Presence-Based Coaching

Cultivating Self-Generative Leaders Through Mind, Body, and Heart

Presence-Based Coaching

Presence-Based Coaching offers coaches a hands-on resource for developing the capacities and skills needed to be reliably present in all situations, and shows how to let go of habitual—and often ineffective—ways of responding. As author and leadership expert Doug Silsbee explains, once a coach has mastered the inner moves of directing their own attention, they can work to develop the same capability in their clients. The ability of a coach to facilitate lasting, sustainable development in leaders rests on the presence a coach offers to the coach-client relationship.

The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching

From Theory to Practice

The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching

Praise for The Handbook ofKnowledge-Based Coaching "Definitive, with extensive references and a commitment to connecting theory to practice in every chapter, this important contribution is a delicious and wide-ranging exploration of the lineages that have shaped the modern practice of coaching." —Doug Silsbee, author, Presence-Based Coaching and The Mindful Coach "The translation of theories from multiple disciplines to the practice of coaching makes this book a must-read!" —Terrence E. Maltbia, senior lecturer, Adult Learning and Leadership; and faculty director, Columbia Coaching Certification Program, Teachers College, Columbia University "If you have an appetite for the scientific roots of what works best in coaching, and you are hungry for an easy-to-digest translation of the science to practice, this book is a feast and will be on your plate for many years to come." —Margaret Moore (Coach Meg), founder and CEO, Wellcoaches Corporation; and codirector, Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School "Whether you're a beginner or an experienced coach, this rollicking ride through dozens of the most important theories and perspectives in coaching will be a vital companion. With quick and helpful summaries of key ideas and their use—and selective bibliographies should you wish to go deeper into a particular area—this book will help you support your clients in a targeted and sophisticated way." —Jennifer Garvey Berger, author, Changing on the Job: Growing the Leaders Our Organizations Need; and coeditor, Executive Coaching: Practices and Perspectives "This is a book I have been missing. What a pleasure to read and what a stretching of my mind." —Kim GØrtz, senior consultant, Copenhagen Coaching Center "Anyone who is serious about improving the quality of coaching will find The Handbook an invaluable resource that reflects the breadth and richness of the growing evidence-based approach to coaching practice." —David Clutterbuck, visiting professor in the coaching and mentoring faculties, Oxford Brookes and Sheffield Hallam Universities

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching

Lifestyles have changed dramatically over the past quarter century. Along with these changes come exciting opportunities, including new career paths in the professional domain of health and wellness coaching. Centered on an evidence-based process for guiding change, Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, Third Edition With Web Resource, offers a systematic approach to helping clients achieve enduring changes in their personal health and wellness behaviors through a supportive and forward-moving coaching relationship. Lifestyle Wellness Coaching has been thoroughly revised and updated to keep pace with the rapidly evolving field of wellness coaching. It is complemented by discussions, case studies, reflective opportunities, and practical aids and engages readers through multiple approaches to learning: The reader is encouraged to gauge comprehension and application of the content by reflecting on personal experiences within the context of coaching. Sample dialogues offer real-world examples of coaching situations and strategies. The International Coach Federation’s 11 core competencies are thoroughly examined to prepare readers for certification in the profession of coaching. A new web resource houses easy-to-use forms, plans, and assessments that professionals can use immediately with clients. Lifestyle Wellness Coaching examines real coaching conversations to assess key considerations, such as the types of questions to ask, how to provide feedback effectively, and how to facilitate action planning. The text presents communication strategies to motivate, guide, inform, and support clients’ processes toward personal change with a holistic approach. It addresses boundaries of care and advice appropriate to coaching relationships. Other issues explored include developing a trusting relationship, creating goals that are aligned with coaching processes, unblocking clients’ energy and discovering resources for change, and generating forward movement through the skillful use of the International Coach Federation’s 11 core competencies. Lifestyle Wellness Coaching introduces readers to models that clearly identify clients’ progress through the stages of change. First, the text explores the popular transtheoretical model (TTM) of health-related behavior change and its delineation of six stages of clients’ readiness to change. The discussion of TTM includes strategies appropriate to clients in various stages of readiness to change. The text also presents the learning-through-change model (LCM), revealing the deep layers beneath each phase of client movement toward change. Readers are offered a map for coaching clients toward goal achievement. The authors’ unique flow model of coaching illustrates how professional coaches can help clients navigate the sometimes turbulent events of a person’s life in order to change habitual patterns of behavior. The companion web resource offers a complete kit of assessment tools to help establish a strong framework for successful coaching. A welcome packet, coaching readiness index, introductory session form, and between-sessions questionnaire benefit both the professional and client in laying the groundwork. Other supplemental resources, such as a social and emotional intelligence assessment and a goal setting form, support the journey. Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, Third Edition, is the definitive resource for those seeking to embrace wellness coaching and propel clients to healthy, effective change.

