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21. Coaching, Third Edition: Evoking
22. Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion
23. Four Steps To Building A Profitable
24. Wellness Coaching for Lasting
25. Coaching with the Brain in Mind:
26. A Manager's Guide to Coaching:
27. Coaching Girls' Basketball: From
28. Self-Coaching: The Powerful Program
29. Soul Coaching
30. Coaching the Mental Game: Leadership
31. Coaching Psychology Manual (Point
32. Sales Coaching: Making the Great
33. Coaching Up and Down the Generations
34. Self Coaching 101
35. The Psychology of Executive Coaching:
36. Masterful Coaching
37. The Business and Practice of Coaching:
38. Football Coaching Strategies
39. Appreciative Coaching: A Positive
40. TransforMissional Coaching: Empowering

21. Coaching, Third Edition: Evoking excellence in others
by James Flaherty
Paperback: 296 Pages (2010-03-15)
list price: US$34.95 -- used & new: US$24.84
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Asin: 1856178161
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others is an insightful, thought-provoking guide that dissects the art and science of coaching.

Beginning with theories, concepts and models, the book moves on to consider rigorous methods of practice and self-observation in a relationship of mutual trust, respect and freedom of expression. It will probe you to rethink how you relate to your clients and your staff, how you produce long-term excellent performance in yourself and how you can become more effective in helping others to achieve their goals

This third edition includes a new chapter on communication and a new central case study that runs throughout the book to illustrate the impact of the themes and concepts discussed in the book.

Coaching, 3rd edition is a rich learning resource guide for new and experienced coaches who want to challenge their methods of partnering with clients. It is also an inspiring guide for training managers and leaders, human resource development managers and general managers who want to develop their teams.

* New edition of a coaching classic-let James Flaherty guide you through the principles and practice of helping others to achieve their goals
* Theoretically rigorous, thought-provoking and practical-dissects the art and science of coaching and offers clear structures for implementing effective self-improvement and personnel development programs
* Revised and updated to include new material on the latest approaches, with a new chapter on communication and a new central case study running throughout the book ... Read more

Customer Reviews (17)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
I bought this book for my girlfriend who is a literacy coach. She then asked me to buy three more so she could give them as presents to other coaches. 'Nuff said!

5-0 out of 5 stars Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others
The book is extraordinarily concise, clear, comprehensive to deal with the issue of coaching, a concept difficult to explain. It has guidelines for different levels of preparation and competence.Excellent.
In my case, I am an advertising officer, it served the purpose of helping me in communicating at the best of my skills.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very dry reading
I must say that I was extremely disappointed by this book. Given all of reviews I saw/read before buying the book, I expected a very helpful tome. Instead, this turned out to be one of the driest books I've ever tried to read.

There are much better, and more helpful, books out there on coaching.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good but hardly definitive
Mr. Flaherty's book reveals the wide and disparate meanings we apply to the word "coaching."My primary focus is in the area of managing and coaching professional technology salespeople.I found this book to be uneven and at times even irritating.Too many references to Heidegger and other philosophers, which struck me as irrelevant appeals to authority with little relevance to coaching.I like a good discussion of philosophy, the nature of being, etcetera, but in this context it seemed out of place.At other times, Flaherty's insights were brilliant.

Despite numerous references intended to persuade us of the foundations for the author's positions, Flaherty includes questionable material in this book which he acknowledges will be controversial.The section on body types is, in my view, ludicrous stereotyping.My field is medical technology, and when I read that "ectomorphs are tall, thin, long-limbed, long-necked folks... people of this body type often have complex and highly wrought nervous systems," I cringed.What is a highly wrought nervous system?Where is the scientific evidence to support this?Basing assumptions on people's "body type" is fraught with danger, not the least of which is being dead wrong.More importantly, what in the world does this have to do with coaching, unless perhaps if you are a fitness coach or physical therapist.It might then have some dubious merit, but Flaherty is suggesting that coaches, generally, consider these "factors."On the other hand, coaching awareness of one's physical body and its signals and responses to internal and external influences certainly has merit.

The author also goes out of his way to demean the views of Ferdinand Fournies, whose book Coaching for Improved Work Performance he apparently views as competition to his own.He dismisses Fournies as a behaviorist and suggests his coaching advice belittles those being coached.Yet Flaherty frequently remarks that you must deal with observable behavior.What's more, he acknowledges that "when someone declines coaching," but you are still responsible for their results, "I recommend that you use traditional management procedures," with "clarity about outcomes and the consequences for not reaching those outcomes."In short, he says you should do what Fournies, much more eloquently and sensitively, advocates.

There is a great deal a reader on the subject might gain from Flaherty's book, but I would not recommend it in isolation.After reading it, I was surprised at the numerous glowing and uncritical reviews it received.Read it WITH Fournies' book - the two are not contradictory.But if you are only going to read one book on coaching, read John Whitmore's 3rd edition of Coaching for Performance, a brilliantly straightforward, unpretentious, and exceedingly pragmatic view of how we can help others realize their potential in most relationships.If by chance you are coaching salespeople, also read Managing Major Sales, by Neil Rackham and Richard Ruff.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for coaches!
I am a family and life coach, focusing mainly on parents and teens. I found Flaherty's book to have many useful and powerful tools that can be used with any client, including parents, kids, youth, teens, and families. Coaching leaves people feeling more competent and helps them learn how to self-correct. Teaching this to children and youth is powerful and can change the direction of their lives. Helping them feel more competent as a result of learning how to self-correct seems to me to be something that would be invaluable to clients both young and old. Children are like sponges and learn very quickly. They can achieve more balance in their own young lives when they are given the tools in which to do so. Parents can learn to be powerful coaches for their children through being coached themselves.

Because coaching is a relationship that is based on mutual respect, trust, and freedom of expression, it serves to support all clients. We have to remember that clients are in the middle of their lives and that includes kids. They may have developed some undesired behaviors and it will take some patience and caring to help walk them through the steps to change. We as coaches can observe and learn when something is not working for both parents and kids, then share with them the steps they can take toward positive change. I think it is extremely powerful for a child or teen to learn that he or she has the ability to make these changes and to determine the outcomes in their lives.

Flaherty teaches the importance of having a strong foundation that can act as an anchor in our coaching experience with our clients. Coaching is a way of working with people that leaves them more competent and fulfilled so that they are more able to contribute in any area of their life. It also helps clients to learn to self-correct. They know when things are going well and can see when things are not. They can learn to change behaviors that will help them in making the adjustments needed to correct it.

What's true is what works. Coaching is about practical outcomes and is a discipline that requires self-correction, freshness, and innovation. Our coaching has to be adapted to fit individuals who already have their own way of doing things. Language, observation, and assessment occur simultaneously. They never occur without the other. The coach must be very precise, consistent, and grounded in listening and speaking to the client. The coach must also have a general sense of the way the client is in and makes sense of the world.

Flaherty said: "The more profoundly and systematically we understand someone, the more effective and lasting our coaching can be."

I will use the tools in Flaherty's book for years to come. I found it to be very clear and concise and his illustrations and charts useful and practical. I will turn to his book whenever I feel it's time for me to re-assess.

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22. Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn))
by Lyssa Adkins
Paperback: 352 Pages (2010-05-28)
list price: US$39.99 -- used & new: US$28.57
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Asin: 0321637704
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Provocative and Practical Guide to Coaching Agile Teams


As an agile coach, you can help project teams become outstanding at agile, creating products that make them proud and helping organizations reap the powerful benefits of teams that deliver both innovation and excellence.


