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E-BOOK - Career Coaching: Fundamentals, Applications, and Future Directions

Author/Editor: Heather N. Maietta

Year: 2022

Author: Heather N. Maietta

This new monograph is an overview of the practice of career coaching. It covers a brief history of career coaching and a comparison to career counseling. Techniques, ethics, theories and models, and assessments are shared to increase knowledge and proficiency in delivering career coaching services to diverse clientele. Themes for the future of career coaching related to workforce demands are included, as well as a fully stocked appendix for use by coaches in practice.

Whether you are just starting as a career coach or looking to update your knowledge and skills as a seasoned professional, this publication will support and challenge you, offer ways to deliver coaching with purpose, help you navigate the coaching process with confidence, and equip you with a toolkit full of possibilities.


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Lakeisha Mathews, NCDA President-Elect 2021-2022

Chapter 1: Career Coaching: An Introduction

Chapter 2: The Fundamentals of Career Coaching

Chapter 3: Theories and Models in Application

Chapter 4: Ethics in Career Coaching

Chapter 5: Assessment for Use in Career Coaching

Chapter 6: Career Coaching for Diverse Populations

Chapter 7: Group Career Coaching

Chapter 8: Growing Practice of Career Coaching and Future Directions


A: SAMPLE Powerful Coaching Questions

B: SAMPLE Intake Form

C: SAMPLE Informed Consent

D: SAMPLE Guided Imagery Exercise

E: National Career Development Association Code of Ethics

F: America Counseling Association Code of Ethics

G: International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics

H: SAMPLE Coaching Agreement

I: SAMPLE Lesson Plan

J: SAMPLE Appreciative Inquiry Coaching Questions and Prompts

K: SAMPLE Standard Behavioral Interview Questions

L: SAMPLE G.R.O.W. Coaching Model



About the Author

Dr. Heather N. Maietta is an Associate Program Chair and Associate Professor in the Higher Education Doctorate Program at Regis College. Heather’s research portfolio centers around adult learners, college to career transitions, and workforce readiness. She has researched, published, and presented widely on these topics. As a career coach who founded Career In Progress (, Heather works with mid-career professionals interested in retooling and advancing in the workplace. A long-standing member of NCDA, Heather is a 2019 graduate of the Leadership Academy and has held positions as a former Training & Education Council Board Member and editor for the Higher Education section of the Career Developments Magazine. In 2015, Heather was awarded NCDA’s Career Practitioner of the Year award. Heather received her doctorate of Higher Education Leadership from Central Michigan University. She is a Board Certified Coach, a Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS), a Facilitating Career Developments instructor. She lives in Westford with her husband Bill, children, Emily and Jack, Dug the dog, and Teddy the cat. To see full bio and connect with Heather, visit or



Maietta, H. N. (2022). Career coaching: Fundamentals, applications, and future directions. National Career Development Association.



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