Coaching Questions

A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills

Author: Tony Stoltzfus

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9780979416361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 100

View: 5523

The single most important skill in coaching is asking powerful questions. In this volume, master coach trainer Tony Stoltzfus joins with 12 other professional coaches to present dozens of valuable asking tools, models and exercises, then illustrates these coaching strategies with over 1,000 examples of penetrating questions. Covering the gamut from basic techniques like options and actions to advanced concepts such as challenge and reframing, Coaching Questions is a book that will find a home on any coach's short list of handy references. Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills includes:1. Dozens of asking tools, models, and strategies.2. The top ten asking mistakes coaches make, and how to correct each one.3. Nearly 1200 examples of powerful questions from real coaching situations.4. Destiny discovery tools organized in a four-part life-purpose model .5. Overviews of 15 popular coaching niches, with a tool and examples for each.6. A schedule of training exercises to help you become a "Master of Asking".

A Manager's Guide to Coaching

Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees

Author: Brian Emerson,Ann Loehr

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 9780814409824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

View: 8292

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.A Manager’s Guide to Coachingis a manual that will guide executives through every step of the coaching process, from problem solving to developing accountability. Clear, practical and straightforward, this is an invaluable tool that will help every leader coach employees, colleagues and themselves to excellence.

Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training

Author: Diane S. Menendez,Patrick Williams

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393710971

Category: Psychology

Page: 388

View: 2105

An updated version of the best-selling therapist-to-coach transition text. With his bestselling Therapist As Life Coach, Pat Williams introduced the therapeutic community to the career of life coach, and in Becoming a Professional Life Coach he and Diane Menendez covered all the basic principles and strategies for effective coaching. Now Williams, founder of the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT), and Menendez, former faculty at ILCT—both master certified coaches—bring back the book that has taught thousands of coaches over the past eight years with all-new information on coaching competencies, ethics, somatic coaching, wellness coaching, and how positive psychology and neuroscience are informing the profession today. Moving seamlessly from coaching fundamentals—listening skills, effective language, session preparation—to more advanced ideas such as helping clients to identify life purpose, recognize and combat obstacles, align values and actions, maintain a positive mind-set, and live with integrity, this new edition is one-stop-shopping for beginner and advanced coaches alike. Beginning with a brief history of the foundations of coaching and its future trajectory, Becoming a Professional Life Coach takes readers step-by-step through the coaching process, covering all the crucial ideas and techniques for being a successful life coach, including: • Listening to, versus listening for, versus listening with • Establishing a client’s focus • Giving honest feedback and observation • Formulating first coaching conversations • Asking powerful, eliciting questions • Understanding human developmental issues • Reframing a client’s perspective • Enacting change with clients • Helping clients to identify and fulfill core values, and much, much more. All the major skillsets for empowering and “stretching” clients are covered. By filling the pages with client exercises, worksheets, sample dialogues, and self-assessments, Williams and Menendez give readers a hands-on coaching manual to expertly guide their clients to purposeful, transformative lives. Today, with more and more therapists incorporating coaching into their practices, and the number of master certified coaches, many with niche expertise, growing every year, Becoming a Professional Life Coach fills a greater need than ever. By tackling the nuts and bolts of coaching, Williams and Menendez equip readers with the tools and techniques they need to make a difference in their clients’ lives.

Four Steps to Building a Profitable Coaching Practice

A Complete Marketing Resource Guide for Coaches

Author: Deborah Brown-Volkman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595296602

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 2883

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.

Leadership Coaching

The Disciplines, Skills, and Heart of a Christian Coach

Author: Tony Stoltzfus

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN: 9781419610509

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 3172

Leadership Coaching is an essential tool for anyone who wants to learn to coach or improve their coaching skills. Written by a top Christian coach trainer, it is filled with real-life stories, practical tools and application exercises that bring coaching techniques to life. Part I is an in-depth look at how coaching fits with the purposes of God. Starting with key biblical concepts about how God builds leaders, this book goes beyond proof-texting to present an integrated, values-based paradigm for leadership coaching. Part II uses a hands-on, interactive approach to show you how to coach. Utilizing the seven key elements of effective coaching as a framework, each facet of the coaching relationship is explained in detail. Then follow-up Master Class sections help you internalize the key concepts and try them out in real life. Leadership coaching is a great introduction to a powerful way of helping others grow.

