Coaching conversations are not chit-chat. They have purpose and focus. Here are some tips to help you be your best, and provide the best support.
Use this list to reflect on your experiences in coaching, recognize behaviors that may reduce your impact, and to make any necessary adjustments.
Some of my favorites include books related to Appreciative Inquiry, change, coaching practices and skills, Gestalt approach, helping relationships, human development, and interpersonal relationships.
Available now, the tips in this guide provide practical guidance to help you develop the key competencies of congregational leadership.
In every aspect of our lives, questions are powerful. Whether as a parent, friend, colleague, manager, leader, or coach, questions serve many purposes.
Just like a great story has a beginning, middle and end, so does a coaching engagement. Here are 5 questions I ask clients at the end of a coaching engagement.
Without a doubt, 2020 was the most challenging year for most of us. We witnessed a global health pandemic resulting in quarantines, hospitalizations, health resource shortages, deaths, record-speed development and deployment of vaccines, polarizing elections, racial injustices, economic highs and lows, unemployment rise, businesses shuttered, education systems pivoting to provide remote teaching and learning … I could go on, and
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 ability to think and act strategically has long been recognized as a key differentiator between average and exceptional leaders (Management Research Group). But what is strategic thinking and acting? Simply put, it is the practice of thinking broadly about current and future issues, in a manner that considers the implications of actions. As a critical leadership skill, this enables
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.