Book Review: Coaching for Breakthrough Success by Jack Canfield and Dr. Peter Chee

Book Review: Coaching for Breakthrough Success by Jack Canfield and Dr. Peter Chee

Book Review: Coaching for Breakthrough Success by Jack Canfield and Dr. Peter CheeCoaching for Breakthrough Success by Jack Canfield and Dr. Peter Chee is a good book that addresses coaching techniques.

The chapters of the book include:

Part I The Coaching Principles

  1. The Coaching Spirit

Principle 1: Believe in Human Potential for Greatness

Principle 2: Fulfillment Flows from Adding Value to Others

Principle 3: Bring Out the Best in People and Let Them Lead

Principle 4: Use Influence Rather than Position

Principle 5: Thrive on Challenges and Flexibility

Principle 6: When We Grow Others, We Grow Ourselves

Principle 7: A Coach Still Needs a Coach

  1. Relationship and Trust

Principle 8: Maintain Authentic Rapport and Humor

Principle 9: Touch a Heart with Care and Security

Principle 10: Practice Integrity and Build Trust

  1. Asking Questions and Curiosity

Principle 11: Curiosity Ignites Your Spirit

Principle 12: Ask Questions that Empower and Create Buy-In

Principle 13: Avoid Judgmental and Advice-Oriented Questions

Principle 14: Powerful Questions Release Solutions

Principle 15: Asking Great Questions Requires Practice

  1. Listening and Intuition

Principle 16: Listen Rather Than Tell

Principle 17: Be Present and Turn Off Your Inner Dialogue

Principle 18: Avoid Jumping to Premature Conclusions

Principle 19: Be Impartial and Nonjudgmental

Principle 20: Listen Deeply, Use Observations and Intuition

  1. Feedback and Awareness

Principle 21: Embrace Feedback to Triumph

Principle 22: Awareness and Acceptance Cultivates Transformation

  1. Suggestions and Simplification

Principle 23: Get Consent Before Giving Suggestions

Principle 24: Use the Power of Simplicity

  1. Goals and Action Plans

Principle 25: Establish Goal Ownership & Commitment

Principle 26: Create Strategies and Action Plans for Goals

Principle 27: Keep Score of Goals and Action Steps

  1. Accountability and Accomplishments

Principle 28: Support Goals Completion Continuously

Principle 29: Accountability Drives Accomplishment

Principle 30: Acknowledge Efforts and Progress

Part II Situational Coaching Model

  1. The Six Paradigms of Situational Coaching
  • Goals Paradigm
  • Exploration Paradigm
  • Analysis Paradigm
  • Releasing Paradigm
  • Action Paradigm
  • Using the Situational Coaching Model

Part III Achievers Coaching Techniques

  1. Taking Full Responsibility for Results
  2. Building Self-Esteem and Removing Obstacles
  3. Clarifying your Life Purpose and Vision
  4. Setting Effective Goals
  5. Visualizing and Affirming Desired Outcomes
  6. Planning for Action and Taking Massive Action
  7. Using Feedback, Learning, and Perseverance to Your Advantage
  8. Using the Law of Attraction and Celebrating Success
  9. Making the Impossible Dream Possible

The Good: There is a lot of good wisdom and insight with the principles in this book.  The theory and information are excellent.

The Bad: The lack of awareness of word choice is very disappointing, and the way examples and questions are worded is less effective as a result.  Throughout reading the book the limiting words leap off the page to someone who is aware and unfortunately reinforce limited thinking for those who are also unaware.

Conclusion: If you are aware of the importance of language and have had training on word choices then read it as a game to identify and change the wording while still gaining the benefit of the principles.

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