The Saint of Small Stuff…. a holy productivity hack

The Saint of Small Stuff…. a holy productivity hack

Do you have too much to do? Do you sometimes not know where to start? Are you at times losing the overview and all the small, medium and big stuff is threatening to bury you like an avalanche? If no, can you please write to me so that I can share your secret with the...
NEVER ask a WHY-question — why should you?

NEVER ask a WHY-question — why should you?

In many coaching schools or leadership courses you learn NEVER to ask why questions. They lead to: Assigning blame Asking for justification Deepening the discussion of the problem Getting a team stuck Here is an example: A: “I don’t like presenting, I am always super...
4 lifesavers for stuck coaches

4 lifesavers for stuck coaches

That hated moment — your client has finished talking. Maybe even while the client was talking, you were thinking: “Uh-oh — where is this going… what am I going to ask next?” and then some more of that thinking and then slowly and surely...
Coaching and leading non-native English speakers

Coaching and leading non-native English speakers

Most of us live in a bi-lingual world where we either speak more than one language or are communicating with people whose native language is not our own, and mostly, not English. Even if both speakers are English native speakers — there are variants of English...
A little fish with your bicycle? Metaphor menus in coaching

A little fish with your bicycle? Metaphor menus in coaching

I love metaphors — I love playing with language and being playful is something I really enjoy. Recently I came across a BBC documentary podcast on metaphors and language used by people experiencing cancer to describe their experience. As you may notice, the...