Category Archives: Career Coaching Tips

Name the Elephant in the Room

The old saying “elephant in the room” implies that there is an issue that is so big, or complex, or unmanageable, or unsolvable that it’s simply easier to pretend it doesn’t exist. In other words, ignore it, and it will … Continue reading

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Are Your Coaching Questions Brain-Friendly or Brain-Frazzling?

Have you ever been asked a question you knew the answer to but froze? That frozen reaction was likely caused because the question elicited the fight-flight-freeze response in you. Your brain heard the question, but your body interpreted it as … Continue reading

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Which Brain Are You Listening With?

Our mood, our experiences, our levels of reasoning—all determine how we listen, and how well with listen. We can playfully consider these brain modes that may be driving our listening: The Buddy Brain – the Buddy Brain is concerned with making … Continue reading

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How Comfortable are You with Discomfort?—Four Insights to Build Coaching Presence

 Presence boosts two key competencies:      1) strategic thinking and     2) relationship engagement. Lose your presence and you:      1) lose your ability to think of options and solutions… and     2) minimize your ability to create … Continue reading

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