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Presence-Based Coaching : Cultivating Self-Generative Leaders Through Mind, Body, and Heart

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Presence-Based Coaching offers coaches a hands-on resource for developing the capacities and skills needed to be reliably present in all situations, and shows how to let go of habitual and often ineffective ways of responding. As author and leadership expert Doug Silsbee explains, once a coach has mastered the inner moves of directing their own attention, they can work to develop the same capability in their clients. The ability of a coach to facilitate lasting, sustainable development in leaders rests on the presence a coach offers to the coach-client relationship.
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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • Jossey Bass Wiley
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 0470325097
  • 9780470325094
  • 164,271

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Presence-Based CoachingEffective coaches, like effective leaders, must have the ability to motivate others, grasp complex issues, act with purpose, and provide a compass for others to follow. What is the essential quality that makes coaches and leaders more resilient, resourceful, and authentic?Presence-Based Coaching offers coaches a hands-on resource for developing the capacities and skills needed to be reliably present in all situations, and shows how to let go of habitual--and often ineffective--ways of responding. As author and leadership expert Doug Silsbee explains, once a coach has mastered the inner moves of directing their own attention, they can work to develop the same capability in their clients. The ability of a coach to facilitate lasting, sustainable development in leaders rests on the presence a coach offers to the coach-client relationship.This groundbreaking and practical book shows coaches specifically how to develop the quality of presence within themselves and how to enhance their coaching by cultivating it in others. Silsbee examines presence as an essential element in human learning and development and maps out a comprehensive approach to accelerating and deepening the development process. Step by step, he provides concrete and practical tools for building presence, and includes the tools for accessing and using presence in order to coach leaders to become whole, authentic, and self-generative.Filled with illustrative examples and tested practices organized around mind, body, and heart, Presence-Based Coaching helps to cultivate the capacity to be fully alive, resourceful, and connected to ourselves, our people, and our environment.
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Praise for Presence-Based Coaching"Presence-Based Coaching is amasterful treatise on coaching in the consciousness age. This bookbrings structure and strategy to accelerating the evolution ofleaders."--Richard BarretT, author, Liberating the CorporateSoul and Building a Values-Driven Organization"Silsbee has done itagain! Presence-Based Coaching reaches beyond techniques into anexploration of the value inherent in presence itself. Doug'spassion for the territory, combined with insightful exercises andpractices, engaged me in a deeply reflective journey about theimpact my being--versus my doing--has on the results I seekto create."--Charles Tombazian, vice president, Voice of theCustomer Office, Avnet Technology Solutions

"Silsbee's new book is essential reading for educators at anylevel. He is exquisitely articulate about how learning is enabledthrough the interaction between people. It is a gift to us that hehas so carefully and precisely written about it."--Robert C.Pianta, dean, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia"Asa coach and a Buddhist, I love this! It is hard to help others bemindful, if we aren't. This book offers great ideas on how to doboth and can help leaders--and coaches--have betterlives."--Marshall Goldsmith, author, What Got You Here Won'tGet You There

"This is the field guide for the new frontier of work, offeringa solid foundation for authentic human connection and acceleratedleader development with simple, relevant practices."--Darelyn"DJ" Mitsch, president, The Pyramid Resource Group, and formerpresident, International Coach Federation"Doug Silsbee has writtena powerful guide for those who believe that presence has moved tothe forefront as one of the most important qualities that leadersneed. This is a must-read for anyone doing the work of developingthemselves and others."--Alfred L. Cooke, director, Center forOrganizational Performance, Federal Executive Institute
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Table of contents

Exercises, Practices, Exhibits, and Figures.
Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
The Author.
Introduction.
Core Assertions.
How to Use This Book.
My Promise.
Reading as Experience.
PART ONE: Presence, Self-Generation, and the Role of Coaching.
1 Presence.
Presence Demystified.
So, What Is Presence?
Implications of Presence.
Presence and the Products of Coaching.
Challenges to Presence.
Chapter Summary.
2 How Humans Change: Conditioning, Identity, and Self-Generation.
Conditioning.
Identity.
Becoming Self-Generative.
How Coaching Supports Self-Generation and Sustainable Change.
Living in Self-Generation.
Chapter Summary.
3 Coach as Development Partner.
Performance Versus Developmental Coaching.
Principles of Developmental Coaching.
Three Integrated Structures for Development.
Presence-Based Coaching: Foundations into Methodology.
Chapter Summary.
PART TWO: Inner Moves for Presence-Based Coaching.
4 Orienting.
A Coaching Model.
Your Client.
Purpose.
Coaching Outcomes.
Expanded Contexts.
Chapter Summary.
5 Holding.
The Relational Field.
Silence and Possibility.
Chapter Summary.
PART THREE: Generative Practices for Presence in Mind, Body, and Heart.
6 Mind.
Building the Observer.
What s to Observe?
Working with Habits.
Designing Self-Observations.
Engaging in Self-Observation.
Coaching Implications.
Chapter Summary.
7 Body.
Assertions of Somatic Literacy.
Centering.
Building Somatic Awareness.
Somatic Self-Obser vation.
Working with Urges.
Body Practices.
Coaching Implications.
Chapter Summary.
8 Heart.
Developing Compassion for Self and Others.
Experiencing the Heart.
Deciding Through the Heart.
Gratitude.
Connecting Through the Heart.
Longing.
Coaching Implications.
Chapter Summary.
PART FOUR: Relational Moves for Presence-Based Coaching.
9 Coach for Self-Observation and Realization.
Reflect.
Invite Internal Awareness.
Focus the Field.
Challenge Identity.
Chapter Summary.
10 Coach for Reorganization.
Shift Perspective.
Reorganize Around Center.
Build Competency in Self-Regulation.
Mobilize Commitment.
Chapter Summary.
11 Coach for Stabilization.
Design Fieldwork.
Work Jointly.
Create New Facts on the Ground.
Chapter Summary.
12 Milestones: Entry, Continuation, Completion.
Entry.
Continuation.
Completion, and Beginning.
Chapter Summary.
Coda.
Appendix A: Table of Moves and Practices.
Appendix B: Purpose Exercise.
Appendix C: Annotated Bibliography.
Appendix D: Web-Based Resources.
Notes.
Index.
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About Doug Silsbee

Doug Silsbee is a leader in the field of presence-based leadership development. He is an executive coach, retreat leader, speaker, and author based in Asheville, North Carolina. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at the Federal Executive Institute, a Master Somatic Coach with Strozzi Institute, and an affiliate of the Pyramid Resource Group. He is also the author of
The Mindful Coach and can be contacted at http://dougsilsbee.com.
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