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Coaching Leadership

Everyone is doing the best they can with what they have

One of my foundational beliefs as a leader and a coach is that people are well resourced. Internally. They’ve got everything they need to achieve the results they desire. If you disagree, I would encourage you to think of a time when you showed a specific skill in a different context, and you hadn’t thought […]

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Coaching Leadership Personal growth

Why you need a coach?

There must be a gazillion articles and videos on why you (or everyone) need(s) a coach or a mentor/teacher for a fulfilling life. But this short chat between Ryan Holiday and Coby Karl in my opinion is probably the best testimonial to why anyone would need a coach/mentor/teacher in life. While it may seem ironical, […]

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Coaching Random Thoughts

Listening intently

I’ve come to believe the listening is an art and nobody can teach you to become a world-class listener over a webinar or a course (online or offline). Sure, the latter will help you understand the principles, practice, and application of listening but things change drastically when you try to do it yourself. Part of […]

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Coaching

People want answers… but they are always in the questions

Surprised? Well, most of my prospects are when I walk them through the discovery sessions where they experience the power of the coaching process. By the end of these session, they have greater insights on their lives and know why coaching can help them get to that “next level” in life. Unfortunately, the above isn’t […]

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Business Coaching

The best you can do with all you’ve got…

I’ve been reflective of my limitations these past few months. Everyone’s got them. I’m pretty sure you’ve got a bunch that keeps you on your toes too. The challenge is to accept them and modify your lifestyle around those limitations. Because it hurts. Despite my best efforts, I haven’t been able to do any (well, […]

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Coaching Personal growth

Why random coaching engagements don’t work

I often get requests for one-off coaching sessions that’s people believe is going to fix their problems. And I almost always pass up these opportunities because coaching isn’t a one-off thing, it’s a long-term commitment. Besides, I’ve had my share of random conversations with strangers who open up and narrate their live’s struggles hoping that […]

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Business Coaching Personal growth Random Thoughts

It’s not about getting solutions but discovering them

Almost everyone I know confuses coaching with consulting or mentoring. And when I do try to explain most respond back clarifying, “what’s the damn point if the coach doesn’t have solutions to my challenges?” Reasonable, right? I used to think just that until I started to get coached and then explore, research, study and get […]

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Business Coaching Personal growth

Classical coaching in action

Here’s a Timothy Gallawey classic training clip that demonstrates the true power of transformative coaching. It flies in the face of modern-day coaches who think coaching is all about balancing mentoring and coaching or acting like a sports coach (like the ones you seen in movies) to be effective. I know that’s BS but now […]

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Fascinating Random Thoughts

Changing oil couldn’t have saved the Titanic!

I’m pretty sure it didn’t have a chance. Nope. And here’s why — the problem was that damn iceberg! The engine was doing just fine. Perhaps a little too smooth to sail right into that slab of ice! Sorry if that sounds a little crude. I know more than 1,500 innocent passengers were killed that […]

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Coaching Personal growth Random Thoughts

What would you like to happen?

Like everyone, I get overwhelmed too. Lots of options, possibilities, and tactics to consider for my work, family, passion, business, training, routines, books, and sometimes even music! And it does get stressful at times, so much so that I keep wondering why do I keep making my life miserable. But that’s just another day at […]