Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change
February 2007, Jossey-Bass
1. An Overview of Appreciative Coaching.
2. Positive Methods.
3. The Foundation of Appreciative Coaching—Part I: The Constructionist Principle and the Positive Principle.
4. The Foundation of Appreciative Coaching—Part II: The Simultaneity Principle, the Poetic Principle, and the Anticipatory Principle.
5. The Appreciative Coaching Process: Getting Started.
6. Discovery Stage: Reflecting and Celebrating.
7. Dream Stage: Articulating Potential.
8. Design Stage: Directing Attention and Action.
9. Destiny Stage: Being and Becoming.
10. Stepping into Appreciative Coaching.
A Glossary of Terms.
Appendix A: Our Research Methodology.
Appendix B: Client Information Form.
Appendix C: Coaching Prep Form.
SARA L. OREM is adjunct professor of management in the graduate programs at Capella University and principal of Lotus Coaching. She has presented programs in Appreciative Inquiry at OD Network and the Transformative Learning Conference.
JACQUELINE BINKERT is an executive coach and organization development consultant with extensive experience supporting leaders and other professionals to create positive change. She works in such industries as manufacturing, service, finance, and healthcare.
ANN L. CLANCY specializes in executive coaching, strategic planning, and organizational change, using positive methodologies to create positive change. Her clients include corporations, government agencies, community organizations, and small business.
—Robert E. Quinn, M. E. Tracy Collegiate Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
"Appreciative Coaching is chock-full of useful methods, ideas,
and stories that will inspire and inform effective coaching
practice. Built on a solid research foundation, the book reframes
coaching as a transformative, appreciative practice and provides
valuable guidance for all potential and current coaches who want to
—Jane E. Dutton, William Russell Kelly Professor of Business Administration, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
"Whether you are a coach, manager, or consultant, this is a book
you don't want to miss. It presents an in-depth look at a new model
of Appreciative Coaching that integrates theory and practice into
an evidence-based coaching approach. Imagine the energy and
learning for your client or organization as you explore and build
upon success! It's not only a concrete method for coaches to use
but also a great resource to add to your business or personal
—Diane Brennan, vice president,International Coach Federation 2005 and 2006