More and more frequently, ScrumMasters and project managers are being asked to coach agile teams. But it’s a challenging role. It requires new skills—as well as a subtle understanding of when to step in and when to step back. Migrating from “command and control” to agile coaching requires a whole new mind-set.


In Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins gives agile coaches the insights they need to adopt this new mind-set and to guide teams to extraordinary performance in a re-energized work environment. You’ll gain a deep view into the role of the agile coach, discover what works and what doesn’t, and learn how to adapt powerful skills from many allied disciplines, including the fields of professional coaching and mentoring.


Coverage includes

  • Understanding what it takes to be a great agile coach
  • Mastering all of the agile coach’s roles: teacher, mentor, problem solver, conflict navigator, and performance coach
  • Creating an environment where self-organized, high-performance teams can emerge
  • Coaching teams past cooperation and into full collaboration
  • Evolving your leadership style as your team grows and changes
  • Staying actively engaged without dominating your team and stunting its growth
  • Recognizing failure, recovery, and success modes in your coaching
  • Getting the most out of your own personal agile coaching journey


Whether you’re an agile coach, leader, trainer, mentor, facilitator, ScrumMaster, project manager, product owner, or team member, this book will help you become skilled at helping others become truly great. What could possibly be more rewarding?

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5-0 out of 5 stars A top pick for any agile coach
Lyssa Adkins' COACHING AGILE TEAMS: A COMPANION FOR SCRUMMASTERS, AGILE COACHES, AND PROJECT MANAGERS IN TRANSITION offers a fine guide to coaching agile teams, offering agile coaches insights needed to create a productive software engineering environment. From evolving a leadership style to staying engaged, this is a top pick for any agile coach.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love the Shu Ha Ri Model
This is a very helpful resource for Agile coaches. Some of the principles are old hat for students of leadership but the packaging is fresh and relevant to Agile teams. The most useful section for me is Agile Team Stages; I love the Shu Ha Ri model:

"One good model for mastering anything (if that's possible) comes from martial arts. A martial arts student progresses through three stages of proficiency called Shu Ha Ri. Shu: Follow the rule. Ha: Break the rule. Ri: Be the rule. These stages also describe Agile teams as they first practice and then get good at Agile...A team can be in one or all of these stages simultaneously...Each person on the team inhabits one or more of these stages simultaneously, too..."

The most common mistake I see Agile teams making is bending the rules before mastering the rules--what we call ScrumBut. "We do Agile Scrum but..." can get your team and your project in all kinds of trouble. This book will help you get back out.

Good stuff, and recommended for new and experienced Agile coaches.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book on the practice of being a Scrm Coach!
From the time that I received this book I have not been able to put it down. When my train arrives at my home station, I really do not want to put the book away.Really great practical knowledge which is due Lyssa Adkins' personal experience in the world of Scrum.Thanks Lyssa for the great book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Coaching at its best!!
I've had the fortune to talk with Lyssa and she even helped some folks at my office and it has greatly improved my own coaching. Now I can have the Lyssa reference right at my desk whenever I need it. I know this book will get worn very quickly as I and other coaches here use it thoroughly.The book is full of great practical ideas you can use right away. If you want to improve your coaching skills this is a must read and reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Special Coach
I've had the fortune to work with Lyssa and it has greatly improved my own coaching. I am excited to now have this reference at my finger tips. It is a fresh reminder of what will help me be successful as I work with different teams. I now have her experience here with me, a true companion for my work. ... Read more

23. Four Steps To Building A Profitable Coaching Practice: A Complete Marketing Resource Guide for Coaches
by Deborah Brown-Volkman
Paperback: 154 Pages (2003-10-30)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$14.19
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Asin: 0595296602
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Are you frustrated with trying to grow and market your coaching practice? Do you feel like there is too much information (or too little) on how to market your practice, yet not enough direction on where to begin? Would you like quick answers and a complete resource guide in one place that makes marketing easy to apply and understand?

This book will show you how to build and market a profitable coaching practice in four easy steps. It walks you through the process of deciding who to coach and how to create a program that potential clients will pay you lots of money for. You will understand the components of creating a winning marketing strategy and learn tips and techniques to implement your plan. You will also discover how to become masterful at both marketing and selling.

“Four Steps To Building A Profitable Coaching Practice is a clear and concise guide to niche-marketing for coaches.” Talane Miedaner, best-selling author of Coach Yourself To Success

"A great book with a lot of valuable information from a master at doing what she does best.” Sandy Vilas, Master Certified Coach and CEO CoachInc.com

“This is a great book. Thorough, professional, and easy to read.” Judy Feld, Master Certified Coach and President International Coach Federation (ICF) 2003

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Customer Reviews (15)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This is a great book and very useful. It is written in a logical manner with a step by step plan complete with assignments. I would recommend this book to anyone who is involved or wants to be involved in coaching as a business.

5-0 out of 5 stars Niche to Be Rich?
I find it interesting that the experts, such as Deborah, insist that you stick to one niche in order to make it. I find it's helpful to have several niches to offer the public. What do you think?

Life Coach Lauren Marie Owen; Specializing in Confidence and Clarity!

2-0 out of 5 stars A bit shallow ok as stocking filler
The book is simple and straightforward, but content would suit a pamphlet rather than a book. It does cover some basics - try an buy used as a filler book rather than pay full price.

5-0 out of 5 stars What you need to grow your business
One of the hardest challenges that many new and even experienced life coaches face is marketing. In Four Steps to Building a Profitable Coaching Practice, Deborah Brown-Volkman's goal is to show these coaches how to build a practice by following the steps she details in her book. As a beginning coach myself, I definitely knew it'd be a good idea to read her book.

This book delivers a lot of good marketing ideas and more importantly coaching assignments that can really help a coach both define and begin to promote his/her practice. I've incrementally been doing the exercises and found all of them useful in defining and enhancing my practice. Also I really appreciate that the approximate time and cost is listed to give the coach an idea of what costs are involved.

What I've really found useful is that the book breaks everything down into a step by step approach. This is especially important when you first start a practice, because it can be overwhelming to contemplate how you are going to get your business off the ground. With this book, it makes it much easier to take off and grow your business.

One thing I did find odd is that while the author did focus on a variety of ways to promote she left out things like promoting via flyers and where it would be a good idea to do so. Still this is one book I think every life coach should consider buying. I know I'll be using it for a long time to come in growing my own business.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a great read.
This book was a great read and outlined step by step what you would need to do to get a coaching practice off the ground. The resources that are listed in this book are invaluable. It is awesome to have everything you need at your fingertips. I have already browsed various web-sites as a result of this book and it has saved me time of browsing the internet aimlessly. The book also points out the pros and cons regarding accepting different payment methods and once again it links you to where you can do further research. I love that the author breaks down the cost and projected start time for each project. I love this book! ... Read more

24. Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change
by Michael Arloski
Paperback: 251 Pages (2007-04-15)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$19.30
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Asin: 1570252211
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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For the first time the principles of wellness promotion and personal life coaching are brought together in one volume. Guided by his long experience as a wellness coach, Dr. Arloski blends the wisdom of the coaching profession to bring us an easy-to-use training tool perfect for:wellness professionals, professional coaches, managers, EAP professionals, counselors, and wellness educators.The coaching processes outlined in the book will help you work with your clients to empower them to draw on his or her own abilities and resources to make lasting changes for better health. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A book to come back to time and again
If you are a Health and Wellness Coach you will want to have this invaluable book by your side.I've read just about every book there is on health and wellness coaching, I've even written one myself and this is still the best.

