The Naked Coach: Business Coaching Made Simple
May 2007, Capstone
The Naked Coach is the back-to-basics book on coaching that will make sense of coaching and place it back at the very heart of the business agenda. It will make understanding, learning and teaching coaching simple. The Naked Coach tells real, practical, fun, exciting and above all else relevant stories that you can apply straightaway. David Taylor strips away the hype, jargon and mystery to give coaching a clear definition in all its forms, including mentoring, training, facilitation and interventions of every kind. The Naked Coach explains coaching without being patronising, defines without being arrogant, and does it in a fun, accessible way. It is coaching from a different perspective – yours.
The fundamental principle of The Naked Coach is to be yourself – always. Find what works for you, and do it, again and again and again. Remember. No fuss. No Jargon. Just great ideas.
One: Coaching from a Different Perspective – Yours.
1 You, Here, Now.
2 The Obvious Secret.
3 The Deal, the Decision and the Day-to-Day.
4 Hit or Myth?
Two: Self-Coaching – Applying The Formula to You.
1 Know Where You Want to Go.
2 Know Where You Are Now.
3 Know What You Have to Do, to Get to Where You Want to Go.
4 Do it!
Three: Your Coaching Relationships.
1 Finding a Coach for Yourself.
2 You as Coach.
3 Coaching Upwards (Including CEOs).
4 One Team, One Vision.
Four: Be a Truly Authentic Organization.
1 The Future – Not What it Used to Be.
2 The Next Business Age – An Agenda of Hope.
3 Ten Challenges – A Thousand Choices.
4 The Perspectives.
Five: Coaching the World.
1 Life’s Most Persistent Question.
2 The 21 Days.
3 It Starts ….
4 The Answer’s Yes – What’s the Question?
Six: Fulfi lling the Promise of Your First Few Seconds.
David has a circle of trust of many CEOs, HR Leaders and business leaders in the UK and in many countries across the world. He has a truly global reputation and his books have been translated in 14 languages. David has made regular TV and radio appearances, including 5Live, BBC1 and the Today programme. Please visit nakedleader.com for more information.