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[(Brief Coaching for Lasting Solutions)] [by: Insoo Kim Berg] Paperback – 4 Nov 2005


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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co (4 Nov 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000K43UDA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Brief Coaching for Lasting Solutions A solution-focused approach to coaching, from a leader in the field. Full description

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Porrig on 11 Dec 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is required reading for any coach. It is rare to come across such an elegantly written, wise and helpful book that presents with clarity what exactly effective coaches do and how they do it. In a field full of band-aid type fixes and ego-stroking hype it's refreshing to read a book that offers so much.

If you are interested in improving your coaching skills you need this.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Coert Visser on 24 July 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book presents a simple and effective approach for coaching: the solution-focused approach. Together with her husband and their team Insoo Kim Berg co-originated this approach many years ago. First, it developed within the field of psychotherapy. Now, it is spreading throughout institutions like schools, business organizations, and consultancy firms.

This coaching approach is highly goal-focused and respectful. The great thing is it often works very fast, hence the book title "brief coaching". After reading this book, every coaching will be able to understand the method and to start applying many of its principles. But becoming really good at it requires a lot of practise and discipline.

To my knowledge this is the first book in whicht the solution-focused principles are presented for an audience of coaches. I can't think of any two people more suited for delivering this message to that audience. Insoo is one of the people who invented this approach and Peter is an experienced coach. They succeeded quite well in writing an accessible and interesting book.

Coert Visser
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For coaches and anyone seeking a better way to deal with their issues, this is an excellent book. It is full of practical ideas, well written and easy to read. I love the emphasis on focusing on positive solutions all the time and not getting into analysis.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Highly Recommended For Personal-Growth Coaches 25 Feb 2006
By Bob Olson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I wish every coach in the personal-growth industry adopted the solution-focused, efficient-coaching principles presented in this book. Long-term coaching relationships often benefit the coach more than the client. Today, the process of coaching with integrity is to collaborate with the client rather than promise to fix them. Through strategic conversations and negotiations, coaches can quickly focus on the solution, identify the client's current resources, and organize the most efficient and affordable road map for change. Whether that require one session or ten, Berg and Szabo teach coaches how to do this by placing the responsibility of results in the client's lap, while allowing the coach to act as guide--not guru.

~ Bob Olson, OfSpirit.com editor
BRIEF COACHING FOR LASTING SOLUTIONS 4 Nov 2014
By Francien - Published on Amazon.com
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This was the most amazing book I read. Once I have started I could not put the book down.
Francien Pearson
Brief Counseling will be valuable to the Affordable Health Act it is humane. 4 Sep 2014
By J. Waleed - Published on Amazon.com
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New concepts and they make sense in the world of Affordable Health Act.
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Libro imprescindible 19 Nov 2012
By Jorge - Published on Amazon.com
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Es realmente increíble tener a la mano un libro que cuenta con la co-autoría de una de las fundadoras del enfoque centrado en soluciones. Este es un libro imprescindible para todo el que tenga interés serio en el enfoque.
5 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Cashing in on Coaching 2 Mar 2006
By Barney Ruffles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is not really a book about coaching. There are many other books that assist coaches to learn about ways of assisting clients and they are actually written by experienced coaches. "Total Life Coaching" by Dr. Patrick Williams is just one example. Instead, the author-experts have taken a useful technique (solution-focused psychotherapy) and applied it to coaching. Readers will learn about the technique, but I think it has less to do with real coaching and more to do with therapists and book publishers cashing in on the latest trend in working with people who want to achieve their dreams.
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