5-0 out of 5 stars love it
Great and insiteful book. You have to open minded to really appreciate it and, well, I am.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Review of Health Coaching
Dr.Arloski has provided a comprehensive overview of the health coaching field. I felt that this forms were quite useful and he used sound health education theory and principles in discussing health coaching. This book should be considered a classic in this new and burdening field.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, Instructive, Indespensible
Inspiring because Dr. Arloski strengthens my belief that we can help people get past the obstacles that keep them from seeking a deep sense of wellness.And because he teaches us how to inspire positive change in others.

Instructive because the book shows us the psychological stages people pass through as they attempt, and hopefully succeed, at creating lasting lifestyle change; we just need to stay with them as they move along the path.

And indispensible because it's the perfect handbook for health and wellness professionals to keep handy; to remind themselves to review the steps, to stay with the client where they are and to ride out the waves of change with patience, compassion and joy.
Suzanne Ballantyne

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the BEST coaching books I've ever read
Michael Arloski's book is one of the greatest books about coaching:
- you'll find the theory
- you'll find fantastic tools to use
- you'll find a method to follow
- but first of all, you'll find Michael, which is a fantastic human being and a wonderful professional!

Thank you ... Read more

25. Coaching with the Brain in Mind: Foundations for Practice
by David Rock, Linda J. Page
Hardcover: 544 Pages (2009-08-24)
list price: US$45.00 -- used & new: US$34.20
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Asin: 0470405686
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Coaching Brain in Mind

Foundations for Practice

David Rock and Linda J. Page, PhD

Discover the science behind brain-based coaching

By understanding how the brain works, coaching professionals can better tailor their language, strategies, and goals to be in alignment with an individual's "hard-wired" way of thinking. Written by two well-known coaching professionals, David Rock and Linda Page, Coaching with the Brain in Mind presents the tools and methodologies that can be employed by novice and experienced coaches alike to create an effective—and ultimately more rewarding—relationship for both coach and client.

This informative guide to the neuroscience of coaching clearly demonstrates how brain-based coaching works in practice, and how the power of the mind can be harnessed to help an individual learn and grow. Illustrated with numerous case examples and stories, this book is organized for immediate use by professionals in their client work.

Coverage includes:

  • A succinct but comprehensive overview of the major scientific and theoretical foundations for coaching and their implications for practice

  • How the language of coaching—setting goals, making connections, becoming more aware, seeking breakthroughs, and taking action—parallels what neuroscientists tell us about how the brain operates

  • Neuroscience as a natural platform for the ongoing development of coaching

Building on the existing foundation of coaching by adding neuroscience as an evidence base for the profession, Coaching with the Brain in Mind shows that it is possible to become a better professional coach by understanding how the brain works. As well, the authors, through their research, present that an understanding of neuroscience research, however new and speculative, can help coaches and leaders fulfill their potential as change agents in the lives of others. ... Read more

26. A Manager's Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best From Your Employees
by Anne Loehr, Brian Emerson
Paperback: 240 Pages (2008-04-02)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$3.14
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Asin: 0814409822
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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To stay on top, companies need to do more than just tread water--they need to grow. And that means that their employees need to develop and improve their skills at the same pace. More than ever, managers are being encouraged to improve employee performance through effective coaching, but so few of them have the time--or the knowledge--it takes to do it successfully. Brian Emerson and Ann Loehr have spent years showing some of the country's top com­panies how to develop their most promising employees. Now in this helpful manual they guide managers through every step of the coaching process, from problem solving to developing accountability.Readers will discover:

the top 10 tips every manager should know before he starts to coach * howto handle difficult conversations, conflicting priorities, and problem team members * how to hold follow-up meetings after goals and priorities have been set * sample questions they can adapt to various situations * examples of common problems and how they can use coaching to address them.Clear, practical and straightforward, this is an invaluable tool that will help allleaders coach employees, colleagues, and themselves to excellence. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Savvy manual teaches managers how to coach
This tremendously useful book by two seasoned executive coaches, Anne Loehr and Brian Emerson, expertly explains what coaching is, how it functions and how managers can learn to put it to work to improve employees' productivity and morale. Although every member of your staff is surely pumping hard to stay employed, get ahead and do well, many people may be unaware of attitudes or behaviors that are holding them back or jeopardizing their careers. That's where a good coach plays a crucial role. The authors delve into coaching's methods, explain its benefits, and offer thoughtful instructions and examples. The last third of the book is devoted to specific questions to ask while coaching. How you'll react to the writing style, which is generally clear and serviceable, depends on if you think that "coachee" is a real word and that "everyone does their work" is good enough on the grammar front. Either way, getAbstract heartily recommends this straightforward, practical book to managers who want to be productive coaches.

1-0 out of 5 stars Just to point out a couple things. . .
I feel obliged to point out a few things.The first is that these reviews were all 5 star and completely without a single criticism.The second is that every one of them reads like a blurb from the back of a book.The third is that they were written at about the same time.Finally, they were generally written by people who seem to never have written another review ever.I have not written before either, but seeing something that seems so plainly to be a campaign roused me to act, for some reason.That said, I did buy the book anyway.I just wanted to be certain that a no cynical marketing ploy goes unchallenged.

5-0 out of 5 stars Practical, Wise and Insightful!!
This is an excellent resource for anyone--manager or not--looking to bring out the best in their professional and personal relationships. As a former manager who's now self-employed, I wish I'd been briefed on Loehr and Emerson's secrets to coaching while trying to lead a team of 30. The Manager's Guide to Coaching is packed with so many clear, common-sense, intuitive tips that would have made me a much better leader! Now that I work for myself, I've already begun putting their essential life-skills to use when dealing with clients, friends, and family. The guide's concise, step-by-step approach lays out invaluable strategies for untangling difficult situations, communicating directly and compassionately, and moving stalled dialogue to the next level. This book has changed the way I interact with others--reminding me to be curious and ask open-ended questions, rather than simply giving answers. Whether you're managing a team of 100 or a team of one, do yourself--and your colleagues--a favor and read this book. It almost makes me want to become a manager again!

5-0 out of 5 stars Book makes coaching easy for all types
Both my wife and I found this book extremely helpful. My wife manages a retail store, and found the lessons and suggestions perfect for letting her coach her staff more effectively. I used the ideas in my own personal consulting business, and it has helped me be more effective in my business relations working with clients and contractors. I appreciate when someone (like the authors) can explain some of these concepts in an easy, understandable way, so this book was perfect for a variety of positions -- whether you're a professional manager or just someone who wants to use coaching to improve your own habits. Kudos to the authors for making this a fun and easy read!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!
An excellent book for those who want and need to be a coach in the workplace. In fact, this book is a 'coach' itself to the coach who is trying to coach! My first exposure to the concept of coaching--makes me want to learn more. Have purchased other copies for other managers in our office. ... Read more

27. Coaching Girls' Basketball: From the How-To's of the Game to Practical Real-World Advice--Your Definitive Guide to Successfully Coaching Girls
by Sandy Simpson
Paperback: 224 Pages (2001-08-09)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$9.14
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Asin: 076153248X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Coach Girls for Success on and off the Court
Coaching girls' basketball is a blast! Witness a well-executed fast break, an intense defense, or a team's unbridled enthusiasm, and you can't help but be inspired. The effort, pride, and enjoyment on the girls' faces are great rewards for parents and often the signs of a good coach—the type of coach you want to be. So how can you get there?
Perfect for coaches of girls up to age 13, Coachng Girls' Basketball includes everything you need to be an outstanding coach and mentor to your players. Whether you are a seasoned coach looking to fine-tune your skills or a rookie eager to take the court running, you'll discover techniques for success that are tailored specifically to the needs of girls, including:
·Drills and strategies for coaches new to the world of coaching basketball
·Tips on what girls want and need from their basketball experience
·Practical suggestions on how to motivate in a positive and encouraging way
·Advice for helping girls deal with their changing bodies
·And much more!
Now, you can be a coaching winner and help bring out the best in your players, both on the court and in the game of life. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (6)

3-0 out of 5 stars Better for older middle-school
I am a mom/coach - I have played and watched basketball on and off for most of my adult life but am no expert. I signed on to coach my 10 year old daughter's town recreation team this year - mostly 5th graders, with a few younger and a few older, and bought thisbook to figure out how to start.

