Powerful Lessons and Impactful Shifts for Coaches

John Bennett/ September 13, 2020/ Change, Development, Executive Coaching, Leadership, Teaching/ 0 comments

Are you paying attention to what’s happening? Through my own work with coaching clients, and with students who are developing a coaching mindset and skillset, I’ve noticed some reflections that, when explored and reframed, can lead to powerful lessons and impactful shifts. Whether you are an experienced, professional coach or a manager-coach, paying attention to your thoughts and reactions has the ultimate potential for new insights and further development. Below is a chart

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Challenges of Helping

John Bennett/ May 10, 2020/ Development, Executive Coaching, Leadership, Teaching/ 4 comments

As human beings, we often strive to be helpful. We may do this in one or more of our roles as a friend, colleague, manager, peer, coach, consultant, parent, sibling, etc. In his book, Helping, Edgar Schein (2007) wrote about the imbalance that occurs when a helping relationship emerges. This imbalance involves the person being helped as a “down” or “subordinated” position (NOTE: this is not “subordinate”). Most of us

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80 Scenarios to Work On with a Coach

John Bennett/ February 14, 2020/ Executive Coaching/ 0 comments

Successful organizations provide executive coaching for leaders and aspiring leaders at all levels. As an executive coach, I am regularly asked … “exactly what does someone work-on with a coach?”. Here is a list of 80 scenarios I’ve assisted with in my practice:  Gain self-awareness Know the whole business (Agility) Build effective relationships across functions  Increase crucial relationships with leaders Understand and

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When Coaching Works Best

John Bennett/ January 16, 2020/ Executive Coaching, Leadership/ 0 comments

I am often asked about my experiences coaching all levels of leaders. One of those questions is “what makes a good coaching client?” There are five distinct factors that indicate a person is likely to benefit from coaching—whether from a professional coach, manager-coach, or peer.  1. Embrace a Growth Mindset A desire to learn, grow and shift their mindsets and behaviors.

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Executive Coaching Interview Guide

John Bennett/ November 15, 2018/ Executive Coaching, Services/ 0 comments

All coaches offered for your consideration have biographies and are competent and capable professionals. However, they may not all fit your coaching needs. Therefore, it is important for you to interview the coach or coaches who seem to align most with your interests. This will give both you and the coach(es) the opportunity to explore suitability to meet your needs.

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