The profession of personal and business coaching has exploded during the past five years, both in the US and internationally. An estimated twenty percent of all coaches have a background in a mental health–related field.
As more therapists consider using coaching skills to diversify their practices, the need for information and advice from those who have successfully made the transition from therapist to coach is crucial. The New Private Practice: Therapist-Coaches Share Stories, Strategies, and Advice is the first book designed to specifically meet this need. The book, a compilation of essays from successful therapist-coaches working in the field, offers personal narratives, trade secrets, honest discussions about what to charge and how to find clients, as well as clear-cut, how-to-get-started advice. By the end of the book, readers will have a good overview of executive, personal, peak performance, and special niches coaching. Each chapter offers insight and information, as the therapist-coaches tell how they broke into coaching, what it took to build their practices, and what it's like to spend a day in their shoes.
The book is edited by Lynn Grodzki, one of the pioneer therapist-coaches and author of the best-selling Building Your Ideal Private Practice. In her introduction, she explains the differences and similarities between coaching and psychotherapy, the challenges and benefits faced by therapists who add coaching to their skill sets, and how the coach-client relationship compares to the therapist-client relationship.
Table of Contents:
Overview: The New Private Practice
What is this thing called coaching? A clear analysis of the differences and similarities between coaching and therapy from an insider’s point of view.
Part I: Executive Coaching
How therapists shift aspects of their professional identities and adopt different skill-sets to fit into the corporate, fast-paced, show-me-results business world.
Coaching CEO’s and Executive Teams
The Leadership Edge
Dysfunction or Discovery: A Former Therapist Becomes an Executive Coach
The Role of the Family Business Coach
Kacie La Chappelle
Coaching Professional Women to Speak Up
The Hardiness Factor: Heightening Executive Productivity
Part II: Personal Coaching
Personal coaches work outside of a traditional medical model, enjoying a sense of freedom and autonomy not always possible while engaged in the practice of therapy.
Beyond Insight to Vision
Using Lightness and Humor to Coach Highly Creative People
Roz Van Meter
A Spiritual Approach to Coaching
Part III: Peak Performance Coaching
Coaching to enhance performance means knowing how to be both tender and tough, to help clients stretch far beyond their normal abilities and perform at levels of excellence.
From Frozen to Fearless: Coaching an Amateur
Athlete Wendy Allen
Alignment 101: Helping Professional Athletes Maintain High-Performance Careers
Part IV: Special Niches Coaching
Giving into a strong 'itch to niche,' some coaches build practices around a particular passion or expertise and attract a specialized clientele.
When the Therapist Needs a Coach
The Money Coach
Celebrating Success with Special College Students
About the Author:
Lynn Grodzki, LCSW-C, is a psychotherapist and business coach. She lives and works in Silver Spring, MD.