As I reflect on my first few years as a coach I recognize now how far off course I was pulled. Just weeks after earning my first certification I invested thousands of dollars into B-School, an online business and marketing course run by Marie Foleo. I remember at the time thinking that if I wanted […]

The priorities of the Coaching Industrial Complex

I want to share one of my favorite exercises, one that I invite every coach I work with to complete ASAP. I call it Should, Could, Want, Will. Grab a piece of paper, turn it crosswise, and divide it into four equal columns. Title the first column Should and list all of the things you’ve […]

Should, Could, Want, Will

There is this story you might be holding on to that to be an effective coach for someone your have to have it all figured out, to be at the END of the journey, or that coaches demonstrate our “mastery” by no longer grappling with the problem we want to help others solve. Let’s imagine […]

You do not have to have it all figured out

Five years ago I took my kids to a local nature center where they were demonstrating how to tap maple trees and turn that sap into syrup. We have a lot of maple trees around our house, and the whole thing was pretty fascinating, so on the way out I bought a $5 “tap kit” […]

On Coaching and Maple Syrup

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