Coaching expertise has become an essential competency for leaders at all organization levels. Effectively engaging in conversations that inspire high performance is at the top of many leaders’ professional development lists. Increasingly, organizations are recognizing that great coaching need not be limited to a handful of external experts, but can be an integral part of their culture. Essentially, they are realizing that becoming a great coach is within the reach of all members of the organization and that every member of the organization can coach every other member.
The Master Coach is a profound yet practical guide for the leader seeking to excel as a coach. Drawing on the wealth of experience that has made Gregg Thompson and Bluepoint Leadership Development the choice of numerous Fortune 100 companies, it illuminates the essence of what it takes to be a great coach. The Master Coach will appeal to progressive leaders who are prepared to make significant shifts in their attitudes, values, and behaviors in order to be catalysts for change in the work, careers, and lives of others.
The Master Coach is based on the timeless Three C Coaching Model, a powerful leadership process that asserts that to master the art of coaching one must have an exemplary Character that invites the trust of others, be able to form rapid Connections with others at a deeply personal level, and have the ability to initiate and guide intense, attitude-changing Conversations. At every step, Thompson challenges readers with the premise that coaching is not merely about what the coach says or does; it is about who he or she is.