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Blogpress Publishing remit is to primarily publish books which celebrates the diversity of experience and personal practitioner knowledge shared by each of the good coach’s established practitioner-bloggers on important challenges that currently exist in their market.

the good coach are proud to support and sponsor these initiatives, and we hope to see this becoming one of our regular initiatives. 

Recent reviews

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Translated Coaching Codes of Practice was selected and awarded 5 Stars by Coaching at Work for a book review in their 2017 March/April issue. This has been written by a recognised leading Voice in the field, Margaret Chapman-Clarke, who is also featured on the cover and the lead interview article in the same issue, “The one that got away”

“Having been in coaching and mentoring for three decades, it takes a unique text to stop me in my tracks and go “wow!” This book does that. ... It is a true collaborative and multi-vocal work. It is creative, bold and courageous and should be the ‘go to’ title (and blog) for anyone embarking on coach training. It may also inspire practitioners to write about their experiences for the blog.””  Margaret Chapman-Clarke (2017)

“Translating Coaching Codes of Practice is a grown-up, mature book that puts the finger on the pulse on what coaching is, in all its diversity and richness." Aurora Aritao (2016)

 “I found this book to be very accessible. As a Health Professional, it made me appreciate how much I use coaching in my client relationships. I have never seen it this way before. It’s stimulated me to reflect more coherently on what I do, with some ideas and tips I’ve taken away.” Health Professional (2016)

“I found this book very impressive and richly affirming; stimulating and thought provoking, with plenty of practical tips and original insights for review. … I do not feel it’s a one-off read through book. Rather it is something that I can see myself coming back to frequently as a regular reference point because of the very rich and diverse menu of material on offer in this book.” Isobel Gray (2016)

“This book is lucid and serves as a good primer to the world of executive coaching and its intricacies. The content is approachable and jargon-free. Given that the contributors come with experience in different industries, the book gives a good bird-eye’s view of how executive coaching gets rendered across both work as well as life. Other writers have brought in real –life examples from their work which makes their ideas even more relatable. One might at times get tempted to experiment some of those thought processes at work or at home.” Amazon review

“What a rollercoaster - I found myself violently agreeing and disagreeing in equal measure, challenged by the various theories and sharing in the apparent frustrations of the authors as they try to define and capture this thing called 'coaching'. But that's exactly the way it should be. Every coach knows what works - for them - and that's the point of the book. Practitioners putting their practices out there for all to agree/disagree with based on personal preference or experience.  I loved the lack of conclusions that sense that there is so much more to learn and share.” Head of Internal Coaching, IT

( All of the published copy first appeared as blogs on


Book 3: Translating Coaching Codes of Practice - Leading the way into the personal knowledge bases of everyday practitioners

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The real knowledge of how coaching works lives in the heads of practitioners

Coaching practitioners are beginning to more earnestly reflect on how they approach and practice in their field. Evidence of how they practice can be accessed by everyday practitioners applying a practitioner research approach. Self-reporting on their approach is inherent to the sustainability of practice, developing the community and delivering what the market needs.

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Leading the way into the personal knowledge bases of every day practitioners is the third book in the Translating Coaching Codes of Practice series. Our latest edited volume continues to be packed with refreshingly candid and insightful experiences. Over thirty established practitioners, both new and regular, share their realised insights, and patterns, from their unique code of practice. They report on key events that have influenced how they practice. They may be working from within an organisation. They may be working from a portfolio of service contracts with professionals in various organisations. They are all working with an individual – directly, with groups and/or teams - in different locations all around the world.

Their insights and patterns of practice will be valuable to anyone seeking to make sense of how their coaching approach works in their own space. After all coaching is all about giving that quality of attention that enables an individual to have the confidence and clarity to express themselves and their learnings in multiple contexts. Importantly, they are also leading the way into establishing where the real knowledge exists; the personal knowledge bases of everyday practitioners.

Book 2: Translating Coaching Codes of Practice - Insights from the leading edges of everyday practitioners

There is still scope for better understanding of what is involved in coaching.

  • What is the real relationship between our practice and our market?

  • Are there different codes of practitioner practices being ignored for simple generalisations?

  • How can we begin to translate these codes of different practices into greater knowledge and understanding of how coaching works?

  • And why does it matter that we need to start building a practitioner knowledge base that begins with the leading edges of every practitioner?

These are important questions established practitioners of coaching ask about their work. Continuing with our latest edited volume, over 15 experienced individuals share their insights and experiences of how they translate these questions through their practice. They each work in different places in different locations around the world, and each share their leading edges of how they are making it work for them in their market.

Their insights will be valuable for anyone seeking to apply a coaching approach in their own space. After all, coaching is about giving that quality of attention to an individual to have the confidence and clarity to reach their potential now and in the future. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful approaches, Translating Coaching Codes of Practice shows that on top of being passionate about coaching we can be even more appreciative of sharing understanding, through self-reporting, how each practitioner makes it work. The unique code of each person’s practice can better inform the field and the wider market of the realities that everyday practitioners operate in, that go beyond the many limitations of currently approved practice. 

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Book 1: Much Ado About Coaching

£8.39 EBOOK available to buy on    Amazon    (mobi only)    £11. 99 PAPERBACK available to buy from    and available on    Amazon   .

£8.39 EBOOK available to buy on Amazon (mobi only)

£11. 99 PAPERBACK available to buy from and available on Amazon.

Can asking questions inspire change? Much Ado About COACHING asks you brave and pertinent questions while sharing the challenges and triumphs of a real life-changing transition.

Can talking inspire action? Be inspired by the experience, thoughts and reflections from five executive coaches from four continents, as they spark conversations on how to navigate change. 

Can reflection inspire growth? Much Ado About COACHING encourages you to reflect so you can gain new insights, feel a fresh sense of empowerment and continue your own journey of discovery with confidence.