The Mindful Coach
Doug Silsbee has written a useful book for anybody facilitating the growth and development of individuals and groups. His approach reaches deeply into human consciousness and experience where meaningful change and growth occurs.
– Harrison Owen
Author, Open Space Technology
Doug has a wonderful way of ‘unpacking’ what coaches do, spotlighting critical elements of this challenging work and shining an even brighter light on the being of coaching. I urge you to jump into this rich, thoughtful book!
– Ann F. Fisher
Managing Director; Integral Coaching International, Shanghai
The Mindful Coach is not just another coaching model. It is a frame of reference for anyone involved in developing people. This highly readable book should serve as a reference for anyone genuinely concerned about helping others. It has had a significant impact on the way I approach coaching and developing others.
– James N. Bassett, M.Ed.
Employee Development, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations
The Mindful Coach captures the very essence of what coaching can be. Silsbee marries the art and science of human dialogue, of compassionate listening and advice giving without creating dependency. He guides the reader gently through the seven distinct roles of a true helping relationship. This is a process to be internalized at a deep level and lived every day.
– Rod Napier, Ph.D.
Consultant, Author, The Courage to Act and ten other books
The tools of coaching that Silsbee outlines, with an emphasis on mindfulness and service, provide the fundamental basis for holistic and integrative physicians to work with patients.
– Patrick Hanaway, M.D.
President, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
The Mindful Coach is warm, sensitive and intuitive, while at the same time clearly written by a scientific mind. The book provides a simple and cohesive model for the development process, coupled with practical strategies on how to become a more conscious practitioner. Thank you.
– Alejandro Bolaños, PhD
Consultant, Central America
The Mindful Coach goes far beyond coaching steps and models, offering a path for coaches to work more deeply and authentically to guide their clients to significant new results.
– Marcia Reynolds, PsyD
Author, The Discomfort Zone, and past President, International Coach Federation
Doug delivers frameworks for developing real-world leadership skills, while expanding awareness of what’s possible, even essential. Authentic and thought provoking, I highly recommend this important new work.
– Kelly Durkan Bean
Associate Dean of Executive Education, UCLA Anderson School of Management