Judo Coaching: Redirecting Energy Toward the Coaching Goal

Redirect the energy back to the coaching goalOver the last month or two, your client John’s coaching goal has been rethinking his work flow, time-management and getting more work done with less stress. He’s been working diligently to make a change, but today he has something completely different on his mind: a great new job opportunity. It’s an exciting thing to talk through, and John is passionate about the opportunity. But your concern as his coach is that you are two thirds of the way through making a very important and needed change in John’s life, and suddenly he is ready to completely dump that coaching goal. What do you do? Continue reading “Judo Coaching: Redirecting Energy Toward the Coaching Goal”

Coaching Change: When NOT to Speak Up

Coaching Change: when not to speak upMaria is a client with too much on her plate. She has trouble meeting her commitments, she is always a day late and a dollar short, and her life is a jumble of competing demands and half-remembered promises. When you think about coaching change in her life, the agenda that would make the most difference is pretty obvious: Maria needs to get her life under control. But she doesn’t see it that way. What do you do? Should you speak up? As the old song goes, “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” Continue reading “Coaching Change: When NOT to Speak Up”

Transformational Coaching: Reinventing Yourself

Over the years I’ve used transformational coaching techniques to walk a number of transformational coaching is about motivation!individuals through the process of completely reinventing themselves. For instance, one leader’s goal was “to move from being a critical and demanding boss to one who was approachable, kind and built strong relationships with the leaders around him.” That’s a real Goliath to take on in the latter half of one’s life! However, over the course of six months he actually succeeded in altering the fundamental way he related. A feedback process confirmed that to his peers, he was a different person. How did that happen? And what can we learn from those stories about how to reinvent ourselves when the time comes to do it? Continue reading “Transformational Coaching: Reinventing Yourself”