Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success in Work and, Life
Discover what's new in this classic work that helped define the field of coaching.
With the first edition of Co-Active Coaching, Laura Whitworth and her pioneering co-authors set the stage for what has become a cultural and business phenomenon, and helped launch the professional practice of coaching. Their flexible Co-Active Coaching model has stood the test of time...more
While I've never been coached by someone formally trained (by ICF) in this style of coaching, I have been coached in the collaborative style, and found it challenging, invigorating, and highly engagingqualities that are completely leached out in the dissection and description of it, save a few spots here ...more
Now before I dwell into the book review of Co-Active Coaching, let me confess something - I am a student of Co-Active Coaching.
I have spent around a year taking courses and attending the workshop related to Co-Active Coaching and yes, I have met a few training colleagues who are into this field and discipline.
But be warned though I am a student, does not mean I am going to speak all ...more
The book introduces this relationship, then charts the path through forming the relationship, setting the stage by holding space and listening deeply with curiosity. It addresses ...more
Part 1 explains the fundamentals of the Co-Active coaching model approach.
Part 2 dives deeper into the contexts: listening, intuition, curiosity, forward and deepen, and self-management.
Part 3 explores the three principles and practices: fulfillment, balance, and process. ...more
The resources that come free with the book are brilliant, and coaches are even allowed to rebrand resources for their own use - Excellent!
The only thing missing is how to tackle the closer of an unsuccessful or unsuitable client relationship, this would be a handy addition to a future edition.
This is a classic and must read for aspiring professional coaches. Its a readable, positive and idealistic book with examples, diagrams, and encouragement. A coach following this model also transforms her own life, not just a clients life. Not easy to achieve, but a worthy goal regardless. ...more
The sample dialogues, which should have been helpful, really didn't reflect real dialogues. ( I thought the book would never end.)
Seemed to be a repeat of coaching literature and communication literature I read in college. Wasn't anything more than a regurgitation of life coaching academic studies. Good summary. Would be useful CLEP due to its shortness and easy reading.