The Coaches Book Club
This is a new, free service for 2019.
The Coaches Book Club is open to all coaches who would like to connect online with like-minded people to explore and discuss coach-related books.
The group’s purpose is:
- To provide focus on reading and learning from coach-related reading material
- A source of structured CPD
- Connect and network with other coaches
We have already discussed a wide range of popular and lesser known books about (or loosely related to) coaching, including:
* ‘Time to Think’ by Nancy Kline
* ‘Humble Inquiry’ by Edgar H Shein
* ‘How will you measure your life’ by Clayton Christensen
* ‘Authentic: How to be yourself and why it matters’ by Stephen Joseph
* ‘Clean Approaches for Coaches’ by Marian Way
We meet on the third or last Wednesday of every month, alternating between lunchtime and early evening sessions.
Dates for the rest of the year are:
- Weds 19th June – 6.00pm to 7.30pm: Focused discussion: “Challenging Coaching” by John Blakely and Ian Day
- Weds 24th July – 12.30pm to 2.00pm: Open discussion about your current reading list
- Weds 21st Aug – 6.00pm to 7.30pm: Open discussion about your current reading list
- Weds 25th Sept – 12.30pm to 2.00pm: Focused discussion (TBA)
- Weds 23rd Oct – 6.00pm to 7.30pm: Focused discussion (TBA)
- Weds 20th Nov – 12.30pm to 2.00pm: Open discussion
- Weds 18th Dec – 6.00pm to 7.30pm: Open discussion
What people are saying:
(If you have attended a session, please jot me a line to say what you thought of it so I can share that here)
Isabela shared a quote by Karl Lagerfeld which she felt was very relevant to the group:
“For every book you buy, you should buy the time to read it.” Karl Lagerfeld
“Book club was really good – its a great initiative so thank you for that. It is nice to be able to have someone like yourself as the driving force of this!”
“Great first meeting of the new book club group for coaches. I enjoyed meeting other members and discussing our favourite reads and would recommend joining.”
You can be a silent attendee (just sit back and be inspired to read!) or a full participant (contribute your reflections on the book, share summaries and concepts you have learnt, practical applications, personal experiences, critical review etc).
The plan is that this group will become self-organising and self-sustaining. So active participants will be expected to suggest / recommend books for the group and occasionally host the sessions.
To be part of the group and receive regular invitations, reminders and email follow ups, please register here: http://eepurl.com/gdxVu1
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Angela at email@example.com