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Leadership Coaching for Educators

Bringing Out the Best in School Administrators



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'This material will be very valuable to principals and their superintendents who are trying to understand how to leverage their limited resources and enhance leadership competencies' - Charles Elbot, Director, Office of Character and School Culture, Denver Public Schools, CO 'This is an excellent book which plows new ground. It includes a wonderful balance of theory and practice. It is clear, passionate, and tied to professional standards' - Michael Keany, Director, Long Island School Leadership Center 'The author offers real, practical examples of how we can tap this tremendous resource and unleash the talents of individuals in the organization. It is an easy read, poignant, and rich in resources' - Lorna Lewis, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services, Three Village Central School District, East Setauket, NY Discover how effective leadership coaching can create lasting school change. In this innovative resource, educational coach Karla Reiss helps consultants, headteachers and teachers understand the fundamentals of effective leadership coaching programs that result in long-lasting educational change.Using a balance of theory and practice, Reiss offers 11 core competencies adopted by the rapidly growing coaching profession including setting a foundation, ethical guidelines, effective communication, and facilitating learning and results. Also included are strategies for overcoming resistance, conducting a coaching session, creating a coaching plan, and more. Aligned with the International Coach Federation's Professional Coaching Core Competencies, this exciting resource: / Explains the role and skills of coaching / Guides educators on designing and implementing an effective coaching program / Includes real examples and success stories / Provides sample coaching techniques and dialogue / Offers myriad graphic organizers, diagrams, checklists, and planners / Contains practical leadership tools and templates for staff developers Coaching, done well, offers enormous potential for creating real change. Use this guide for implementing a successful coaching program in your school and across your district, effecting educational lasting change.

Table of Contents

Preface Purpose How I Came to Coaching About the Contents Author's Notes Acknowledgments About the Author Part I. Making a Case for Leadership Coaching Introduction 1. Why Coaching? Why Now? What's the Payoff? Coaching Defined Coaching: A Booming Profession The Need for Leadership Coaching Executive Coaching for School Leaders Emerges The Cost of Not Coaching Coaching in the Business World Coaching in the Nonprofit World Coaching: A Strategy for Achieving Peak Performance Coaching: It's All About Change Emotional Intelligence and Coaching Summary Part II. Coaching Mind-Sets and Skill Sets 2. Getting Started as a Coach Developing a Coaching Mindset Coaching Mindset Attributes Consider the Coachee Different Reasons to Coach Coaching the Whole Person Connecting Outer Goals With the Inner Self Values Matter Empowering Others for Success Professional Organizations Core Competencies: Implications for Educators Summary 3. Core Coaching Competencies 1-4 Core Coaching Competencies Setting the Foundation Co-Creating the Relationship Summary 4. Core Coaching Competencies 5-7 Communicating Effectively Summary 5. Core Coaching Competencies 8-11 Facilitating Learning and Results Summary Part III. Ensuring Success Through Coaching 6. Strategies to Break Through Resistance Conquering Resistance Limiting Beliefs Assumptions Fear Judgments Interpretations External Obstacles Changing Individuals, Changing Systems Abandoning the Comfort Zone The Cycle of Change Three Stages of Transition The Four Laws of Change Possibility Thinking Visioning a New Future Five Essential Components of Peak Performance The Language of Change Summary 7. Powerful Coaching in Action The POWERful Coaching Framework(TM) Phases of a Coaching Relationship Aligning Goals and Actions for Extraordinary Results: Setting Goals Aligning Goals and Actions for Extraordinary Results: Developing a Professional Coaching Plan Using Assessments in Coaching Summary 8. Implementing Successful Coaching Creating Conditions for Success Confidentiality Communication Flow and Confidentiality Policies and Decision Making Selecting and Training Coaches Leadership Coaching for School Change A Coaching Approach to Continuous School System Improvement Summary Conclusion Resource A: Coaching Mindset Self-Assessment Resource B: Coachee Readiness Checklist Resource C: ICF Professional Coaching Core Competencies Resource D: ICF Standards of Ethical Conduct Resource E: Examining Limiting Beliefs Resource F: Conducting a POWERful Coaching Session Resource G: Professional Coaching Plan: Quarterly Goals and Initial Actions Resource H: Weekly Coaching Action Planner Resource I: Useful Assessment Tools to Use in Coaching Resource J: Successful Coaching Implementation Checklist References Index

Author Biography

Learn more about Karla Reiss' PD offerings Karla Reiss is the award winning author of Leadership Coaching for Educators; Bringing Out the Best in School Administrators. She founded The Change Place, LLC in 2004, a coaching and consulting firm dedicated to the continuous improvement of individuals, teams and organizations after 30 years in education, publishing and sales. She and her team of certified coaches offer several levels of coaching training programs to leaders of school systems, government and non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals who wish to learn a coaching style of leadership, including Powerful Coaching for Powerful Results(TM) certification program, CKEY; Coaching Kids, Empowering Youth(TM) and various related programs. The Change Place, LLC also provides executive and leadership coaching services, workplace and leadership assessments and products that support others to lead professional and personal change. She is also a frequent speaker at national, state and local conferences. As a school administrator, Reiss worked with more than 50 school districts in a variety of school improvement roles, the majority as coordinator of professional development at Western Suffolk (NY) Board of Cooperative Education Services. She has conducted numerous professional development programs and school improvement opportunities for K-12 staff and district leaders. She is certified in strategic planning and served on the New York State Education Department's statewide steering committee for Comprehensive District Education Planning. She was president of New York State Staff Development Council and served on the Executive Board of the Long Island Association for Curriculum and Staff Development. Karla Reiss is a graduate from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching in 2002 and received additional coach training at the College of Executive Coaching. She holds a bachelor of science degree, a master's degree in special education and a professional diploma in school district administration. Her professional and personal inspiration and transition into the world of coaching was a result of the invitation to participate in Oxygen TV's program, The Life Makeover Project in 2002. She has applied all of the coaching techniques and strategies described in this book to her own life and now helps others courageously transition their lives, leadership style and organizations to fulfill their goals, hopes and dreams.
Release date NZ
November 2nd, 2006
Edited by Karla Reiss
Country of Publication
United States
Corwin Press Inc
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