Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC, is a psychotherapist in full-time private practice, a former business executive, and one of the leading business coaches in the US for small business owners. She specializes in working with change-agents: therapists, coaches, healers, and other service-oriented consultants who help others make change in their lives. Through her workshops and writing, she has become a pioneer in the field of practice-building, helping non-business-oriented professionals develop their private practices. With Lynn's guidance, thousands of professionals now operate small businesses that offer them a high degree of integrity as well as enhanced financial success. Lynn lives and works in Silver Spring, Maryland and can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This model deftly balances the strengths-based, action and goal
oriented mindset of coaching with the necessary boundaries, ethics,
integrity, and emotional processing of psychotherapeutic practice.
The writing is warm and engaging. Grodzki provides an abundance of
clinical scenarios that beautifully illustrate the application and
efficacy of concrete skills and creative strategies designed to
promote empowerment and growth in both clients and clinicians. A
great addition to any clinical practice!--Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C,
author of Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons
from the Therapist's Couch
When your clients want to take action, you can be ready to help them! In this must-read volume, Lynn Grodzki models her coaching style, offering pragmatic, clearly defined steps for therapists who want to work more effectively at helping clients to achieve their goals. Starting with how to discern when therapy with a coaching edge is the right choice and going on to demonstrate specific therapist skills, such as useful questioning, strategic listening, and developing shared accountability, Grodzki shows us how to call clients to action and promote not only insight but real and lasting change. She draws on her experience in business, coaching, and therapy to provide typical therapeutic situations and how these skills can be put into use. Her writing is crisp, vivid, and witty. Any therapist who wants to do better work immediately will want to read this work and put it into practice.--Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques