Becoming a Professional Life Coachby Patrick Williams & Diane Menendez
349 pages, hardcover
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This excellent read by Pat Williams, a leader in the life coaching movement, provides plenty of interesting tools for experienced coaches as well as an introduction to life coaching for newcomers to the field. It's a good choice for professional counselors who want to become life coaches. The book draws on the wisdom of years of collective experience that have gone into designing the curriculum for the Institute for Life Coach Training. This curriculum has trained therapists and psychologists around the world to add coaching to their current businesses. Becoming a Professional Life Coach presents the essential elements of life coaching through emphasizing the tools and practical exercises coaches use to help others find and follow their life purpose. The book includes sections on basic coaching practices, advanced techniques like endorsing and reframing, life purpose and values discovery, and changing mindsets and attitudes. $42.99 $32.99 On Sale! You Save 32.99 42.99
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Becoming a Professional Life Coach - Detailsby Patrick Williams & Diane Menendez
480 pages, hardcover
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Starting with Therapist As Life Coach, Pat Williams introduced counselors and therapists to the world of life coaching. In Becoming a Professional Life Coach, he and co-author Diane Menendez cover the foundations of effective coaching. Now this second edition adds deeper information on coaching competencies, coaching ethics, several coaching niches, and covers how positive psychology and neuroscience bring understanding to how coaching and change function.
Becoming a Professional Life Coach will steep you in coaching fundamentals like listening skills, powerful questions and session preparation, then move you on to more advanced concepts like identifing life purpose, overcoming obstacles and working with values and mindsets. Starting with a short history of how coaching began, Becoming a Professional Life Coach takes you through each step of the coaching process, including:
- Listening to a person, versus listening for or versus listening with
- Identifying the client’s agenda
- Understanding developmental issues
- Offering honest feedback
- Launching the coaching conversation
- Asking deep questions
- Changing perspective with reframing
- Helping clients identify and live out their core values
Williams and Menendez have filled this manual with exercises, worksheets, sample coaching dialogues, and assessments, you can use in your own practice. Whether you are just starting out in coaching or have some solid experience under your belot, Becoming a Professional Life Coach will take your skills to a new level.
Table of Contents
- Listening as a Coach
- The Language of Coaching
- Coaching as a Developmental Change Process
Part II: Beyond the Basics
- Empowering the Client
- Stretching the Client
- Creating Momentum with the Client
Part III: Coaching from the Inside Out
- The Power of Purpose
- Design Your Life
- What Gets In Your Way?
- Steering Life by True North
- Walk the Talk
- Play Full Out
- Howe Wealthy Are You?
- Mind-Set is Causative
- Love Is All We Need
About the Author
Diane S. Menendez, Ph.D. is a master certified coach who has coached teams, leaders and companies for over two decades.
—Richard J. Leider, Founder & Chairman, The Inventure Group, and author of The Power of Purpose and Repacking Your Bags
"This is the definitive book on how to become a whole-person life coach... Many helping professionals now say they are coaching... this book will teach them the key competencies for doing it."
—Hale Dwoskin, author of the New York Times Bestseller The Sedona Method: Your Key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace, and Emotional Well-Being