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  • 1.  coaching - resources, workshops

    Posted 01-26-2019 12:53 PM
    I am reading Coaching with Powerful Interactions. I took the 2 day seminar from Teaching Strategies on the Fidelity tool. I am interested in learning more, enhancing my skills, in the area of coaching. Does anyone know of other resources? Workshops or seminars in the New Jersey area, within a 180 mile radius? Thank you in advance for the input!

    Jen Metzger
    Infant/Toddler Program Coordinator
    University N O W Day Nursery
    Princeton New Jersey

  • 2.  RE: coaching - resources, workshops

    Posted 01-27-2019 02:37 PM
    Hello Jen,

    Strengths-Based coaching is a key component of my work. I use it to support school leaders, to help them develop the skills they need to strengthen their relationships with their staff and I use it with teachers to help them build strong teams and positive relationships with parents.
    I will be doing a free webinar next month focused on Strengths-based coaching.  You can find it by searching for Early Childhood Investigations, going to the “browse webinars” page.  Right now the webinar is the fifth one down.

    I have written a chapter on Strength-Based Coaching in my book, Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Eight Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality, published by Gryphon.

    I am certified as a coach through IPEC - Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. An amazing, life-altering, program. They are based in NJ and run training programs there.

    Other readings/resources that have been useful to me:

    Dole, Dawn, Moehle, Matthew, and Godwin, Lindsay. Exceeding Expectations: An Anthology of Appreciative Inquiry Stories in Education from Around the World. Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publications, 2014. A Worldshare book available for free download at:

    Fredrickson, Barbara L. Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio that will Change Your Life. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2009.

    Gordon, Jon. The Energy Bus. Wiley and Sons, 2007.

    Kegan, Robert, and Lisa Laskow Lahey. Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock Potential in Yourself and Your Organization. Boston, MA: Harvard Business, 2009.

    Kieves, Tama. Inspired and Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life's Work.

                Tarcher/Penguin, 2012.

    Loehr, James E., and Tony Schwartz. The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal. New York: Free, 2003.

    Ray, Michael L. The Highest Goal: the Secret That Sustains You in Every Moment. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler, 2005.

    Rothstein, Dan, and Luz Santana. Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education, 2011

    Seale, Alan. Soul Mission, Life Vision: Recognize Your True Gifts and Make Your Mark in the World.  Red Wheel, 2003.

    Schneider, Bruce D. Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life     

                From the Core. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons, 2008.

    Stratton-Berkessel, Robyn. Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strength-based workshops. San Francisco, CA: J. Wiley & Sons, 2010.

    Tschannen-Moran, Bob, and Megan Tschannen-Moran. Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010. .

    Whitney, Diana, Trosten-Bloom, Amanda and Rader, Kae. Appreciative Leadership: Focusing on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build Thriving Organizations. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010


     I hope this is helpful to you and I would be happy to answer any questions you have.

    With all good wishes




    Susan MacDonald
    Inspiring New Perspectives
    Waltham, MA

  • 3.  RE: coaching - resources, workshops

    Posted 01-27-2019 05:53 PM
    I am also looking for coaching resources ad training, either online or in my area. I live in Houston, TX. Thanks!

    Regina Puckett
    Origins Learning Community
    Houston TX