This book has a lot of good information and tips, but I feel it is lacking in several areas.

1. It is not a true beginner's book. It needs more basics and rules of game play, such as setting up for free throws (when can you go for the rebound and when do you have to wait), taking the ball out, etc - the things that make the game run right.Who brings the ball down? (and, strategically, what is a trap? How to get out of it?) Simple essential stuff that is missing.

2. I don't think 5th graders who are pretty new to basketball can understand picks and screens - many of the drills are too complicated. They need to see the floor, spread out,learn to cut. The rest can come later.

3. 10 year old girls cannot shoot the ball from over their head. They must shoot from the chest - they aren't tall and strong enough to do otherwise. So insisting they be taught to shoot the adult way is useless.

4. I'd like to see more in a book like this about supporting your teammates, girl relationships, empowerment - the social aspect of the team is very important to girls and more can be said about it.

5. I'd also like to see a discussion on how coaches might behave from the sidelines- is it beneficial to shout directions at the girls as they play? to stop and start scrimmages to show them what to do? Or just let them go, play, enjoy, and talk after? As a beginniner I feel quite uncertain about all this!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for anyone who is thinking about coaching.
I bought this for my wife who has no formal training in coaching or teaching.It is the first book she's read in years.She still carries it around in her car.She made all kinds of plans - coached in two tournaments and even won one of them.Now she's all about coaching.I think she's found a new love. She never would have done this without the book.If you are thinking about coaching, but just don't know what to do, get this book.You might find that it is all you need.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Girl's Basketball Book
I'm a new coach and found this book an easy read, but packed with good tips and drills. Works on basics, and doesn't come across as a boy's book titled differently for girls. I would suggest you read this book a couple of times before the season begins. The book points out the importance of planning your practices, it is right!

5-0 out of 5 stars Beginner Coaches -- Buy this one!!!
This book is great for girl coaches from new to experienced.It is for the coach who wants to learn how to coach basketball the right way. I am a coach and have three daughters and I would hope that any coach that teaches any of my children would have at least a working knowledge of the information in this book. It is an easy read and a good reference book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for the new coach
The author expertly guides the reader through the entire coaching process.Not only the sport and the basics, but also the the most important parts of coaching youths: planning, preperation and Parents!I am also impressed with the in-depth examination of the differences of coaching girls and boys.I definately recommend this book for new coaches of girls. ... Read more

28. Self-Coaching: The Powerful Program to Beat Anxiety and Depression, 2nd Edition, Completely Revised and Updated
by Joseph J. Luciani
Paperback: 272 Pages (2006-12-01)
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The simple, untold truth about anxiety and depression is that they are habits of insecurity—and, like all habits, they can be broken. In this new edition of the highly successful Self-Coaching, Dr. Joseph Luciani shows you how to change your way of thinking and develop a healthy, adaptive way of living through his proven Self-Talk strategy for coaching yourself back to health. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Book, Fabulous Man
This book has been an incredible awakening to something I've battled with most of my life: depression and anxiety.What Dr. Joe teaches you is so simple but so profound in dismantling the mystery that is depression and anxiety.His basic premise is that insecurity hits you with doubts, fears, and negatives.You try to control these doubts, fears, and negatives with a vast array of strategies like avoidance, anger, etc.Eventually these strategies wear you down and you get hit with anxiety and/or depression. These, however, are just habits. Insecurity comes from a lack of trust in ourselves and the world.This lack of trust could have come from numerous factors but that's in the past.On top of this, Dr. Joe gives you many real-life examples that really brings things to light.I got his book in 2007 and have been reading it every day.He also maintains a website: [...] and answers questions, including mine.The man has over 30 years experience and a PHD.Highly recommend the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for anyone who is struggling.
An excellent resource for anyone who is suffering depression or anxiety. As someone who has personally struggled with the grip of depression and anxiety for a number or years I would highly recommend it. It really does open your eyes to a lot of things.

5-0 out of 5 stars Self-Coaching
A very important self-help tool for self-navigation of self as a part of community. Luciani presents to us, in a simple format, a very complex and potentially self-debilitating life struggle of being a healthy self-skeptic.

5-0 out of 5 stars You CAN coach yourself from anxiety and depression
I just ordered this book and was so eager to read it that I upgraded so I could read it online.I have not read the whole book but have read some chapters and skimmed others.

One major fact the author points out is that depression and anxiety are habitual reactions to habitual ways of thinking.He does explain the difference between the two and how those suffering from each are different from one another.

The author is extremely convincing, so I am sure that if a person persists in following the author's coaching, there will be immense improvement. Even if you are depressed and feel you have little energy, buy the book and ask an acquaintance to help you train.

Much of the technique he is basing his ideas on is called Cognitive Behavior Therapy, (CBT).One of CBT's major in-depth proponents is Davis Burns, M.D. whose books "Feeling Good," and "The Feeling Good Handbook" are very popular. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Revised and Updated The Feeling Good Handbook Burns' books are more hefty and are daunting.

HOWEVER this book very quickly and directly gets to the heart of matters, and his concept of self COACHING really is easy to grasp.He goes from convincing the reader to showing the difference between depression and anxiety and to the coaching techniques.He does not want to fool anyone into thinking it is easy or instant, but compares the program to athletic training using a coach.

I highly recommend this book for sufferers and persons caring about sufferers of depression and anxiety.Even the caring persons can coach themselves.

5-0 out of 5 stars positive
I don't choose to write a review.I like the product; the delivery was quick.I do NOT like this review process as mandatory. ... Read more

29. Soul Coaching
by Denise Linn
Hardcover: 206 Pages (2003-10-01)
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SOUL COACHING is a four-week program dedicated to an in-depth clearing and cleansing of the different aspects of your life: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. If not now, when? By following the practical, carefully crafted steps presented here, you’ll find that you’re able to uncover your authentic self. This book is for you if you want to know:• who you are
• why you’re here
• what your mission isThis book is also for you if you are ready to start: • putting your needs before everyone else’s
• living life at a peaceful, moderate pace
• loving yourself

By utilizing the energy of the elements of nature: Air, Water, Fire, and Earth, this program allows you to clear away old blockages so that you can truly begin to hear the secret messages of your soul. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars transforming
Ex-cel-ent! this book is a wonderful guide to some self-awareness. It has clear steps and levels and it is set to a particular length of time, which i found to be very helpful and encouraging. Wonderfully insightful and the author shares her experiences as well, which helps you feel like your not alone. Not overly deep yet so refreshing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing
Well, what can I say? This book is simply amazing written by an amazing woman. Please purchase this book. You won't be disapointed. Your life will begin to change from the first page through to the very last. I know mine was. Again, simply amazing!

5-0 out of 5 stars get ready to shift your energy big time
If you wish to initiate change in your life, but don't know how to go about it, here's the book for you. Most of all, it's a lot of fun to work through. Your awareness will awaken and you'll find that changes can be accomplished in small steps every day....but that they can generate big results. I felt so renewed after I worked through this program.

