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Avoiding the Iceberg. Is it time to change course?

September 20, 2021
Avoiding the IcebergIs it time to change course? Twenty-plus years ago, when coaching came on the scene officially, it brought with it the possibility of being a game changer for the planet. It was going to be a disruptor for businesses, leaders – anyone in fact who wanted their habitual ...

Tolerance has a Tipping Point

August 9, 2021
My nephew Nick asked me to re-read the Harry Potter series with him this summer. It didn’t take much convincing because I love the Harry Potter saga. I just finished The Order of the Phoenix, and Nick’s halfway through The Half-Blood Prince. Nick texted me last week, saying how ...

The Vital Attitude of Co-Responsibility in Performance Dialogues

July 26, 2021
We ask groups of leaders, “Do you think your manager is co-responsible for how you show up or for how successful you are in your role? Does your performance depend on what he or she does?” They quickly and assertively answer, “Of course.” Then we ask, “So, then, ...

What Makes a Good Coach? Compassion, presence, communication and more…

July 12, 2021
What makes a good coach? Is it a certificate? Is it multiple years in practice? Is it a particular school? Some would say all of the above; others would demur, and search for the definition and meaning elsewhere. There are multiple competencies a coach has that are similar to those possessed by ...

Everything Changes With P.A.U.S.E

June 28, 2021
There is a gift that is available for each and everyone of us. That gift can be accessed whenever and wherever needed. It is the gift of pausing. If you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed, "cafuffled" (my son's word), anxious, thoughts racing, just plain exhausted or stuck in a ...

Coach the Human, not the Culture - Part Four

June 14, 2021
Masterful Coaching is Transformational When I first learned of the MCC credential, I knew straight away it was what I wanted to aim for and achieve. It was my goal. It was a clear goal and one that with training, experience, mentoring and client hours I could achieve. As a mathematician I saw ...

Coach the Human, not the Culture - Part Three

May 24, 2021
Mastering the Art and Science of Coaching Masterful coaches believe in, and experience, the global-ness of being. I’m not invested in coaches coaching to different cultural assumptions. This is limited thinking that is not based on true connection. This is limited thinking based on ...

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 ...

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