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Coaching Basics, 2nd Edition

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Great coaching makes a world of difference. Coaching is one of the quickest and most effective ways to advance the success of an organization. Yet it remains underused and misunderstood, and the term is often used synonymously with corrective counseling, encouragement, or the many helpful tactics in between. In Coaching Basics you’ll discover a precise coaching framework along with insights from 40 experienced coaches, including Barry Goldberg and Marshall Goldsmith. This refreshed edition also homes in on what it takes to build influencing skills and introduces new content on microcoaching to highlight practical ways to leverage technology. Part of ATD’s Training Basics series, Coaching Basics presents the theory and follows it up with easily applicable techniques, examples, and exercises that will help you perfect essential coaching skills.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. About the Training Basics Series
  6. Preface
  7. 1. What Is Coaching?
    1. The Focus of Coaching
    2. The Purpose of Coaching
    3. How Should Coaches Measure Success?
    4. Important Coaching Skills
    5. Values Important for Coaching
    6. Getting It Done
  8. 2. A Coaching Model
    1. Establish a Relationship With the Performer
    2. Opportunity and Offer
    3. Request for Coaching
    4. Assess Interest and Coachability
    5. Clarify Goals
    6. Gain Agreement
    7. Great Coaching Dialogue
    8. Action Planning
    9. Helping Performers Take Action
    10. Conclude Coaching
    11. Getting It Done
  9. 3. Concepts Important to Coaching
    1. Adult Learning Theory
    2. Change and Transition
    3. Social Construction of Reality
    4. Definition of Success
    5. Coaching by Walking Around
    6. Getting It Done
  10. 4. How to Create Great Coaching Dialogue
    1. Ensuring Dialogue Relevance
    2. Creating Excellent Inquiry
    3. Encouraging the Freedom to Participate Fully
    4. Ensuring Connectedness
    5. Improving Dialogue Reception
    6. Improving Topic Empowerment
    7. Keeping Conversations Playful
    8. Getting It Done
  11. 5. Coachability
    1. Coaching Should Improve Performer Coachability
    2. Improving Performer Coachability
    3. Avoid These Coaching Pitfalls
    4. Getting It Done
  12. 6. Building Performer Self-Awareness
    1. Coaching Should Enhance Performer Self-Awareness
    2. What Does It Mean to Be Self-Aware?
    3. How to Improve Performer Self-Awareness
    4. The Importance of Emotional Intelligence
    5. Getting It Done
  13. 7. Helping Performers Get Unstuck
    1. Why People Get Stuck
    2. Coaching Techniques That Help Performers Get Unstuck
    3. Getting It Done
  14. 8. Facilitating Breakthroughs
    1. Breakthrough Catalysts
    2. Breakthrough Inhibitors
    3. Breakthrough Mindset and Habits
    4. Getting It Done
  15. 9. Microcoaching
    1. What Is Microcoaching?
    2. When and Where to Use Microcoaching
    3. Pitfalls to Avoid
    4. Getting It Done
  16. 10. Beyond the Basics
    1. Team Coaching
    2. Technology for Coaches
    3. Coaching Certification and Training Programs
    4. Executive Coaching
    5. Getting It Done
  17. 11. Conclusion
    1. How to Become a Sought-After Coach
    2. Critical Success Factors for Coaches
    3. Getting It Done
  18. References
  19. Additional Resources
  20. Survey Participants
  21. About the Author
  22. Back Cover