• The HeART of Laser-Focused Coaching

  • A Revolutionary Approach to Masterful Coaching
  • By: Marion Franklin
  • Narrated by: Marion Franklin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (108 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What would it mean for your coaching if you got right to the heart of the matter - every time?

You can. Learn rarely taught tips and concepts that will immediately elevate your coaching while avoiding the common pitfalls.

"New and experienced coaches alike will benefit greatly from the detailed strategies and wisdom shared from Marion’s years of experience." (Cheryl Richardson, New York Times best-selling author of Take Time for Your Life)

Marion Franklin, the Coach’s Coach, has been training and mentoring coaches for more than 20 years. Every student she has mentored or taught who sought ACC, PCC, or MCC has gotten their credential using the material in this book designed for all levels of coaches. No matter where you are in your coaching journey, this book has something for you. 

This book is different because it:

  • Includes brilliant tools for beginner-to-seasoned coaches
  • Offers advanced techniques for developing powerful questions without any lists
  • Provides principles of human behavior that help you quickly identify what’s really going on
  • Contains the 25 themes that underlie every coaching situation and make coaching and questioning much simpler
  • Shares a step-by-step, easy to follow, way to create a shift in perspective
  • Presents 17 strategies that clients unknowingly use that actually work against, not for them

Begin using even one or two of the concepts and principles in this book and notice your coaching immediately elevate to a new level. Your clients will notice the difference! 

You will experience this innovative approach to masterful coaching with two full laser-coaching sessions with commentary - much like eavesdropping in on the mind of a master coach. 

Marion shares unprecedented concepts that will help new coaches and even the most experienced coaches gain new insights and ideas, including a deeper understanding of what they already know.

  • Automatically improve your coaching by applying one rarely known principle.
  • Never feel stuck around what
©2019 Marion Franklin (P)2020 Marion Franklin

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  • 08-21-20

Bad narration.

Good narration Is essential. The book is not engaging. Hard to get to the content because of the challenging narration. Even when sped up, it still does not help. Does not flow and is monotonous and elementary. Might try to get a hold of print copy to assess content.

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THE book on coaching that rises above all others

In my coaching life of 20 years I have read many books over the years. I can confidently say that this book has helped me advance my skills and my confidence more than any other book I’ve ever read. Just when I thought I knew pretty much all I needed to know about coaching this book gave me the reality check I needed to raise my game. From it I found out crucial mistakes I was making that I would have never realized otherwise. Since I started putting all the concepts into action I find my coaching sessions are vastly improved and my clients are experiencing ‘the shift’ to a much higher degree and a more impactful degree. On top of it all, my confidence has shot way up. This book is simply a MUST READ (and reread).

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Accelerate narration to 1.45!

This is the most informative, insightful, concrete and useful book on professional coaching I have read or listened to so far. I am greatful to the author for writing it!

This book is suitable for the more advanced professionals, and is trully a gem.
The narration is easily fixed to near-perfection by merely accelerating the playback speed to 1.45.

Don't miss out on this one.

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A Must Read for Coaches

This book made me better. At everything. You must read this book. Her insight and ability to dive deep into coaching conversations is nothing short of remarkable. But this book is not entertaining. What makes this otherwise dreary listen bearable are the lightning strikes of brilliance on virtually every page. Its not her voice or performance that are lacking, she does as good a job as possible in reading what is essentially a textbook...it is the holy grail of textbooks...but its still a textbook.

I don't often buy a hard copy of books I listen to, but this will be one of them.

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Highly recommended

This is a brilliantly simple and to the point book. It gives a very practical approach to coaching. If you’re starting in coaching, this book is a must.

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Great Content

Great content and as many people have said the narration is painfully slow… SO SPEED IT UP.
1.4x was perfect for me.

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comprihensive

I've read many books on coaching in the past 2 years since finishing my coaching studies and starting active business coaching. Some good, some ok. This is simply the best resource for coaching I've encountered. Very grateful to have found it. I've also bought it in book form and plan to use it regularly.

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POWERFUL COACHING SKILLS!

This book is an incredible resource for coaches. I bought a hard copy as well so that I could follow along with the audio. Marion's approach is incredibly insightful, efficient, and effective. I'm really excited to implement some of her wisdom into my own practice. Like others, I listened at 1.45 speed and it sounded very natural, as opposed to the awkwardly slow pace of the recording. I'll definitely listening to this one again and again.

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Transformative Coaching Journey

It was so immersive ... which made me to go back to some chapters before proceeding to next. Of course once is not enough!! Learning from different chapters are application backed, hence were easy to apply/practice ... long way to Go! Glad that I got to this HeArt of Science.

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  • AG
  • 03-17-21

A Timeless 💎!

This is by far one of the best books I've ever read! Worth every penny!

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  • Benjamin Brain - NXTGEN Business Coaching
  • 08-23-20

An absolute must for all coaches

There are many books available for coaches about the importance of powerful questions, how to listen, high performance coaching, G.R.O.W etc. but this is the first I have found to really break down how to make long lasting, transformational changes in clients. The book is jam packed with clear examples and coaching conversations that clearly illustrate her points and I was having lightbuld moments from start to finish. This is one of the few audiobooks that I will be listening to for a second time, immediately. The fact that this doesn't have more reviews really surprises me. An absolute must for coaches that want to make a serious difference to the lives of their clients, and not just another "To do list". Thanks Marion!

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  • MotherOfAbundance
  • 02-27-21

Fantastic coaching book, well written.

It's reassuring to know that the way I've been trained to coach isn't there only way.

I've been coaching the way Marion does, by going to the heart of the situation, for wow some time and had been feeling like I might have been doing something wrong. The great results my clients say they get is why I continue to coach in this way.

I highly recommend this book to any coach who is interested in holistic coaching, getting to the root of a coachee's challenges so that they are better equipped to deal with future situations. This is a great way to help coachee's to improve many areas of their lives by getting to the core of their challenge.

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  • mr
  • 06-29-21

As flat-line as a laser.

When it comes to book narrating Marion is a wonderful author. Great content let down by not being read by a professional VOA (Voice over artist). As much as I wanted to finish it, with over 6 hours left, I had to quit. The content is very good but this really should have been narrated by someone else.

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  • adura
  • 06-03-21

Pure Genius

This is not just an audiobook; it's an excellent training course that is priceless. I have gone through different coach training courses but this is definitely the very best. I am so glad I discovered this audiobook and I want to thank Marion Franklin for sharing her knowledge and expertise. God Bless

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  • katie jones
  • 03-01-21

Thought provoking

Excellent listen, that provokes you to question and reevaluate how you coach to get those positive and meaningful interactions when coaching.

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  • M. Dickson
  • 03-06-22

Great content but the narration was slooooooow

Great content and a good intro to laser focused coaching but had to play it at 1.6 speed as the narration was painfully slow. But at 1.6 it sounded normal enough!

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  • Jay
  • 02-08-22

so many big takeaways

loved this audio
lots of great takeaways and awesome examples of the theory to supplement and add depth to the lessons. recommended for even experienced coaches.

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  • Mr Graham J Turner
  • 10-29-21

refreshingly grounding

it's rare to find a book that can help such a wide variety of people

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  • Richard Mitten
  • 10-04-21

A good way to go deep quick

A good way to go deeper more swiftly and spot common themes and patterns. Recommended.