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Co-Active Coaching, 3rd Edition

Co-Active Coaching, 3rd Edition

Changing Business, Transforming Lives

Paperback, ISBN 9781857885675

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For an organization to not only survive - but thrive - in today's competitive business field, strong leadership must be realized. Since first introduced in 1998, the Co-Active model has transformed the way coaching is conducted in the professional business environment. This third edition of Co-Active Coaching takes the model to a new level, providing the tools and techniques to becoming a successful coach, and helping employees at every level of a company achieve their personal and professional best. Discover the key to developing individual leaders, working with teams, and strengthening your entire organization by taking the Co-Active approach!

Publication Date: Sep 1, 2011
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When Co-Active Coaching was first released in 1998, this pioneering work set the stage for what has become a cultural and business phenomenon and helped launch the profession of coaching. Published in more than ten languages now, this book has been used as the definitive resource in dozens of corporate, professional development and university-based coaching programs as well as by thousands of individuals looking to elevate their communication, relationship and coaching skills. This fully revised third edition of Co-Active Coaching has been updated to reflect the expanded vision of the newly updated Co-Active Model and coaching course curriculum at The Coaches Training Institute, the training organization founded and run by the authors for 20 years.The third edition emphasizes evoking transformational change in the client and extends the use of the Co-Active Model into leadership management and its effectiveness throughout organizations. This edition also contains an on-line Coach’s Toolkit (replacing the CD of the second edition), several new coaching demonstrations and more than 35 updated exercises, questionnaires, checklists and reproducible forms.

A Special Dedication: For Laura Whitworth

Preface to the Third Edition



Part 1 Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals

1 The Co-Active Coaching Model

2 The Co-Active Coaching Relationship

Part 2 Co-Active Coaching Contexts

3 Listening

4 Intuition

5 Curiosity

6 Forward and Deepen

7 Self-Management

Part 3 Co-Active Coaching Principles and Practices

8 Fulfillment

9 Balance

10 Process

11 Putting It All Together


About the Authors


“With its third updated edition, Co-Active Coaching remains the bible of coaching guides. Written with a powerful, distinctive approach, no other book gives you the tools, the skills, and the fundamentals needed to succeed in these delicate relationships.”

—Stephen R. Covey, Author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me

“In Co-Active Coaching, the dynamic Kimsey-House duo, along with Phillip Sandahl, have elevated coaching from an instructional tool to an art form! Picasso would be proud. Seldom have I seen such a clear road map for how to ‘overcome actions that sabotage desires, plans and dreams.’ Collaboration, cooperation, coalition…all necessary components of a successful working relationship. The Kimsey-Houses and Sandahl prove to us that Co-Active Coaching is vital as well. As a gym coach leads his trainee to a higher state of physical health and wellbeing, Co-Active Coaching provides business coaches a toolkit for helping their clients achieve professional and personal success. Co-Active Coaching should be required reading for every manager or employee who wants to succeed in the workplace.”

—Marshall Goldsmith, Million-Selling Author, New York Times Bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

Co-Active Coaching exudes the catalytic power to transform your organization and your life. Read it, savor it, and practice it to become a purpose-filled leader of life!”

—Kevin Cashman, Best-Selling Author, Leadership from the Inside Out and Awakening the Leader Within

“I applaud the new edition of this definitive text on transformational coaching. The authors and the visionary network they lead provide an effective methodology to work with change at personal and organizational levels. This is a must-read for professionals who value the process of discovery, awareness, and choice that empowers people to find their own inner wisdom and to act in service to make a better world for all.”

—Lynne Twist, Author, The Soul of Money, Founder, Soul of Money Institute, and Co-Founder, The Pachamama Alliance

“When designing our ICF ACTP coach certification program, we never considered any textbook other than Co-Active Coaching. This is the best, most comprehensive book for teaching the relevant skills of coaching. It should be required reading for all coach-specific training programs in any environment (profit, non-profit, executive, teams, etc.). With the enhancements made in the third edition, we look forward to incorporating this edition into our required reading list.”

—Donna Billings, PCC and Co-Founder, Professional Coach Certification Program, Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement