The Leader Coach: Exposing Your Soul

by Don Levin and Terry Edwards



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/28/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781425988869
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467091947

About the Book

Leaders today come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and creeds. It is also quite common to use the term manager and leader interchangeably.This book is about the person who strives to take the giant step to become the Leader Coach. While certainly still a manager and a leader, the role of Leader Coach is all about the special relationship that develops between Leader Coach and Player through the art of effective communication.

By developing your team (players) through the use of the Social, Performance, and Developmental Conversations, a Leader Coach can help release achievement drive and enhance performance in their players. It is also about the joy and self-actualization that occurs during the Journey when a Leader Coach and the Player mutually take the risk and expose their souls to one another during this evolutionary and sometimes extraordinary process. The Leadership Coaching Coefficient Triangle is presented for the leader to conduct self-analysis, to determine current and future leadership capabilities.

This book is designed as a pragmatic, how-to book for the leader who is serious about building or improving his or her organization, one person at a time. Intended more as a guide, the authors share personal insights, anecdotes and experiences from both their professional and personal lives that have made them successful in these endeavors.

From servant leadership and selfless giving on the part of the Leader Coach to the ownership of the change that takes place in the person being coached, Leader Coaching is both the hardest, yet most rewarding, work that a leader can engage in, and when done properly, becomes the Leader Coach's legacy.


About the Author

Don Levin is a former Attorney at Law with over 13 years of general practice, and a retired U.S. Army officer, with over 23 years of commissioned service, 12 of which was at the General Staff level.  He is also a past Senior Sales Leader for two Fortune 200 companies.

Don earned his JD from The John Marshall Law School, his MPA from the University of Oklahoma, and his BA from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, and the Defense Strategy Course, U.S. Army War College.

Don is currently President of Legacy Search, LLC, a Richmond, VA based firm that specializes in Leadership Coaching & Training, Performance Enhancement Training, Organizational Design, as well as Executive Search and Placement.

Don and his wife Susie reside in the Richmond, VA area. They are the parents of 5 children, and 7 grandchildren. Don is also the author of two historical novels that are also available through AuthorHouse.

Terry Edwards is a senior executive with 26 years of diverse leadership experience ranging from 17 years with three Fortune 200 companies, sailing as a tugboat captain, and as a regimental officer at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. In addition to the requisite skills of any large organizational leader, he specializes in change leadership, leadership coaching, and development.

Terry received his MBA from Boston University, and his BS from Kings Point. He completed the Leadership Coaching graduate certificate program at Georgetown University where he is an adjunct faculty member.

Terry and his wife Susan reside in Richmond, VA with their three sons.

You may reach Don and Terry, and learn more about available leadership coaching and training for your next corporate, vendor, or leadership meeting at