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Coaching Book Out Early!


My new book, Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach (McGraw-Hill 2009), came out a month early (an amazing event in the publishing industry) and is doing great in every way! It is highly ranked on Amazon; after just one week, it was ranked between 2000 and 5000. Translations rights have already been arranged in Thai and Danish.

Book endorsers have been highly enthusiastic about it. Major Enneagram teachers – Don Riso and Russ Hudson, as well as Helen Palmer and David Daniels – were effusive and generous, and Pam McLean from The Hudson Institute and Karen Kimsey-House of the Coaches Training Institute, both CEOs of their respective coaching institutions, were incredibly supportive. Although neither Pam nor Karen were highly familiar with the Enneagram or knew me personally, they really liked the book and the way the Enneagram can be used in coaching. There were additional endorsers from senior leaders at big companies like Best Buy, Agilent, Cartier, and Genentech, and from CEOs of non-profits such as Room to Read, an organization that creates literacy around the world and has been featured on Oprah.

This feels like a big movie unfolding, and I am so excited to see what materializes. And I am sensing my role, but not exactly clear about it. Am I the screenwriter, the director, the producer, the actor, or a bit of each?

My first two Enneagram-business books, Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work and What Type of Leader Are You?, also published by McGraw-Hill, are still doing well and have been translated into multiple languages. It looks like continuing the work from these two books and the programs for the new coaching book – particularly the new 5-day “Coaching with the Enneagram” certificate program – will take me even further around the world, where I get to meet great people, try new foods, accumulate frequent flyer miles, and make an international contribution.


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