'This material will be very valuable to principals and their superintendents who are trying to understand how to leverage their limited resources and enhance leadership competencies' - Charles Elbot, Director, Office of Character and School Culture, Denver Public Schools, CO 'This is an excellent book which plows new ground. It includes a wonderful balance of theory and practice. It is clear, passionate, and tied to professional standards' - Michael Keany, Director, Long Island School Leadership Center 'The author offers real, practical examples of how we can tap this tremendous resource and unleash the talents of individuals in the organization. It is an easy read, poignant, and rich in resources' - Lorna Lewis, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services, Three Village Central School District, East Setauket, NY Discover how effective leadership coaching can create lasting school change. In this innovative resource, educational coach Karla Reiss helps consultants, headteachers and teachers understand the fundamentals of effective leadership coaching programs that result in long-lasting educational change.Using a balance of theory and practice, Reiss offers 11 core competencies adopted by the rapidly growing coaching profession including setting a foundation, ethical guidelines, effective communication, and facilitating learning and results. Also included are strategies for overcoming resistance, conducting a coaching session, creating a coaching plan, and more. Aligned with the International Coach Federation's Professional Coaching Core Competencies, this exciting resource: / Explains the role and skills of coaching / Guides educators on designing and implementing an effective coaching program / Includes real examples and success stories / Provides sample coaching techniques and dialogue / Offers myriad graphic organizers, diagrams, checklists, and planners / Contains practical leadership tools and templates for staff developers Coaching, done well, offers enormous potential for creating real change. Use this guide for implementing a successful coaching program in your school and across your district, effecting educational lasting change.