The Coaching Shift

How A Coaching Mindset and Skills Can Change You, Your Interactions, and the World Around You

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
212 Pages
Reviewed on 08/25/2023
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Author Biography

Shonna D. Waters , PhD, is an organizational psychologist, technologist, leadership coach, and part-time professor at Georgetown University, USA. She spent her career conducting research and consulting on people and organizational systems.
She is an executive at BetterUp, where she works to scale human transformation. Shonna also authored The Practical Guide to HR Analytics.

Brodie Gregory Riordan , PhD, is an industrial psychologist, executive coach, and part-time professor at Georgetown University, USA. Her career includes global leadership roles at Procter & Gamble, CEB, and McKinsey & Company. She manages Ocular, a coaching and consulting practice based in Washington, DC,
and is an executive coach with The Boda Group. Brodie also authored Feedback Fundamentals and Evidence-Based Best Practices.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite

The Coaching Shift by Shonna D. Waters and Brodie Riordan offers readers information about developing useful coaching skill sets for improving your emotions, mindset, habits, ​and relationships. The book is divided into three parts. The first part helps you lay the foundation for personal change by examining thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Part Two looks into how you can use your coaching skills and your increased knowledge of yourself and others to improve your relationships. In the last section, readers are enlightened on how a coaching mindset can be employed in organizations to improve cohesion and maximize human potential. From this book, you will learn to improve your well-being, communication skills, job satisfaction, learning ability, team performance, resilience, chances of achieving your goals, and much more.

The book's concepts, though intricate and broad, are presented in such a way that any reader can understand them. The numerous case studies and real stories assist the reader in gaining transformative value and lessons that stick for life with ease. Whenever I am pushed to anger, I will recall the story about Marcus, who is known to react strongly and has to remember his mantra: "Stop. Wait. Don’t react.” There are plenty more practical and useful tools in The Coaching Shift, including exercises that contain introspective questions and fillable spaces. Everybody wins if individuals and organizations embrace Shonna D. Waters and Brodie Riordan's intelligent, life-changing principles, which are grounded in extensive research, neuroscience, and psychological knowledge. This game-changing book about coaching principles holds the key to transforming your personal life, relationships, and organization, as well as counting more wins in all areas.