Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching

How to Create a Thriving Coaching Practice
Author: Stephen G. Fairley,Chris E. Stout
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470893508
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
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Find satisfaction and financial success with a new career in coaching Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching offers a go-to reference designed to help every mental health professional build, manage, and sustain a thriving coaching practice. Packed with hundreds of proven strategies and techniques, this nuts-and-bolts guide covers all aspects of the coaching business with step-by-step instructions and real-world illustrations that prepare you for every phase of starting your own coaching business. This single, reliable book offers straightforward advice and tools for running a successful practice, including: * Seven tools for making a great first impression * Fifteen strategies for landing ten paying clients * Seven secrets of highly successful coaches * Ten marketing mistakes to avoid Complete with sample business and marketing plans and worksheets for setting rates and managing revenue, Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching identifies the fifteen biggest moneymaking markets to target and offers valuable recommendations for financing that get the most impact and mileage from every budget. Quick "Action Steps" for applying ideas and techniques make this book useful right away. Get started in coaching today!

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Personal and Executive Coaching Business

With Companion CD-ROM
Author: Kristie Lorette,John N. Peragine
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601382278
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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In the U.S., the average professional coach makes roughly $150-$200 per hour. It is not uncommon for a seasoned coach to make well over $100,000 per year. If you are good at motivating and inspiring people, a coaching business may be a great choice for you. As a professional coach, you will recognize and define your clients' goals; construct a realistic strategy for achieving your goals; establish a detailed program of actions, and activities; identify, manage, and change business improvements; get effective and timely results; monitor your progress and build on your successes; achieve what may have seemed impossib≤ and get the rewards and recognition you deserve. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book. If you enjoy working with people, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, time saving tools of the trade that no business should be without. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Wordâ,,¢) and about basic cost control systems, market research, getting new clients, tax laws, pricing, leads, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to meet IRS requirements, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales and have customers refer others to you. Successful coaches will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected] Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Executive Coaching

The Essential Guide for Mental Health Professionals
Author: Len Sperry
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415946131
Category: Medical
Page: 204
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For many mental health professionals, executive and personal coaching represent attractive alternatives to managed care practice. This book provides mental health professionals with a map of the territory of the corporate world and describes in detail the major theoretical coaching models and progressive phases. Sperry addresses both executive coaching and personal coaching, revealing the practical, ethical and legal aspects of beginning and maintaining an active coaching practice.

Developing Leaders by Executive Coaching

Practice and Evidence
Author: Andromachi Athanasopoulou,Sue Dopson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191504181
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Executive coaching is a professional and personal development intervention that organizations introduce to address and improve those areas in managers and leaders behavior, attitude, and interactions with others that do not allow him/her to work at full potential and also to further improve one's own strengths. The end objective, besides the development of the managers and leaders, is for the organization to benefit in the long-run from the coachee's improved performance. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the executive coaching field both in terms of practice and in terms of relevant research on executive coaching outcomes. It assesses the empirical research on executive coaching outcomes and links the executive coaching field with the fields of leadership and leadership development. The book will be of value to both practitioners (coaches, HR professionals, executives, consultants etc.), academics and researchers with an interest in coaching or leadership development.

How Coaching Works

The Essential Guide to the History and Practice of Effective Coaching
Author: Joseph O'Connor,Andrea Lages
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408109867
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Coaching is very big business. Over the last decade it has become one of the most popular approaches to personal and business development. Coaching books tend to focus on just one method, and just one of five main areas: Executive coaching (for senior business people); Business coaching (for companies to improve results); Life coaching (for people who want a better sense of fulfilment and wellbeing); Sports coaching (for individual athletes); Team coaching (for teams in sport or business) Pragmatic and informative, How Coaching Works is the first to explain the key concepts that underpin all of these different areas. It also explores how different ideas have blended to give rise to what we know as 'coaching' today, and singles out what works. The authors are two of the world's leading experts in this field. In How Coaching Works they have created a must-have book for practising coaches, students and anyone interested in the subject.

