Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs


Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs

9781783475100 Edward Elgar Publishing
Carianne M. Hunt, Head of Academic Relationships, UK Health Security Agency and Sandra L. Fielden, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 978 1 78347 510 0 Extent: 200 pp
This is the first book to present a comprehensive understanding of the role of coaching in developing women entrepreneurs. It provides a theoretical background and explores the distinctive challenges facing this group before discussing the implementation and outcomes from a coaching programme in an entrepreneurial setting. Finally, the book concludes with strategies for future research and progress.

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With update-to-date reviews of the current research and literature on women’s entrepreneurship, this is the first book of its kind to address entrepreneurial coaching for women as a development tool.

The authors provide a theoretical, conceptual and applied perspective to explore the distinctive challenges facing this group, before discussing the implementations and outcomes of coaching programmes in an entrepreneurial setting. They conclude with strategies for future research and progress.

Students and scholars of business management, entrepreneurship and gender studies will find the unique perspectives to be of interest. This book will also be useful as a tool for small business service providers, women entrepreneurs, policy makers and government officials.
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‘This book is about an innovative and pioneering group of women workers, namely women entrepreneurs. It systematically discusses the role of coaching in their personal development. The book provides a sophistically elaborated theoretical overview of coaching as an intervention and underpins this with well-grounded longitudinal empirical support. Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs is a relevant and timely book. It is a must-read for anyone academically or professionally interested in coaching women entrepreneurs.’
– Inge Bleijenbergh, Radboud University, the Netherlands

‘Entrepreneurship is a major contributor to economic growth and women are increasingly becoming entrepreneurs. Carianne Hunt and Sandra Fielden make a significant contribution here in showing that an e-coaching program can support women’s success in these efforts. They first identified internal and external barriers women face in starting entrepreneurial ventures, they then developed an efficient e-coaching program, pairing coaches and coachees that successfully addressed them. A timely, important and practical initiative that both supports women’s dreams and contributes to society.’
– Ronald J. Burke, York University, Canada
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Internal Influences on Women Entrepreneurs 3. External Influences on Women Entrepreneurs 4. Coaching as a Technique for Development 5. The Potential of Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs 6. Delivering the Tailored E-Coaching (TEC) Programme 7. The Impact of the TEC Programme on Human and Social Capital 8. Entrepreneurial Learning in Coaching Relationships 9. Implications for Theory and Practice Index

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