This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Success Coaching, a motivational tool that will help someone stay focused on a goal or path with help from a self improvement professional. Jim Allen is the Official Guide to Success Coaching.

The Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High-Performance Coaching Culture, by Thomas G. Crane, Lerissa Nancy Patrick, Larissa Patrick (Editor), Troy S. Parker (Illustrator), is a valuable resource for people interested in Success Coaching, and it is available through and Barnes & Noble.

James E. Newton, CEO, Newton Learning Corporation
This process works! It gets to the truth…with heart...a rare book full of common sense and applicability. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Craig Neilsen, Ph.D., Director, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning,
This provides a powerful communication process that insures “connection and comprehension” occur between the coach and the coachee. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

This Revised Edition reflects feedback from hundreds of readers and coaching workshop participants over the last several years. The new revised process model is more powerful and user-friendly than ever, and serves as a guide for establishing coaching relationships as well as HOW TO conduct the actual coaching conversation.

The premise of this book is simple: "As coaching becomes a predominant cultural practice …it will create a performance-focused, feedback-rich organization capable of creating and sustaining a competitive advantage." This is the business case for coaching in today's real world.

The Heart of Coaching introduces Transformational Coaching - a very powerful process for communicating performance feedback. It is a fundamentally different way of approaching how we work with others. It creates egalitarian, mutually supportive, high-trust relationships between people (Boss, Peers, and Direct Reports) that shifts from the traditional boss/subordinate/competitor roles to a partnership. "BOSSES" becoming "COACHES" forms the foundation for coaching to flow 360° throughout the culture.

Transformational Coaching is the requisite skill for today's leaders, managers, supervisors, and entire teams who choose to enhance their personal effectiveness and team performance.

Author's Bio: 

This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Success Coaching. The Official Guide to Success Coaching is Jim Allen. A professional life, business, and guerrilla marketing coach, Jim M. Allen, The Big Idea Coach™, works with individuals needing support in achieving their personal success goals. Through one-on-one and group coaching, Jim helps self-motivated writers, artists, small business owners, corporate managers, and executives define and refine their goals, as well as identify and eliminate the obstacles keeping them from reaching those goals.

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