Coaching Books and Relationship Guides
L.I.F.T.: A Coach Approach to Parenting
The world we are raising our children to face is neither a world we know nor a world we can predict accurately. In fact, our children already know more about it than we do. We know more about human nature and how to navigate life than they do. So how to we use our wisdom to help them grow into successful adults and good people? We have to find ways to lead them from beside and behind them. Coaches are trained to do that. The L.I.F.T. framework provides tools to apply coaching wisdom to the challenges of parenting.Typical models for education and parenting require adults to be ahead of the kids they are working with. Kids often exceed what the adults around them are capable of. And many kids are ahead and behind adult expectations in any given moment. A coach approach supports kids no matter how much they know or how available their strengths are.
Side by Side: A Model for Healthy Relationships
The Side by Side Model of Healthy Relationships describes the cycle that all healthy relationships go through as people learn more about each other and as they grow and change. Understanding the model will help you navigate all the important relationships in your life. This guide provides a short introduction to the model. Read it once to understand the overview and then come back to it over and over again as you develop an understanding of how to work with it in your personal and professional life.
Other books by or featuring Kate Arms
Signal Fire Coaching’s lead coach is also an award-winning short story writer and volunteers as a writing coach.
Unblock: Writing Prompts for Works in Progress by Kate Arms
These prompts are derived from the best theories of story structure and experience generating improvised performance to loosen up creative genius. These prompts are designed to be useful in the context of a work in progress, using characters and settings you have already written about.
Purgatorium: The Element of Horror features one of Kate’s short stories, “Blood Pies”.
Life is Change. Children become adults. Summer becomes Winter. The old pass from life to death. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. But to some, life is purgatory. A place of temporary suffering between this world and the next. In these eleven stories, every painful, frightening transition is driven by a single element. That element is Purgatorium.