World-renowned leadership expert Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries draws on his extensive experience in group leadership coaching to provide an in-depth look at the coaching process through the lens of psychodynamic mindfulness, considering the diversity of individual and organizational learning. Kets de Vries advises on how the best leadership coaches help their executive clients create the tipping points that lead to significant personal and professional change and explains the innovative tools to support this intervention technique. Including case studies and questionnaires that facilitate a deep understanding of the psychodynamics of personal and organizational change, this book will help coaches and executives to transform their teams' attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors and create a 'best place' to work. 'This monumental book is the synthesis of nearly 35 years of research and practice in psychoanalysis, top executives consulting and training ,individual/group coaching. The reader enjoys a fireworks of intelligence, culture, theoretical rigour and practical robustness, all this elegantly written in simple words and fun reading. The author also shares with us his emotions, reflections, interrogations and real-time clinical decisions during coaching. A 'must read' for coaches, reflective executives and academics.' -Georges Trepo, EMERITUS PROFESSOR, HEC Paris "In this book Manfred Kets de Vries empties out the overflowing minds of executive coaches, so that they can overcome their anxieties and doubts and see what was right there in front of them all along: the coaching relationship and all the dynamics at play there. I heartily recommend this book to all professional coaches who want to deepen and explore their own coaching relationships. To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, reading this magnificent text you will not cease from exploring your coaching relationships and at the end of all your exploring you will arrive where you started and know the place for the first time.' -Erik de Haan, Director of the Ashridge Centre for Coaching, Ashridge Business School & Professor of Organisation Development and Coaching, VU University, Amsterdam "Often, we are so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to understand why we do what we do. Once more, Manfred Kets de Vries takes us on a journey into our personal interior to help us to become more reflective practitioners. This book is a 'must read' for anyone interested in leadership coaching for personal and professional transformation." -Soumitra Dutta, Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean and Professor of Management Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University 'This book is an absolute must for executives, coaches, and HR and learning and development professionals. An executive will find cues for exploring her or his inner theater. A coach will be challenged to evaluate her or his practice. An HR or learning and development professional will be better prepared for making educated choices about facilitating coaching interventions and managing the company's pool of coaches. Manfred Kets de Vries has once again given all of us an opportunity to think and talk about what really matters for human beings in modern organizations.' -Professor Konstantin Korotov, PhD. Director of the Center for Leadership Development Research, ESMT - European School of Management and Technology, Berlin "There are hundreds of books on coaching in general, fewer books specifically on leadership coaching and merely a handful on leadership coaching using the psychodynamic approach. Kets de Vries in his latest book skillfully uses the interplay of conflicting emotional forces to provide an excellent guide to leadership coaching which can be considered as groundbreaking." -Vaseehar Hassan PhD, Advisor and Board Member, Guidance Investments, Malaysia.