G868 Back Pocket Coach; 33 Effective Communication Strategies for Work and Life

Title of the book:Back Pocket Coach; 33 Effective Communication Strategies for Work and Life

Author: Diane Brennan and Alexandra Ross

Publisher: Self published

Publishing Date: 2017

ISBN: 978-0-692-81715-5


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. This book also introduces Game Changing Conversations, the 8-step process that prepares you for any difficult or high stakes conversation. Included in the book is a worksheet for your personal use.

Author Info:
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Meet 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 CoachAlexandraRoss@gmail.com

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 Diane@DianeBrennan.com

Connect with the Authors:
Website ~ Alexandra's Twitter ~ Diane's Twitter
Alexandra's Facebook ~ Diane's Facebook

Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ Barnes & NobleAdd to Goodreads
Personal Opinion:

At times communication books can be exhausting because if a reader is looking for something specific on how to communicate to somebody, the reader will need to look in the index for something specific, find a page, read and hope it can apply to a particular situation, and if that's not correct, then repeat the steps of looking through index and finding specific keywords and hope that eventually the right note will be hit. Although this book is designed more for work and leadership positions, a lot of the strategies can be used for everyday personal life as well. What's really cool about the book is that first of all its about 70 pages long, and sections are short and sweet. Towards the end some situations are described and underneath the situations are strategies which means its pretty easy to find what one is looking for. The strategies are each a paragraph long; for example in the situation where everyone is talking at the same time, "14. Just keep breathing! 18. Please...let's not interrupt each other! 19. Hold that thought! 20. May I ask a question? 21. Time out" (60) The reader can go back to the strategies, read about them and decided which one to use.


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4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)


  1. Thank you for your description of the book and review Sveta!


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