Research-Based Coaching Books

Win-Win Partnerships: Be on the Leading Edge with Synergistic Coaching

Win-Win Partnerships provides readers with a practical coaching model that can be applied in building collaborative relationships with team members, creating greater accountability, and helping others to adjust and thrive in changing environments. Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D. and the CMOE team have over 35 years of experience in applied research on the topic of coaching. This coaching book  will help those who either want to coach or be coached to discover how they more effectively and productively communicate with others one-on-one. Win-Win Partnerships is a coaching book that addresses how to develop learning relationships and create synergistic coaching solutions when faced with life’s challenges, examining each coaching opportunity as a learning experience. The principles taught in this book have wide application, giving the reader the ability to enhance his or her relationships at work, school, and home.

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The Coach: Creating Partnerships for a Competitive Edge

The Coach explores the coaching process and the skills, behaviors, values and courage leaders need in order to evoke employee commitment and motivation. This coaching book  provides readers with specific tips, suggestions and methods to apply this new knowledge and how to effectively communicate while handling coaching situations around successful performance and unsuccessful performance. The authors provide a personal, illustrative account of a true-to-life manager who discovers the obstacles and challenges of helping an employee through a difficult time in their profession. This leader ultimately discovers the keys to the successful coaching of others and averts a career-threatening disaster by applying the skills which CMOE has identified in its research.

Many books on leadership focus on general theories, while others treat the topic of coaching in a shallow and oversimplified manner. Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D. and Matt M. Starcevich, Ph.D. provide a rich and deep understanding of this topic for the reader using collected data and anecdotal examples from over 35 years of research and observation.

Please visit our bookstore to order a copy of “The Coach” and view other publications CMOE offers around performance improvement and coaching management.


“Remember that coaching is a little like the focus ring on a camera; if you try to focus on two real topics at the same time, they will both be blurry.”

~ Win-Win Partnerships: Be on the Leading Edge with Synergistic Coaching

“We urge leaders to relax their need for control and to think of themselves as catalysts, organizers, and facilitators in jointly developing solutions with the employee, not figuring out the solution for the employee.”

~ The Coach: Creating Partnerships for a Competitive Edge

“Trust is a two-way street, the coach has to take the first step and believe the other person is trustworthy.”

~ Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D.

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