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Coaching Texts

Required Reading for Coaching Courses
(Note: audit and credit students are expected to fulfill reading requirements)

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MCS 510            Intro to Coaching

  • Coaching for Christian Leaders: A Practical Guide by Linda J. Miller and Chad W. Hall (2007, Chalice Press)
  • Co-Active Coaching by Laura Whitworh, et al (2007, Davies-Black)


MCS 511             Coaching for Change

  • Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, 3rd edition by William Bridges (2009, Da Capo Lifelong Books)
  • Masterful Coaching, 3rd edition by Robert Hardgrove (2008, Pfeiffer, 3rd edition) ISBN-13: 978-0470290354; retail: $39.21


MCS 512             Personal Coaching

  • The Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High-Performance Coaching Culture by Thomas Crane (2007, FTA Press)
  • The COACH Model for Christian Leaders: Powerful Leadership Skills to Solve Problems, Reach Goals, and Develop Others by Keith Webb (2012, CreateSpace)


MCS 513             Coach Approach to Leading and Managing

  • Adaptive Coaching: The Art and Practice of a Client-centered Approach to Performance Improvement by Terry Bacon and Karen Spears (2003, Davies-Black Publishing)
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni (2002, Josey-Bass)
  • Silos, Politics and Turf Wars by Patrick Lencioni (2006, Josey-Bass)
  • Leadership and the One-Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard (200, Harper Collins)


MCS 514             Coaching in Congregations for Spiritual Development

  • Christ-Centered Coaching: 7 Benefits for Ministry Leaders by Jane Creswell (2006, Lake Hickory Resources)
  • Faith Coaching: A Conversational Approach to Helping Others Move Forward in Faith by Chad Hall, Bill Copper, and Kathryn McElveen (2009, Coach Approach Ministries)


MCS 515            Coaching and a Brain-Based Approach to Learning

  • Brain-Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching, 2nd edition by Eric Jenson (2008, Corwin Press)


MCS 516             Using Assessments, Inventories and Tools in Coaching

  • Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community, by Donald Clifton,  et al (2004, Gallup)


MCS 517             The Language of Coaching

  • No texts assigned, readings are included in class notes.


MCS 518             Growing Your Coaching Practice

  • Executing Coaching with Backbone and Heart by Mary Beth O’Neill (2000, Josey-Bass)
  • Patterns of High Performance by Jerry Fletcher (1993, Berrett-Koehler Publishers)
  • Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching: How to Create a Thriving Coaching Practice, by Stephen G. Fairley and Chris E. Stout (2004, Liley & Sons)

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