4-0 out of 5 stars Soul Coaching
I liked this book. However, it has a lot of the author in it and her points of view. Well, I guess that's what authors do. :-)

5-0 out of 5 stars Wake up call
28 days to just revolutionnize your life. You'll get rid of all the stuff you thought you need and that definitely you don't. It will attract abundance and miracle in your everyday life. Just amazing. Loved it. ... Read more

30. Coaching the Mental Game: Leadership Philosophies and Strategies for Peak Performance in Sports and Everyday Life
by H.A. Dorfman
Paperback: 384 Pages (2005-10-25)
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Coaching the Mental Game is a bible for coaches who strive to make their athletes the most complete performers possible. Not only a wonderful asset to athletic coaches, this book is a motivational resource for workers in all industries as well as in the game of life. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down
I purchased this book for two male friends who are high level athletic coaches.They both stated that they could not put it down.They also recommended the book to their wives to read.The wives loved it also.I just ordered one for myself.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best book on this topic
For amateur "weekend warrior" coaches such as myself this is a topic that is far to often barely touched on if talked about at all. Telling kids to concentrate, focus and be mentally tough without teaching it like any other skill is like giving them a bat with no instruction and telling them to hit. Some will pick it up better than others due to their own make-up but all can get much better with a coach teaching them. The mental game can be taught as a skill the same as any physical skill we teach them.

This book is one that has the authentic "been-there-done-that" feel to it. It's well organized with great real world examples and has multiple lists at the end of each topic on how to make our athletes aware of the mental game and how to practice getting better at it.

This is a book you will read and re-read if you're truly interested in being the best coach you can be.It's one of those books where you can just open to any page and pick up a great idea or tip.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have
This is the 4th time I bought this book. I have given three away and the last one is worn out. Trying to make the most out of a player's ability is not complete until the mental aspect is addressed and this book helps with that approach. If you coach baseball, you need to have a copy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best book on the mental game, period
The most useful book you will find on the mental game, and was very easy to ready. Great organization. A must read for any coach.

5-0 out of 5 stars Graetest Coaching Book in Existance.
361 Pages Hardcover

ExerptPage 70 Coaching is teaching. The best coaches have something else. They have the good sense to instruct, then get out of the way. They are pedagogues not demagogues.

Table of contents
Section 1 The Coach as leader, Communicator, Teacher
1. Leadership & Power(s)
2. Leadership style
3. You, the leader-the coach
4. The substance of leadership
5. The coach communicates, one way or another
6. Communication: Considering the process Itself
7. Communication: The when, where, how, why-and who!
8. Coaching is teaching.
9. Learners: the Coach and athlete
Section 2 The mental game alphabet: Impact terms for the coach.
Section 3 The mental Game, A to Z: Athletes' impact terms.
Appendix A Leaders list
Appendix B "The guy in the glass"
Appendix C we learn what we've lived
Appendix D A winning way
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31. Coaching Psychology Manual (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins))
by Margaret Moore, Bob Tschannen-Moran
Spiral-bound: 208 Pages (2009-03-20)
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Coaching Psychology Manual is designed as a comprehensive guide to wellness coaching complete with specific examples and scenarios. This manual will help train wellness coaches—a group comprised of fitness professionals, including personal trainers, dieticians, nurses, and physical therapists—in the techniques and concepts to work with individuals on improving all areas of wellness including fitness, nutrition, weight, stress, and management of life issues that impact health.

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32. Sales Coaching: Making the Great Leap from Sales Manager to Sales Coach
by Linda Richardson
Hardcover: 208 Pages (2008-11-03)
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Go from manager to coach--and motivate your staff to unprecedented success!

Since the original publication of this classic guide, organizations have recognized that sales coaching is a sales manager's most important role. Now, author Linda Richardson has completely updated and revised Sales Coaching to include the latest tools and techniques, as well as a refined sales coaching process for increasing performance.

Sales Coaching will help you make the essential transition from boss to coach so you can help salespeople achieve their goals. In this new role, you will empower your people to reach their highest potential by removing obstacles while fostering self and peer coaching, allowing direct reports to take responsibility for their own development. Richardson's broader objective is to help build and sustain a sales culture of continuous improvement and sales excellence. Inside you'll find a clear, practical, five-step approach to sales coaching that will result in dramatic changes in behavior.

Sales Coaching includes brand new guidance on

  • Maximizing technology
  • Coaching more effectively
  • Remote coaching
  • Coaching in-the-action
  • Quarterly coaching plans

Richardson provides the skills and strategies you need to deliver feedback that changes behavior and strengthen relationships with your sales team. This new edition gives you everything you need to achieve your objectives and build a winning sales culture. You will watch members of your team reach performance heights they would not attain without your guidance. The results will benefit everyone--you, your staff, and ultimately your customers.

The choice is yours: Be a manager who makes your salespeople do their jobs, or be a coach who helps your salespeople succeed.

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4-0 out of 5 stars A good book
The book is okey, but the UPS called me when the package arrived Shanghai and asked me to pay for the tax, I was wondered, I thought the tax was already include in the expense I paid... :(

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is the best book I have read in a long time.Everyone should read this no matter what career your in.

1-0 out of 5 stars Lack of depth
This book could have been summed up in two pages. There was nothing new or insightful in this book.If you need someone to tell you that to be an effective coach you have to communicate, give feedback, dont leave negative emails, etc. then this book is for you.If you are looking for something more, save your money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely practical, extremely relevant, very easy to read.
This book is a real treasure. I would have been successful by 1000% if I had read this book earlier. The price of this book is such a small investment in comparison what you get from this book. I recommend it a thousand of times!
I recommend it for all the leaders no matter if you coach sales teams or teams of other profiles.
Thanks the author for such an extreemely useful and practical book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Coaching at it's finest
Very practical and helpful for anyone who want to be effective coaches.Ms. Richardson really understands what most managers and sales persons tend to do in a coaching situation and was able to 'coach' readers in how to avoid common pitfalls. ... Read more

33. Coaching Up and Down the Generations
by Lisa Haneberg
Paperback: 200 Pages (2010-11-16)
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Coaching allows the satisfaction of saying or doing things that enable another person to achieve his or her goals. In Coaching Up and Down the Generations, Lisa Haneberg presents in her fun and breezy style the fundamentals of coaching, including topics such as push versus pull coaching, acting as a catalyst, learning how to listen, and providing accountability and structure. Moreover, she provides insight into generational differences that can make communication difficult and coaching impossible. ... Read more

34. Self Coaching 101
by Brooke Castillo
Paperback: 152 Pages (2008-11-04)
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Self coaching is about feeling better. It really is that simple. Everything we do in our lives is because we want to feel better. When we give-it feels good. When we help others-it feels good. When we accomplish something-it feels good. Whenever we feel bad-we are usually seeking a way to feel good.The reason we want to feel good, is because it is our true nature. Alignment with our spirit-our true essence-the God within us feels good. It feels peaceful, joyous, honest, abundant and free.Through coaching ourselves we can feel good much more of the time. By coaching ourselves we find what is not working in our lives. We find that trying to change the external circumstances to change how we feel is impossible. We learn that fighting our emotions or trying to deny them only makes them bigger. We find that our thinking is the most important thing we can pay attention to in order to feel better now.By taking a peek into our own minds we can find the cause of all our suffering. We can see how we block our joy with outdated and untruthful thoughts and beliefs. By just being in this place of awareness we have aligned with our true nature and can observe the patterns of our lives.Hiring a coach can be an amazing experience. Having someone who is already "outside" of your mind give you a different perspective to consider is often the first step in change. But ultimately, it is the process of shifting your own perception with your own awareness that will create non-dependent freedom.This is why I feel so strongly about learning how to apply these simple self coaching tools in your own life and on your own mind. If you are willing to do the work now-it becomes a way of being. You will step into a life that is lived with awareness and consciousness because each time you feel any negative emotion you see it as a signal to coach yourself and realign with the true essence of you.Self coaching 101 teaches you the basics of how to do this. And the basics are enough. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Empowering and insightful...
Reading this books make you step back and go... duh! So many of us know this stuff, however, we tell ourselves we don't have any control over what life throws our way. Brooke shows us we do! She has an amazing way of clearing the clutter from your mind and showing us the road to brilliant clarity. This book is an excellent resource for people who are ready to take back the their personal power.

