Publication Date: 09/09/2021 ISBN: 9780241474648 Category:

Are You Listening?

Jenny Rogers

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 09/09/2021 ISBN: 9780241474648 Category:




‘Are You Listening? is a real gem: full of insights about the human psyche, non-fiction, as gripping as a novel’ – Miranda Levy, author of THE INSOMNIA DIARIES on Twitter

It is very rare as an adult to find a place where you are not judged, where you can be open, honest and vulnerable: that is exactly what coaching provides. Through twenty stories from her 32 years in the coaching room, Jenny demonstrates how even the most successful people can be held back by doubts, limitations and human dilemmas, such as:

* ‘Can I be my real self at work?’
* ‘What’s my purpose in life?’
* ‘How do I deal with unhappiness and disappointment?’
* ‘Should I go for a job where I get paid a fortune but know I’d be miserable?’

Through these moving, beautifully written stories, Jenny reflects on the meaning of modern relationships, demonstrating how the courage to be vulnerable can make a huge, transformative difference to the quality of all our lives.

‘Jenny Roger cherishes the core of truth in each of us’ – Sally Helgesen, author of HOW WOMEN RISE

Publisher Review

Every coach and leader needs to read this book! Filled with engaging, impactful stories, Are You Listening? looks behind the curtain of coaching sessions with high level executives. Learn how to fuel your success with your failures and share in the struggles and triumphs of real leaders * Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 #1 Executive Coach and only two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the world. * Jenny Rogers cherishes the core of truth in each of us. Are You Listening? takes us with her as she brings people back to that core. When you finish the book, you will see people differently. Not many gifts are for ever, but that one is' * Nancy Kline, bestselling author of Time To Think * Are You Listening is quite simply the best book about coaching I have ever read. It's about the real experience of coaching, rather than a new-and-improved template or method, so it gets right down to the tangled complexities of human exchange and growth. Jenny's wise and humane stories will make me a better person * Sally Helgesen, author, How Women Rise, The Female Advantage, The Web of Inclusion * Jenny's coaching was life changing in my early career and I have never forgotten her rare combination of attention, rigour and wry humanity. Her beautifully written book is fascinating about the challenges of being human and the revelatory power of great coaching * Helen Boaden Former Director, BBC Radio * Jenny Rogers effectively invented the art of executive coaching, and she's certainly done more than anyone to advance and professionalise it. Her remarkable new book inhabits a place between fiction, non-fiction and memoir. It's The Examined Life, Kitchen Table Wisdom, It's All in Your Head, Do No Harm, Love's Executioner and Let Me Not Be Mad all rolled into one. It's a revealing look back on three decades of fascinating encounters, an honest examination of the big questions that make us all tick and, above all, a generous, wise and incredibly moving testament to the power of compassion, acceptance and change * Oliver Rawlins - Vice President, Communications, Netflix * Jenny Rogers has done for coaching what Irving Yalom did for therapy: written a book full of moving stories that show the process, and the benefits * John-Paul Flintoff, author of A Modest Book About How To Give An Adequate Speech * Compelling and compassionate, comprehensive and challenging, the eighteen beautifully-written client histories show that coaching is concerned with big questions of love, authenticity, self-worth, autonomy, isolation, life-purpose and death. Coaching is about 'listening with exquisite attention, offering acceptance, challenge and kindness' * Dr John Raftery, former Vice Chancellor, London Metropolitan University * A fascinating insight into the lives of leaders and the challenges they bring to coaching, from one of the World's best executive coaches. Read this for a fly on the wall view of executive coaching * Professor Jonathan Passmore, Henley Business School * This exceptional book brings together, in rare combination, deep and compassionate insight into individual psychology with a sophisticated understanding of working life in organisations. It will be a source of wisdom for managers everywhere, but also for anyone interested in human nature * Nicholas Spice, London Review of Books *

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