Elizabeth Dickinson is a coach, speaker/presenter, and writer. She has coached or presented in over 40 for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Land O’Lakes and Performance Excellence Network. The Concise Coaching Handbook is her first non-fiction book. Education includes: B.Ed. Honours degree from Cambridge University; M.A. in Psychology from Lesley University; life coaching certification from Adler Graduate School. As a former board member of the Minnesota Chapter of the International Coach Federation, she initiated the Prism award recognizing organizational coaching excellence at for-profits including Barr Engineering, Cargill and Pepsi as well as non-profits such as Better Futures Minnesota and Pregnancy Choices.
Utilizing a ‘coach approach’ with oneself and others enables quicker and more effective progress towards goals. This book identifies the crucial coaching qualities and actions to increase motivation, engagement, and performance. Through exercises and examples, the author demonstrates how to ask compelling questions, how to create effective action by constructing SMART goals, and how to hold yourself and others accountable.
Additionally, Elizabeth Dickinson illustrates how presence and attitude, active listening, compelling questions, setting goals and accountabilities, and encouragement and feedback function in a coaching relationship. Drawing from neuroscience, case studies and personal experience, she shows how to use these specific techniques to create more fulfilling relationships and results. The Concise Coaching Handbook ends with three brief case studies of for-profit and non-profit organizations who have committed to creating a ‘coaching culture’ and the benefits they’ve received.
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“This wise, encouraging book will help you think like a coach – and have a better life as a result.” -Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach, business educator, bestselling author, ranked world’s top leadership thinker by Thinkers50
“Well written and very useful. Elizabeth takes complex coaching concepts/tools and breaks them down so readers who want to improve their lives and see themselves inspiring others can make real and lasting change.” -Paula Hemming, Professional Coach Training Director, Adler Graduate School
“Elizabeth blows me away in her presentations and in her coaching. From the Cargill event where I met her, to my then-company Land O’Lakes hiring her to create a custom program teaching active listening and coaching skills, to my hiring her as my personal coach, everything she does is not only well received, but results in everyone (including myself) becoming a more successful contributor both professionally and personally. I highly recommend her to corporate organizations to take their teams to the next level of success.”
As an extremely gifted coach and presenter, Elizabeth always asks the right questions and provides the right resources and supports to help people make breakthroughs and stop being stuck. If you invest in a presentation or in personal coaching with Elizabeth, your investment will pay great dividends – she is truly committed and talented at helping people live their best lives.”
Alyssa Chilton, Client
“As the Director of the Performance Excellence Network, I work with many presenters. Elizabeth’s presentation on managing stress was one of the most well done presentations I’ve participated in. After vetting hundreds of speakers, I can confidently say Elizabeth is easily in the top 5%. Her content, audience engagement, and presentation style were outstanding.”
Beth Neu, M.A., Director of the Performance Excellence Network-Twin Cities Region
“Elizabeth is an extraordinary and passionate leader who helps others pursue their best life both personally and professionally. She’s a great speaker and has a knowing wisdom, driven by experience and education, that helps audiences recognize opportunities and create their path forward.”
Stephanie Menning, CAE, IOM, Energetic Women, Midwest Energy Association
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