November 24, 2023
Your team doesn't like a recent development and they are spending a lot of energy complaining -- here is what a manager or leader might do
November 17, 2023
What is a good experiment after a coaching session? Are you asking people what they want to do or are you asking them to observe?
What relationship do we have with our clients? Are we trying to understand them? I don't think this is the best way to coach. Read here for some alternatives!
Are you limiting yourself with your metaphors? Explore how labeling people as "toxic" makes everything worse.
October 27, 2023
We are who we are through others - how can coaches use the principle of "Ubuntu" to enhance their services.
October 20, 2023
How much to charge is one of the most difficult decisions of a coach. You don’t want to overprice, you don’t want to underprice and then there is this pesky question of “how much am I worth?”
October 13, 2023
What if your client holds a grudge and you want to help them overcome, forgive or move on -- here are some hints
October 6, 2023
September 29, 2023
Sometimes clients want your affirmation to check their perspective. As a coach, you want to promote client autonomy: what can you do?
September 21, 2023
Closed questions are not the only way to partner with your client. Here are some examples for open partnering questions
September 15, 2023
Sometimes, life is hard for clients. Coaches sometimes label clients' descriptions of these hardship as "problem talk". Here are some musings about why this is not always helpful and what to do instead.
September 7, 2023
I think that fundamentalism and coaching are hard to integrate into one coherent worldview. If you’d like to read some philosophical musings, read on.
September 1, 2023
What do you do when a client is a manager, who has taken some coaching course for managers, has sparkling eyes when you approach her as a coach, but your approach is very different?
August 25, 2023
When your coaching client does not seem to care: How to avoid the "terrible trifecta traps" for coaches.