Conflict Coaching

Handling the inevitable conflicts that arise in life is a topic that frequently surfaces in coaching. Proactively and consciously identifying a path to managing conflict is a powerful first step, an authentic one.

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Check Your Fuel Gauge

As coaches, we understand the effectiveness and value of the authentic connection with a client. This is coaching from center -or- coaching from our “core.”

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Mindful Spending and Money Psychology

Decision science can help us understand how to use the risk and reward systems in the brain for decision-making, and how to program new, adaptive behaviors.  A system of mind, brain, and behavior changes that last can offer preventable and long-term, successful strategies.

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Changing the World One Authentic Conversation at a Time

In coaching more than 5,000 leaders of fast-growing organizations, I sit beside corporate leaders as they have major breakthroughs – and major breakdowns. As a former executive myself, I’ve also been in their shoes. Here’s what I’ve learned about coaching executives.

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“But I don’t have time to coach them!”

It’s time to put the biggest obstacle to coaching your team to rest. During a study to determine how — or even IF — managers matter, Google’s people analytics team identified eight key behaviors demonstrated by the company’s most effective managers. Can you guess...

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Stepping into Integrity

Have you ever found yourself admiring someone for what they believed in even though you may not have agreed with them? Right or wrong you have to respect someone who takes a position and stands by it.

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Self-Talk: The Silent Story of Optimal Performance

A study of Olympian gold medalists found two traits, in addition to deliberate practice, that set super achievers apart:  complete confidence, combined with self-talk to create that total confidence. We always engage in self-talk, always ask questions, whether or not...

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Empathic Derailment

"No, Krueger, first you have to be with me before I can go someplace new with you." —A psychoanalytic patient many years ago accurately confronting me with moving too quickly into a dynamic interpretation before establishing empathic resonance to communicate...

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The Allure of Chaos

Our most common addiction: problems. By re-entering this habitual domain, we engage invigorating narrative, and paradoxically, the comfort zone of the familiar.

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Empathy: The Bridge to Common Ground

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? —Henry David Thoreau How can you recognize what never before has been considered? See what you don’t believe? Discover what you don’t even know to look for? Discern that...

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