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Coaching Young People for Leadership

Coaching Young People for Leadership

AUTHOR : By Mark Jamieson

ISBN : 9781915080479

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 17, 2023

Extent : 258 pgs

ISBN : 9781915080486

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 17, 2023

Extent : 258 pgs

ISBN : 9781915080493

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 17, 2023

Extent : 258 pgs


How to develop young people's leadership skills. A practical guide for anyone involved in nurturing, mentoring or educating young people or those interested in youth development.

With the help of this book, coaches, teachers, and those working within youth organisations can apply new coaching techniques and ideas to support and fulfil the leadership potential of young people, exploring how to provide them with the skills to transition into adulthood and prepare them for leadership roles. This book introduces a three-stage coaching programme - authentication, development and ambition - as a framework for nurturing and developing young people. This book also draws on real-life case studies of leadership experiences at individual, community and societal levels as well as using reflective exercises to promote critical thinking.

It emphasises the importance of acknowledging young people's roles in leadership and examines how to mentor future leaders by examining what current youth leadership looks like today and a vision for the future. It substantiates the claim that young people are an underused and underdeveloped leadership resource.



Part 1: Theory - Making the case for youth leadership

Chapter 1: A new definition of leadership

Chapter 2: The opportunity

Chapter 3: Why we need youth leadership and what qualifies young people to lead

Part 2: Practical - How to coach young leaders

Chapter 4: Coaching approaches for distinct leadership groups

Chapter 5: The youth leadership coaching model

Chapter 6: Stage 1 - Authentication

Chapter 7: Stage 2 - Development

Chapter 8: Stage 3 - Ambition

Chapter 9: Impact and conclusions - interviews with young leaders


Mark Jamieson is an award-winning coach specialising in leadership. After 25 years leading professional service firms, he set up his own executive coaching consultancy, The Jamieson Partnership, focusing on working with women in leadership. His consultancy work with national youth and homeless charity Centrepoint inspired him to practically connect coaching and leadership to wider youth development ideas. This led him away from mainstream coaching into a period of research and pro bono pilots focused on bringing high-level leadership coaching to unserved youth communities. Mark is an expert in evaluation and has published works about the impact of leadership coaching.  

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The world has an immense deficit of wise leaders. Leaders of the future need Compassion, Courage, Curiosity and Connectedness — yet none of these attributes are typically taught in leader education.

The time to acquire these attributes is at an early stage in a leadership career and the coaching profession has a responsibility for making that happen. If we don’t, we will have failed not just the young leaders, but the great social, economic and environmental challenges that can only resolved by visionary, engaged leaders. Here is a starter kit…

David Clutterbuck, David Clutterbuck Partnership
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