Coaching offers enormous potential for creating real change. In this innovative resource, educational coach Karla Reiss helps teachers understand the fundamentals of effective leadership coaching programs that result in long-lasting educational change. Using a balance of theory and practice, Reiss offers 11 core competencies adopted by the rapidly growing coaching profession, including setting a foundation, following ethical guidelines, communicating effectively, and facilitating learning and results. Also included are strategies for overcoming resistance, conducting a coaching session and creating a coaching plan. Use this guide for implementing a successful coaching program in your school, effecting lasting educational change.