Doug's analysis is clear and intuitive. Its simplicity allows it to be easily used, yet it's rich in detail. -- Chris Dennen, PhD; Director, Adventure of the American Mind
Silsbee's approach is both practical and profound. this is a must-read for everyone concerned with people and learning. -- Arthur Blank; Co-Founder, Home Depot
The Mindful Coach is personal, spiritual, systematic, and insightful. This is Thich Nhat Hahn meets Stephen Covey! -- Barbara Fulmer; Director of Training, Jenny Craig International
The Mindful Coach provides an inspiring and practical roadmap for developing masterful coaching skills on the job. -- Karen Wunderlin; Consultant, Former VP/Marketing, GE
With its pertinent perspective, The Mindful Coach will bring an extra, fruitful dimension to the coaching relationship. -- Henry Berry; The Small Press Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Author
Coaching and developing people is a critical capability of leaders in any field. This book provides a practical method for doing this more skillfully, based on a proven approach. The reader looking for a set of skills and tools will be happy with the practical tools included here.
The book, however, goes beyond tools and skills. The uniqueness of this book is the particular emphasis on the corresponding development of the coach. The act of coaching itself, when entered into by a thoughtful practitioner, provides a constant invitation to learning.
In my own work with leaders in business, government, and education, I've often felt that I was learning alongside those I was working for. The underlying premise of this book is that we can't truly serve the learning of others unless we are, at the same time, doing our own work. As you coach, you must also be a learner. It's my hope that the book will both inspire and guide you toward this end. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.