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Publisher's Summary

When Co-Active Coaching was first released in 1998, this pioneering work set the stage for what has become a cultural and business phenomenon and helped launch the profession of coaching. Published in more than 10 languages now, this book has been used as the definitive resource in dozens of corporate, professional-development, and university-based coaching programs, as well as by thousands of individuals looking to elevate their communication, relationship, and coaching skills.

This fully revised third edition of Co-Active Coaching has been updated to reflect the expanded vision of the newly updated Co-Active Model and coaching course curriculum at The Coaches Training Institute, the training organization founded and run by the authors for 20 years. The third edition emphasizes evoking transformational change in the client and extends the use of the Co-Active Model into leadership management and its effectiveness throughout organizations.

©2011 Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House and Phillip Sandahl (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

Critic Reviews

"With its third updated edition, Co-Active Coaching remains the bible of coaching guides. Written with a powerful, distinctive approach, no other book gives you the tools, the skills and the fundamentals needed to succeed in these delicate relationships." (Stephen R. Covey, best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

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excellent content

I did not enjoy this narrator. His voice made the material very textbook-y. however, the content was outstanding.

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Good book some hesitation

The book was good but all of the examples for coaching conversations only apply to clients who use metaphorical conversations. This style of coaching wouldn't necessarily apply to someone with a highly logical or Perceiver type personality.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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I loved this book. One of the BEST.

One of the BEST Coaching books on the market. I will be spending time learning this coaching approach.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Really extraordinary material.

By far some of the best material I've ever listend too on coaching or counseling. listened to countless launchers from experts from all over the world and the way this is put together and organized is truly great I highly recommend it.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Enlightening

This book provides additional insights into variations of Coaching Techniques. Well done and thank you.

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Seminal

Strong foundatuon for any type of coaching. Well structured with excellent sample dialougues. Highly recommended '

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Very enlightening

Provides a conceptual framework for delivering coaching. I enjoyed the Coach -Coachee dialogs . Very helpful.

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Excellent book

Great overview if you are thinking of becoming a coach. Even if you are not planning to become a coach this book will improve your life with new skills and approaches.

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  • L. Wall
  • San Angelo, Texas
  • 04-08-16

Great framework for coaching

I am a nutrition coach and trainer and found this so helpful. From the big picture of framework down to sample client conversations, so helpful!

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Why listen to a conversation?

This was one of the worst books I've listened to. The majority of the book is the reader having a conversation with himself as the coach and coachie! Very boring and hard to stay focused on this one.

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  • Richard McFerran
  • 05-22-16

Good book......

This book has some sound and practical advice on coaching. Worth listening to this book if you want to become a better coach.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • nomadvic
  • 12-01-17

Excellent, absolutely excellent.

What did you like most about Co-Active Coaching, 3rd Edition?

I had learnt the concept of coaching on a management training course at work so got the book to follow on from my very basic understanding. It was brilliant and I am now looking for a course to build on it further. <br/>Easy to listen to and not at all monotone. Great examples played out throughout the book, tips and tricks to be aware of. The online tools that you get access to are worth buying the 1 credit alone. I might even listen again. Highly recommend.

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  • 07-30-17

Preparing me for my next steps

What did you like most about Co-Active Coaching, 3rd Edition?

This book is preparing me for my next steps as a Coach. A good resource for how to use your listening skills to really help clients to move forward.

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  • Charlie
  • 11-14-16

Lots of useful tips

Any additional comments?

This book offered a real 'hands on' approach to coaching conversations with its scenarios played out using different angles.