The Art of Coaching

A Handbook of Tips and Tools

Author: Jenny Bird,Sarah Gornall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317486056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 812

The Art of Coaching is a book to shift thinking and open up new possibilities, to stimulate fresh insight, to adapt to your needs as a coach or manager and to use creatively in practice. Written by two experienced, highly qualified international coaches and supervisors, this creative book offers ideas to use across the range of coaching contexts including leadership, decision making, change and supervision. Combining brand-new, original diagrams with classic models from the learning development and management fields, Jenny Bird and Sarah Gornall have a created a valuable resource for quick reference, instant accessibility and fast learning, built on a strong theoretical base. Each model in the book is explained with a clear, accessible diagram and a simple guide to what it is, how it works and how to put it into action. The text is full of inspiration for applications of the ideas in scenarios based on real coaching practice. The Art of Coaching will be an invaluable companion for coaches looking for new ways of developing awareness with clients, coaching students and trainees, coach supervisors, learning and development professionals and those working in human resource departments.

The Coaching Manual

The Definitive Guide to The Process, Principles and Skills of Personal Coaching

Author: Julie Starr

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292085002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 2242

Translated around the world, and recommended reading on many coaching programmes this bestselling book is trusted globally as the definitive guide to coaching. This carefully revised edition will guide you through the entire process from first meeting to when coaching ends, with methods, tips and techniques that simply work. Understand and develop the core skills and beliefs of an effective coach Know how to ask insightful questions that deliver valuable answers Gain practical help to plan coaching assignments that accelerate and improve your results Adeptly handle the main barriers to great coaching Feel fully confident in your ability to coach in any situation Whether you’re new to coaching or already an experienced coach, you’ll find clear guidance and principles to help you coach more effectively and with greater impact. To support you further The Coaching Manual has a range of free to download resources – templates, tools and checklists – available now at www.starrconsulting.co.uk. "Full of important information that all coaches just need to know! I would absolutely recommend this book to any coach, neophyte or experienced." Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. MCC, Author of If Life is a Game, These are the Rules, Transformational Life Coaching and 15 other titles "The definitive resource for aspiring as well as seasoned coaches. No one has brought to life the nuts and bolts better than Julie Starr." Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers, Mojo and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

The Life Coaching Handbook

Everything you need to be an effective life coach

Author: Curly Martin

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 184590334X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 5293

This complete guide to life coaching reveals what life coaching IS, how to coach yourself and others effectively and how to create and sustain a successful coaching practice. Leading you through a comprehensive programme of Advanced Life Coaching Skill The Life Coaching Handbook is the essential guide for life coaches, and a key sourcebook for NLP practitioners, human resources managers, training professionals, counsellors and the curious. Curly Martin is a professional life coach, author, trainer and internationally qualified NLP Master Practitioner. Coaching for more than twenty years, her clients include celebrities, CEOs, directors and doctors.

Executive Coaching for Results

The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders

Author: Brian O. Underhill,Kimcee McAnally,John J. Koriath

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605098787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6298

The first comprehensive guide to using executive coaching in organizations • Based on the authors’ rigorous original research with dozens of leading companies • Includes extensive case studies, examples of coaching tools, advice on measuring ROI, and much more The field of executive coaching is growing at an astonishing rate. Corporations are increasingly turning to coaching as an intervention, as it offers leaders and managers both on-the-job learning and built-in follow-up. Human resource and leadership development practitioners must wade through a wilderness of conflicting information about when to use coaching, how to do it well, and how to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and success of any coaching intervention. Executive Coaching for Results helps this critical leadership development technique come of age. This is not a how-to-coach book—there are already plenty of those—but rather a comprehensive guide on how to strategically use coaching to maximize development of talent and link the impact of coaching to bottom-line results. Underhill, McAnally, and Koriath draw on their rigorous original research with Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies such as Dell, Sony, Johnson & Johnson, Disney, Unilever, Wal-Mart, and many others to cover topics like coaching as part of an overall leader­ship development strategy; typical activities and instruments used during coach­ing; costs of coaching; development of an internal coaching program; selection of the right coach for the job; the ROI of coaching; follow-up after coaching; and much more. Offering practical learning, best practices, and illuminating case studies, this is the first definitive guide to the effective use of executive coaching in the corporate environment.

