John Norton

“When my copy arrived, I expected to find some great how-to advice but I had no idea Elena’s book would be so potentially transformative for its audience. It practices what it preaches – the transparency, the trust-building, the human connection so necessary to set the stage for growth and positive change, it’s all there in her own voice and writing. My guess is that 10 years from now, if we examine the Essential Reference shelves of the nation’s best teaching coaches, we will find well-worn, sticky-note filled copies of this extraordinary book.”

John Norton

Founder of MiddleWeb

Sarah Gordon

“Having Elena Aguilar’s The Art of Coaching in my bag has been like having my own coach nearby.”

Sarah Gordon

Coach in CT, writing for MiddleWeb

Lynda Tredway

“This book challenges coaches to be fully intentional–with equal doses of care and rigor.”

Lynda Tredway

Independent Leadership Coach and former coordinator, Principal Leadership Institute, U.C. Berkeley

Ariel Sacks

“Elena Aguilar knows how to foster the bravery and humility teachers must have to transform their practices. Her methods will help coaches become the trusted, supportive forces we need in our teaching lives.”

Ariel Sacks

Teacher Leader and Education Writer, Brooklyn, NY

Heather Lechner

“To produce drastic gains in the academic achievement levels of our students we need the strongest, most prepared teachers. The Art of Coaching provides concrete, actionable steps to move teachers along the continuum of excellence to meet this challenge head on.”

Heather Lechner

Turnaround School Leader, New Orleans, LA

The Art of Coaching

Gain the foundational tools and skills to bring Transformational Coaching to your site.

Tools from The Art of Coaching (retired)

This book retired in July 2024 with the release of Elena's Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching.

For Planning & Reflection:

For Observation and Debriefs:

For Conversations with Clients:

For Coach Development:

Additional Tools
(Not found in The Art of Coaching)

For Planning & Reflection:

For Conversations with Clients:

* These resources are from the Onward Workbook.

For Coach Development: