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COACHING WITH COMPASSION VS. COACHING FROM DEFICIT What it is, when to use it, and why it matters.

January 14th, 2020 | 71 Comments

By Daniel White & Andy Satter There’s an old saying that the only humans that like change are babies with…



COACHING WITH COMPASSION VS. COACHING FROM DEFICIT What it is, when to use it, and why it matters.

January 7th, 2020 | Leave a Comment

By Daniel White and Andy Satter Why coaching toward a personal vision is far more effective than trying to overcome weaknesses.  There’s…



What happens when clients block self-awareness?

May 4th, 2019 | Leave a Comment

“You can’t handle the truth.” Spoken by Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men Sometimes a person will get a…



REASONS FOR REASONS – WHY GIVING THE RATIONALE FOR TASKS CAN BE MOTIVATING

May 1st, 2019 | Leave a Comment

“They tell us to do tasks, but don’t give the reasons. “They create artificial rules with no justification.” These are…



LEARNING DIPLOMACY

January 12th, 2018 | Leave a Comment

The feedback from Helen’s colleagues went like this: “She is direct. She gets to the point. Tells it like it…



REGULATING STRONG EMOTIONS

December 26th, 2017 | 137 Comments

“I’m a fiery person. I’ve always been that way. When I’m angry, I’ve learned to wait a day before responding…



SOCIAL STATUS – ALPHAS, BETAS AND LEADERSHIP

March 15th, 2017 | 18 Comments

A new client asked me if I could help him get promoted. Sensing his interpersonal presence, I immediately thought that…



The Magic of Dialogue

May 10th, 2016 | Leave a Comment

As soon as I read Lilian’s email I knew we had a problem. We had designed what we believed was…



A DELICATE BALANCE

May 10th, 2016 | Leave a Comment

As an R&D director at a pharmaceutical company, Rick met regularly with each of his team members to discuss the…



Becoming a Global Leadership Coach

January 31st, 2016 | 2 Comments

A little over ten years ago I began my transition from an American executive coach to a global leadership coach….



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