3-0 out of 5 stars From a therapist's viewpoint--Average Book
I found this book to be a bit condescending and simplistic. I would only recommend this book to my clients who needed a very basic primer on self-concept.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great piece of work.
This book is a great, quick and easy read. Reading this book is like having a private coaching session with Brooke. She jumps out of the book and right into your home. This will be a keeper on my book shelf for years to come.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT book!
I love the way this author writes.She seems very down to earth and like someone I know.I have read a lot of self help books over the years and many are just too out there.Too many concepts to grasp and too many exercises to do etc..This book is not like that.She takes what she has learned from all the books she has read and condenses them into a simiple formula that she uses and tells about in her book.I love this.Very simple and easy to understand.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Self Help Books IEver Read!
This book is smart, simple and easy to understand. Brooke shows you how you can feel good no matter what the circumstances are in your life by using a very simple model that your 10 year old can understand and apply.The author believes that thoughts don't happen to you, they are actually a choice you make and when you choose what you want to think, then you can have everything you say you want in your life and thensome. Imagine having that kind of power over your life.

Run, don't walk, to buy this book. You'll be happy you did! ... Read more

35. The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application
by Bruce Peltier
Paperback: 472 Pages (2009-09-28)
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With the first edition of this text, Peltier drew on his extensive experience in both the clinical and business worlds to create a comprehensive resource that brought psychological and coaching concepts together.  It quickly became a practical and invaluable guide for both mental health practitioners looking to expand their practice into coaching and business professionals interested in improving their own coaching skills. 

In this updated edition, topics reflect the latest developments in the field of executive coaching.  Peltier describes several important psychological theories and how to effectively translate them into coaching strategies; essential business lessons in leadership, marketing, and the corporate viewpoint along with vocabulary for the therapist; the challenges women face as managers and executives and effective coaching methods for working with them; and lessons from successful athletic coaches that can be integrated into consulting skills.  This edition includes four new chapters, one describing psychopathology likely to be encountered by coaches.  Another describes and evaluates emotional intelligence, a third summarizes adult developmental theory for coaches, and a fourth sorts out the popular and scientific literature on leadership and leader development.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource!
This is an excellent resource. He explains the role of psychology for the executive coach. He reviews the different systems and how they would apply to the executive coach and how they could use them in their role as a coach. .but at the end of every chapter he Summarizes and then gives you further references and recommended readings for each chapter.

5-0 out of 5 stars Like new
I am completing my doctoral dissertation on executive coaching and found this book most interesting. It is well written and contains all the information anyone might want on the theoretical and application aspects of EC. I highly recommend the book to anyone.

Ethelle Lord

5-0 out of 5 stars Peltier, Psychology of Executive Coaching
Extremeley help for any coach with some psychology orientation in her/his work.
Very fine summaries of a number of books on coaching.
You want to buy all of them immediately!

5-0 out of 5 stars Pragmatic, scientific, comprehensive. A foundation for coaching and HR management.
As a manager, I thank Peltier for giving me a full array of scientifically solid techniques and theories for understanding the roots of human behavior, motivation, and communication. And for the pragmatic brevity of his chapters.

As an individual aspiring to develop into a professional coach, I thank him for providing me with the very best place to start studying: An academically solid, fully referenced, dense review of the diverse disciplines in modern pschycology. With recommended readings to guide my exploration further.


4-0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile Introduction to a specialized area of professional psychology
This is an introduction to a specialized area of professional practice in psychology that is underemphasized overall.For those who like working with Type A folk and who have experience or want to have experience in corporate settings this book will be a great overview and more.I would recommend it as an accompaniment to other books that address career options in professional psychology without hesitation.The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application ... Read more

36. Masterful Coaching
by Robert Hargrove
Hardcover: 432 Pages (2008-10-06)
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When the first edition of Masterful Coaching was published, it quickly became the standard resource for anyone who was a coach, considering becoming a coach, or curious about being an extraordinary coach. In this completely revised third edition of his groundbreaking book, Hargrove presents his profound insights into the journey to of becoming a masterful coach along with guiding ideas, tools, and methods. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Essential For Your Library!
For anyone who is a coach, considering becoming a coach, or curious about coaching, this book is a MUST read!Hargroove clearly distinguishes between a coach and a "Masterful Coach" - one that gets results.It's a different paradigm and different way of being with coaching clients that gets results.He shows that coaching is about serving others from the perspective that they are whole and complete; it's not about fixing or helping them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Coaching + Systems Thinking = Transformation!
The author integrates coaching with systems thinking and the learning organization popularized by Peter Senge's book "The Fifth Discipline". This revised edition shows the Hargrove's approach is still fresh and surprisingly unique, given all the recent books published on coaching.

One unique contribution is Hargrove's model of triple-loop learning. It is a model of reflection. The first loop is reflecting on the outcome of actions for incremental improvement. The second loop is reflecting on assumptions that led to the decisions about those actions. The third loop is self-reflection on the core identity of the decision maker. This acknowledges that who we are influences our assumptions about the world and thus our actions. This type of reflection has become the core of quality coaching.

Other particularly helpful sections are the chapters on stretch goals and breakthrough thinking. Pushing for breakthroughs, rather than incremental change, requires the use of stretch goals. Hargrove tells us how to coach through the process of setting stretch goals. He says you first must decide what would be a breakthrough, then dig inside for motivation by examining why it is important to achieve and what's in it for me? Finally, learning and acting differently is essential to reaching stretch goals.

Hargrove's combination of systems thinking and learning organization principles with coaching is a real winner. Other books might be more thorough on the "how to" of coaching but his theory and tools for transformational change are excellent and unique.

5-0 out of 5 stars Every coach should read this book!
In the last ten years since I started coaching managers and leaders, I have read almost everything out there on the subject. This book stands out! The distinctions Hargrove makes about coaching provide clarity, while being very useable and transferable to others. He also writes in a very readable style, and balances profundity and humor to get his points across. Some points that I found especially useful were:

How to generate a powerful coaching relationship by clarifying what each person needs to bring to the party. I found this extremely helpful in re-igniting an ebbing coaching relationship.

Hargrove writes that a leader needs to "be the source" of their impossible future or what it is that they want to create. He shows how to coach someone to do this.

Thinking drives behavior. Hargrove provides clarity and examples on how to coach people in a more profound and deeper way than the usual tips and techniques that novice coaches give.

Hargrove also writes about getting feedback for the coaching client by doing interviews rather than using the typical 360 degree feedback forms. He says, "If more than one person calls you a horse, saddle up!"

I recommend this book to coaches, managers and leaders who want to up the level of their game.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic revision of an already great book!
I found Hargrove's book inspiring, insightful, and useful. I had read his first book - which was pivotal for me in creating my own coaching business-- and have found that he has taken this work to another level-a very compelling, as well as easy read. The two parts that I found most applicable to my own coaching clients were his step-by-step approach to coaching executives and the part on creating a "laboratory" that fosters collaboration within a group. I was able to bring these principles to a client who was wowed by what we were able to generate for her business. I would recommend this book to any coach, internal and external to a company, as well as to any leader who wants to create an "impossible future."