Evidence Based Coaching Handbook

Putting Best Practices to Work for Your Clients
Author: Dianne R. Stober,Anthony M. Grant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047089363X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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The first reference to bring scientifically proven approaches to the practice of personal and executive coaching The Evidence Based Coaching Handbook applies recent behavioral science research to executive and personal coaching, bringing multiple disciplines to bear on why and how coaching works. A groundbreaking resource for this burgeoning profession, this text presents several different coaching approaches along with the empirical and theoretical knowledge base supporting each. Recognizing the special character of coaching-that the coaching process is non-medical, collaborative, and highly contextual-the authors lay out an evidence-based coaching model that allows practitioners to integrate their own expertise and the needs of their individual clients with the best current knowledge. This gives coaches the ability to better understand and optimize their own coaching interventions, while not having to conform to a single, rigidly defined practice standard. The Evidence Based Coaching Handbook looks at various approaches and applies each to the same two case studies, demonstrating through this practical comparison the methods, assumptions, and concepts at work in the different approaches. The coverage includes: An overview: a contextual model of coaching approaches Systems and complexity theory The behavioral perspective The humanistic perspective Cognitive coaching Adult development theory An integrative, goal-focused approach Psychoanalytically informed coaching Positive psychology An adult learning approach An adventure-based framework Culture and coaching

Multidimensional Executive Coaching


Author: Ruth L. Orenstein, PsyD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826125675
Category: Psychology
Page: 234
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According to a recent study, there is a 40% failure rate among executives in the U.S. today. To combat the difficulties inherent in assuming high-level corporate roles companies are using new tools to help executives achieve maximum effectiveness, including the hiring of an executive coach. This unique book, written by a trained psychologist and executive coach with decades of experience as a business executive, offers a step-by-step guide to the practice of executive coaching. Using actual case studies, the author builds a multidimensional approach to coaching; clients are encouraged to look at multiple forces in their lives, including the Individual and the Organization, Unconscious Forces, Multi-Level Forces, and their Use of Self. Examining each force then guides the executive coach in joint goal setting, commitment to a coaching contract, meeting objectives, evaluating outcomes, and concluding the coaching process. Written specifically for graduate students--of applied psychology and related disciplines--who wish to practice executive coaching, this text will enlighten anyone in business who would like to use executive coaching to improve his or her organization.

Executive Coaching

Exploding the Myths
Author: T. Chapman,B. Best,P. van Casteren,Paul van Casteren
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230508855
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 281
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The best performing organisations recognise that effective executive coaching is a key factor in developing successful leaders and teams. Having worked directly with more than 40% of the Fortune top 100 global corporations for more than fifteen years, the authors have accumulated a practical insight for delivering enduring executive development. This book steps beyond the notion of a prescriptive formula that can be applied to deliver successful development every time. It presents unabridged accounts reflecting both success and failure from a range of diverse international executive coaching assignments. It will develop your coaching ability and provide an insight into the contemporary personal and organisational challenges that define the context for coaching. This is a truly comprehensive account of executive coaching across the world.

Becoming an Exceptional Executive Coach

Use Your Knowledge, Experience, and Intuition to Help Leaders Excel
Author: Judy ROSEMARIN,Michael FRISCH,Jeremy ROBINSON,Karen L. METZGER,Robert LEE
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814416888
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Discover the key to becoming an extraordinary coach. Coaching is more than simply learning a process and set of skills. Exceptional coaches draw on their professional experience, knowledge of organizationally relevant topics, strong helping skills, coaching-specific competencies, and most important, their ability to use their own intuition in the service of the client. Becoming an Exceptional Executive Coach is the first book that brings all of these elements together to guide readers in developing their own personal model of coaching. Beginning with a self-assessment, readers will examine the core content areas crucial in any coach’s work, from engagement and goal setting to needs assessment, data gathering, feedback, and development planning—and then learn how to combine that knowledge with the unique perspective they bring to the table as individuals in order to achieve maximum coaching effectiveness. Each chapter includes a case study that brings the practice of coaching to life. Tools include charts, development plans, contracts, and more, plus ongoing discussion of the role of coaching in organizational contexts.

Leadership Coaching

From Personal Insight to Organisational Performance
Author: Graham Lee
Publisher: CIPD Publishing
ISBN: 9780852929964
Category: Executives
Page: 170
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Effective leadership coaching can drastically improve performance. However, good coaching is more than just passing on your own business experience. Developing authentic leadership through coaching is about changing deeply personal, often unconscious, elements of a manager's behaviour. In Leadership Coaching, Graham Lee explains to coaches how to be more sophisticated in their understanding of psychology and how to develop the skills needed to work on both the psychological and the practical elements of improving managerial performance. Leadership Coaching sets out a five-stage coaching model, and works through each of these stages in detail, highlighting the skills that coaches require and the issues they are likely to face. It also offers HR managers sponsoring coaching an understanding of the competencies necessary for effective coaching and provides a standard procedure for buying in coaching services. Supported by a wide range of case studies throughout the book, this is valuable reading for both in-house and external coaches looking to effectively develop leaders and managers in organizations.

