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Want to have impactful coaching sessions? Here’s a tip: You know the term, “what you see is what you get?” I know we’ve all heard it but have you taken a moment to think about it? We have the option to train our eyes and our hearts to look for the brilliance in others.[…]
There are many tools and resources to help you become a better coach and they can sometimes be found in unusual places. I learn more about coaching from conversations with family, from watching people at the local coffee shop and from how the manager helps the guests at the hotel while on vacation. Coaching lessons[…]
“Do you believe I can do what I said I want to do?” “Do you believe I can reach my goals?” I looked at my young client, a new author who had just published his first book. For him, that was only the beginning. He wanted to become a videographer and get involved in acting.[…]
When you forfeit human connection, you dilute the impact of the work you do and minimize the value of face to face (no screen) eyeball to eyeball connection. I’m not advocating turning in our slick 24/7 technology, (even though it makes me crazy at times). I’m reminding all of us of the danger of leaning[…]
Have You Ever Asked a Coaching Question that Seemed to Break Your Client’s Brain? “That coaching question “broke my brain”. That’s what my coach told me his wife said when he asked her a question. It made me laugh and it made me think. Sometimes coaches ask questions that break their clients brain. That’s not the[…]
Coaching is about helping your clients achieve the goals they set for themselves which often involves helping them see other perspectives. Coaches help clients have a change in perspective. However, coaches also need to have a change in their coaching perspective if they are going to help their clients and coach with impact and proficiency.[…]
I love coaching coaches. I love it because when I coach a coach I am changed. Coaches are incredible people. They have the heart, love, passion and mission to help others live fuller, more expressive lives. That’s the easy part of coaching coaches What’s hard about coaching coaches is they often get stuck in not seeing[…]
Our best coaching questions come from our clients, from the experiences they’re having in the moment. That’s why it doesn’t help to have a spectacular book of coaching questions to guide the coaching conversation. The best questions come from what’s going on inside the client. That’s how you know what to ask next. Listening is[…]
Initially, two coach training schools provided the training education I needed to become a coach. The second school was a year-long program, at the end we had to coach the instructor or another instructor in the school. I felt confident that I knew my subject and had good success coaching my clients…but I was nervous. Prior[…]
Recently I was talking to a couple of coaches about our work as professional development coaches. We exchanged stories about why we do what we do and I heard myself telling them that I had the best clients and students that anyone could ever ask for. Clients show up ready to do their work and[…]