1-0 out of 5 stars New Paradigm For Werner Erhard's Est?
Are people still being fooled by this same hash and rehash of Werner Erhard's "est," which is going by a new name "The Landmark Forum?"Hargrove's work looks to have been lifted wholesale from the Landmark Education so-called "Curiculum For Living."One wonders if he pays royalties for the use of Werner's, what he himself liked to refer to as, technology.Of course, no one told Werner there were lots of people around who would recognize his use of the word "technology" in this context as having come from one of his inspirations, L. Ron Hubbard and his "Philosophy for Living." And that is what characterizes this book, made all the more obvious by the long list of glowing testimonials, all using thoses tried-and-true estie buzz-words and phrases, the copy-cat, unimaginative litany: transformation, paradigm, empowerment, mastery, extraordinary results, tools for living, taking a stand, blah, blah, and blah.So here is my question.Is Mr. Hargrove shilling for Landmark Education or has he struck out on his own as so many of L. Ron's and now Werner's followers using the same formula and the same ideas?Rick Ross and Steven Hassan's websites have anough background on the "coaching" phenomenon to get you started, if you are curious about the dubious roots of this practice. ... Read more

37. The Business and Practice of Coaching: Finding Your Niche, Making Money, and Attracting Ideal Clients
by Lynn Grodzki, Wendy Allen
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2005-09-08)
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Focusing on basic business principles and strategies.

The initial hype about coaching has deflated, and the profession is coming down to earth. This book explains the current state of the coaching profession and offers basic advice and strategies so that you can plan your practice to operate well on the contemporary business terrain. Whether you are an established coach or just starting out, this book is for you. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Can you make a living as a life career coach?Is it a viable career choice?
This book isn't a how-to-coach book; it's a marketing book, a how-to-run-a-business book, directed at life, career & executive coaches. Many, many people call themselves "coaches" and thousands of newcomers enter the field each year.Only a small percentage of coaches make a six figure income, and the vast majority of coaches earn less than one third of that.What distinguishes the financially successful coaches from the others?Much of it is marketing strategy, the ability to define one's position in the market, focus on that defined niche, and operate the coaching business as a business.Anyone seriously considering a coaching -- or frankly, any type of consulting -- career would be well-advised to consider the business aspects of the coaching/consulting practice.Success requires not only coaching skills, but an enterpreneurial mindset and business savvy.

In this book, the authors talk about positioning, differentiation in the market, and enterpreneurship.The authors also describe different types of coaching -- executive, small business, career, life, skills, relationships, creativity -- and outline marketing strategies tailored to each type.Finally, the authors provide plenty of helpful information for would-be coaches in several appendices.

Overall, this is an eye-opening book for anyone thinking about embarking on a consulting or coaching practice.It is a great complement to the many other books out there that focus on the how-tos of coaching.

4-0 out of 5 stars the Business and Practice of Coaching
I really enjoyed this book.Recently I just started a coaching business, and the book guided me through the tough questions.I loved it so much I passed it along to my coaching friend.I would highly recommend this book to new or burnt out coaches.

5-0 out of 5 stars Saved Many Research Hours
This book is a great find.The authors have a pragmatic business perspective that is rare in coahing "how to" books.The book saved me many hours of research and taught me how to focus and strategize my coaching business.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Solid information
If you want to learn about the business of coaching, this is a good place to start. Inside these pages is a lot of excellent information to help you run your coaching business successfully.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful guide
This is really an excellent book for those coaches who are serious about building their business. If you are a coach or new to coaching you soon find out that being a great coach is irrelevant if you don't have people to coach and you won't have people to coach if you don't know how to marketing your business and retain clients. This book is really a step by step guide to setting up a coaching business and it is presented logically.If you are looking for coaching theory or new ways to really help clients this book isn't for you. If you think coaching is an effortless way to make a living, this book is a reality check. If you are committed to taking the required actions to make you a financially successful coach, this is a must read. ... Read more

38. Football Coaching Strategies
by American Football Coaches Association
Paperback: 216 Pages (1995-07-11)
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Asin: 0873228693
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Football Coaching Strategies is an invaluable source of football wisdom. Inside you’ll find 67 informative articles contributed during the last 25 years by many of the greatest football coaches the game has ever known.

The book features 349 detailed diagrams and covers every crucial aspect of the game:

• 28 articles on offense;

• 19 articles on defense;

• 7 articles on special teams; and

• 13 articles on philosophy, motivation, and management.

Edited by the American Football Coaches Association, this collection of gridiron strategies lets you tap into the creative genius and enduring principles that have shaped the game. It’s the one book that every serious football coach, player, and fan will treasure. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have
This book covers all aspects of the game from the very best college coaches - Paterno, Bowden, Spurrier, etc.Each 'chapter' is about three pages long;a coach diagrams a play for you and tells you the philosophy behind it. It has excellent illustrations.I have used it as a resource for years.The only downside is the book has been on the market for many years now, so the Spread Offenses we have seen so much of in the past several years are not part of the book.This book covers offense, defense, and special teams.As a former high school and college coach I can attest it will work for both those levels of football.

1-0 out of 5 stars Big Disappointment...
This book was a BIG disappointment. I bought this book hoping to learn the strategies behind each type of different offense, how to run the system, different formations and looks to fool the defense, pretty much more in-depth information but this book offers none of that. This book is the most BASIC piece of crap ever. It looks like a bunch of piled up madden plays put together in a bind and sold as a book. It gives about 3 BASIC plays for each different offense. There's about a 3 page maximum length per different offensive system which vaguely touches upon the surface of each offensive system, so you won't really know why you're running it except that you're running it. For example, one of the first plays the book touches upon is the I-Formationand Toss right or Student body right. Like I said before, very basic and won't help much if you're a coach trying to expand your knowledge on football. This is my first and will be my last purchasing a book by AFCA and had I known AFCA made books this bad, I would've never bought it :)

Some of you might say "What about beginning coaches?" I'd still say no because this book doesn't explain anything to where you can understand why a certain play is drawn up that way and once your players asks you "Coach, why are we doing this?" It's going to make you do the shoulder shrug and look/feel dumb.

But for a good read, I recommend "Coaching the T-Bone Offense" by Al Baldock. I hope to find a book of that caliber to read because the difference is once you read a book like that, you'll feel like you know the system inside and out.

5-0 out of 5 stars coachingstrategies
An excellent book. A must read for experienced or inexperienced coaches, or just someone who would like to get a different slant on the game. I have no regrets in the purchase of this book. Very informative.

Thomas J. Nicoli
Kingston Cougars
Kingston, NH

4-0 out of 5 stars Beyond the X's and O's
Of the numerous football guides I've read, this is the firstbook that actually went beyond the X's and O's of football. As the title says, it not only discusses the on-field game, but also preparation, team building, and the mental side of the game.

This book touches interesting topics and is probably intended for giving some more food for thought and different angles on coaching issues. It is not exactly a DIY-manual or a literal step-by-step gude for all football coaches on how to build a successful team.

