Coaching for Transformation puts a new spin on coaching. The authors explore not only how the coach empowers clients to support personal growth but also social change. The self-awareness tools awaken passion that helps clients identify their deepest yearning and make a difference in the world. Rather than a mere “how-to” manual, this book presents a model of coaching from the inside out, examining the relationship of mind, heart, body and spirit in both the coach and the client.
The authors present five pathways to transformation:
- exploring needs and values
- experiencing the moment
- envisioning the future
- expanding the view
- embracing the shadow
Each pathway reinvigorates passion and supports commitment to new actions based on self-alignment. The book is filled with ways to develop empathic presence and empower people to take action based on self-intimacy.
Coaching for Transformation presents simple, profound tools for calling out the power of the people we coach. By developing your “coach’s stand” (a courageous, empowered set of physical, mental and spiritual qualities that inspire clients) you create a unique style that includes both compassionate and fierce coaching.
The real value of this book lies in the authors’ commitment to take coaching out into the world beyond people with power and privilege. As you step into the Coaching for Transformation process, you create sacred relationships with your clients that take them to the core of their being. These relationships are the foundation for their discovery of who they are, what they want and how they contribute to their family, workplace, community and the world.
This holistic approach includes 24 coaching skills that help clients identify and stretch toward goals that create a better world. The coaching process results in empowerment and lasting change.
The authors are successful coaches who offer a transformative 9-month coaching certification program through their organization, Leadership that Works. They are pioneers in bringing coaching to nonprofits and social activists. Among their clients are leaders in the social sector, philanthropists, corporate executives, universities and individuals from all walks of life.
Section I: Getting Started
1. Welcome to Coaching
2. Cultivating Presence
3. Core Skills –The Coach's Palette
4. Calling out the Power
Section II: Pathways to Alignment
5. Exploring Needs and Values
6. Experiencing the Moment
7. Envisioning the Future
8. Expanding the View
9. Embracing the Shadow
Section III: Making Visions Real
10. Strategy in Action
11. The Business of Coaching
Section IV: Evolution of Coaching
12. Contributions to Coaching
13. Cross-Cultural Coaching
14. Power, Privilege and Coaching
15. Coaching in Organizations
16. Coaching for Social Change
17. Soul and Spirit
Most valuable of all are the examples of coaching dialogues that demonstrate the skills and processes that lead to transformation. These real examples make it easy to start using the skills right away.