Who Do You Want To Be On The Way To What You Want?: Coaching With The Empowerment Dynamic (Paperback)
Winner of the American Book Fest BEST BOOK award in the category of General Self-help book for 2022.
This book is a game-changer for those who want to live from their true Creator essence and loosen the grip of their drama stories and become a powerful change agent for themselves and those they coach and lead.
You, like so many people may wonder, “How do I, and my clients, learn from our reactive habits instead of pushing them away? Why do the same habits keep reappearing in the first place? How can my drama patterns show me the way to being the person I want to be? This book answers those questions and many more.
If you’re familiar with David Emerald’s teaching story, The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), you will recognize the main character in this book: Sophia, the coach who walks with Ted and David. In this new story, the coaching dialogue reveals tools and methods intended to help you escape the Drama Triangle and its roles of victim, persecutor and rescuer. After reading Donna’s book you will have an expanded experience of how to trust your inner guidance and true source of wisdom and creativity and be ready to partner with others to strengthen their positive impact in the world.
About the Author
Donna Zajonc, MCC, is Director of Coaching for the Center for The Empowerment Dynamic. She is passionate about creating and facilitating coaching courses based upon TED* (The Empowerment Dynamic) and bringing this unique framework to the global coaching community. A Master Certified Coach since 2013, Donna received the Washington State excellence in coaching award in 2017. Deeply curious about the inner landscape of the human mind, Donna fully embraced professional coaching in 2001. Together with her business partner, David Emerald, they have created the Center for the Empowerment Dynamic, which is dedicated to bringing to life the three TED* roles of Creator, Challenger and Coach as a positive alternative to the Karpman Drama Triangle. She lives in the Pacific Northwest region of the US, where she enjoys daily beach walks, good books, sampling dark chocolate and robust microbrews, and hanging out with her children and grandchildren.
"Donna Zajonc has given us a lucid articulation of psychological dynamics that affects us all. This book will help readers navigate the human world with much more skill, confidence, and wisdom." —Martha Beck, PhD author of Finding Your Own North Star, author of The Way of Integrity
"This book brings to life the coaching process so you can integrate its methods into your own conversations. As enjoyable as it is enlightening!" —Dr. Marcia Reynolds, author of Coach the Person Not the Problem, author of Outsmart Your Brain
“As a coach, I loved Donna’s book! It was so powerful to read the main character’s mental dialogue as she listened to her thoughts and coached herself. This is the trifecta/hat trick in the The Empowerment Dynamic series! I’ve consumed everything TED* for over ten years and this was extremely additive! I highly recommend it for everyone!" —Barry Rellaford, Co-founder, FranklinCovey Trust Practice and co-author, A Slice of Trust
“Donna understands the experience of those who coach because she is a master coach. Add to that understanding her honesty and vulnerability, and you get some really cool tools to go beyond the Drama Triangle.” ––Jim Dethmer, Author of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership
“For a good 10 years, the Empowerment Dynamic has had a fundamental influence not only on my own personal development, but for many of my colleagues as well. Donna's book helps leaders to continue that journey within a coaching mindset that will allow the concepts to be shared even more broadly throughout the world.” ––Chris Nagel, Executive Director, Mandel Global Leadership & Learning Institute at Cleveland Clinic
“Donna Zajonc’s beautifully written book is a roadmap to living with an empowered mindset. I truly hope it finds it’s way into the hands of coaches, therapists, and physicians, as well as anyone interested in changing their mind for good.” ––Carolyn Piver Dukarm, M.D., Author of Pieces of a Puzzle: The Link between Eating Disorders and ADD
“For anyone wanting to enhance their coaching, leveraging The Empowerment Dynamic as an antidote to our inner critic is a vital tool for improving our coaching mindset and presence. Donna Zajonc masterfully brings us along on the journey of a coach doing this essential inner work. Every coach will learn from this book!” ––Petra Platzer PhD, NBC-HWC, PCC; Director, Health & Wellness Coaching Program, Georgetown University and Founder & COO, SixSEED Partners
“Over the years, bringing TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)® to practitioners and trainers, I have seen no one do this work more earnestly than Donna Zajonc. The depth of her experience springs to life in this marvelous story whose characters are strong Creators doing their inner work in order to be of service in the outer world.” ––David Emerald, Author of The Power of TED (*The Empowerment Dynamic) and 3 Vital Questions: Transforming Workplace Drama