I have read several books on coaching and this is by far the best. It is easy to read, and the case studies of real people bring it alive. However, the best part for me, is how much the heart, warmth and compassion, essential in therapy and coaching, comes across in this book....along with the wonderful skill of NLP. This takes coaching to a much, much deeper level encouraging the reader to look deep within themselves to find their own answers, purpose and vision so that they can lead their most fulfilling life, and get rid of old negative beliefs or patterns of behaviour. The exercises and questions are so searching, that I have found myself actually spending the time to sit and ponder them, and find my own answers......instead of my usual response.....ooh thats a good question, I'll come back that later!! I love the quotes that are peppered throughout and the summaries at the end of each chapter are an excellent reminder too. Whilst reading the book, I felt as if the author must have known ME and was writing it for me - so much of it hit the spot!!! Obviously a very talented writer - managing to bring the coaching alive and stimulating via a book! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and working through this book.......and now have a much clearer vision of my purpose in life! The path with a heart! Excellent!