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...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 engaging—qualities that are completely leached out in the dissection and description of it, save a few spots her ...more
I've read several books about coaching theory as I look to phase out of managed care in order to help people make lasting lifestyle changes.
As a clinician, I have over two decades of experience working with patients. I have two degrees and at least a dozen certifications. I have worked in many different areas of the wellness industry, though my 9-5 is as a physical therapist.
The book makes a point of differentiating between "coa ...more
I think if I had read this book 10 years ago, I would have found some parts too "new age-y".
For instance: "When you listen at Level III, you listen as though you and the client were at the center of the universe, receiving information from everywhere at once. It's as though you were surr ...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
There are a variety of models for coaching and versatile coaches draw upon different models to meet the needs of their clients. In reading this book, what I found, which is described as a model, really seems to be a description of the ethos of coaching, the framework of practice within which a coach teams with h ...more
1. People are naturally creative, resourceful, and whole.
2. Focus on the whole person. - Analysis, logic, and spirit (transcendence).
3. Dance in this moment. - Moving forward collaboratively.
4. Evoke transformation. - Assist in expanding capacity to reach one’s potential.
Using a 5 point star to demonstrate the co-active process, the authors cite 5 contexts: Li ...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
This was recommended to me by my own coach, although he admitted to not having read it! Some honesty right there! Reading this book has shown me that my decision at the age of 49 to start a brand new business as a coach is the right one. The way the book is laid out is just right at building the framework in my mind, without being too esoteric. It also does not read like a sales pitch for the coaching credentials, which I really liked about it. Although it does mention the ‘too ...more
I especially appreciated the discussions involving active-listening, and “being present.” I believe those to be crucial to the effectiveness of a co-active coach, and all of us should learn and employ these skills in our everyday life, conve ...more