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The Life Coaching Handbook Paperback – March 1, 2002
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You would be a fool to consider a 250-page book will give you all the answers, and that just reading a book would make you a life coach - practical experience is essential. However, this book is easy to read and apply and will be a big step on the learning ladder of life coaching. I found it an inspiring and motivational book which gave me the confidence to consider life coaching as a career. Rather than the often stuffy self absorbed books which give the reader a feeling of inadequacy. I highly recommend this book if you are just starting out or doing research into life coaching.
Curly Martin has captured the essence of life coaching in an inspiring and clear way. It knocks the socks off some of the theoretical tombs which pontificate about coaching but do not inspire people to become coaches. You immediately know when reading this book that Martin is a practicing life coach and she shares her knowledge and experiences freely. The best coaching book I have bought and I recommend this book to life coaches and people who want to help themselves to achieve results and to achieve their goals.
It's clear that a 200-page book doesn't give all the answers, as it is clear that just reading a book won't make you a life coach. But this book certainly is a good step on the way. If you want to apply certain sections of the book in more detail, I recommend that you buy other books the author makes reference to, such as Shelle Rose Charvet's "Words that Change Minds", if you want to coach meta-programs or "Spiral Dynamics" by Don Beck a Chris Cowan if you want to use the spiral coaching model.
Given that metaprograms and spiral dynamics are building blocks used in jobEQ.com's Work attitude and Motivation and Value Systems Questionnaires, readers that know me won't be surprised that I think the author made an excellent choice of models by focusing on these models...
Final conclusion: a necessary resource if you want to be a good life coach!
Patrick E.C. Merlevede - co-author of "7 Steps to Emotional Intelligence"
The author takes the reader through step by step what is involved in building and growing a life coaching practice.
There is not the usual padding of books of this nature and it is a reference guide for new or practicing life coaches.
It is quite clear that the author knows her stuff and her examples are easy to follow. She comes across as sincere, trustworthy and passionate about life coaching. A great book.
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Very informational and helpful when reading more about life coaching. Gave good tips as well.Published 9 days ago by Umbrella Cockatoo
An amazing and very useful coaching book. It is written in a style that is easy to understand and is laid out in a practical and logical way. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steve Smith
This book provided a comprehensive, but very understandable overview of the life coaching profession. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rebekah Keizer
This book included just about everything a life coach needs to get started. Highly recommended for anyone planning to be a life coach.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer