Leadership Coaching for Educators: Bringing Out the Best in School Administrators / Edition 1

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This remarkable new resource gives school leaders the tools and techniques for designing and implementing a successful coaching program that creates long-lasting educational change.

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Editorial Reviews

Charles Elbot
"This material will be very valuable to principals and superintendents who are trying to understand how to leverage their limited resources and enhance leadership competencies."
Lorna Lewis
"Without question, this book will be widely received. The author offers real, practical examples of how we can tap this tremendous resource and unleash the talents of individuals in the organization. It is an easy read, poignant, and rich in resources."
Michael Keany
"This excellent book plows new ground. Includes a wonderful balance of theory and practice andis clear, passionate, and tied to professional standards."
Graham Hoult
"Helps people within schools and school systems understand the link between coaching and effective leadership so that they better understand how to bring coaching to education."
The School Administrator
"Reiss promotes continuous school system improvement through personal empowerment. The emphasis is that coaching should be used as a strategy for creating greater results for students by improving and strengthening school leadership."
Joellen Killion
“I am delighted to recommend this book. I believe it will make a strong contribution to the field and will help educators who are now engaged in coaching programs, exploring coaching, or whowant to expand their understanding and practice in coaching.”
Washington State Kappan
“A resource for organizations that are ready to invest in people by embracing coaching to maximize the potential of each member of the system to achieve goals.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412937405
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 807,404
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Learn more about Karla Reiss' PD offerings

Karla Reiss is the award winning author of Leadership Coaching for Educators; Bringing Out the Best in School Administrators. She founded The Change Place, LLC in 2004, a coaching and consulting firm dedicated to the continuous improvement of individuals, teams and organizations after 30 years in education, publishing and sales. She and her team of certified coaches offer several levels of coaching training programs to leaders of school systems, government and non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals who wish to learn a coaching style of leadership, including Powerful Coaching for Powerful Results™ certification program, CKEY; Coaching Kids, Empowering Youth™ and various related programs. The Change Place, LLC also provides executive and leadership coaching services, workplace and leadership assessments and products that support others to lead professional and personal change. She is also a frequent speaker at national, state and local conferences.

As a school administrator, Reiss worked with more than 50 school districts in a variety of school improvement roles, the majority as coordinator of professional development at Western Suffolk (NY) Board of Cooperative Education Services. She has conducted numerous professional development programs and school improvement opportunities for K-12 staff and district leaders. She is certified in strategic planning and served on the New York State Education Department’s statewide steering committee for Comprehensive District Education Planning. She was president of New York State Staff Development Council and served on the Executive Board of the Long Island Association for Curriculum and Staff Development.

Karla Reiss is a graduate from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching in 2002 and received additional coach training at the College of Executive Coaching. She holds a bachelor of science degree, a master’s degree in special education and a professional diploma in school district administration. Her professional and personal inspiration and transition into the world of coaching was a result of the invitation to participate in Oxygen TV’s program, The Life Makeover Project in 2002. She has applied all of the coaching techniques and strategies described in this book to her own life and now helps others courageously transition their lives, leadership style and organizations to fulfill their goals, hopes and dreams.

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Table of Contents

How I Came to Coaching
About the Contents
Author's Notes
About the Author
Part I. Making a Case for Leadership Coaching
1. Why Coaching? Why Now?
What’s the Payoff?
Coaching Defined
Coaching: A Booming Profession
The Need for Leadership Coaching
Executive Coaching for School Leaders Emerges
The Cost of Not Coaching
Coaching in the Business World
Coaching in the Nonprofit World
Coaching: A Strategy for Achieving Peak Performance
Coaching: It’s All About Change
Emotional Intelligence and Coaching
Part II. Coaching Mind-Sets and Skill Sets
2. Getting Started as a Coach
Developing a Coaching Mindset
Coaching Mindset Attributes
Consider the Coachee
Different Reasons to Coach
Coaching the Whole Person
Connecting Outer Goals With the Inner Self
Values Matter
Empowering Others for Success
Professional Organizations
Core Competencies: Implications for Educators
3. Core Coaching Competencies 1-4
Core Coaching Competencies
Setting the Foundation
Co-Creating the Relationship
4. Core Coaching Competencies 5-7
Communicating Effectively
5. Core Coaching Competencies 8-11
Facilitating Learning and Results
Part III. Ensuring Success Through Coaching
6. Strategies to Break Through Resistance
Conquering Resistance
Limiting Beliefs
External Obstacles
Changing Individuals, Changing Systems
Abandoning the Comfort Zone
The Cycle of Change
Three Stages of Transition
The Four Laws of Change
Possibility Thinking
Visioning a New Future
Five Essential Components of Peak Performance
The Language of Change
7. Powerful Coaching in Action
The POWERful Coaching Framework(TM)
Phases of a Coaching Relationship
Aligning Goals and Actions for Extraordinary Results: Setting Goals
Aligning Goals and Actions for Extraordinary Results: Developing a Professional Coaching Plan
Using Assessments in Coaching
8. Implementing Successful Coaching
Creating Conditions for Success
Communication Flow and Confidentiality
Policies and Decision Making
Selecting and Training Coaches
Leadership Coaching for School Change
A Coaching Approach to Continuous School System Improvement
Resource A: Coaching Mindset Self-Assessment
Resource B: Coachee Readiness Checklist
Resource C: ICF Professional Coaching Core Competencies
Resource D: ICF Standards of Ethical Conduct
Resource E: Examining Limiting Beliefs
Resource F: Conducting a POWERful Coaching Session
Resource G: Professional Coaching Plan: Quarterly Goals and Initial Actions
Resource H: Weekly Coaching Action Planner
Resource I: Useful Assessment Tools to Use in Coaching
Resource J: Successful Coaching Implementation Checklist

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