How to coach books

The Aspiring Coach's Library

This discount coaching book bundle includes these five top-rated titles:

Christ-Centered Coaching

by Jane Creswell
147 pages
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Why should ministry leaders take a serious look at coaching? Author Jane Creswell, a well-known Christian coach with extensive experience coaching in corporate America, answers that question with a look at seven important benefits of Christian coaching. With examples, sample dialogs, and scripture, Jane lays out what the coaching approach can do. If you are brand new to coaching or want to introduce coaching to a ministry leader who is unfamiliar with the discipline, this book is a great choice.


Leadership Coaching: The Disciplines, Skills and Heart of a Christian Coach


by Tony Stoltzfus
320 pages
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Leadership Coaching is the preeminent how-to book available in the Christian coaching genre, suitable for anyone who wants to learn to coach or improve their coaching skills. It is filled with real-life stories, practical tools and application exercises that bring coaching techniques to life.

Part I is an in-depth look at how coaching fits with the purposes of God. Part II uses a hands-on, interactive approach to show you how to coach. Utilizing the seven key elements of effective coaching as a framework, each facet of the coaching relationship is explained in detail. Then follow-up Master Class sections help you internalize the key concepts and try them out in real life. It's a great introduction to the fundamentals of the Christian coaching approach.


Leadership Coaching Live!

by Tony Stoltzfus
Eight interactive demo sessions on four audio CDs

Leadership Coaching Live gives you the chance to experience what coaching can do by watching a master coach at work. A perfect companion to the book, Leadership Coaching, this eight-session set was recorded live, and includes demos of key coaching skills, live coaching appointments, insightful debriefings and teaching sessions by a top Christian coach trainer. The book and CDs together are also a perfect teaching tool to introduce others to the world of coaching.


Coaching for Performance

by John Whitmore
4th edition, 232 pages
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Clear, concise, hands-on and user-friendly, Coaching for Performance is our top-rated business coaching guide. Perfect for beginners or for practicing coaches, this practical handbook will help you master key skills of the coaching model and unlock people's potential to maximize their performance. The book contains an excellent introduction to the coaching approach, and follows with an in-depth look at the "GROW" conversational model, a widely-used blueprint for structuring a coaching conversation. With tips, example questions and sample dialogue for each step, this definitive guide will quickly have you coaching people to clarity and action.


Asking Profound Questions

by Bobb Biehl
31 pages
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A great question can transform your life. In this compact, high-impact booklet, Bob Biehl, a well-known speaker and consultant on life- and business planning, has captured close to 200 powerful questions from his own experience of profound inquiry. The booklet also contains samples and of several planning tools and rules of thumb for asking, planning and deciding.

Bobb's questions run the gamut from career change to brainstorming to organizing to problem solving. It's a great resource for coaches who are looking to improve their asking skills or find examples of life-changing questions.
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  • Author Bio

About the Author

Tony Stoltzfus has been a coach and coach trainer for nearly two decades. He's the author of 12 coaching books, including the best-selling Coaching Questions, has founded several coaching schools and produced dozens of coaching courses taught in academia and in coaching certification programs. Tony lives in Redding, CA with his wife Kathy and their emotionally-needy dog, promise