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Palgrave Macmillan

On Becoming a Leadership Coach

A Holistic Approach to Coaching Excellence

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9781137322883
Publication Date September 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

A guide for coaching leaders drawing on the curriculum of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program

Drawing upon the curriculum of one of the premier coach training programs in the world, On Becoming a Leadership Coach focuses on coaching leaders in the context of the organizational systems within which they lead. Forty percent of this edition consists of new and revised material, including chapters on professional coaching, self-awareness, cultures in coaching, coaching relationships, behavioral practices, and grounded assessments.

Christine Wahl is the creator and director of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program, as well as a Certified Professional Effectiveness Coach (NVW) anda Master Certified Coach (ICF).

Clarice L. Scriber is the founder of Clarity Consulting, Inc., and a former internal coach at Fannie Mae.
Beth Bloomfield is the founder and principal of Bloomfield Associates, LLC.

1. On Becoming a Coach
2. The Coaching Alliance: Creating Sacred Space
3. Eastern Influence on Coaching
4. Continued Development for Coaches
5. In The Spirit of Coaching
6. G.R.A.C.E. at Work
7. Using Story in Coaching
8. Whose Story is This Anyway?
9. Using Somatics to Coach Leaders
10. Congratulations: You're In Breakdown!
11. Emotions In Coaching
12. Distinctions for Coaching Leaders
13. Me, We, and Us: Ethics in Service to What?
14. Coaching in Organizations
15. Designing Effective Actions
16. Assessments for Insight, Learning and Choice in Coaching
17. Coaching and Leading as Stewards
18. The Thinking Path
19. Feedback
20. Executive Coaching Programs Organizational and Leadership Development
21. Coaching the Superstar Client
22. Coaching for Presence and Influence
23. Coaching for Leverage
24. Action Learning and Teams
25. Coaching New Teams

Frank Ball, independent executive coach and organizational consultant
Beth Bloomfield, Bloomfield Associates, LLC
Randy Chittum, PSS/World Medical
Bill Courville, Courville Consulting
Karen Curnow, Compass International
Eric de Nijs, Nijs Company
Scott Eblin
Kate Ebner, Nebo Company
Margaret Echols, The Development Consortium
Karen Gravenstine, founding faculty member of Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program
Steve Heller, independent leadership coach
Roz Kay, New Heights Group
Kelly Lewis, The Bounce Collective
Pat Mathews, Mathews Associates
Sandy Mobley, Learning Advantage, LLC
Kathia Morales Waithe
Lloyd Raines, Integral Focus
Clarice Scriber, Clarity Consulting, Inc.
Julie Shows, Coaching Connection
Jennifer Sinek, Sinek Associates
Dave Snapp, David R. Snapp Associates, SEIU Institute for Change
Neil Stroul, Kenning Associates
Chris Wahl, creator and director of Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program
Jennifer Whitcomb, Trillium Group
Lee Ann Wurster-Naefe, Bette George Associates, the Nebo Company


"On Becoming a Leadership Coach is a truly remarkable and accessible resource. It vividly captures a wide array of insights, skills, perspectives and techniques for those interested in leadership coaching.A deeply talented team of contributorshasproduced a uniquecompendium with enduring value." - Bill Lindberg, President, The Ash Grove Group
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