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"Anyone who can strip away the mystery of coaching and show it as an everyday way of connecting with other humans is a hero in my books. Marcia Reynolds is that person. You should read Coach the Person so you can change people's lives"
--Michael Bungay Stanier, author of the WSJ bestseller The Coaching Habit

"Marcia, in her straightforward, brilliantly articulate way, navigatesus to simplicity from the far side of complexity in her definitive guide to breakthrough coaching."
--Madeleine Homan Blanchard, MCC, MSc, cofounder of Coaching Services, The Ken Blanchard Companies

"Dr. Reynolds provokes the reader to explore ways of partnering with clients and coaching beyond the 'sacred cows' and rigidly prescribedquestioning techniques. She also does a great service to the professionby elevating the conversation above conflicting coaching schools andcults, urging us to refocus again on the human being we partner with."
--Konstantin Korotov, PhD, Professor of Organizational Behavior, ESMT Berlin

"Dr. Reynolds once again gives great guidance and tools based on years ofwork with the human mind. She provides a framework for self-discoverywhere participants partner with coaches in their journey to bettermaneuver through problems to ultimately reach their potential."
--Krista Endsley, Software CEO and Board Member, MemberSuites, Inc.

"There is far more to coaching than asking good questions--and Dr. Reynolds brilliantly outlines what it takes to move your coaching from good to great in her newest book, Coach the Person, Not the Problem. She looks at the science of coaching and the proven practices that lead to breakthroughs in thinking and lasting personal change. Packed with tips, tools, and case studies, this easy-to-use guide will become an essential resource for teachers and coaches."
--Deb Giffen, Director Custom Programs, Wharton Executive Education

About the Author

Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, Master Certified Coach, is president of Covisioning, a leadership training and coaching firm. She holds a doctoral degree in organizational psychology and master's degrees in education and communications. She is a former International Coaching Federation global president and has been hired by organizations to teach coaching skills across Southern Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Russia, China, and North America. She is the author of five books, including Outsmart Your Brain, Wander Woman, and The Discomfort Zone.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berrett-Koehler Publishers; Illustrated edition (June 2, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1523087838
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1523087839
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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Dr. Marcia Reynolds, Master Certified Coach helps coaches and leaders make every conversation a difference-making experience. She has provided coaching and training in 41 countries and is recognized by Global Gurus as the #5 coach in the world.

Dr. Reynolds is the Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute. She was the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation and recently inducted into ICF’s Circle of Distinction for her contributions to the global coaching community. She is also on faculty for coaching schools in China and Russia. Many of her clients are multi-national companies where she coaches executives and teaches leaders how to use coaching skills in their daily conversations.

Prior to coaching, she oversaw organizational change programs for two global companies. Her programs helped one company launch the most successful IPO in the United States in 1993.

Excerpts from Marcia’s books Outsmart Your Brain; The Discomfort Zone; and Wander Woman have appeared in business and psychological publications world-wide. In June, 2020, she will release her next book, Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry.

Marcia is passionate about how coaching contributes to making the world a better place for all.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A True Breakthrough In Coaching
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Reynolds encourages us to go deep, in order to elevate our coaching skills. She has provided us the key components of crucial coaching practices that have not been explored in such depth previously—a true breakthrough for the field of coaching. Given her 25 years of coaching and developing coaches, she has made these coaching steps actionable with clarifying descriptions and true-life examples. Every segment is packed with nuggets of wisdom and insight to help build skills in reflective inquiry.

With decades of both coaching and mentoring in corporate settings, I appreciate her focus that masterful coaches are as always learning and improving. She supports us to overcome some natural tendencies such as not wanting the client to be in discomfort, or adding our own meaning to what they have expressed. She encourages us to believe in our client’s own resourcefulness and potential. The coach’s role is to thoughtfully help open their perspectives in order to clear obstacles and see their own best path forward. This is a wonderful guide for taking coaching skills to the next level; I am most grateful to Reynolds for writing it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic coaching comes from reflective inquiry, not learning ‘magic’ questions.
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