As a potential coaching client, do you know how to get the most value from your investment?
As a coach, do you ever wonder what’s missing to have your coaching relationships soar?
Discover the “blue pearl” at the heart of effective coaching.
This story-based book explores what effective coaching relationships look like and what makes them work. The Blue Pearl shares the perspectives of a variety of masterful coaches and the candid experiences of 16 professionals of being coached—from CEOs and non-profit leaders to sports coaches and performing artists.
If you’re considering hiring a coach, use The Blue Pearl to get an “insider look” at the experience and to discover the part you play in the success of a coaching relationship.
If you’re a coach, this book will give you some insights into your own practices and why you’re effective when you are.
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What they’re saying…
“What if you could transform your life and work to one that matches your vision? The Blue Pearl shows how the collaboration of willing client and skilled coach combine to create transformation in people’s lives. Shae Hadden provides us with an eminently readable guide to the power of the coach/client relationship and all it can achieve. I wish every client would read this book before working with their coach! And it should be mandatory reading for every coach.”
—Donna Steinhorn, PCC, MMC, CMC
Founder of Conversation Among Masters, President of The Coach Initiative, Blogger for The Huffington Post, and internationally-known executive, mentor & life coach
“…a beautiful book and exquisitely written.”
CEO & Co-Founder, The Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
“Coaching is an essential skill for more than coaches: it is essential for effective managers and leaders as well, since they also take people to new actions, frames, and futures together. Shae has provided a powerful, relevant, and engaging map of coaching conversations for coaches, leaders, and managers. She goes beyond the ‘how’ to the more fundamental ‘what’ is involved and makes them accessible and resonant in the real stories of coaches and coachees. The Blue Pearl shows how coaching enables the possibilities of engaging with the challenges of life to become our best selves for a better world.”
Founder of The Institute for Generative Leadership and Director of the Coaching Excellence in Organizations program
“In the world of business we all too rarely stop and take inventory of our experiences and the immeasurable lessons learned in order to expedite our growth to move us forward. Human Resources is the people side of the bottom line. With a provocative approach and focused intent, Shae Hadden makes a stellar argument for investing in this single most important asset to any business, that of the employee base and the building up of their competencies. Hadden has a gifted storytelling ability and weaves a compelling tapestry of three unique perspectives to showcase the unlimited power and impact of business coaching. I would highly recommend this book to all HR professionals as standard reading and to all levels of leadership within an organization. The Blue Pearl stands as a witness to the force of listening and having the courage to take action in one’s life and work. “
HR consultant and author of Turning Compassion into Action and Four Generations, One Workplace
“…a must read for anyone involved in a coaching relationship—both the person being coached and their coach. Author Shae Hadden shares the keys to achieving transformative interactions and building powerful relationships that empower both parties.”
Mentor/coach, futurist, and author of Getting to the Better Future
“In non-fiction, the author talks about their topic, taking us on a tour of and perhaps some insight into something “out there”. Instead, Shae’s book serves up wave after wave of experiential glimpses, moving us steadily to the discovery within ourselves of the experience of being a coach, delivering in all a voyage to the inner experience of coaching and being coached, in a way that is the view from inside, not outside; both inside the minds of the coaches and coachees and of the author and, ultimately, of ourselves being a coach/coachee. Her personal shares serve to anchor the reader in their own experience, deepening and personalizing the outcome. Shae has accomplished what many have sought to do: to write something that transports readers to the heart of the matter, rather than just delivering a mental representation about coaching.”