Coaching Insights for Coaches - Listening to the Inner Game

on Saturday, 01 September 2012. Posted in ACLW Publishing

Coaching Insights for Coaches - Listening to the Inner Game

Coaching Insights for Coaches - Listening to the Inner Game

Diann is the Author of Coaching Insights for Coaches - Listening to the Inner Game

An introduction to the book's themes is at:

Professor Clutterbuck, Co-founder of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council comments in the Foreword of this book:

"Diann's analysis of her personal experiences provides a fascinating insight into how awareness of the inner game makes coaching work for both coach and client. The models and charts provide useful templates for thinking about how we think about our own inner games. As I write that sentence, I reflect "Is that too deep?" And I answer myself "No, probably not deep enough!"

Madam Nazhat Shameem, a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Fiji and a barrister of the Inner Temple London (worksite: offered the following review:

"Reading Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey’s recent book - “Coaching Insights for Coaches’’; I am reminded of the poetry of Rumi, the Sufi poet and philosopher who believed that the first step to reaching divine grace was to understand oneself. He wrote – “The people of the world don’t examine themselves, and so they blame one another”. I am also reminded of Alexander Pope’s words in “An Essay on Man” –

“Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;

The proper study of mankind is man...

Created half to rise, and half to fall;

Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all...”

The book, which will be invaluable in adopting coaching techniques all over the world, seeks to approach the question of coaching subjectivity by confronting the spectre of the self, in both a negative and positive way. It acknowledges that Self1 and Self2 are potential barriers in the achieving of potential in the process of coaching, but then works towards an acknowledgment of the relationship of both Selves to the Coach. It acknowledges the creation of barriers even when the Coach imports values such as equity and equality, which values are often perceived at aiming at substantive objectivity. This book does not pretend that there is such a thing as objectivity. It identifies potential barriers to achieving effective coaching, which exist in the mind of the Coach herself, and seeks to minimise the effects of those barriers, or to transform them in order that the important question be asked and answered-

“How is a coach's internal dialogue, beyond the Inner Game, assisting one's coaching performance? “

The Inner Game, how it plays out in the course of coaching, understanding internal dialogue with oneself, and confronting oneself in the process of coaching, are all features which are central to this valuable book."

This book is available for A$9.95 through Amazon: 
Coaching Insights for Coaches - Listening to the Inner Game

Customer Reviews: 

5.0 out of 5 stars 

An insightful and useful resource for coaches and those interested in coaching..., June 19, 2013

By KF  

Diann's detailed explanation of her Inner Game in relation to coaching was a fascinating read and was also an extremely useful resource for an assignment I was working on at the time for my Masters. It is a quick read with great insight and recommendations at the end. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in coaching (and mentoring) especially those that are keen to improve their own coaching skills by better managing their Inner Game.

Each review a new lesson, October 1, 2012

I have read and reread this book 3 times so far and each time I get a new learning.

First time, it helped me develop a structure to my supervising coaching conversations within a coaching program I created for our Sales directors throughout Asia Pacific and Japan.

Second time, it gave me a critical idea that helped me overcome an issue I had when introducing a coaching program into Hong Kong and China.

Third time, my own coaching was flipped on its head when I realised my self-1 was dominating my internal game much like the Williams sisters in women's tennis and just like that analogy it was so frequent it became the norm. A big ah ha moment.