Praise for Presence–Based Coaching"Presence–Based Coaching is a masterful treatise on coaching in the consciousness age. This book brings structure and strategy to accelerating the evolution of leaders."Richard BarretT, author, Liberating the Corporate Soul and Building a Values–Driven Organization"Silsbee has done it again! Presence–Based Coaching reaches beyond techniques into an exploration of the value inherent in presence itself. Doug′s passion for the territory, combined with insightful exercises and practices, engaged me in a deeply reflective journey about the impact my beingversus my doinghas on the results I seek to create."Charles Tombazian, vice president, Voice of the Customer Office,Avnet Technology Solutions
"Silsbee′s new book is essential reading for educators at any level. He is exquisitely articulate about how learning is enabled through the interaction between people. It is a gift to us that he has so carefully and precisely written about it."Robert C. Pianta, dean, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia"As a coach and a Buddhist, I love this! It is hard to help others be mindful, if we aren′t. This book offers great ideas on how to do both and can help leadersand coacheshave better lives."Marshall Goldsmith, author, What Got You Here Won′t Get You There
"This is the field guide for the new frontier of work, offering a solid foundation for authentic human connection and accelerated leader development with simple, relevant practices."Darelyn "DJ" Mitsch, president, The Pyramid Resource Group, and former president, International Coach Federation"Doug Silsbee has written a powerful guide for those who believe that presence has moved to the forefront as one of the most important qualities that leaders need. This is a must–read for anyone doing the work of developing themselves and others."Alfred L. Cooke, director, Center for Organizational Performance, Federal Executive Institute
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.