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Coach the Human, not the Culture – Part Two

May 10, 2021
 
Asia Pacific Coaching Development APAC is relatively young. We celebrated 12 years in 2019 at our Mumbai conference. Coaching in Asia Pacific is still in its formative years. As is the case with the teenage experience, there is push and pull, there are disruptions and opinions, there is jostling ...

Coach the Human, not the Culture – Part One

April 27, 2021
 
In 1999 a glossy brochure promoting executive coaching arrived on my desk at General Motors. I did not pass it to my Managing Director or to the HR department, I carried it home and researched executive coaching. Something had caught my eye and I was eager to learn more. For most of my corporate ...

Are You Ready for a Transformative Executive Coach?

April 14, 2021
 
I previously wrote about how to choose an executive coach. This article is from the other side: Are you actually ready to work with a transformative executive coach? Some executive coaching is not meant to be transformative. It is more transactional and didactic. Perhaps someone became an ...

No Such Thing as Time Management

March 22, 2021
 
Here is yet another example of a phrase created by the self-help industry. The first mention of time management appeared in the 1950's when Dwight Eisenhower made his famous quote: "The more important an item, the less likely it is urgent, and the more urgent an item, the less likely ...

Being Before Doing. A Case for Coaching 'Who'

March 8, 2021
 
Many of us became coaches because we wanted to significantly impact the lives of those around us. We noticed that we were gifted at helping others reach their potential and we made the decision to devote our careers to doing so. To create lasting change in a client’s life, we must learn ...

Get Your Affairs in Order Before It Is Too Late to Do So

February 22, 2021
 
The old joke “If you want to give the Gods a laugh, tell them your plans” summed up my 2020. A cancer diagnosis, surgeries, various treatments, and a slow recovery meant my intentions for the year took wings and flew out the window. As devastating and frightening as it was at the ...

Tips to Help You Stay Focused on Your Goals

February 10, 2021
 
This article was originally published on COACHA E-Newsletter on September 9, 2019. Tips to Help You Stay Focused on Your Goals So often I hear from my clients “I really want to get unstuck, get focused and achieve my goals but I get discouraged and give up.” Yes, setting goals can ...

10 Transformative Practices

January 25, 2021
 
10 Transformative Practices Are you seeking less stress, more satisfaction, and a better balance in your life? If youcarry on with your daily activities in the same ways you always have, you’ll end up with the same results. Invite change by shaking things up with a new approach. Adopt one ...

What’s the best investment you can make in communication?

January 13, 2021
 
I bet the answer isn’t what you think it is…. Communication is made up of three main elements: speaking, writing and listening. We learn to speak when we are very young thanks to our parents/care givers. We learn to write at school thanks to our teachers. When and where do we learn ...

The Camino Lessons

December 15, 2020
 
In 2008, when my sister Catherine asked me “would you like to walk the Camino de Santiago with me?”, “yes, I’d love to” flew out of my mouth. Although I knew little about it, my heart immediately soared at the thought of shutting my office for five – six ...
 

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