Effective Coaching

Lessons from the Coaches' Coach

Author: Myles Downey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781587991721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

View: 3345

"A book about achieving actual results for individuals, teams, and orgnizations"--Back cover.

The Coaching Habit

Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Author: Michael Bungay Stanier

Publisher: Box of Crayons Press

ISBN: 0978440749

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 6655

Coaching is an essential skill for leaders. But for most busy, overworked managers, coaching employees is done badly, or not at all. They're just too busy, and it's too hard to change. But what if managers could coach their people in 10 minutes or less? In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Coaching is an art and it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide an answer, or unleash a solution. Giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. It can also mean unlearning our ''fix it'' habits. In this practical and inspiring book, Michael shares seven transformative questions that can make a difference in how we lead and support. And, he guides us through the tricky part - how to take this new information and turn it into habits and a daily practice. -Brené Brown, author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how---by saying less and asking more--you can develop coaching methods that produce great results. - Get straight to the point in any conversation with The Kickstart Question - Stay on track during any interaction with The AWE Question - Save hours of time for yourself with The Lazy Question, and hours of time for others with The Strategic Question - Get to the heart of any interpersonal or external challenge with The Focus Question and The Foundation Question - Finally, ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question A fresh, innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book combines insider information with research based in neuroscience and behavioural economics, together with interactive training tools to turn practical advice into practiced habits. Dynamic question-and-answer sections help identify old habits and kick-start new behaviour, making sure you get the most out of all seven chapters. Witty and conversational, The Coaching Habit takes your work--and your workplace--from good to great.

Co-Active Coaching, Fourth Edition

The proven framework for transformative conversations at work and in life

Author: Henry Kimsey-House,Karen Kimsey-House,Phillip Sandhal,Laura Whitworth

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1473691125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 2584

The new 4th edition of the cultural and business phenomenon that helped launch the professional practice of coaching! 'The bible of coaching guides...No other book gives you the tools, skills, and the fundamentals needed to succeed in these delicate relationships.' Stephen R. Covey, Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People This extensively revised 4th edition now offers leaders, managers and other business professionals practical guidance for embracing coaching as a core competency to drive greater workplace engagement. The flexible Co-Active Coaching model showcased in the book has stood the test of time as a transformative communication process that co-workers and teammates, managers, teachers, and students can use to build strong and collaborative relationships. In this highly-anticipated new edition, the authors capture their broader experience in applying the Co-Active approach to leadership and human development. The book reflects today's reality of how coaching has moved beyond its initial focus on life skills to become an integral aspect of successful leadership development. It provides the latest terminology and a variety of fresh coaching examples drawn from the authors' first-hand experiences with thousands of international coaching trainees and clients. The power-packed on-line Coach's Toolkit has been expanded to include more than 35 exercises, questionnaires, checklists to make these proven principles and techniques accessible and practical. Full of thoughtful exercises, relevant examples and concrete advice, this text is clear, direct, easy to read, and inspiring.

How to coach with NLP

Author: Robbie Steinhouse

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273759949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1323

Improve your ability to understand, interact and communicate with others using the skills of coaching and NLP. This practical book contains easy to follow models, numerous real-life examples, a unique NLP based six-session coaching model and a unique section on the use of Hypnosis – an important NLP tool.

