Summary of Coaching for Performance

Growing Human Potential and Purpose

Nicholas Brealey Publishing,
First Edition: 1992 more...

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Coaching for Performance book summary
Learn to ask the right questions to coach your employees toward increased accountability, awareness and responsibility.


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Coaches don’t work only on football and soccer fields, baseball diamonds, or basketball courts. Today, coaches assist clients in every possible area of endeavor, from business and other professions to numerous life skills. If you can do it, a coach can help you do it better. Sir John Whitmore is a respected guru in this emerging field. He also is a bigger-than-life figure who was once a professional racecar driver on a championship team. Whitmore’s popular, authoritative book, now in its fourth edition, is a classic contribution in the field of performance coaching. getAbstract recommends it as a tremendous resource on the philosophy and methodology of coaching.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What coaching is
  • How to be an effective coach
  • How to use the “GROW formula” to ask coaching questions
  • What coaching’s future path is


The Basics of Performance Coaching
In sports and other areas, a coach helps individuals fulfill their potential so they can perform at their best. Coaching focuses on learning, not teaching, and covers “planning, problem solving, reviewing” and “skill development.” Just as a baby discovers...
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About the Author

John Whitmore is a legendary coach. His classic book on coaching has sold more than half a million copies in 22 languages. Whitmore started out as a professional racecar driver. His racing team won numerous prestigious championships in the 1960s.

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    Paul Glynn 9 months ago
    Really sells the importance of coaching well
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    Kristof Schoenaerts 4 years ago
    This is probably one of the best coaching books round. Recommended!
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    Shanavas Usman 5 years ago
    well written.

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