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The Business Coaching Toolkit
Top 10 Strategies for Solving the Toughest Dilemmas Facing Organizations

Increasingly, organizations are tapping into the benefits of bringing in an executive coach to help their businesses and employees achieve higher levels of success, build team proficiency, or improve employee performance.

Easy to follow and apply, The Business Coaching Toolkit equips professional coaches with ten time-tested coaching techniques, providing step-by-step guidance on how and when to utilize each tool to maximize change and produce measurable results. Extensively used and perfected in a wide variety of settings, the featured tools are drawn both from the authors' own experiences as well as those of other accomplished business coaches and consultants and are designed to strengthen the coaching professional's skill set.

Written for professional business coaches and consultants, professional speakers and trainers, internal coaches, and managers and executive leaders, The Business Coaching Toolkit can be used in one-on-one coaching relationships, manager-to-employee contexts, or in-group settings. This extraordinary guide enables readers to create a structured program with powerful application tools to build teams, cast vision, master priorities, and become more effective, inspired, and productive coaches.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470146927
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/21/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,514,529
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.41 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen G. Fairley is one of the leading business coaches in the United States. His work has been featured in Harvard Management Update, Fortune Small Business, the ABA Journal, Entrepreneur, and Inc. magazines. He is the coauthor of Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching (Wiley). In 2004, he was named "America's Top Marketing Coach" by CoachVille, the world's largest professional coaching association.

Bill Zipp is President of Leadership Link, Inc. ( As a seasoned small business specialist, Bill has spent thousands of hours working with hundreds of business leaders across the country. His proven program, The Business Fitness System, is a step-by-step plan for building a strong, self-sustaining small business. Bill is an award-winning author, speaker, and master business coach as well as a professional member of the National Speakers Association and their Business Coaching Professional Experts Group.

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Table of Contents


Introduction. The Evolution of Professional Coaching.

Chapter One. Developing a Leadership Vision (It's NOT What You Think!).

Chapter Two.The One-Percent Solution.

Chapter Three. Getting Things Done Through Others.

Chapter Four. Making Goals SMART.

Chapter Five. The Power of Positive Praise.

Chapter Six. Making Feedback Effective.

Chapter Seven. A New Twist on SWOT.

Chapter Eight. The Life Leadership Dashboard.

Chapter Nine. The Sixth Suitcase.

Chapter Ten. What Color is Your Team?

Chapter Eleven. Using the Ten Tools.

Appendix. The Ten Tools.



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