Discover coaching strategies to inspire greatness in any educational leader!
Centered on evocative coaching, a person-centered, no-fault, strengths-based coaching model, this book will equip those who coach educational leaders to host engaging and productive coaching conversations. Coaches who read this book will learn to LEAD: Listen, Empathize, Appreciate, and Design, as well as to discover:
- Guidance for coaching leaders with specific questions, things to listen for, and ways to generate new ideas and motivation
- Research-based theories that ground the strategies presented in each chapter
- Real-life vignettes that illustrate the evocative coaching model in action
- Reflection and discussion questions, templates, and other materials to scaffold the learning of coaches as they innovate their way forward
"Leadership coaching has arisen as a powerful intervention to support the professional learning of leaders. In this book Megan and Bob Tschannen-Moran invite us to see into their world of evocative coaching. They demonstrate how coaching conversations can lead to a flow of energy, enthusiasm and possibilities that bring out movement in people. The authors combine their theoretical knowledge with their experience as coaches, exemplified in wonderful stories and practical examples. As a coach myself I could not stop reading because I was so curious about the next chapter. The book is a great example of how high quality professional learning can enhance educational leaders' daily leadership practice. "
—Marit Aas, Associate Professor
University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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About the Author
Megan Tschannen-Moran (Ph.D., The Ohio State University) is a Professor of Educational Leadership at the William & Mary School of Education. Inspired by her fourteen years of experience as the founder and principal of a school serving primarily low-income and minority students in a distressed neighborhood of Chicago, she is motivated to work at the intersection of theory and practice so that schools grow in their capacity to serve all students well. The coaching model presented in this book sits squarely at that intersection. Megan’s scholarly research focuses on relationships of trust in school settings and how these are related to important outcomes such as the collective efficacy beliefs of a school faculty, teacher professionalism, and student achievement. Her book Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools (2nd Ed.) (2014) reports the experience of three principals and the consequences of their successes and failures to build trust. Another line of research explores school climate through the Vibrant School Scale that assesses the degree to which a school fosters enlivened minds, emboldened voice, and playful learning.
Bob Tschannen-Moran (M. Div., Yale University) served as the President of Life Trek Coaching International and as CEO of the Center for School Transformation (www.schooltransformation.com). Bob is a past-President of the International Association of Coaching (www.Certified Coach.org). He trained a s a business and life coach through Coach U, Coach Ville, Fast Track Coaching Academy, and Wellcoaches Corporation. He served on the faculty of the Wellcoaches Coach Training School and co-authored a Coaching Psychology Manual (2nd Ed) (2015) with Margaret Moore and Erika Jackson. His work on Skills and Performance Coaching is included in The Complete Handbook of Coaching (3rd Ed.) (2017, Sage Publications). Using a variety of strengths-based approaches, Bob has assisted many individuals and organizations, including schools, congregations, and corporations, to build positive relationships and to achieve positive results.
Table of Contents
PREFACEACKNOWLEDGMENTSABOUT THE AUTHORSCHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION The Promise and Practice of Coaching The Five Concerns of Coaching The Dynamic Dance of Evocative Coaching Why Evocative Coaching Works Key Points in This Chapter Questions for Reflection and DiscussionCHAPTER 2 COACHING PRESENCE Evocative Coaching as a Way of Being The Mindful Coach Fostering Trust and Rapport Holding the Coaching Space Conveying Coaching Presence Creative Energy Check-In Coaching Presence in Lateral and Vertical Relationships The First Coaching Session Key Points in This Chapter Questions for Reflection and DiscussionINTERLUDE: LOOP I: THE NO-FAULT TURNCHAPTER 3 LISTENING FOR STORIES The Story of Principal A and Principal B The Power of Story Evoking Coachable Stories Attentive Listening Imaginative Story Listening Key Points in This Chapter Questions for Reflection and DiscussionCHAPTER 4 EXPRESSING EMPATHY Understanding Empathy Leading With Heart The Language of Compassion The Golden Sigh Key Points in This Chapter Questions for Reflection and DiscussionINTERLUDE: LOOP II: THE STRENGTHS-BUILDING TURN The Learning BriefCHAPTER 5 APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY The Principles of Appreciative Inquiry SOAR: Illuminating the Best of What Is and What Might Be SOARing Into the Future Key Points in This Chapter Questions for Reflection and DiscussionCHAPTER 6 DESIGN THINKING Designing SMARTER Experiments Choreographing the Coaching Dance Key Points in This Chapter Questions for Reflection and DiscussionCHAPTER 7 THE DYNAMIC FLOW OF CHANGE Getting Into Flow Rolling With Resistance Honoring Ambivalence Getting out of the Way Coaching as a Catalyst for Systems Change Key Points in This Chapter Questions for Reflection and DiscussionCHAPTER 8 THE REFLECTIVE COACH Coaching the Self Hearing Our Own Story Self-Empathy Inquiring Into Our Own Professional Practice Designing Our Own SMARTER Experiments Professional Coaching Code of Ethics Conclusion Key Points in This Chapter Questions for Reflection and DiscussionAPPENDIX: EVOCATIVE COACHING PRINCIPLES, QUESTIONS, AND REFLECTIONSREFERENCESINDEX