YBP Authored Books

Yellow Brick Path Authored Books

Making Practical Sense of Career Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Modern Career Coaching

In today’s coaching environment, professional coaching frequently involves career coaching. Often coaching engagements, especially in the business or executive arena, include helping clients figure out what to do with their careers, how to advance in a company, and how to conduct a job search.

This workbook is packed full of useful concepts and tools for successful career management coaching.


Be Smart: Sail Pat the Hazards of Conventional Career Advice

Everything you’ve been doing could be wrong! The world of job search and career management has evolved radically in the past ten years. This collection of substantive yet entertaining essays challenges assumptions and shakes the trees of “conventional wisdom”.

Consider how career management and job search are like sailing. Successful careers are about strategy, competition, and determination. Careers rarely move in a straight line and are unpredictable. Yet, the exhilaration of the race can be satisfying and rewarding. This book will help you sail on with gusto, and navigate the ups and downs that come with the journey!

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Se Inteligente: Evita los Riesgos de los Consejos de Carrera Convencionales

¡Todo lo que has estado haciendo podría estar equivocado! El mundo de búsqueda de empleo y desarrollo profesional ha evolucionado radicalmente en los últimos diez años. Esta colección de ensayos sustanciales pero entretenidos desafía las suposiciones y sacude los árboles de la “sabiduría convencional”. Las autoras escribieron este libro con el fin de proporcionarte una asesoría directa que es sencilla, intuitiva y fácil de aplicar. Han ayudado a cientos de clientes a desentrañar todo tipo de “desórdenes” resultantes de malos consejos, muchos de ellos de fuentes aparentemente expertas. Saben cómo se contrata, qué puede meter a alguien en problemas y qué funciona de verdad. Considera que el desarrollo profesional y la búsqueda de empleo se parecen a navegar con vela. ¡Este libro te ayudará a navegar a gusto, y a través de los altibajos que conlleva el viaje!

Be Sharp: “Tell Me About Yourself” in Great Introductions and Professional Bios

Business today moves fast. And it’s unforgiving. When you have an opportunity to meet someone or present yourself for the first time, you create such a lasting impression, good or bad, that it’s difficult and maybe impossible to change. Few people have so much personality and self-confidence that they can pull off a flawless personal introduction without any preparation or thought.

Most of the pitches we hear today are just plan awful. They are awkward, boring, irrelevant, too long, too short, cliche-ridden, stiff, rehearsed and humorless.

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Quick Start Coaching Kit: The Fast Track to Coaching Success

It’s intimidating for clients to buy coaching services, and it’s difficult for coaches to explain what coaching is and how they are different from other coaches. This Coaching Kit gives coaches an easy and complete methodology and ready-to-use tools to offer potential clients a taste of their coaching. This Kit helps coaches market, sell, and deliver their services by providing a sales script, attractive pricing guidelines, sample marketing collateral, and a structured start-up coaching program. Important coaching documents are included, such as a client information form, coaching agreement, and coaching prep sheet. At the time of publication, ICF required recording of client sessions for credentialing. This Coaching Kit includes suggestions about the recording process and associated forms. As of 2014, the information that relates to ICF is out-of-date and cannot be relied on.