In every aspect of our lives, questions are powerful. Whether as a parent, friend, colleague, manager, leader, or coach, questions serve many purposes.
One challenge coaches face is shifting their own mindsets and behaviors. Try these 9 questions before responding to your client’s statements and responses.
I’m frequently asked to offer guidance on becoming a successful graduate student. Here are 12 tips that I offer to prospective students.
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
The following appears in Organization Development Review, Winter/Spring 2020, Volume 52 Number 1. It is co-authored by myself and Heather Berthoud. A PDF of the formatted article as it appears in the review is available here. ______________ Every day we use our “self”. How did we learn to do this consciously? And, how can we teach others to be more aware
When researching and preparing to meet with an executive coach for the first time, I recommend thinking about certain questions that may help to determine a good fit for both you AND the coach.
The selection of a coach is an important decision for ALL parties involved. In fact, it is crucial for both you and a coach to make the decision that is mutually beneficial. Don’t assume that a coach will automatically be willing to work with you. There are many factors that can play into their decision, including: Their availability to work
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.
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.
Curious about our Executive Coaching services? Here’s what to expect from a typical coaching engagement: Initial contact by senior/executive leader, human resources professional, or individual client. This is an opportunity to learn about the organizational context and coaching needs. Interviewing the potential coaching client to learn more about coaching goals, readiness for change, expectations for the coaching engagement. This is