Ask Powerful Questions

Create Conversations That Matter

Author: Will Wise

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545322994

Category: Communication

Page: 292

View: 7250

What is revealed when you authentically connect with the people around you? In Ask Powerful Questions, Will Wise explains how the questions we traditionally ask are virtually meaningless when it comes to establishing connection. Introducing a set of practical tools for accessing and understanding others by changing the way we ask questions, Will shows how to transform "How are you?-I'm fine, thanks" into a conversation that changes not only how you lead, but who you are as a person. It took years of research, university teaching, and hundreds of client projects for Will to formulate his concept behind the art of asking powerful questions. In his book, Will breaks it down into six simple steps for all of us to be able to understand. The Asking Powerful Questions Pyramid(TM) shows you how to build: Intention Rapport Openness Listening Empathy Business professionals, personal coaches, teachers and anyone in a position of leadership will relate to the personal successes and failures Will shares as he unpacks the art of asking questions that elicit unconventional answers. Powerful questions can be used everywhere: from the board room to the city park, the dinner table to the grocery store. If you want to connect with employees at a team building retreat, hone your leadership skills as a new boss, improve the company culture where you work...this book is for you. If you want to navigate difficult conversations with your spouse or a friend, or practice presence-based listening with your kids...this book is for you. If you want to become a better educator and facilitate an ice breaker conversation with colleagues...this book is for you. Ask Powerful Questions invites the reader on a journey that explores: the clarity of intent, connecting through rapport, creating openness, reflective listening, and empathy. How can we explore the space between ourselves and others, and exchange meaningful perspectives? Just ask-powerfully.

Life Coaching for Kids

A Practical Manual to Coach Children and Young People to Success, Well-being and Fulfilment

Author: Nikki Giant

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008846

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 3139

Life coaching is a great way to help children and young people build self-esteem, set positive goals and deal with difficult issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image. This book sets out what life coaching is and how it works, what the benefits are, and how to go about coaching children and young people. Part 1 covers the background, theory and different types of coaching, and Part 2 explores the life coaching model and different techniques used, with examples of how coaching works in practice and how to build skills. The third part contains activities and photocopiable worksheets to use in practice with young people. They include general activities to develop self-esteem, set goals and build confidence, as well as activities for specific issues such as bullying, poor body image, relationships and anxiety. Suitable for use with young people aged 9-16, this practical guide is ideal for coaches, teachers, counsellors and youth workers wanting to put coaching into practice with young people, and is also suitable for parents to use at home with their child.

An Introduction to Coaching Skills

A Practical Guide

Author: Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526413213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 5477

This text is an invaluable resource for novice and trainee coaches. Its accessible, step-by-step style acquaints you with the key skills needed to become a successful coach. It takes you from the 'how to', through to practicalities and challenges, and beyond to the continued development of your skills. There is even more packed into the new edition, with: over 70 videos of real coaching; including two full length sessions for you to engage with a closer look at coaching processes and models to support your understanding new activities (including templates to download) to try with clients stories from practice to give context to the skills being discussed. A world-wide success, this is a stimulating, inspiring and hugely practical book that you’ll come back to time and time again.

Starting and Running a Coaching Business

The Complete Guide to Setting Up and Managing a Coaching Practice

Author: Aryanne Oade

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848036728

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 2456

Guides you through a comprehensive, practical and personalised process as you negotiate the pitfalls and reap the rewards of starting your own coaching business. This title helps to establish and develop your coaching practice by identifying how you will handle each of ten key aspects of your business

Coaching with NLP

How to be a Master Coach

Author: Joseph O'Connor,Andrea Lages

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007151225

Category: Psychology

Page: 212

View: 2734

A guide to using NLP in business and life coaching from NLP expert Joseph O'Connor.

Neuroscience for Coaches

How to Use the Latest Insights for the Benefit of Your Clients

Author: Amy Brann

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749480718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 5590

Many coaching tools and techniques are now fairly well established, but how do they actually work? Neuroscience for Coaches equips coaches with information that will help them answer this question and therefore deliver greater value to clients. Based on over twelve years of research, this book provides a clear explanation of the aspects of neuroscience that are relevant to coaching so you can describe to clients from a neuroscientific perspective why particular techniques and methods work and the benefits to them. This fully updated 2nd edition of Neuroscience for Coaches includes new interviews with Marshall Goldsmith, Susan Greenfield, Christian van Nieuwerburgh and Kim Morgan, along with new material on oxytocin, goals and mindfulness. It covers the latest neuroscientific research and, crucially, the ways in which coaches can use this information effectively and practically in their everyday work. Neuroscience for Coaches is a vital resource for keeping up to date with recent scientific developments, tools and techniques in coaching.