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Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons, Skills, and Techniques to Enhance Your Practice . . . and Your Life: 60 Life Lessons, Skills, and Techniques to Enhance Your Practice... and Your Life [Kindle Edition]

Lloyd J. Thomas , Patrick Williams
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Total Life Coaching by Pat and Lloyd is more than just a book.

It is an interactive experience in which you will find recipes for living your life more authentically, as well as master time-honored lessons that you can bring to your coaching clients. Regardless of the personal coaching techniques or skills you may have learned, you may still not be the most effective coach you can become. This book will help you move closer to that goal.

Life coaching is more than a collection of techniques and skills. It is more than something you do. Life coaching reflects who you are-it is your authentic being in action.Readers of Pat Williams's and Deborah Davis's book, Therapist as Life Coach, know Pat to be a gifted life coach and passionate teacher. Here Pat and colleague and writer, Lloyd J. Thomas, build on this earlier book and share a unique insight into the coaching process, which shows you precisely how to enhance your professional practices through practical and effective life coaching. It also empowers you to change your own lives through use of the practical information and philosophy presented here.

Total Life Coaching is organized into a series of 50 life lessons, and is designed to be either read cover-to-cover or dipped into, as needed, for assistance when conducting a coaching session. Keeping life's processes on the "message and lesson" level makes living and life coaching much easier and more enjoyable. Total Life Coaching guides you step-by-step through the complex process of learning and coaching these fifty important lessons. The lessons are organized into 8 sections: Creating a Personal Identity; Coaching Spirituality and Life Purpose; Coaching Communication Skills; Living Life with Integrity; Success: Clients Achieving their Potential; Coaching Cognitive Skills; Creating High-Quality Relationships; Understanding Your Past to Create a Desired Future.Each lesson is presented as a structured recipe and includes:

  • The life lesson

  • The messages contained within the lesson

  • Coaching objectives for your clients regarding the lesson

  • What you need to know about the lesson to provide the framework for coaching it

  • Coaching methods, exercises, questions, and language for bringing each lesson to your clients

  • Sample coaching conversations that exemplify the coach-client dialogue for the coaching of the lesson.

About the Author

Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D., is an adjunct faculty member of University of Southern California, Albany Medical College, and the Institute for Life Coach Training. He is a certified life coach and licensed psychologist and for more than 20 years has written a weekly newspaper column, 'Practical Psychology.' Patrick Williams, Ed.D., is founder of the Institute for Life Coach Training, the first-of-its-kind institute for training psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors, and helping professionals to build a successful coaching practice. He was a licensed psychologist for 25 years and began executive coaching in 1990 with Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Kodak, and is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Therapist as Life Coach: Transforming your Practice, Total Life Coaching, and The Law and Ethics of Coaching.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1284 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (28 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054LXX90
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #452,380 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dr Patrick Williams, psychologist, author, and leadership coach, has his masters in Humanistic Psychology and doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology, where he studied psychosynthesis. He is a pioneer in the field of Life Coaching and founder of the Institute for Life Coach Training, and Coaching the Global Village. Pat is a charter member of the ICF, former board member and past president of Association of Coach Training Organizations. He has presented and spoken on 6 continents.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book to dip into 2 April 2009
By Jade
I have had this book for a number of weeks now and dip into it every single day out of personal and professional interest (I'm a Counsellor training to be a Spiritual Life Coach). I've read a lot of coaching books but they seem to be either way too simple or way too complicated. This book is pitched right in the middle and covers everything you could possibly want to know about improving your own life and assisting others in improving theirs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent practical guide 14 Mar. 2012
By Smiler
This book is great for a life coach who's training. It provides practical hints and tips. It makes me think - and I actually look forward to reading it every evening.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Total Life Coaching 5 May 2008
This is a must have book for everyone who wants to change their lives, and an essential study book for all Life Coaching students. The authors of this life coaching book demonstrate the highest level of this interesting and fascinating profession. I am a life coaching student and read in this book every day. It shows in detail how to build a coaching relationship with your client with examples for belief, - relationship-, Spirituality -, coaching. Also, they describe how to enhance communication skills, living life with integrity and much more.
I certainly would give this book a 5star rating.
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If you are a coach or looking to change career and want to become a coach, this book is a great comprehensive manual to help you be the best you can be,

Tony J Selimi
Internationally renowned Author Elite Life Coach, Business Success Coach, Mentor, Healer, Spiritual teacher and an Inspired Speaker.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only truly helpful coaching book i have read 11 May 2013
Excellent resource for coaches or individuals who want to self coach. Even for the experienced coaches. Format is great easy to read. Works well with mindfullness, present moment teachings etc.
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