7 Steps to Breakthrough Performance on the Job and
in Your Life by Howard M. Guttman

Do you want to reach for the stars or just take your game up a notch? No matter what your goal, now you can take control of your behavior and command your future by using Howard Guttman’s 7-step self-coaching system for personal and professional improvement. Howard’s approach is unique. His latest book, Coach Yourself to Win, demonstrates that life-changing improvement, however difficult, is within your reach.

Why you should read Coach Yourself to Win


"Some motivational authors claim that their books, with their snappy covers and glowing recommendations, can change your life– even if their content is as insubstantial as a summer breeze. In contrast, Howard M. Guttman provides a steady stream of valuable content that can help you make your life better. A respected executive coaching expert, Guttman presents seven easy-to-follow steps you can use to coach yourself to achieve lasting positive behavioral change. He delivers invaluable knowledge, wisdom, savvy tips and practical expertise as he explains how to apply proven executive coaching principles to modify your behavior and achieve a happier, more productive life. getAbstract recommends this completely useful self-coaching guide. It will be worth far more than its cover price if you practice its principles."

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The Buzz on Coach Yourself To Win

“Howard Guttman has developed a forceful seven-step self-improvement process that can be used by anyone interested in taking up their game, whether on the job or in their life.”

—Marshall Goldsmith, world-renowned executive coach; author of the
New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“Howard coaches to win! He has focused me and my management team on the necessary behavior changes to deliver breakthrough performance in the marketplace.”

Todd Lachman, President, Mars Chocolate North America

“Howard has helped some of the best executives in the world. . . . His book provides the steps to help coach yourself to victory both professionally and personally.”

—Joe Gibbs, owner, Joe Gibbs Racing

"Coach Yourself to Win provides a superb system for achieving personal success. It uses proven principles that are presented in a tangible, user-friendly manner. I recommend this book to the many people I encounter who need the right set of tools to improve their well-being.”

Daniel A . Monti, M.D., Director, Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine,Thomas
Jefferson University and Hospital; coauthor,
The Great Life Makeover: Weight, Mood, and Sex

“Howard shows us how to coach ourselves effectively to gain the wins that matter most to us.”

Ken Shelton, editor of Personal Excellence and Leadership Excellence magazines

The 7-Step Process

To successfully coach yourself, you need a clear, sure-footed pathway to your new future. Howard’s proven 7-step process has helped elevate the performance of hundreds of executives for more than 30 years. They’re a demanding group! For the first time, that process is yours.


Reading Coach Yourself to Win is like having a conversation with yourself. In down-to-earth language, Howard explains the what, why, and how of each step of his process and provides real-life examples to illustrate his points. Then it’s your turn. Action Steps in each chapter—they also appear on this Web site—take you along the pathway to growth and permanent change, asking you key questions to provoke your thinking and prompt you to steady progress.

Whether your goal is personal or professional, Coach Yourself to Win will not only enable you to achieve your present Intention, but by mastering the self-coaching process you will acquire the capability to continuously achieve success in realizing future Intentions you set for yourself.