THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR PROFESSIONAL COACHES AND SELF-COACHES
In this first-of-its-kind book, a revered master coach explains exactly how coaches can conduct meaning-filled sessions — and how clients can best benefit from the coaching they receive. Eric Maisel presents thirteen weeks of short daily lessons where you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of coaching — what to say when, how to ask questions, and crucially, how to manifest the spirit of coaching. Maisel guides you to:
• understand yourself so that you can better understand others. • prep for coaching with a deep awareness of your and your clients’ goals and mission. • ask quality questions, handle defensiveness, and grapple with limited progress. • cheer and encourage to get action and results.
Supremely practical, each of Maisel’s lessons ends with exercises and a journal prompt. The result is an easy-to-use, field-tested guide for current coaches and coaches in training (as well as managers, mentors, and teachers) and an invaluable resource for anyone working with a coach or thinking about working with one.
“The Coach’s Way is possibly the finest resource available for anyone who wants to develop or enrich their coaching abilities. This new book is designed to give coaches the confidence and structure in their practice that will generate real results for their clients. Anyone who makes a living in the coaching arena will benefit from Dr. Maisel’s tremendous experience and training as a therapist, coach, and human. I’m so glad to have this book as a guide for my own coaching work and will recommend it to many others in the helping professions.” — Jacob Nordby, author of The Creative Cure: How Finding and Freeing Your Inner Artist Can Heal Your Life
“Sharing decades of experience as a coach, Eric has succinctly captured the very essence of what it means to coach someone as a professional coach, and more importantly, how to hold space for a coachee. Because of that, this book will no doubt join the archives of classic books that new coaches will rely on when it comes to understanding how a coaching session can be a beautiful, easy, intimate, cooperative, and highly useful conversation — even a magical one.” — from the foreword by Dawn Campbell, business director, International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring (IAPC&M)
“The Coach’s Way invites us to make an agreement to bring our true self as a human being into coaching and to wholeheartedly hold the intention to help another person. Eric Maisel unpacks the nuances, mystery, and practical skills of the coaching session itself, offering tips for success and a strong helping process. As coaches, we are called upon in this book to live a life of meaning and purpose and to help our clients do the same. I have practiced as a coach for over two decades now and trained in many different coaching modalities. I highly recommend this book to coaches at any stage of their lives and work!” — Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC, life, wellness, and creativity coach and director of International Association for Journal Writing
“Eric Maisel has coached me for over ten years, playing a huge role in guiding me to success as a novelist and a creativity coach. Maisel has an extremely wide knowledge base and brings his potent coaching style of deep listening and inquiry, encouragement, and wisdom to each coaching session. The Coach’s Way promises a broad and deep exploration of the subject of coaching, with Maisel’s unique approach shining through. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the wonderful process of coaching!” — Eva Weaver, coach and author of The Puppet Boy of Warsaw and The Eye of the Reindeer