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Are you stuck in the tyranny of “now”?

Are you stuck in the tyranny of “now”?

“I lack self-confidence!”, “I am an introvert, “She is a low performer” -- All these statements support the “tyranny of now” and impede the liberating power of “yet”. As a coach and mentor coach I often hear self-descriptions or descriptions of others in such not very...

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Taming the monkeys – How to say “No” in 5 simple steps

Taming the monkeys – How to say “No” in 5 simple steps

If you are a little bit like me, you have a lot to do and probably not always enough capacity to get everything done that you want to get done. No matter whether you are a manager, a team leader, the person who stays at home to take care of the family, a project...

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CHALLENGING the CLIENT???

CHALLENGING the CLIENT???

Can you challenge your client? Should you challenge your client? What if you do challenge your client and they stop liking you? What if you don’t challenge your client and they stay stuck in an action, perception, thought or feeling that doesn’t serve them? If you’re...

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What does the coach need to know?

What does the coach need to know?

So does the coach need to know anything? Do you need to understand anything as a coach? Or does mainly the client need to know and develop understanding and forward movement?​​​ In one of the last emails I talked about keeping our questions on the first floor of the...

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Interrupting your Client?

Interrupting your Client?

Interrupting your client gets seriously bad rap from coaching educators, competency frameworks and other sources aiming at increasing the quality of coaching. But is interrupting your client really such a bad thing? As always, in coaching, there is a golden rule: “It...

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The BEST 1001 Coaching Questions

“1001 Powerful Questions” – buy this book, buy it now! Improve your coaching instantly! Comes with a handy set of flashcards! Whenever I see advertisements like this, I feel like someone did not get the point. Coaching is not about learning by heart a set of...

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