and Nucleus Accumbens
  • Insular Cortex
  • Amygdala
  • Anterior Cingulate Cortex
  • Hypothalamus
  • Hippocampus
  • Cerebellum
  • Cortisol
  • Dopamine
  • Oxytocin
  • Serotonin
  • Noradrenaline
  • GABA and Glutamate
  • Neurons and Synapses
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Threat/reward Response
  • Neuroimaging
  • Working Memory
  • HPA Axis
  • Mirror Neurons
  • Brain Networks
  • The Quantum Brain
  • Self-Control/Willpower
  • Optimism
  • Mindfulness
  • Expectations
  • Beliefs
  • Skills
  • The Foundational Four—Safe Space, Listening, Questioning, Reflecting
  • Flow
  • Motivation
  • Decision Making
  • Tools
  • Goals
  • Habits
  • Choice Architecture
  • False Memory
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Loneliness
  • Conclusion
  • Coaches in the Know
  • Calling All HR Professionals
  • Glossary
  • References