Regular price: $24.49

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

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)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    242
  • 4 Stars
    130
  • 3 Stars
    59
  • 2 Stars
    18
  • 1 Stars
    7

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    186
  • 4 Stars
    119
  • 3 Stars
    52
  • 2 Stars
    18
  • 1 Stars
    7

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    195
  • 4 Stars
    114
  • 3 Stars
    43
  • 2 Stars
    20
  • 1 Stars
    8
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

excellent content

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

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

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.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Seminal

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Enlightening

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very enlightening

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 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!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 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.
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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Shane Mulhall
  • 07-08-18

Great production, very listenable

The value of this book has been confirmed by so many others and I was not disappointed. Narration was also very listenable and of high quality. Only thing missing for me is annotated chapter titles in the app.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 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.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 08-31-18

<br />othing special, i think it's over ranked

nothing special, i think it's over ranked, it means nothing to a coach. I am not satisfied

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • PursuitofWellness
  • 07-24-18

difficult listen, flat narrative, some good ideas

there are some good ideas in here for anyone interested in coaching but i found it hard to listen to with some unenthusiatic narrative

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful