The Seven Steps of Effective Executive Coaching is a book that provides a solid overview of coaching along with details on how to do it well.
Summary – The chapters of the book include:
Part One: Overview and Introduction
- What is executive coaching?
Part Two: The seven core capabilities of effective executive coaching
- Rapport Building
- Deep listening
- Creative questioning
- Giving effective feedback
- Clear goal setting
Part Three: The Achieve Coaching Model®
- Assessing the current situation
- Creative brainstorming of alternatives
- Honing goals
- Initiating options
- Evaluate options
- Valid action programme design
- Encouraging momentum
Part Four: Using the Achieve Coaching Model® in Context
- The seven core capabilities in context
- Measuring the effectiveness of executive coaching
- Future trends and outlook
The Achieve Coaching Model® realistically and effectively builds out the GROW model. The process is clear, duplicable, and sustainable. The specific examples of skillful coaching are right on target and a good learning tool.
The book lists seven coaching competencies of which five parallel competencies published by the International Coaching Federation; there are noticeable gaps.
This book is an excellent read for those seeking a coach to understand the process and how a coach works. It provides great value for coaches seeking to enhance their own learning.
Note: The skills and application are very much in keeping with what is taught in the Certified Professional Coach program at the Center for Coaching Certification.