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There is nothing more helpful than approaching people problems as a coach. Coaches are masters of asking powerful questions. They listen at a very deep level so they take in tone, body language, words, energy, and micro-expressions to craft a question that nudges peopl...

Most of us don't look forward to dealing with difficult people. When we think about conflict and confrontation, most of us feel an energy drain. One way to reframe dealing with a difficult person is to think about being curious. Releasing the need to judge or to prove...


I have a client who runs his own health care products company. Last year, he partnered with me to figure out how to grow his business and himself. During our time together, his business has blossomed, revenues have risen steadily and his team has tripled. 

During our...


Maybe it's the unique phase of the moon this past week, but all my clients had similar struggles. It seems they are experiencing different levels of change and transformation, and they are less than thrilled. While they are realizing the goals they put forth for thems...


I go to the gym every morning. I work through some kind of workout routine that changes day to day, but I'm pretty much on autopilot. So imagine my surprise when the gym placed new medicine balls and new mats in the weight room. I was used to doing overhead slams wher...



I have a friend whose parent has made a terrible decision in her life. My friend and her siblings are really upset about this decision, and they are finding themselves spending a lot of time and energy attempting to get their parent to rethink her decision. When I as...


When I work with organizations on their development programs, I witness a lot of discomfort around encouraging employees to be able to share their issues with each other. I have a theory that people become uncomfortable because they assume they have to fix other peopl...


As someone who loves to learn about how organizations develop their people, I stumbled upon an article regarding an author's skepticism about coaching cultures. He said he didn't think it was appropriate for our co-workers to be our therapists. This thought led me to...


Our family has been through an incredibly difficult year. Our daughter began to show signs of serious depression and anxiety last year. Not only did she struggle mightily with feeling emotionally out of control most of the time, but this pain and agony were exacerbate...


If you discover a solution to a problem, it's natural to want to scream the solution from the rooftops. It's exciting when we can solve a puzzle, find closure, and experience relief. As soon as we do, we look around and think, "How can I pass along this wonderfully in...

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