Stephen, Liz and Lisa have created the essential handbook for coaches. There are so many books now on how to coach. This book is different. Not only do they give insightful guidance about being an effective coach, they also provide the reader with a framework for ensuring that your coaching is non-judgmental, empowering and person-centred.
Emotional intelligence is about integrating your thinking, feeling and doing. As a coach, being present, authentic, and non-judgmental is essential if you are to create the perfect space in which your coachees can explore their perceptions and reflect on their actions. After all, it is all about them, not you.
The authors take you step-by-step through what it means to be an emotionally intelligent coach - a coach who is fully valuing of themselves and others, fully self aware and aware of others at the same time, self managing of their own energy and personal interferences, and someone who creates healthy and trusting relationships with their clients.
Many coaches believe they are emotionally intelligent. This book will help them think again. I've been working with and developing my own emotional intelligence for a number of years now, and this book provides me with a ready-reminder of how to stay present and other-focused in my coaching sessions. It is also a core book on our coach training reading list. A 'must-have' for anyone serious about being an effective coach.