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Be a Changemaster; 12 Coaching Strategies for Leading Professionaland Personal Change Be a Changemaster; 12 Coaching Strategies for Leading Professional
and Personal Change

Published by Corwin Press

Be a CHANGEMASTER is an inspiring and practical book that provides 12 specific strategies for overcoming resistance to change. Unlike more theoretical books, this text discusses how to adopt a coaching style of leadership as a systemic change strategy.

Numerous examples demonstrate how the strategies used in this book have led to transformational change. These success stories are drawn from the work of professionally certified coaches. Readers will also find practical tools for each strategy to use with individuals or teams.

“This book provides practical strategies for leading others down the path of professional and personal change - a great journey.”

“The suggestions are practical and relevant to both leading change for others and for personal growth. It helps the reader to focus on the emotional aspects and challenges of both changing and leading change which is limited in many other coaching books.”

Components include:

  • Challenging assumptions to prevent them from becoming reality
  • Developing a higher purpose to foster happiness and ensure a positive legacy
  • Confronting negativity by reframing and cultivating optimism
  • Gathering a group to aggregate energy, creativity, and encouragement
  • Using imagery and visualization techniques to improve performance
  • Focusing on the future to overcome the errors of the past and challenges of the present

Coaching is a proven change process, and leaders everywhere need to master the skills and strategies coaches use to transform their organizations efficiently and effectively. This book helps turn executives, managers, and team leaders into motivators and their organizations into winners.
You can easily use the Changemaster strategies for any personal change you wish to make, too!

Be a Changemaster


Leadership Coaching for EducatorsLeadership Coaching for Educators; Bringing Out the Best in School Administrators

Published by Corwin Press

NSDC 2007 Award WinnerAlthough targeted to school leaders, this book is equally useful for leaders in any field. This is a must-have handbook for anyone exploring coaching for themselves or their organization. Filled with the knowledge and skills you need for success as a coach. It is based on International Coach Federation's Professional Coaching Core Competencies.

Reviewers Comments:

"This is an excellent book that plows new ground. The author is clearly knowledgeable and practiced."

"Wonderful balance of theory and practice. The practical hints and overall framework will be helpful to anyone exploring this
important field."

"The book is clear, passionate and tied to acceptable professional standards."

In it you will find:

  • Rationale for leadership coaching as an essential strategy for continuous improvement of administrators
  • Coaching mindsets and skill sets
  • Explanation of Professional Coaching Core Competencies
  • Strategies to break through resistance
  • The POWERful Coaching Framework™
  • Tools & Templates

Leadership Coaching for Educators



Why Coaching Matters, by Karla Reiss, published by The School Administrator, November 2003

Coaching for Leadership, by Karla Reiss, published by Association of California School Administrators, January 2004



Click here to hear Karla discuss Leadership Coaching for Educators; a 20-minute interview on KGNU

Webinar recording: What Every Leader Should Know About Coaching

Interview with Justin Baeder, The Principal Center: You Can be a Master of Change