Coaching

How to Make Your Message Memorable

If you want to change something (and don’t you?) then you simply must be concise. If you really want to get people to change their mind or take action then you’ll need to make your message memorable. Complex messages don’t drive change. Complexity can be right for some situations but so many of the business…

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A Painless Process for Feedback

Asking for feedback is not easy. Giving feedback is not any easier! You can make it easy on both sides with a couple simple techniques. We know that understanding how others perceive us is important to our success but we dread the big, heavy conversation. When asking, we dread hearing criticism. Often we don’t ask…

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Take Note – Improve Performance through Reflection

I think you’re missing opportunities. Yep, I do. Here’s why: You have an opportunity to learn from every experience you have. By considering what happened, both good and not good, you can determine what to change and what to keep. When you learn, you can become more productive.  I suspect you might be letting a…

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Coaching in a Group = More Insights

A research study determined that 92% of executives who had worked with a coach would do so again.   Coaching is highly-regarded as a successful way to learn although one-on-one coaching is costly.  Not only costly, but perhaps even not as rich an experience as in a group. Learning is a social activity.  When we are…

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Why Coaching in a Group is Better

 “We all need somebody to lean on.” Those words, from the HBR blog, “How to Cultivate a Peer Coaching Network” , simply state a key benefit of a coaching group.  As the old saying goes, “two is better than one” and even more people to lean on is even better. An Insight Circle is a group of…

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Coach or Therapist – What’s the difference?

The question is often asked:  “What is the difference between a coach and a therapist?”   It may depend, of course, on the individual coach or therapist.  I like to keep things simple: A therapist focuses on why the client may respond in certain ways. A coach helps the client determine how to respond in a productive way.…

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How to Interview an Executive Coach

Recently, I was interviewed to be an executive coach by a senior leader in a nationally-known business.   He was interviewing three prospective coaches over the course of the week.  In our 30 minutes together,  I was asked one question–and that was about my process.  He spent the rest of the time talking about his career.…

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Discounted Summer Coaching

Days are longer, weather is warmer and coaching is discounted!  For the next 3 months — May, June, July — let’s turn up the heat on your leadership development.   We’ll target one area and work together for just 3 months to make observable progress.  As always, my coaching work is on a flat fee…

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