Who Do You Want To Be On The Way To What You Want?: Coaching With The Empowerment Dynamic (Paperback)

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Who Do You Want To Be On The Way To What You Want?: Coaching With The Empowerment Dynamic (Paperback)


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Deepen Your CREATIVITY and
Strengthen Your INFLUENCE
as a leader and coach.

How do I, and my clients, learn from our
reactive habits instead of pushing them away?
Why do the same habits keep reappearing
in the first place?
How can my drama patterns show me the
way to being the person I want to be?

If you’re familiar with David Emerald’s teaching
story, The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment
, you will recognize the main character in
this book: Sophia, the coach who walks with Ted and
David. In this new story, we look in on Sophia many
years later, after she has become an experienced
professional coach. You will hear Sophia’s internal
dialogue, her doubts and worries, as she learns to
quiet her mind in service of coaching a headstrong
client. The coaching dialogue here reveals tools and
methods intended to help you coach and empower
yourself as well as others.
Donna Zajonc, MCC, is Director of Coaching for the Center for The Empowerment Dynamic. She is passionate about teaching and facilitating coaching courses based upon TED* (The Empowerment Dynamic). A Master Certified Coach since 2013, Donna received the Washington State excellence in coaching award in 2017. Donna’s love of community and leadership led her to public service early in her career. During that time, she served three terms in the Oregon legislature and was her party’s nominee for Secretary of state. After leaving politics, she was owner and CEO of a multi-store food retail company in Portland, Oregon. Deeply curious about the inner landscape of the human mind, Donna fully embraced professional coaching in 2001, later joining her partner, David Emerald, in their 3 Vital Questions and The Empowerment Dynamic leadership education, coaching and facilitation. She lives in the Pacific Northwest region of the US, where she enjoys daily beach walks, good books, sampling dark chocolate and robust microbrews, and hanging out with her children and grandchildren.
Product Details ISBN: 9781733678100
ISBN-10: 1733678107
Publisher: Polaris Publishing
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2022
Pages: 268
Language: English
"Donna Zajonc has given us a lucid articulation of psychological dynamics that affects us all. This book will help readers navigate the human world with much more skill, confidence, and wisdom." Martha Beck, PhD author of Finding Your Own North Star, author of The Way of Integrity


​"This book brings to life the coaching process so you can integrate its methods into your own conversations. As enjoyable as it is enlightening!" Dr. Marcia Reynolds, author of Coach the Person Not the Problem, author of Outsmart Your Brain

“As a coach, I loved Donna’s book! It was so powerful to read the main character’s mental dialogue as she listened to her thoughts and coached herself. This is the trifecta/hat trick in the The Empowerment Dynamic series! I’ve consumed everything TED* for over ten years and this was extremely additive! I highly recommend it for everyone!"  —Barry Rellaford, Co-founder, FranklinCovey Trust Practice and co-author, A Slice of Trust

“Donna understands the experience of those who coach because she is a master coach. Add to that understanding her honesty and vulnerability, and you get some really cool tools to go beyond the Drama Triangle.”  ––Jim Dethmer, Author of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

“For a good 10 years, the Empowerment Dynamic has had a fundamental influence not only on my own personal development, but for many of my colleagues as well. Donna's book helps leaders to continue that journey within a coaching mindset that will allow the concepts to be shared even more broadly throughout the world.”  ––Chris Nagel, Executive Director, Mandel Global Leadership & Learning Institute at Cleveland Clinic

“Donna Zajonc’s beautifully written book is a roadmap to living with an empowered mindset. I truly hope it finds it’s way into the hands of coaches, therapists, and physicians, as well as anyone interested in changing their mind for good.”  ––Carolyn Piver Dukarm, M.D., Author of Pieces of a Puzzle: The Link between Eating Disorders and ADD

“For anyone wanting to enhance their coaching, leveraging The Empowerment Dynamic as an antidote to our inner critic is a vital tool for improving our coaching mindset and presence. Donna Zajonc masterfully brings us along on the journey of a coach doing this essential inner work.  Every coach will learn from this book!”  ––Petra Platzer PhD, NBC-HWC, PCC; Director, Health & Wellness Coaching Program, Georgetown University and Founder & COO, SixSEED Partners

“Over the years, bringing TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)® to practitioners and trainers, I have seen no one do this work more earnestly than Donna Zajonc. The depth of her experience springs to life in this marvelous story whose characters are strong Creators doing their inner work in order to be of service in the outer world.”  ––David Emerald, Author of The Power of TED (*The Empowerment Dynamic) and 3 Vital Questions: Transforming Workplace Drama