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Book Study - How to Know a Person by David Brooks

Join ICF Arizona’s Book Study

Join ICFAZ coaches as we read How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen (2023)
David Brooks


Facilitated by Carrie-Ann Tkaczyk

6:30 – 7:30pm AZ /PT
7:30 – 8:30pm NM /MT



Core Competencies |  4.0
Resource Development |  4.0

The Book Study meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm AZ / 7:30pm NM on Zoom for 1 hour. The meetings will be facilitated by our facilitator, and participants are invited to select a chapter(s) to present each week.

Join us to increase your knowledge and enjoy lively discussions with a small group of fellow coaches.



A practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives—from the author of The Road to Character and The Second Mountain

As David Brooks observes, “There is one skill that lies at the heart of any healthy person, family, school, community organization, or society: the ability to see someone else deeply and make them feel seen—to accurately know another person, to let them feel valued, heard, and understood.”

And yet we humans don’t do this well. All around us are people who feel invisible, unseen, misunderstood. In How to Know a Person, Brooks sets out to help us do better, posing questions that are essential for all of us: If you want to know a person, what kind of attention should you cast on them? What kind of conversations should you have? What parts of a person’s story should you pay attention to?

Driven by his trademark sense of curiosity and his determination to grow as a person, Brooks draws from the fields of psychology and neuroscience and from the worlds of theater, philosophy, history, and education to present a welcoming, hopeful, integrated approach to human connection. How to Know a Person helps readers become more understanding and considerate toward others, and to find the joy that comes from being seen. Along the way it offers a possible remedy for a society that is riven by fragmentation, hostility, and misperception.

The act of seeing another person, Brooks argues, is profoundly creative: How can we look somebody in the eye and see something large in them, and in turn, see something larger in ourselves? How to Know a Person is for anyone searching for connection, and yearning to be understood.

ICF Arizona Coaching Book Study

Who: ICF Arizona member and non-member coaches, and their friends

When: Thursday evenings from 6:30pm - 7:30pm (AZ time), 7:30pm - 8:30pm (NM time)
March 21, 2024 through May 23, 2024 (8 weeks)

Where: Zoom Meeting Room. Login details will be sent on your e-mail confirmation upon completed registration.

Cost: $35 for ICFAZ Members and $40 for non-members for the 8 weeks

Max: 15 participants

Note: Book is not included in registration. Please consider buying locally at various independent booksellers across Arizona: Dates for your Calendar: Zoom
The Book Study will meet for eight (8) weeks on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 PM Arizona Time for 1 hour, on the following dates:
  • March 21
    Part One
    Chapter One 3-18
    Chapter Two 18-28

  • March 28
    Chapter Three 28-43
    Chapter Four 43-55

  • April 4
    Chapter Five 55-71
    Chapter Six 71-82

  • No class April 11 

  • April 18
    Chapter Seven 82-95
    Part Two
    Chapter Eight 95-107
    Chapter Nine 107-122

  • April 25
    Chapter Ten 122-134
    Chapter Eleven  134-160

  • May 2nd
    Part Three
    Chapter Thirteen 173-190
    Chapter Twelve 160-173

  • No class May 9 

  • May 16
    Chapter Fourteen 190-212
    Chapter Fifteen 212-228
    Chapter Sixteen 228-243

  • May 23
    Chapter Seventeen 246-271

Carrie is a professional ICF certified coach with nearly a decade of experience and a Masters certificate in evidence-based coaching from Fielding University. She is also a member in the Arizona ICF Chapter and the Mindfulness Coach Association. Her clients benefit from her experienced research-based methods, certified mindfulness knowledge, and cross-cultural lens deeply honed by her equity work and living in England, Nepal and Turkey. Her varied experiences include educator, Peace Corps volunteer, nonprofit specialist in Washington, DC, internal coach, and small business owner. An avid traveler, she moves between Oregon and Arizona. 

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM Mountain Time (Arizona) (UTC-07:00)
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
ICF AZ Admin
Book Study
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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