Presence-Based Coaching: Cultivating Self-Generative Leaders Through Mind, Body, and Heart
DescriptionPresence-Based Coaching offers coaches a hands-on resource for developing the capacities and skills needed to be reliably present in all situations, and shows how to let go of habitual—and often ineffective—ways of responding. As author and leadership expert Doug Silsbee explains, once a coach has mastered the inner moves of directing their own attention, they can work to develop the same capability in their clients. The ability of a coach to facilitate lasting, sustainable development in leaders rests on the presence a coach offers to the coach-client relationship.
How to Use This Book.
Reading as Experience.
PART ONE: Presence, Self-Generation, and the Role of Coaching.
So, What Is Presence?
Implications of Presence.
Presence and the Products of Coaching.
Challenges to Presence.
2 How Humans Change: Conditioning, Identity, and Self-Generation.
How Coaching Supports Self-Generation and Sustainable Change.
Living in Self-Generation.
3 Coach as Development Partner.
Performance Versus Developmental Coaching.
Principles of Developmental Coaching.
Three Integrated Structures for Development.
Presence-Based Coaching: Foundations into Methodology.
PART TWO: Inner Moves for Presence-Based Coaching.
A Coaching Model.
The Relational Field.
Silence and Possibility.
PART THREE: Generative Practices for Presence in Mind, Body, and Heart.
Building the Observer.
What ’s to Observe?
Working with Habits.
Engaging in Self-Observation.
Assertions of Somatic Literacy.
Building Somatic Awareness.
Somatic Self-Obser vation.
Working with Urges.
Developing Compassion for Self and Others.
Experiencing the Heart.
Deciding Through the Heart.
Connecting Through the Heart.
PART FOUR: Relational Moves for Presence-Based Coaching.
9 Coach for Self-Observation and Realization.
Invite Internal Awareness.
Focus the Field.
10 Coach for Reorganization.
Reorganize Around Center.
Build Competency in Self-Regulation.
11 Coach for Stabilization.
Create New “Facts on the Ground.”
12 Milestones: Entry, Continuation, Completion.
Completion, and Beginning.
Appendix A: Table of Moves and Practices.
Appendix B: Purpose Exercise.
Appendix C: Annotated Bibliography.
Appendix D: Web-Based Resources.