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5 Ways to End Well: When A Client Discontinues Coaching

Life is a series of beginnings and endings, and nowhere is this more evident than in the work we, as professional coaches, do. While the average coaching relationship can last anywhere from 3 to 18 months, the reality is we deal with endings more often […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Articles, Coaching Skills, Life Coaching|
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A 5-Stage Process of How We CHANGE and LEARN

“Coaches are change agents.” We sometimes use this phrase when explaining professional coaching to those who are unfamiliar with it. Although change is core to what we do as professional coaches, many of us don’t fully understand and apply the research and models available to […]

By |September 28th, 2015|Articles, Coaching Skills, Leadership, Life Coaching, Resources|
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Coaching the Emotionally Unhealthy Leader — Part 2

The concepts presented in this article are not my own. I’ve adapted and applied the themes presented by author and pastor Peter Scazzero in his book The Emotionally Healthy Leader to a coaching context. This article is part two of a two-part series. You can view the […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Articles, Leadership|
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5 Feminine Attributes for Leaders of the Future

Not long ago I sat in a room filled with women professionals. During the discussion, many of them expressed the feeling that they have to be more like their male colleagues in order to have a “seat at the table” and enjoy the same opportunities. […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Articles, Leadership|
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Essentialism for Christian Coaches

“The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” ~ Lin Yutang

“Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?” “Are you often busy but not productive?” Business writer and consultant Greg McKeown poses these questions in his landmark book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Articles, Businesss Skills|
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Coaching the Emotionally Unhealthy Leader: Part 1

The ideas presented in this article are not my own. I’ve adapted the concepts presented in author and pastor Peter Scazzero’s excellent book, The Emotionally Healthy Leader, and applied it to a coaching context.

In working with leaders in varying capacities for more than 20 years, […]

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Coaching Success or Failure? Why the Story You Tell Yourself Matters.

“The most powerful stories may be the ones we tell ourselves. But beware—they’re usually fiction.” ~ Brené Brown

“I can’t do this anymore,” I thought to myself as I opened the door to my office and prepared for my first coaching appointment of the day. I […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Articles|
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Are You a Conflict Avoider?

One of the toughest lessons I’ve had to learn  is handling conflict well. As a residence assistant on my hall in college—at the ripe age of 20—I can recall a few instances where I could’ve benefited from some training in conflict management. Guys on the hall […]

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What’s It Like to Be on the Other End of Me?

Several years ago I was on a business trip listening to an audio book by one of my favorite leadership gurus, Dr. Henry Cloud. The book, now a highly acclaimed volume in the recent leadership literature, is entitled Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality. I […]

By |September 1st, 2015|Articles, Leadership|
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Emotional Self-Care for Coaches

Coaches devote a great deal of time, energy, and resources to building their business and serving their clients’ needs. But investing so heavily in your business and the lives of your clients and neglecting emotional self-care can deplete your emotional reserves, leaving you frustrated, angry, […]

By |August 28th, 2015|Articles, Self-Care for Coaches|