Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: The intended audience is coaches, persons being coached, executives, managers – really anyone who likes to laugh, and anyone who wants some fast coaching tips. The humor is appreciated by all audiences because the published cartoons were selected the best by people from all walks of life from hundreds of cartoons.

Q: What is the book about?
A: This first series of its kind, this bestselling series contains riotous, original cartoons “goosing” the world’s fastest growing new industry: Coaching. Each 40-page book displays numerous coaching principles with corresponding entertaining cartoons. These hilarious books are written and illustrated by Germaine Porché & Jed Niederer, co-authors of Coach Anyone About Anything: How to Help People Succeed in Business & Life, listed among Amazon’s Best 100 Business Books of 2003. This valuable new book series is funny, wise, tough and loving — all at the same time.

Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: Germaine Porché and Jed Niederer, management consultants for 19 and 25 years, share a long history of coaching executives, managers, entrepreneurs and teams to accelerate business performance. Despite their serious work, they can’t help but see the lighter side of the coaching industry. The cartoons were all inspired by actual events. “I sketched many of them as they happened”, explains Niederer, the “wrist” or artist of the cartooning duo. Germaine recalls, “One project team actually voted 5 to 4 on whether to send an injured team member a ‘get well’ card! Occurrences like that are just too funny not to capture and share.”

Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: Coaching Soup for the Cartoon Soul is the only book of its kind, combining valuable information with the humorous side of coaching, to help readers grasp important principles faster and retain them longer. There are no other cartoon humor books available today about business and life coaching other than Coaching Soup for the Cartoon Soul.

Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: If you desire to create or promote a culture of coaching inside your firm, you will want to take advantage of this unique book to spread the word in a delightful and non-threatening way. Coaching Soup for the Cartoon Soul is an information rich and intentionally quirky ‘inside look’ at the coaching profession. The coaching profession is one of the “hottest” new professions in the world today. Coaching is facilitating a person in their own commitment and enthusiasm to accomplish their objectives. The kinds of people interested in being coached are people committed to accelerating their performance in everything imaginable from business results to personal goals and achievements. Clients of coaches will love seeing a lighter side of their coach’s world. And certainly everyone can benefit from learning the principles of effective coaching. Opportunities for coaching others lay all around you – friends, colleagues, family members, and business associates – just to name a few.