"I bought this book because I was interested in incorporating more insights from Positive psychology and Appreciative Inquiry in my coaching practice. This book translates the AI philosophy to individual change processes. The authors give you an in depth understanding of the underlying principles of the Appreciative Coaching Process. After reading this book you have insight in why the methodology they explain later in the book works. This is the part where I got the most value out, because I want to know what the underlying mechanisms are.
In later chapters they walk you through the different stages of the ACP.
The book goes into basic skills and tools for appreciative coaching and explains the differences in emphasis by relating back to the principles. A lot of these tools are not unique to Appreciative coaching, but they spend time creating awareness in how accents may differ from conventional use of these skills or tools and why.
This is a great resource for people who already have some training/experience in coaching and want to incorporate AI into their methodology."