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The book itself is good, and in my learning process with respect to executive coaching I found the content valuable. Just be warned - There are a fair number of diagrams as she explains systems however and it's more effective to look at these on a page that it is listen to someone describe them.
One should listen for a bit to the narrators voice before purchasing. It is very distinct (deep/gravelly) and not for everyone; if this bothers you, you may be better off purchasing and reading the book.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I have no idea about the content. I couldn’t listen to the narrator. It sounded like a computer- “or-g an-is-a-tion” -read by an automated text to speech. I will look at the reviews about the content and I might buy the book. I wasted my money.
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This is a niche book aimed at freelance executive coaches.
I bought this book because I wanted a view on coaching in my role within a company. I have a job in a company, I am not a coach. The book focuses on the role of an independent coach working with an executive and consequently it spends too much time talking about “contracting” for a coaching job (i.e. getting the coach the most exposure and input for the minimum accountability). Otherwise it focuses on how an independent coach can add value/take credit for any improvements in a company (delete according to cynicism), and redefined basic concepts to make the author sound innovative - For “backbone and heart” read “stick and carrot” or “standing firm and empathy”. And “Cascading interlocking triangles” is the best example of HR speak I have ever heard.
The narrator sounds like a 60 a day smoker who has inhaled a tank load of helium, and did not make listening a pleasant experience.
In summary- if you are a freelance executive coach, this is absolutely the best book for you. If you are anyone else, spend your credits elsewhere.