The Mindful Coach

Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development

The Mindful Coach

Praise for The Mindful Coach "Success in business is predicated on eliciting the best from people. The Mindful Coach clearly articulates the essentials of how to do this. As someone who believes deeply in the potential of all people, I found Silsbee's approach both practical and profound. This is a must-read for everyone concerned with people and learning."—Arthur M. Blank, philanthropist; cofounder, The Home Depot; and owner and CEO, Atlanta Falcons "The Mindful Coach is not just another coaching model. It is a frame of reference for anyone involved in developing people. This highly readable book should serve as a reference for anyone genuinely concerned about helping others. It has had a significant impact on the way I approach coaching and developing others."—James N. Bassett, M.E?d., employee development, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations "The Mindful Coach digs deeply, offering a lens and structure for understanding the intimate and necessary connection between relationships and human development. No other skill set, knowledge, or awareness is more important to educators, leaders, and managers than what is presented in this precious volume."—Robert C. Pianta, Ph.D., dean, Curry School of Education, University of ?Virginia "This revised edition provides the structure for presence, through which new solutions become available. This book itself is a practice in the art of 'becoming,' while providing a clear action framework for powerfully engaging others with their own development. Silsbee has provided a gift to leaders, teachers, and coaches!"—Connie Maltbie-Shulas, manager, V-22 Training Systems, Boeing "This book has broad appeal not only for coaches, but also for managers, executives, and consultants. Leaders of all kinds can benefit from Silsbee's clear and caring process for bringing out the best in people. This is a must-read book for anyone who wants to jump-start themselves and others on their journey to their potential."—Diana Whitney, Ph.D., author, The Power of Appreciative Inquiry "This is the guide for leaders committed to helping others learn. The seven roles will help any leader facilitate more meaningful development conversations. This new edition engaged me instantly, with immediate applications in key relationships."—Darelyn "DJ" Mitsch, MCC, president, The Pyramid Resource Group; former president, The International Coach Federation

Coaching And Mentoring Supervision

Theory And Practice

Coaching And Mentoring Supervision

A definitive text covering the latest thinking, models and approaches from expert practitioners in coaching and mentoring supervision.

The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching

A Developmental Approach

The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching

Praise for The Completely Revised HANDBOOK OF COACHING "Pam McLean has written a jewel of a book. Its straightforward, easy-to-read style lays out an elegantly simple, effective, and agile coaching methodology. This will become a well-used ('dog-eared,' in the days before e-books) guidebook for both the new and the seasoned coach." —MARY BETH O'NEILL, author, Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart "A welcome and comprehensive update of the original Handbook, this theoretically grounded, yet highly practical book presents important integrative coaching models that deal with complex coaching issues in an easy-to-read way. This book will be of use to novices and experienced coaches alike." —ANTHONY M. GRANT Ph.D., coauthor, Evidence Based Coaching Handbook; faculty, University of Sydney "I love this book. Pam McLean offers the most comprehensive and clear explanation of use of self—why it is important and where we need to focus our attention—that I have ever read. In addition, she describes the robust Hudson coaching methodology clearly with lots of examples and always links theory to practice." —RICK MAURER, author, Beyond the Wall of Resistance; faculty, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland "The new Handbook of Coaching is intellectually satisfying and pragmatically rich, a tour-de-force grounded in a thorough exploration of adult development and coaching models. This major rework of Hudson's classic offers practitioners extensive guidance on coach methodology, the system dynamics of change, and the crucial use of self. Leadership coaches at any level will find this an invaluable resource." —DOUG SILSBEE, author, Presence-Based Coaching "With an emphasis on thoroughly understanding one's self as a coach and supporting one's clients to understand themselves, as well as their contexts, Pam's book is very resourceful both practically and conceptually. Her very current real-life examples are insightful and useful." —EDIE SEASHORE, M.A., author, Triple Impact Coaching

