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Coaching for Performance, 4th Edition Audiobook

Coaching for Performance, 4th Edition: GROWing Human Potential and Purpose - The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership

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Publisher's Summary

Coaching is a way of managing, a way of treating people, a way of thinking, a way of being. Coaching has matured into an invaluable profession fit for our times and this fourth edition of the most widely read coaching book takes it to the next frontier.

Good coaching is a skill that requires a depth of understanding and plenty of practice if it is to deliver its astonishing potential. This extensively revised and expanded new audio edition of Coaching for Performance clearly explains the principles of coaching and illustrates them with examples of high performance from business and sport. It continues to follow the GROW sequence (Goals, Reality, Options, Will) and clarifies the process and practice of coaching by describing what coaching really is, what it can be used for, when and how much it can be used, and who can use it well.

©2009 John Whitmore (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

What the Critics Say

"A must hear for any coach aspiring to do advanced work with their clients. Bringing together the simplicity of the coaching process and the larger scope of the coaching profession in an understandable and provocative way." (Laura Whitworth, co-founder of The coaches Training Institute and author of Co-Active Coaching)

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    Mr 09/09/2013
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    "Great book, narration needs a do over"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is easily one of the best coaching books on the market - for me its the coaching bible. I like to maximize my time and listen to a lot of audiobooks whilst tending to household chores and when commuting. I have the paper copy but wanted an audiobook for repetitive learning benefits whilst mobile but I found this audiobook seriously difficult to keep up with due to the narration style - too fast for me to digest. I would even go as far to say I found it exhausting at times. Perhaps it would be okay if when listening to it in a deeply focused manner.If I was rating the book it would get 5. If I was rating the narration, for me, a 1.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marc Switzerland bern, switzerland 05/12/2016
    Marc Switzerland bern, switzerland 05/12/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "massively insightful"

    Content is almost to rich to be suitable for an audio book and I found it at times hard to listen and drive at the same time.
    The book covers the basics of coaching excellently and with concrete examples. It then broadens the exploration into a number of relevant and interesting areas such as the development of a countries conscience, behaviour of millennials as they enter the work force and transpersonal coaching.
    A real treasure which I will be listening to many times over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew J 28/10/2016
    Matthew J 28/10/2016
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    "A great start"

    I enjoyed the first half, which had more practical application but I was left a little dissatisfied with the more ambling and academic second half. The first half makes this a worthwhile read regardless.

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    Kemi 23/06/2016
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    "Good listen"

    It was very informative and easy to follow. The narrator was a little grating for me but managed to power through. Some parts like transpersonal coaching were a bit heavy but a good book overall.

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    David 19/03/2016
    David 19/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Essential for Coaching"

    This book will give you, not only the foundation, but some real advanced principles of coaching.
    I'm beginning my coaching career and it has given me the confidence to know what to do in doing so.

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    Rachael Orchard 29/08/2015
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    "Brilliant a must"

    A must for coaches. John Whitmore is clear concise and gives relevant supporting views and models for his view of coaching as it develops from its past to future form.

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    kathie 02/06/2015
    kathie 02/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "ive goven up on it"

    Terrible narration, i did not manage to finish it as it was too boring. the material seems dated and too obvious.

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  • Curtis
    26/06/15
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    "Great content, awful narration"

    The content is fantastic - I began applying concepts immediately. Unfortunately, this narrator has ruined several books in my collection with his boring delivery and smug enunciation.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Suriaah
    18/04/15
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    "Good content, terrible narration"

    Very monotonous and painful to listen to. Excellent content, however. I've already begun incorporating techniques into my management. Thank you

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rambo
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    23/03/15
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    "great book. should be everyones first."

    should be everyones first read for coaching and developing. not too long but fact full.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • ItsAboutLearning
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    10/01/16
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    "Excellent Material, Readers is Not Very Enjoyable"

    This is an excellent book with quality material presented. I highly reccomend this book for anyone looking to broaden their coaching techniques or reinforce some habits and tatics not recently reviewed.

    However the readers voice did not resonate well with me and the way he ends sentences kinds of irritates me and decreases my focus. I will personally buy this book do avoid this setback and try to get the most from the material.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Carmen Constantinescu
    30/10/15
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    "Good to get an idea about what coaching is"

    Interesting to have an overview on coaching. The format of the book is more suitable for reading than for listening. There were bullet points, or lists that despite the narrator's talent were difficult to follow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wanda Dunkley
    27/09/15
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    "WOW"

    This audible was so good that I purchased the book to use at work. The new behaviors I'm learning and implementing its making me a better coach. Thanks John

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stoyan
    23/10/16
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    "A fantastic book "

    to get you on the journey of development and self exploitation.
    I highly recommend it, along with the 7 habits and "who moved my cheese"!

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  • Alanna
    30/09/16
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    "An excellent book"

    So important for solidifying the principles of coaching. It is a great guide for checking whether you are truly coaching when interacting with your clients.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stefan
    16/03/16
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    "Great resource for coaching"

    It sums up the basic models and questions needed for doing coaching. I like best the last part about transpersonal coaching.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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