IN THIS SUMMARY
Once considered a consulting niche employed only by sports teams, coaching has evolved into one of the fastest-growing professions in the world. In Co-Active Coaching, Laura Whitworth, Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House, and Phillip Sandahl delineate a particular approach to coaching and the coaching relationship that they term “co-active coaching” because it involves the active and collaborative participation of both coach and client. The authors believe co-active coaching is not about solving problems or improving performance, but chiefly about discovery, awareness, and choice. They describe their method in detail, defining skills and techniques of co-active coaching honed through years of experience working with clients.