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About Marion Franklin
As a Master Certified Coach (MCC), Marion Franklin is sought after for her Laser-Focused approach and direct communication. Her work includes developing and teaching her unique program, Laser Coach Your Way to Sustainable Success – Intensive, which emphasizes
masterful coaching skills. She published the audiobook Life’s Little Lessons: Improve Your Life One Lesson at a Time, facilitates ongoing “Coach with Confidence” mentor groups, and provides individual mentoring and supervising.
To date, everyone Marion has taught and mentored for Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), or Master Certified Coach (MCC) has passed (using the principles from this book). She serves as a supervisory coach and examiner for developing coaches in an executive coaching program, has been interviewed on TV for her coaching expertise, coached executives at various corporations, presented at numerous coaching conferences and events, and has been cited in The Journal News and The Wall Street Journal.
Marion holds master’s degrees in business and education. Prior to coaching, she co-founded a healthcare publishing company and taught high school business education. Aside from coach training and mentoring, she finds it critical to maintain individual coaching clients. Through them she is richly rewarded as they move toward and achieve their sustainable visions. In her spare time, Marion takes drawing classes and plays bridge and she resides in Tarrytown, New York.
Coaching is an art form that requires strong, fundamental skills in order to help clients achieve the success they desire. Marion Franklin has done a fine job of capturing these skills in her new book. New and experienced coaches alike will benefit greatly from the detailed strategies and wisdom shared from her years of experience. Marion is a Master Coach with integrity, who clearly has her clients’ best interest at heart. You’ll have yours, too, when you read AND USE this book! —Cheryl Richardson, NYTimes Bestselling author of Take Time for Your Life
Her straightforward and accessible approach makes even the masterful coach sit up and take notes! Marion’s life and professional experience as a coach and trainer is evident on every page of her book. As a training director and teacher, I integrated Marion’s coaching acumen and students loved it. After 18 years of coaching, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had so much more to learn! Soon my coaching became almost magical in its effectiveness, and I earned my MCC. I could not have achieved it without the practical tools and wisdom Marion has in her book. I believe it will become THE book about coaching!
Merci Miglino, MCC, Executive Coach & Trainer, Author of From Doormat to Diva!
I am honestly blown away by the absolute ‘usability’ of The HeART of Laser-Focused Coaching!” As a long-time master level coach, I rarely find any “how-to” books as meaningful and easy to immediately incorporate into my coaching…with concepts, reminders and actual steps I can take NOW to further my coaching skills. I so appreciate what Marion has put together in such a readable and usable manner.
Bobette Reeder, MCC, Past-President, ICF; Co-founder, The Coach Initiative; Co-founder, Conversation Among Masters
“Are you looking for a good resource to ensure great results when you coach? Basic coach training can only take you so far. Even though I have been coaching for over 20 years, The HeART of Laser Coaching gave me new techniques and jogged my memory about practices I had forgotten but were once significant in my client interactions and business success. I am grateful for Marion’s commitment to document the best of her coach training in one book at that easy-to-follow and apply. I will keep my copy close by to regularly refresh my skills.”
Dr. Marcia Reynolds, MCC, past global president of ICF and author of The Discomfort Zone: How leaders turn difficult conversations into breakthroughs.
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New and experienced coaches alike will benefit greatly from the detailed strategies and wisdom shared from Marion’s years of experience.
—Cheryl Richardson, NYTimes Bestselling author of Take Time for Your Life
Marion Franklin, the Coach’s Coach, has been training and mentoring coaches for more than 20 years. Every student she has mentored or taught who sought ACC, PCC, or MCC has gotten their credential using the material in this book designed for all levels of coaches. No matter where you are in your coaching journey, this book has something for you.
This book is different because it:
• Includes brilliant tools for beginner-to-seasoned coaches
•. Offers advanced techniques for developing powerful questions without any lists
• Provides principles of human behavior that help you quickly identify what’s really going on
• Contains the 25 Themes that underlie every coaching situation and make coaching and questioning much simpler
• Shares a step-by-step, easy to follow, way to create a shift in perspective
• Presents 17 strategies that clients unknowingly use that actually work against, not for them
Begin using even one or two of the concepts and principles in this book and notice your coaching immediately elevate to a new level. Your clients will notice the difference!
You will experience this innovative approach to masterful coaching with two full laser-coaching sessions with commentary — much like eavesdropping in on the mind of a master coach.
Marion shares unprecedented concepts that will help new coaches and even the most experienced coaches gain new insights and ideas, including a deeper understanding of what they already know.
• Automatically improve your coaching by applying one rarely known principle.
• Never feel stuck around what question to ask.
• Feel more confident by quickly identifying what’s really going on.
• Know exactly what to listen for in every conversation.
• Discover a simple “2 inquiry” approach that instantly enables you to deepen your curiosity.
This book will not only boost your confidence and mastery as a coach, it will enable you to produce sustained results for your clients. I designed this book to not only show you what laser-focused coaching looks, sounds, and feels like, but to show you HOW TO coach for permanent, life-altering change.
When using the Laser-Focused approach, you’ll be able to:
• avoid getting seduced by the story
• ask questions that get right to the heart of the matter
• have the client do all of the summary
• know how to create the shift and what to do afterwards
• recognize the client’s underlying pattern and know how to address it and so much more
The HeART of Laser-Focused Coaching –– A revolutionary, unprecedented approach makes coaching easier while also enhancing your ability to help clients create deep and profound change. Transform your coaching into something so powerful and life-changing that your coaching consistently flows and becomes effortless.