Do you want to increase your effectiveness in working with people, developing leaders and transforming lives? Leadership Coaching can show you how.
Leadership Coaching is an essential tool for coaches, leaders and trainees. Written by a prominent Christian coach and coach trainer, this book overflows with the practical tools, real life examples and practice exercises that bring the coaching approach to life.
The book begins with in-depth look at the heart of a leadership coach: the values and character qualities that give coaching its tremendous power. If you grasp the heart of coaching, you'll coach instinctively--so the author provides plenty of powerful stories and biblical examples to help. Starting with insights about how God builds leaders from the inside out, the book presents an integrated paradigm for developing leaders through coaching. As one coach trainer says:
"Without a doubt, it's the best I've read in the coaching genre. Tony has raised the bar for books on coaching withLeadership Coaching. This is especially true for coaching books written from a biblical perspective."
Part II shows you how to coach with interactive exercises and sample coaching dialogs. You'll learn the foundational coaching skills and best practices the following seven key areas:
Creating the coaching relationship
Working with the client's agenda
Using goals to define the desired outcome
Creating action steps
Setting up support structures for change
Six additional Master Class chapters offer additional tools, models and exercises to help you apply these coaching skills to real-world situations. Leadership Coaching also offers extensive lists of powerful questions and key coaching principles, feedback tips, tools for problem-solving and much more. It's a one-stop shop for all the practical insights you need to coach effectively.
Tony Stoltzfus is a long-time coach, author of 11 coaching books, including the best-selling Coaching Questions. He has co-founded two coaching schools and trained over a thousand coaches. As founder of MetaFormation, Tony teaches leaders to engage the heart by coaching through the emotional brain to touch the deep desires that drive behavior. Known for his interactive, innovative training and writing style, Tony has written courses and training materials used around the world. He lives in Redding, CA with his wife Kathy. They have two adult children.
"This is the most comprehensive guide we've discovered on the mechanics, dynamics and skills you must develop to train and lead your coaches. It's one of our best new finds and covers coaching like no other book we offer!"
Touch USA (The Cell Group People)
"I have enjoyed reading your book on Leadership Coaching! I have learned more in one week reading your book than I did in one month of taking classes with [a coaching school]. My wife is also benefiting from me asking more open-ended relevant questions."
"I think your book, Leadership Coaching is the best I've read for presenting the heart of Christian coaching and the practical tools and skills."
"As a second-year student at BSSM, Stoltzfus' primer on Leadership Coaching was required reading. It revolutionized how I led my team at Bethel!"
"‚¬¦keep writing about Christian coaching and keep equipping Christian coaches like myself. Your material has been motivational to me. You have a gift of applying biblical principles with coaching and I always look forward to your publications. Leadership Coaching is top of my list for Christian Coaching books."
Well-what can I tell you? I REALLLLLY like what I have read in your book so far--no, REALLLLLLLLLLY! I find your approach to be so clean and insightful... and I am eager to help others live to their full potential--their God-given potential. One of the lovely gifts that I am quickly taking hold of is the responsibility that the client must take in the coaching relationship for goal achievement. Brilliant. Thank-you for your no-nonsense, unapologetic approach to coaching.
A coach shares a note from someone she's coaching... "This book changed my life!!"
"Your prayer on page four of Leadership Coaching was answered in my life. Never before has any coaching book made me so hungry to discover the passion and live the lifestyle of a coach!"
"‚¬¦that book has just put coaching all together in my mind for me. I've been in a secular coach training program for a year and I was sort of floundering‚¬¦ I probably got as much out of reading the book as I have out of that whole program."
"Leadership Coaching is a "must read". Tony's principles are basic, yet profound. Liberally illustrated by real life stories and punctuated by challenging life application questions,Leadership Coaching is not a book you read‚ it is a book you experience!"
Dr. Les Brickman Professor of Cell Church, Regent University President, Strategic Cell Ministry International
"Well written, intensely practical, biblical, and filled with clear examples and useful learning tools, this book will be a valuable resource for the experienced coach as well as for the beginner. I am honored to recommend it enthusiastically."
Gary R. Collins, PhD, Professor of Leadership and Coaching, Psychological Studies Institute Author of Christian Coaching.
"I became a professional coach largely because of Tony's personal coaching. Now, my coaching company has become the largest coach training organization in Korea. I am able to coach leaders from my mother church and from top companies like Hyundai, LG and SK.Leadership Coaching is not merely a collection of nice information: it is transformational truth which will train you experientially to become a coach."