Coaching Conversations

Coaching Conversations

by

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D. and Michelle Duval, Master Coach

Neuro-Semantic Publications, 2004.

The coaching revolution has exploded and is now recognized as the newest methodology for translating knowledge, principles, and information into actual practical skills to create a measurable difference. With this revolution, coaches, managers, supervisors, trainers, and CEOs need some practical tools for this field. Coaching Conversations provides just that. Coaching has proven to be a reliable tool for men and women at the top of their fields to take their competence and expertise to the next level of mastery.

Rather than repeat material that’s in most coaching books, Coaching Conversations offers new and cutting-edge tools from NLP, Cognitive-Behavioral psychology, and Neuro-Semantics. It offers specific information about conversation as an agent or tool for change.

Coaching Conversations also gives an insider’s view of the coaching experience. Unlike every book about coaching, this book invites the reader to over-hear the conversation and to get an up-close and person a front row view of the experience. For the curious reader who wants to understand what’s so exciting about coaching, Coaching Conversations provides debriefs and meta-analysis of the process. Coaching Conversations answers the question, “What is the whole coaching thing about?” by giving the reader a peek into a dozen kinds of coaching conversations. Coaching Conversations is the first coaching book to provide actual transcripts of coaching conversations that invite a reader into the experience and provide descriptions about what’s going on in the process for easy replication in numerous contexts. It demystifies the elitism of coaching as both a movement and as a specialized technology and makes its powerful methodologies accessible to anyone who wants to use it professionally and personally. This book offers a quality exploration into a wide variety of coaching conversations: Outcome, Resource, Matrix, Possibility, Fierce, Narrative, Time-Line, Neuro-Logical Levels, Hero Journey, Metaphorical, etc. This gives the professional coach, the new coach, the manager, leader, or individual a wide variety of choices.

Coaching Conversations goes beyond the Change Models that have been around for the past 30 and 40 years as it presents a brand new cutting-edge cognitive-behavioral Change Model, the Axes of Change. Doing this means this book presents the coaching conversation as a dance and analyzes the actual conversations in terms of the dance steps. The reader is then taken through the dance, step-by-step, to coaching mastery.

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