Navigating Difficult Conversations Around the Table

John Bennett/ November 22, 2020/ Change, Development/ 0 comments

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

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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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A Typical Coaching Engagement

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

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

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