The Coaching Manual: The Definitive Guide to the Process, Principles and Skills of Personal Coaching (2nd Edition) Paperback – Nov 22 2007
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"In a Knowledge Worker age, coaching is mainstreamed. The Coaching Manual is the most current, comprehensive, practical, best-illustrated coaching source I have ever seen. It compellingly teaches the mindset of keeping the responsibility on the coachee combined with a powerful, realistic skillset". Dr. Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
"I really value this book. I found it to be written with wisdom and integrity and full of practical sound advice and guidelines. There are many books on coaching and if you have to choose I would say go for this one. It is comprehensive but above all easy to read and use and written by someone who walks the talk." Sue Knight, Author of NLP at Work
"Its unlikely that theres a better book for coaches on the market. Julie Starr is so obviously a people person because her passions for your personal fulfilment shines through and you cant help but want to become a better coach just to please her!" Anglo American Books, 03/03.
"Its wonderfully supportive in tone. At times Starrs advice becomes almost Zen-like. Overall, this is a powerfully written book by a self-confident author who is passionate not only about coaching, but also about providing a service with integrity. It is rare for the personality of a writer to come through so strongly in a non-fiction text" People Management, Dec 2002
It offers new insights and fresh ideas to the established coach and an easy to follow, step-by-step approach for the beginner." Overall Rating ***** (Max 5 stars each for categories of Useful, Well Written, Practical, Inspirational, Value for money), Personnel Today, Feb 2003
"A wealth of information and practical exercises to improve the skills of any coach" UK College of Life Coaching, Jan 2003
From the Back Cover
Are you a good listener? A perceptive observer? Or perhaps you know instinctively when something isnt right?
We are all born with some coaching ability and the key to becoming a great coach is knowing what your strengths are and building on these.
The Coaching Manual will help you do precisely this. Starting from where you are now, youll find all the powerful tools, techniques and guidance you need to take you to where you want to be. Both a complete learning experience and an instant source of fresh insight and tips, the manual is your definitive reference throughout your coaching career.
The Coaching Manual is the most current, comprehensive, practical, best-illustrated coaching source I have ever seen. It compellingly teaches the mindset of keeping the responsibility on the coachee combined with a powerful, realistic skillset.
Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleSee all Product Description
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I think this book is great!
The book is very well organized and includes numerous tips and exercises. An added bonus is the book's attractive format and art.
My only criticism (very minor) is reserved for the proofreader. A few typos and ommissions crept into the text, however they don't interfere with the smooth read and the valuable subject matter. Very highly recommended.
Successful organisational leaders of the future will require effective coaching skills and the coaching experience to assist professionals to transition to managers and the coaching skills to support managers to transition to leaders.