While some of the chapters are a bit academic and subject to cross your personal views, this book is a recommended especially for those who are just starting their coaching career or coach youth and junior football.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Coaching Reference
A book that any coach should have.It gets the wheels going in your mind allowing you to develop new schemes.Its interesting to read other famous coach's ideas on topics like the Double Wing, Passing from your own endzone, and using the 50 front. ... Read more

39. Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change (Jossey-Bass Business & Management)
by Sara L. Orem, Jacqueline Binkert, Ann L. Clancy
Hardcover: 272 Pages (2007-02-09)
list price: US$44.00 -- used & new: US$32.02
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Asin: 0787984531
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Appreciative Coaching describes an approach to coaching that is rooted in Appreciative Inquiry. At its core the Appreciative Coaching method shows individuals how to tap into (or rediscover) their own sense of wonder and excitement about their present life and future possibilities. Rather than focusing on individuals in limited or problem-oriented ways, Appreciate Coaching guides clients through four stages—Discovery, Dream, Design, and Destiny—that inspire them to an appreciative and empowering view of themselves and their future. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Helpful in many areas of life
I found this book to be very informative in many approaches in life.It presents various means to address situations in a positive way to help come to benificial solutions to problems, not just in coaching, but in leading peers,spouses and children positive conclusions.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Insightful view that you can incorporate to your coaching practice
I was very fortunate to complete the AC workshop at Fielding Institute facilitated by 2 of the authors (Ann and Jacky) in a very dynamic web space environment. I can honestly say I have incorporated AC as the heart that moves my Career Coaching practice. Throughout the course I was coached and coached a partner by using the tools provided in the book and the results are fantastic. I truly recommend the book to anyone wanting to get out the box and facilitate clients in discovering, dreaming, designing and living their destiny. Most participants ended the book and finished the workshop with a huge desire to see more on the subject from the authors.

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved Appreciative Coaching!
Appreciative Coaching is a very practical guide that helps the coach tap into the client's energy and excitement around topics, which can then be harnessed into creating a life the client really loves.The book describes the appreciative coaching method step-by-step with many examples and sample questions.I recommend the book to every coach, manager, and executive.Anyone that supervises people will find that the methods described in the book help them help others excel.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Guide for Asking the Right Questions to Energize Clients to Action
Appreciative Coaching provides a practical approach for coaches to use to energize clients to action. The book really helps to teach a coach how to ask the right questions which are central to tapping into the energy of the coachee. By honoring the coachee's inherent wisdom and knowledge and by amplifying what is going well, a coach using the Appreciative Coaching approach is able to have a clear and effective model for bringing out the innate gifts of the client. The book contains real life coaching scenarios and shows how to apply the model to these scenarios.

Appreciative Coachingis a valuable resource for both novice and experienced coaches alike.

5-0 out of 5 stars Appreciative Perspectives and Practices
The authors of Appreciative Coaching elegantly integrate theory and practice.They have designed a framework that helps one to understand appreciative inquiry and to weave it into one's coaching practice, by providing the tools to use their design.I have shared this book with colleagues in the current coaching certification program I'm attending, and they have all quickly ordered it and thanked me for the recommendation. Thank you to the authors for their contribution to the coaching field.

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40. TransforMissional Coaching: Empowering Leaders in a Changing Ministry World
by Steve Ogne, Tim Roehl
Hardcover: 304 Pages (2008-09-01)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$12.89
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Asin: 0805447814
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Even leaders need leading. In the context of this greatly changing world, ministry experts Steve Ogne and Tim Roehl have coined the phrase "transformissional" to define the unique type of inspired coaching they offer to spiritual leaders in need of fresh direction.

"The path that the Lord of the Harvest has designed sometimes takes us beyond our comfort zone and off the map of our experience," they write. "We’ll help you understand how coaching helps leaders get traction and make progress in personal growth and ministry productivity. We’ll also help you become an effective coach so no matter where you find yourself—from church buildings to coffee shops to places you’ve never gone before—you can come alongside to help others live out their call and make a difference in their world."


Ò"There are many gems in this book for those who coach pastors, church planters or missionaries. The strength of this book comes from years of coming alongside missional leaders. I have been on the receiving end of Steve Ogne's coaching ability and I know from experience how astute he is at drawing out the strength of the one he is coaching."

-Neil Cole, director of Church Multiplication Associates and author of Organic Church

"Missional life and leadership remain docile concepts until someone is moved to action. Deconstructing failure without a way forward is nothing but hot air. Transformissional coaching is the difference. Author Steve Ogne isn't only a proven coach to coaches. He's my coach and has learned the secret of enlarging one's vision while centering leaders in reality . . . the reality of a world desperate for a new kind of leader and new kind of church."

-Hugh Halter, coauthor of The Tangible Kingdom and director of Missio

"Some books are written from an author's knowledge, and others come from the author's life calling, giftedness, experience and soul. This fits the latter. I've watched Tim and Steve live their book, and it is a delight to see how it reads like coaching on paper, about coaching, from two coaches. If you read TransforMissional Coaching in a quiet place, you can almost hear their voices encouraging you. It doesn't get any more real than this."

-Brad Smith, president, Bakke Graduate University

"There are few men that I consider both experts and friends. Steve Ogne and Tim Roehl fit that bill, and they are worth heeding. I was blessed with good mentors-but TransforMissional Coaching will help me (and you) be intentional, biblical, and strategic in our coaching relationships."

-Ed Stetzer, director of LifeWay Research and coauthor of Lost and Found

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5-0 out of 5 stars Tools for Coaches
As a leader in church planting for my denomination I am often called on to coach others. But finding practical tools to facilitate a healthy coaching relationship with others can be a challenge. This book gives a treasure chest of such tools.

Other books that also offer helpful tools are:
Team Ministry
Team Ministry: How to Find Meaning and Fulfillment through Understanding the Spiritual Gifts within You
The Painful Side of Leadership: Moving Forward Even When It Hurts
Developing Leadership Teams in the Bivocational Church
Leadership Coaching: The Disciplines, Skills, and Heart of a Christian Coach
Coaching Ministry Teams: Leadership and Management in Christian Organizations

5-0 out of 5 stars Coaching Post-modern and Missional Leaders
TransforMissional Coaching adds to a growing collection of books on coaching in ministry. The book's unique contributions are around coaching Post-modern leaders, coaching from a holistic missional mind-set, and coaching out of character and relational authority.

Steve Ogne and Tim Roehl are long-time coaches and church planting practitioners. Over the years their coaching has shifted from those planting "come unto us" churches, to those who are post-modern and missional. Their collective experience is detailed in this treasure chest filled with ministry coaching gems.

The authors advocate a hands-on approach to coaching that is both relational and experiential. A coach is not an advisor-teacher, as many who find themselves helping others often behave. Nor is a coach a passive sounding board who only listens and asks questions. A coach cares, celebrates, and challenges, as well as listens. Two chapters focus on the coach's character and relational authority.

Reading the book, I imagine many leaders will feel challenged to advise less, listen more, and grow in asking excellent questions. Several chapters will specifically help in this regard. The authors provide teaching, inspiration, and examples for listening and asking great questions.

The book also serves as a toolbox of coaching helps. There are three models for holistic coaching, more than 200 sample questions (yes, I counted!), how to adapt your coaching style using DISC, how to effectively coach Post-modern leaders, and help on coaching teams.

Throughout the book the authors tell stories to illustrate various coaching situations. The stories paint a picture of a coaching relationship. I have heard both Ogne and Roehl coach and can tell you they practice what they preach - they listen, ask great questions, challenge according to the coachee's goals, and keep their advice to a minimum.

The subtitle of the book is "empowering leaders in a changing ministry world." Two facts we don't want to ignore: the ministry world is changing rapidly and empowering leaders is the only solution to adapt and make an impact. Ogne and Roehl provide us with important helps to re-skill to be more empowering and more missional. ... Read more

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