The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development (2nd, New and Revised Edition)

The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development (2nd, New and Revised Edition)

By: Doug Silsbee (author)Hardback

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Written for executive coaches, teachers, and other development professionals, the book explores the seven roles or Voices that coaches assume while working with a client. The Voices are: Master, Partner, Investigator, Reflector, Teacher, Guide and Contractor. Silsbee illuminates the dynamic relationship between these roles, and integrates them in an intelligent roadmap for any coaching conversation. This book offers a helpful resource for internal and external executive coaches as well as leader coaches, consultants, trainers, teachers, and facilitators.

About Author

Doug Silsbee is a thought leader in the field of presence-based leadership development, coaching, and resilience. He coaches, teaches, and writes in Asheville, North Carolina. A master teacher, Silsbee has worked with leaders on five continents, taught top executives from corporations, nonprofits, and government, and is a frequent speaker at major conferences. He is a Master Somatic Coach with Strozzi Institute and the author of Presence-Based Coaching from Jossey-Bass. Silsbee is an outdoor adventurer, grandfather, and owner of a carbon-neutral retreat center on 63 acres in the North Carolina mountains, where he offers courses in his groundbreaking approaches. He can be reached at or


Exercises, Practices, Exhibits, and Figures. Foreword. Preface to the New and Revised Edition. Introduction: What Is Coaching? A Working Definition of Coaching. Distinguishing Coaching from Other Aspects of ProfessionalRelationships. Contexts for Coaching: Four Dynamics. Chapter Summary. 1 The Being of Coaching: Mindful Service. Placing Oneself in Service. Mindfulness and Self-Awareness. Mindfulness and the Three Levels of Experience. Attachments and Aversions. Conditioning and Habits That Block Mindfulness. Coaching Habits. Chapter Summary. 2 Cultivating Mindfulness. Self-Observation. Practices for Cultivating Mindfulness. Coach as Learner. Accountability in Service. Chapter Summary. 3 The Seven Voices of the Coach. Learning the Voices. The Individual Roles or Voices. The Voices and Their Aspects Placing the Voices in Context. Chapter Summary. 4 The Master. Maintaining Self-Awareness. Listening with Focus and Presence. Modeling Learning and Growth. Embracing the Client with Compassion and Respect. Choosing Which of the Operational Voices to Use at a GivenTime. The Mindful Master. Chapter Summary. 5 The Partner. Establishing and Honoring an Explicit Structure for the CoachingRelationship. Helping the Client Articulate Specific Coaching Outcomes. Offering Choice Points and Making Joint Decisions About theCoaching Process. The Mindful Partner. Chapter Summary. 6 The Investigator. Asking Questions That Shift the Client's Understanding of theSituation. Helping the Client to Articulate Desired Outcomes. Asking the Client to Generate Courses of Action. The Mindful Investigator. Chapter Summary. 7 The Reflector. Providing Direct and Honest Feedback. Directing the Client's Attention Toward His or Her Capabilitiesand Potential. Encouraging Self-Observation and Reflection. The Mindful Reflector. Chapter Summary. 8 The Teacher. Providing New Distinctions, Information, and Knowledge. Challenging and Stimulating the Client's Thinking Process. Explaining the Coaching Process, Theory, and Models BeingUsed. The Mindful Teacher. Chapter Summary. 9 The Guide. Encouraging the Client to Take Some Action of the Client sChoosing. Offering Options for Action. Recommending Specific Courses of Action. The Mindful Guide. Chapter Summary. 10 The Contractor. Establishing Clear Agreements About Actions. Exploring and Resolving Client Doubts and Hesitations. Following Up with the Client About Agreed-On Actions. The Mindful Contractor. Chapter Summary. 11 Self-Development Strategies for the Coach. Self-Assessment Tools. Self-Observation as a Coach. Navigating the Model. Learning from Your Reflection. Reviewing Audio Recordings. Obtaining and Listening to Client Feedback. Planning Your Own Development. Chapter Summary. Epilogue: Coaching as a Journey Toward Mastery. About Fluidity and Intuition. Practice as Path. Selected Reading. Notes. Acknowledgments. The Author. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780470548660
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780470548660
  • weight: 474
  • ISBN10: 0470548665
  • edition: 2nd, New and Revised Edition

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