Tomas Misiukonis book "Coaching Techniques"

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"This book is primarily intended for those who are searching, ambitious, seeking to change and change. The reader of the book is encouraged not to blindly copy, but to understand and adapt appropriate coaching techniques according to his work style."

- MRU Assoc. Dr. Aistė Dromantaite

So the book is introduced on the back cover by someone I only know about who sticks "doc" and "dr" to his name. And I agree with her.


"Coaching techniques" are for the person who trains others. And if you want to grow yourself, without side help - this book is for you... Well, it will only help you if you are a coach yourself.

I don't know why in the introduction the book is presented not only as a book for coaches, but also recommended for people who want to change their lives. But from what I understand from reading, it is aimed specifically at teachers. And by no means to others.

Overall rating of the book for lazy readers: 7/10

  • Design: 5/10. It is boring and sometimes difficult to read endless lists and headlines.
  • Writing style: 6/10. But I would be very wrong - it is quite difficult to write a scientific book in a fun way. And this book is scientific, not entertainment.
  • Author's experience in the field: 9.5/10. Half a point deducted for… Author, Tomas Misiukonis, would never stop learning!

What did I get out of this book?

I picked up this book as a beginning teacher in the field of self-education. Not a coach, not a psychologist, not a therapist or a motivator - just someone who shares exercises and knowledge in the field of personal growth and effectiveness.


a) I discovered a dozen (and maybe more) interesting, practical and, most importantly, visually explained exercises, which can be used in your consulting areas. I may include some of the exercises in future training systems as additional homework.

b) I have a headache while reading the fine and densely arranged letters, the rapidly changing headings and the endless lists arranged in the book. And it seems that I have never had problems with my eyes and the ability to read.

c) I realized that the basis of coaching is not telling, what you should do. It's conversational, asking well-planned questions, not trying to get your point across and win.

…Not bad!

I recommend:

For coaching specialists, teachers, consultants, beginning coaches.

I do not recommend:

If you have problems and are not going to contact any of the people listed above. If you are preparing, the book is also not for you, because the questions and exercises should be asked to you, not you to yourself. The second and no less important component of the exercises is the supervision and presence of the coaching specialist, because while performing the exercises alone, you may suddenly want to give up or lose heart.


Maybe "Coaching Techniques" by Tomas Misiukonis is not (exactly) the book for me. But it's well written, full of really useful techniques, and if I wanted to become a coach, I'd love this book. Maybe.

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