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Updated Edition of Bestseller

Leadership Coaching for Educators

Bringing Out the Best in School Administrators
Second Edition
By: Karla Reiss

Empower your staff through coaching! This clear, comprehensive resource demystifies the coaching process and explains how to design and implement an effective, school-wide coaching system.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483359151
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2015
  • Page Count: 328
  • Publication date: April 07, 2015

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Empower your staff through coaching!

There is an urgent need for school leaders to go beyond “top-down” supervision and coach educators to succeed. Use this comprehensive resource to design and implement an effective, school-wide coaching system that yields powerful results. Aligned with the International Coach Federation’s Professional Coaching Core Competencies, this revised edition demystifies the coaching process and includes:

  • Recent research projects, award-winning success stories, and trends in the field
  • Guidance for school leaders on developing, designing, and implementing a successful coaching program
  • Graphic organizers and practical examples of coaching dialogue
  • Evaluation tools for coach development

An expert educational consultant and founder of The Change Place, LLC, the author is a former president of the New York State Staff Development Council.

“Leadership Coaching for Educators offers coaching tips and examples that can be easily adapted.
A major strength of this book is the focus on a current topic. The author provides the background, definitions, a foundation and steps necessary for successful coaching implementation.”

—Delsia Easley, Principal
W. E. Striplin Elementary
Gadsden, AL

“The work is very well organized and is presented sequentially. It is very easy to follow. The author makes a great case that a major part of the success of each player is dependent upon the coach and the coaching process.”
—Dr. Robert A. Frick, Superintendent (Retired)
Lampeter-Strasburg School District

“The author’s passion for coaching is evident. This makes the text more engaging and helps the reader to become more curious about exploring coaching a change strategy.”
—Ruth S. Johnson, Professor of Educational Leadership
California State University, LA

Key features

  • Aligned to International Coach Federation’s Professional Coaching Core Competencies
  • Incorporates NSDC’s Life Coaching project concepts
  • Includes real examples from the field of education
  • Highlights success stories throughout
  • Includes sample coaching dialogue
  • Offers graphic organizers and diagrams
  • Includes practical tools and templates for leadership and staff trainers and staff developers


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Karla Reiss

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Karla Reiss is the award winning author of Leadership Coaching for Educators; Bringing Out the Best in School Administrators. She founded The Change Place, LLC in 2004, a coaching and consulting firm dedicated to the continuous improvement of individuals, teams and organizations after 30 years in education, publishing and sales. She and her team of certified coaches offer several levels of coaching training programs to leaders of school systems, government and non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals who wish to learn a coaching style of leadership, including Powerful Coaching for Powerful Results™ certification program, CKEY; Coaching Kids, Empowering Youth™ and various related programs. The Change Place, LLC also provides executive and leadership coaching services, workplace and leadership assessments and products that support others to lead professional and personal change. She is also a frequent speaker at national, state and local conferences.

As a school administrator, Reiss worked with more than 50 school districts in a variety of school improvement roles, the majority as coordinator of professional development at Western Suffolk (NY) Board of Cooperative Education Services. She has conducted numerous professional development programs and school improvement opportunities for K-12 staff and district leaders. She is certified in strategic planning and served on the New York State Education Department’s statewide steering committee for Comprehensive District Education Planning. She was president of New York State Staff Development Council and served on the Executive Board of the Long Island Association for Curriculum and Staff Development.

Karla Reiss is a graduate from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching in 2002 and received additional coach training at the College of Executive Coaching. She holds a bachelor of science degree, a master’s degree in special education and a professional diploma in school district administration. Her professional and personal inspiration and transition into the world of coaching was a result of the invitation to participate in Oxygen TV’s program, The Life Makeover Project in 2002. She has applied all of the coaching techniques and strategies described in this book to her own life and now helps others courageously transition their lives, leadership style and organizations to fulfill their goals, hopes and dreams.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures



About the Author


1. Why Coaching? Why Now?


2. Getting Started as a Coach

3. Core Coaching Competencies 1–4

4. Core Coaching Competencies 5–7

5. Core Coaching Competencies 8–11


6. Strategies to Break Through Resistance

7. Powerful Coaching in Action

8. Implementing Successful Coaching


Resource A: Attributes of a Great Coach: Self-Assessment

Resource B: Coachee Readiness Checklist

Resource C: International Coach Federation Professional Coaching Core Competencies

Resource D: International Coach Federation Code of Ethics

Resource E: What's the Difference?

Resource F: Examining Limiting Beliefs

Resource G: The POWERful Coaching Framework(TM): Conducting a POWERful Coaching Session

Resource H: Professional Coaching Plan: Quarterly Goals and Initial Actions

Resource I: Coaching Session Action Planner

Resource J: Useful Assessment Tools to Use in Coaching

Resource K: Successful Coaching Implementation Checklist





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