Building Personal Leadership

Inspirational Tools and Techniques for Work and Life
Author: Joe Farcht
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781600371653
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 376
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To support the personal leadership development of the hundreds of people I have worked with. Now that includes about 1,500 people I serve with a written weekly article or monthly newsletter. It is a compendium of three or four years of writing and is niched to small and medium business supervisorys, managers, and executives and includes any person wishing to grow their personal leadership skills and attitudes. It is uniquely focued in a progression of development from Personal Producitivity, Personal Leadership, Business Leadership, and Barriers to Success building the skills and attitudes needed in todays workplace and life to be successful.

Your Executive Coaching Solution

Getting Maximum Benefit from the Coaching Experience
Author: Joan Kofodimos
Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing
ISBN: 9780891062219
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 142
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Delivers a first-of-its-kind user's guide for coaching consumers

The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner


Author: Jack Klott,Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118046197
Category: Psychology
Page: 336
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The Bestselling treatment planning system for mental health professionals The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal review agencies. A critical tool for mental health professionals treating patients coping simultaneously with mental illness and serious substance abuse Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized treatment plans Organized around 25 main presenting problems with a focus on treating adults and adolescents with alcohol, drug, or nicotine addictions, and co-occurring disorders including depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and ADHD Over 1,000 well-crafted, clear statements describe the behavioral manifestations of each relational problem, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and clinically tested treatment options Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem or DSM-IV-TR diagnosis Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies (including HCFA, JCAHO, and NCQA)

Team Coaching: Artists at Work

South African Coaches Share their Theory and Practice
Author: Helena Dolny
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 0143027433
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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No company has ever succeeded simply because it has brilliant individuals in its ranks - in fact many have failed because they have not succeeded in getting great talent to work together as a team. Every single South African business lives or dies by its ability to get its people to work together, in constantly changing teams, towards achieving the common goals of the company. Team Coaching: Artists at Work shows how the right coaching interventions can build skills in individuals so that they can become effective team players in a variety of work situations. The book is, not surprisingly, a team effort. A group of top South African coaches got together to share everything they had used individually when coaching teams. This pooling of best practice was so exciting, the outcome so much more than anticipated, that they decided to write this book together. This is not a DIY manual, nor is it a bible. Corporate teams are often temporary and shifting in nature with continuous restructuring, promotions, new people moving in, others resigning. Flexibility and creativity are critical. That's precisely where team coaching interventions come in, to increase individual self-awareness, enhance people's ability to adapt to the styles of others, and create cohesion and commitment of how to work together. That's when the real people power of an organisation starts to make itself felt, when talented individuals become effective team members. Coaches are artists, who bring their facilitation talents and tools to the team to make this happen. This is a book for business and team leaders who would like to turn a collection of outstanding individuals into an unbeatable team. Coaching is one of the fastest growing professions and this book contributes to wider understanding of what potential coaching offers not only for business teams but also for societal transformation.

101 Coaching Strategies and Techniques


Author: Gladeana McMahon,Anne Archer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136990399
Category: Psychology
Page: 328
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101 Coaching Strategies and Techniques provides focused, practical strategies to help the coach with their work. Each point provides a detailed explanation of the strategy together with potential pitfalls and solutions. Contributors from a range of coaching backgrounds are brought together to cover a number of issues faced by professional coaches including: confidence building developing specific skills and strategies group coaching problem solving and creativity self awareness the stuck client. 101 Coaching Strategies and Techniques will be a handy reference tool for busy coaches; the bite-sized strategies will also provide a useful guide for those in training.

Learn to Coach

The Skills You Need to Coach for Personal and Professional Development
Author: Nicola Stevens
Publisher: How To Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781845280055
Category: Coaching (Transportation)
Page: 210
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This is a straightforward guide for would-be coaches, for those already working in the professional development arena, and for anyone using coaching skills in their life. Written in a clear style and illustrated with case histories, the book aims to build coaching relationships that help realise the full potential of individuals and organisations.