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The Five Minute Coach: Improve Performance Rapidly

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About the Author

Lynne Cooper is an accredited coach and coach supervisor who works with individuals, teams and organizations to transform performance. Lynne is one of the pioneers of the application of Clean Language in organizations to achieve sustainable change. She is Managing Partner of Change Perspectives Partnership and UK Head of Standards and Accreditation at the Association for Coaching.

Lynne co-developed the Five-Minute Coach, a tool for busy managers to create improved results, and is the co-author of a book of the same name. She is also the author of Business NLP for Dummies.

Mariette Castellino is a coach, team coach and facilitator in the public, private and voluntary sectors. She has an MA in Management Learning and is one of the pioneers of the application of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling in organizations. She co-developed the Five-Minute Coach and is currently using it to facilitate new thinking in businesses as well as all kinds of communities.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Crown House Pub Ltd (May 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845908007
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845908003
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #550,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Numinous on May 8, 2013
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One of the challenges of Clean Language is that it has a lot of moving parts and can get quite deep, quickly. The beauty of this book is that it dramatically eases the learning curve and creates a practical, effective application of Clean Language that's simple - anyone can use the tools in this book. Further, the authors accomplish this without losing any of the powerful impact that Clean is known for. The book is step by step with thorough, clear examples, and addresses common issues and objections so the reader feels prepared and ready to go. Another boon of the book is that it offers ways to use the tools in many applications outside of a complete coaching process - it's great for teachers, managers, sales people ... really anyone who wants a way of working with others that allows the other person to learn and grow according to THEIR best way of doing things.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philip J Rowland on January 29, 2014
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The topic is relevant, the examples realistic, the method is systematic, the repetition drills the concepts in.
Definitely recommended for coaches as well as managers and co-workers.
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I am a Clean Language trainer and assessor. In my business I teach and work with many 'clean' business applications. When I first saw the title The Five-Minute Coach I wasn't sure what to expect. My first thought was of the One Minute Manager .. a little bit of story with a conversational tool that could have been explained on one page of text.

What I found is a great resource. I agree with the above review who mentions clean language having lots of moving parts and getting deep very quickly. And that alone could be a challenge in a business environment.

Lynne Cooper and Mariette Castellino have done a tremendous job of developing a step by step clean language model that addresses the resource of personal metaphor allowing for the recognition of diversity while also focusing on the development of outcomes; distilling some of the best aspects of clean language into a workable tool for business.

I love that Lynne and Mariette have created a way of teaching a clean method quickly and with a hands on approach you can actually apply from a book!

If you have been interested in clean language or the use of metaphor in a business contexts and wondering how that might happen, this is a book for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RHADAMES on July 11, 2014
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Excelente book specially to the ones that are looking a good technique to make powerfull questions to their coachees. Recommended
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These authors are exemplary exponents of their craft and there is much to learn from them. Whether you make The Five-Minute Coach your coaching method of choice or you use it as an add-on to your existing way of coaching you will be astounded by the results. And you'll make even more of a contribution if you integrate clean questions into your everyday conversations so that asking them becomes a natural way of supporting people to trust their own counsel. It is only then that you will discover the true value of this book.
Penny Tompkins, co-author of Metaphors in Mind: Transformation through Symbolic Modelling
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