Self-coaching Is An Underutilized Way To Build A Strong/Powerful Coaching Culture

Everyone everywhere seems to be talking about how coaching makes the difference in creating top performance.  We at E-Coach Associates (as do 98% of our industry peers) encourage increased high-quality coaching in the workplace. Using Skype or other communication technology to encourage more face to face coaching sessions, training more…

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Strategies for the Toxic Workplace

It has been an astounding year for bad behavior at work.  Stunning allegations (and clear evidence) of multiple forms of abuse have become commonplace – causing human resources and legal teams both to handle high profile crisis situations. The inevitable fallout from workers directly or indirectly are affected by these…

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Time to Drop the “No Politics” at Work Rule

Like many Americans, I have been spending quite a bit of time in the last 3 weeks trying to figure out our country’s “new administration” and considering the implications for my work.  And most relevant for this blog, thinking about how we as coaches can help leaders and workers be…

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Advice for the ‘Worried’, Part 1

Because today’s workplace tends to increase worries about one’s security, increase the sense of being pressured and behind, and can often be uncomfortable or non-supportive personally – being worried and concerned is common and justified.  In my next few blog posts, I want to provide some concrete advice for this…

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Should Coaches Rethink Stressing Formal “Education”?

Even asking this question makes me cringe a little.  My depression era parents raised me to believe there wasn’t anything more important to prepare for life and career than formal education.  And, I believed them. I have a bachelors’ degree, two master’s degrees and a doctorate.  My parents told me…

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Is There Still Only One “Gold Standard” For Coaching?

The talent industry (formerly HR) and the entire workplace coaching field, has always considered one to one coaching – in person (or more recently, virtually) – between a highly skilled executive or leadership coach, coupled with a willing workplace performer to be “the gold standard” of coaching.  And, it made…

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Post Election Coaching Advice

The election exhausted us all.  Let’s accept that and then, relatively quickly if we do it right, we can all move forward in our work.  Clearly some are elated, others filled with trepidation.  Neither ignoring people’s heightened emotions nor supporting too much expression of feelings is useful. As workplace leaders…

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