Presence-Based Leadership

Complexity Practices for Clarity, Resilience, and Results That Matter

Presence-Based Leadership

Presence-Based Leadership is founded on this liberating premise: leaders' most crucial and complex challenges, rather than being obstacles, are actually doorways for becoming precisely the leader that current conditions require. Here is a rich field guide to the territory of complexity, and how leaders can navigate it with leading-edge approaches that generate clarity, resilience, and results that actually matter. Silsbee's new book is his most expansive. A master of integration, he seamlessly weaves fields as disparate as complexity, leadership and adult development theory, mindfulness, and interpersonal neurobiology into a deeply human exploration of how leaders can bring the fullness of their humanity to the most intractable challenges they face. His immensely pragmatic approach grounds new perspectives with intimate real-world examples. He offers specific, field-tested experiments and practices that invite the reader into discovery and application. This is a radically new and integrated approach to leadership, through which leaders can tap the creativity and resourcefulness of their internal complexity in order to meet a complex world. Through cultivating an embodied leadership presence, readers will become more dynamic shapers of the context in which they lead, and a creative force for what matters in a fractured and dynamic world. Presence-Based Leadership is the third and final volume in Doug Silsbee's groundbreaking and influential trilogy on coaching and leadership.

Mastery in Coaching

A Complete Psychological Toolkit for Advanced Coaching

Mastery in Coaching

The reasons that coaching works so well and can produce such dramatic results are grounded in psychology, so it follows that some of the most powerful coaching methods available draw on psychological thinking. Published with the Association for Coaching, Mastery in Coaching presents the latest thinking on the most effective techniques coaches can use with their clients. Every chapter is written by a leading expert in the field, and takes a rigorous, evidence-based approach which will give you a practical understanding of each method, supported with examples, and underpinned by the theory of the key psychological concepts in coaching. Ranging from cognitive-behavioural coaching, gestalt and positive psychology to neuroscience and mindfulness, this indispensable book will give any serious coach the tools they need to get the best from their clients.

This is Me, Bipolar-Free

Heal Your Mental Illness and Create Your Authentic Life

This is Me, Bipolar-Free

This Is Me, Bipolar-Free offers readers relief from their mental illness and helps them no longer be controlled by it. Traditional therapy and medications can only take a person as far as they can, and fear of the next relapse still lays wake in that individual. People look for a beacon of hope to help fully heal them from their disorder. Within This Is Me, Bi-Polar Free, readers learn that true healing is truly possible, finding joy is a part of the healing process, how to use food and supplements to heal the bring one’s body back into balance, and so much more. Kate LaBrosse guides readers through a journey of transformation and healing to help them back to their own. Furthermore, This Is Me, Bipolar-Free is a course to help one fully heal their disorder and find the true power within.

Stealth Coaching

Everyday Conversations for Extraordinary Results

Stealth Coaching

In this age of diverse, innovative, and knowledge-based workers, contemporary tools are needed to retain current talent and develop future leaders. Coaching has emerged as a primary instrument for this need. The challenge lies in how it is applied. Oftentimes traditional formalized coaching, used during performance reviews or as a means to give corrective feedback, is met with resistance by the very people it is intended to help. When released from its conventional use, however, coaching becomes an easily accessible tool to catalyze individual and organizational performance. The framework outlined in Stealth Coaching provides an informal, everyday process to use in daily conversations where real work occurs: between meetings, when people drop by the office, during lunch, or in the hallway. Being stealthful transforms coaching into an effective method to use routinely with staff, peers, and even superiors. Leaders cannot afford not to add this important tool to their toolbox. "The remarkable thing about Stealth Coaching is that it can be used by anyone, regardless of position in an organization, coaching up or down the administrative ladder. I wish I had had this book when I could have really used it." James Moeser Chancellor Emeritus The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Stealth Coaching takes a specialized skillset and makes it accessible. Kramer offers a pragmatic mindset and a simple toolkit founded on solid research that can lead to greater employee development, engagement, and commitment." Doug Silsbee Author, Presence-Based Coaching "These coaching methods have helped me better develop my staff by being an active listener and helping them cultivate their own solutions versus me trying to solve them myself." Chris Essid Member of the U.S. President's Senior Executive Service "Developing effective leaders requires the ability to coach and be coached. Stealth Coaching will be a valuable tool to empower our university to develop coaching skills for both faculty and staff." Janet Lowe Director, Employee Learning and Development University of Colorado