Here I have assembled my books, monographs and guidebooks. The books are sold at retail prices through Amazon or your local bookstore but the monographs and guidebooks which are available only through the website are free or minimally priced so they can be widely used. All proceeds to me will be donated to activities that serve women and children, and promote education, the environment, and human rights.
The world is in a dark night. Imbalance in many areas of our lives – masculine and feminine, material and spiritual, conscious and unconscious – has contributed to immense suffering. To bring this incongruence into harmony, we must reclaim the discarded qualities we have seen as other than who we are. This is the quest of the perilous dark night journey. To heal our fragmented earth, we must first become whole individuals who are then capable of contributing to a whole world.
TCP Publications, 2020, 240 pages.
This book, written with Carol MacKinnon, is an invitation to explore leadership from the perspective of a coach – to become a Leader Coach. What does Leader Coaching look like? How do you develop Leader Coaching skills and apply them in leading others? What are the possibilities for making change happen more effectively? These questions are answered in this innovative and engaging book that has benefited hundreds of leaders, managers and professionals.
TCP Publications, 2003, 262 pages.
Also available in Spanish as Alquimia de Liderazgo: La Magia del Lider Coach from UPC, the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, in Lima and available through them.
A Tribute to Eric Trist
Edited with David Morley, this book is a festschrift for Eric Trist and his years at York University from 1977 – 1985. It consists of 18 papers from his colleagues reflecting on his impact on their work and lives. Eric’s work in action research and action learning is foundational to organizational studies of turbulent change. The Epilogue by the authors draws out the book’s themes in relation to Eric’s agendas and their sustaining import for future systems change. Available from susan-at-the-coaching-project-dot-com.
ABL Publications, 1989, 292 pages.
The monographs are subject areas that have interested me over the years, too long for blogs and to short for books. They are available through TCP Publications.
A travelblog of journeys around the world with reflections on home and its meanings and meanderings. My interests in home and travel combine in this collection of 75 posts exploring what home signifies, especially when viewed from the perspective of the Other.
TCP Publications, 2019, 64 pages.
A report on the series of weekend workshops exploring the meta-problems we face and searching for pathways of change. This summary was created after the second OWD process and was the prototype for the weekend workshops to follow, focused on awareness-based change in its many dimensions.
TCP Publications, 2008, 17 pages.
Coaches as Leaders: A Call for Social Action
This monograph is a challenge to coaches to step into their role in leadership of change at the social level. It asks: Do we have the capacity, the willingness, the commitment, to lead in this way? It suggests coaching can be a social movement and coaches are perfectly suited to engage in leadership at the social level.
Available at susan-at-the-coaching-project-dot-com.
TCP Publications, 2007, 107 pages.
The guidebooks are complete step by step workshop processes designed for facilitators to use with groups of 6 to 12 participants. If you are interested in offering one of these programs to a group you are convening, let me know. Others may be interested in partnering with you.
This guidebook draws on the Dark Night book and uses the journey model to facilitate conversations on each step in the process over 6 weekly sessions or a weekend. It has most recently been used for leading groups through the stages of the global COVID pandemic and this is the focus of the content although it can easily be adapted to other social issues.
TCP Publications, 2020, 51 pages.
This offering was stimulated by heightened awareness of racial inequities and the need for greater understanding of how privilege in White society leads to inaction. Using an adaptation of Otto Scharmer’s “U” process over a 7 week period, groups engage in deep dialogue about themselves and their behaviour in order to develop new awareness and commitments.
TCP Publications, 2020, 54 pages.
The Dying to Live guidebook is designed to normalize thinking and talking about dying in order to be able to live more fully now. Groups of up to 12 participants work through a number of exercises over six weekly sessions or a weekend, and begin to assemble the documents necessary for legal and emotional preparation.
TCP Publications, 2018, 65 pages.
This workbook and its companion videos provide a complete introduction to becoming a Leader Coach, a leader who uses coaching as a way of leading. The Leader Coach philosophy, process and practices are all discussed with practical demonstrations and examples to guide you through your learning journey.
The Coaching Project, 2012, 139 pages.
The Chrysalis program for women is a weekend workshop allowing women to step back from daily activities to consider their life purpose and meaning. Using a seasonal metaphor, the group does a life review in order to reflect on the current situation and plan for a renewed future.
The Coaching Project, 2002, 52 pages.
Which of these books or guidebooks reaches out to you for further exploration or learning? What call might you be hearing that beckons you to discovery?