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RESULTS Coaching

RESULTS Coaching
The New Essential for School Leaders

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Foreword by Dennis Sparks

July 2012 | 264 pages | Corwin
Coaching is not a workshop or simply a new role—it requires a leader to embrace the knowledge of how others learn and change as a result of coaching language and behaviours. Being a "coach-leader" is a key competency, a new identity, for anyone in the business of developing teachers, staff, and students. On a daily basis, coaching challenges leaders to "walk the talk"—continuously growing and improving themselves before modeling and leading others.

Built upon the International Coaching Federation standards and competencies for coaching, this book introduces leaders to results coaching, a model that:

- Provides a navigation system for impacting new thinking and solution finding at every level of school systems

- Creates new pathways in the brain resulting in new energy and motivation

- Teaches language that builds trust and scaffolds confidence and competence

- Models thinking processes that move people to action

- Focuses on goal clarity and multiple options leading to action and achievement.

About the Authors
Foreword by Dennis Sparks
1. The Coach Leader Mindset: The Cognitive Shift
2. Intention: Being Purposeful
3. Leader as Coach: The Results Coaching Navigation System
4. Language: The Essential Connector
5. Communication Skills: The New Essentials
#1 - Committed Listening

#2 - Powerful Paraphrasing

#3 - Presuming Positive Intent and Powerful Questions

#4 - Reflective Feedback

6. The Leader’s GPS: Guided Pathways for Success
7. RESULTS Coaching Plan for Action: Essential for Unleashing Promise and Possibility
Appendix A: RESULTS Coaching Navigation System - Visual

Appendix B: RESULTS Coaching – GPS - Visual

Appendix C: RESULTS Coaching – Model - Visual

Appendix D: Assessments

Appendix E: ICF Code of Ethics

Appendix F: ICF Core Competencies

Appendix G: Coaching School Results: Evaluation and Testimonies

Appendix H: Skill Essays and Coaching Scripts


"RESULTS coaching is a humanistic approach to developing needed teacher proficiencies. It draws from a standards-based body of research to teach a mandated curriculum with high-yield strategies to produce results. RESULTS coaching incorporates the best from many models of coaching, including cognitive coaching, and provides a valuable resource for leaders to clearly articulate the expectations of the work of schools.”

Robert J. Garmston, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento
Co-Developer, Cognitive Coaching

"Leaders who are truly committed to substantive and lasting change will find that RESULTS coaching is one of the definitive actions that they can take. As a beneficiary of RESULTS coaching, I know it works. The authors make many skills accessible to school leaders, who can begin tomorrow changing the way they interact with staff and colleagues and accelerating the level at which they achieve their goals for staff and students."

Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director
National Staff Development Council

Kathryn M. Kee

Kathryn (Harwell) Kee is a committed and passionate champion for the power of COACHING and the impact the mindset and the skills of coaching offer to educational organizations, in particular, and to all places of work, in general.  Having served in all levels of education since 1970, Kathy’s 47 years have confirmed her strongly held belief system of how critically important leadership is.  She believes a leader must be committed to the research and knowledge we have today; to influence, motivate, inspire and grow people to use their best thinking to produce their best work.   Our schools seem so hardwired to... More About Author

Karen A. Anderson

Karen Anderson believes coaching is her most significant work as an educator.  She is passionate about working with leaders who are open to advancing their performance to a higher level.  Leaders who “work on their work” in ways that challenge the norm, create a space for possibility, and include commitment to action motivate and inspire her as a coach.  Her dream is for every educator to have a coach; AND for every educator to “be” a Coach Leader.  She wants her grandchildren to have a leader who looks for the best in all, values individual differences, and holds the highest standards and expectations for... More About Author

Vicky S. Dearing

Vicky Dearing has been involved with coaching for over twenty years.  She believes that coaching has been one of the most important and influential components of her professional career and personal life and she wants to support others in experiencing the power of coaching.  Vicky’s expertise and experiences include thirty years of work within public education, serving as an elementary teacher, a central office administrator leading and supporting Gifted programs, Title I programs, and At-Risk programs and as a principal who received state and national recognition for leading school to recognized and exemplary results. After... More About Author

Edna Harris

Edna has worked as an educator in several large suburban school districts for over thirty years. She has experience as a teacher, supervisor, reading coordinator, principal and staff developer. She has developed curriculum and training materials for several organizations and school districts. She has presented training sessions for numerous professional organizations and universities primarily in the area of implementing effective staff development programs. She is a founding member of Coaching for Results and enjoys coaching school leaders.In 1992-1993, Edna served as president of the Texas Staff Development Council. She was named Texas... More About Author

Frances A. Shuster

Frances Shuster was an early adopter of the professional coaching model and is part of the first wave of students and active members of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the global leader in professional coaching.  She has served in various roles and capacities in support of and contribution to professional coaching, both as a volunteer and as a leader, faculty instructor, mentor, coach and partner in Results Coaching Global.  Frances has also been active in the University of Texas at Dallas coach training program since 2008, serving as an instructor, supervising mentor and assessor.  She continues to be in... More About Author

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