Back Pocket Coach #Book Review + #Giveaway

**Book was provided in exchange for an honest review.**

“Have you ever been in a situation that was emotionally charged and the stakes were high? And it was difficult to find the right words? Back Pocket Coach provides 33 power-packed communication strategies to support you in creating satisfying conversations that result in good outcomes for you and others. These just-in-time strategies will help you move through conversations masterfully –whether you’re engaging with one person or a team of people.

You’ll learn how to:
— Provide difficult feedback to everyone from your boss to mother-in-law — improving your relationships in the process.
— Effectively renegotiate any agreement.
— Say no to a request that would leave you stretched too thing — and do so from a place of strength.
— Get unproductive meetings back on track — even if you’re not the meeting organizer.
— Safely speak your truth.
— Increase your self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
— Use appreciation authentically — the secret sauce for thriving relationships.”

  • Back Pocket Coach: 33 Effective Communication Strategies for Work & Life
  • Publisher: New View Press
  • Adult Non-Fiction, Communication, Self-help, 104 pages

ABOUT THE AUTHORS…​Alexandra Ross is an executive coach, team builder and author. With a Masters degree in Organizational Communication, she helps leaders and teams sharpen their leadership skills and exceed prior levels of performance. Alexandra is internationally certified as a Master Certified Coach. She coaches executives and leaders in the fields of aerospace, engineering, high technology, medical, financial and more. She is also passionate about coaching women in leadership. Contact Alexandra at

Diane Brennan is a consultant, coach, author and speaker. She is passionate about leadership in all types of organizations. She enjoys working with leaders and teams in the fields of healthcare, aerospace, engineering, science, academics and business. Diane’s expertise in organizations includes strategic thinking, navigating change and creating a learning culture. Diane holds a Doctorate in Behavioral Health, an MBA and is a Master Certified Coach. She brings calm to the chaos in organizations and life. Contact Diane at​

MY REVIEW…BACK POCKET COACH is a quick read for those times when you need to articulate the right words for various situations you wish to have a positive outcome, for times you need to reflect on what to do, or for times you need to create some sort of training workshop for your team. The short book can easily be read from beginning to end as it’s a very short read. Or you can go to the table of contents and pick one of 33 topic strategies for your need and get tips on how to best handle the conversation or situation. The 33 strategies are broken up into six parts: one-on-one conversations, conversations on the fly, in meetings, self-reflection, situations and issues, and game changing conversations. While it’s geared towards the professional life, there are many topics that could also be used outside of the office. For me personally, the self-reflection section is the best, especially when it comes time for quarterly/annual reviews or even to just reflect on how my life is currently going.

My rating? 3 out of 5 stars. If the strategies were expanded on a bit more, I’d probably give it a 4.

3 out of 5 stars

THE GIVEAWAY…Win a print copy of BACK POCKET COACH and a $10 Amazon gift card (3 winners / open to USA & Canada). All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter widget (or link) below to enter. Giveaway ends June 24, 2017. Good Luck!

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