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.
Meeting with a potential coaching client can prompt excitement, anxiety, even fear. Here are suggestions to help you prepare for and conduct these meetings.
Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice are not new. The challenges of each have been present since (dare I say) the beginning of time. Thank goodness, that today there is a heightened awareness of the need to consciously, intentionally and proactively work to be inclusive, appreciate and leverage diversity, practice equity, and seek justice. Many social identities—e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, religion,
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I remember with fondness the gatherings around my grandmother’s table for a home-cooked meal that expressed her love for us. I remember conversations and time spent together with extended family and friends. I’ve continued this tradition with my own family, and we often have 12-18 people join us for dinner and “fellowship”, as my father
Asking questions demonstrates curiosity, shows interest, solicits answers, engages others, prompts shifts in thoughts and actions, fosters reflection, helps to reframe a situation, helps generate ideas and solutions, and builds rapport.
Recently an executive coaching client asked me how to break the ice with people who have achieved great things in life and who might be considered intimidating. Here are 20 questions to help get a conversation started and build a relationship (with just about anyone): How did you get into the work you are doing? What do you like most about the work you do?