Professional Book Review: Mastering Coaching: Practical insights for developing high performance By Max Landsberg


About the book

Mastering Coaching starts by asking what skills an effective coach must now possess to boost the performance of their coachees. In response, it summarises the most important research in areas such as neuroscience, sports psychology and mindfulness, positive psychology, mastery and goal-setting and offers a clear, simple and practical guide to how this new thinking can help coaches and managers to develop their own coaching practice.

The book goes beyond the basics of coaching by providing insights which offer a proven route map to coaching success. Practical and jargon-free, the book will equip readers with the techniques and tools necessary to take their coaching to the next level.

About the author

Max Landsberg is a board advisor and leadership coach. As a partner at McKinsey & Company, he developed and led one of the UK’s first company-wide coaching programmes. He was also a partner at head-hunters Heidrick & Struggles where he established a Leadership Consulting division and advised large organisations on leadership and succession issues, and is now a senior partner at Korn Ferry. He studied Physics at Cambridge, has an MBA from Stanford, and lives in London. He is an executive coaching and professional development expert and author of the perennial bestseller The Tao of Coaching. His books draw on more than thirty years of his counselling individuals, teams, and corporations; they have become best-sellers, available in fourteen languages.


“An invaluable guide to keep leaders current and effective in our roles”  Alistair Cox, Chief Executive, Hays plc


Landsberg, M. (2015). Mastering coaching: practical insights for developing high performance. London: Profile Books.

Mastering Coaching. (n.d.). Retrieved January 09, 2017, from https://profilebooks.com/mastering-coaching.html

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