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Part 6 – How people see a return on the investment in coaching

When I wrote the content for my coaching web site, I realized it’s a challenge to succinctly capture the value of coaching. It’s a challenge because the reasons people seek coaches are so varied, based on a combination of each client’s personality; deepest-held values and goals; and their situations at work, home, and community. Also, […]

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Part 5 – How a business coach helps people establish new patterns of behavior through concepts, ongoing practice, and feedback loops

Did you ever wake up one day and realize how different your life is than it was just a couple years ago? Or that some of the patterns and behaviors that served you then are no longer appropriate for your new reality? In 2004, I realized that my own expectations about the formal hierarchy or […]

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Part 4 – How a business coach helps people discover new ways of doing things, or being, differently

You’ve heard the quip: insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Can you relate? Is there something in your life that you’ve tried to change but just can’t seem to? Or, a work or relational problem you keep running into that tempts you to point the finger at others […]

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Part 3 – How a business coach provides accountability and outside perspective that almost nobody else can

I have always looked forward to my performance reviews, because I thought that at least once a year, I would get honest feedback about my performance. Having spent 8 years in the US Marine Corps Reserve, I have taken to heart the USMC leadership principle, “Know yourself and seek self-improvement.” I enjoy looking through the […]

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Part 2 – How a business coach reflects back to people things people don’t see in themselves

In my very first session as a student coach at the Hudson Institute, it was my turn to practice coaching on a fellow student and then receive feedback from my class. This process is known as fish bowl coaching. I sat across from my “client,” asked some good questions, practiced active listening, and held a […]

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Part 1 – How a business coach helps you lead on purpose

“I never think. No, by God, I don’t think; I operate.” – Lt. Rinaldi, in “A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemingway. Have you ever felt stuck in a less-than-ideal place because you are so focused on a task, so busy trying to meet deadlines, or so eager to please your boss (or peers or […]

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