Train Your Brain, To Live Your Ideal Week

In order to train your brain how to live out your ideal week, a good place to begin is to tell yourself the truth. John (not his real name) hired me as his coach during the time he had lost his job and was looking for a new one. I noticed that John would come [...]

By |2016-07-07T06:46:51-05:00July 7th, 2016|Articles|

What is Master-Full Coaching?

“Master-full coaching is a unique blend of Spirit-led curiosity and learned skills” (McCluskey, 2016). But it’s not a topic I’ve found in any book—which makes sense because it’s more “caught” than “taught” (McCluskey, 2016). So, what’s the best way to learn this technique? What’s the best way to understand what it really is? Listen in [...]

By |2016-06-09T06:33:33-05:00June 9th, 2016|Articles|

The Secret to Asking a Powerful Question

Every coach I mentor wants to know the secret to asking a powerful question. A coach will typically ask me some form of these two questions, back to back: "How can I master powerful questioning? What can I say to phrase my questions so that they become more powerful?" I usually reply, “Well, the first [...]

By |2016-05-12T06:03:01-05:00May 12th, 2016|Articles|

What Would Jesus Ask? According to Mark

As I coach clients, I often wonder: what would Jesus ask? The Gospel of Mark contains a powerful question, which Jesus asked in ancient times. About six years ago, it changed the trajectory of my life. The back story At the age of sixteen, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up—a [...]

By |2016-04-21T06:09:02-05:00April 21st, 2016|Articles|

How Emotional Intelligence Supports Coaching Presence

Have you ever considered how emotional intelligence supports your coaching presence? Psychology Today defines emotional intelligence as “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.” The International Coach Federation notes a key component of coaching presence (competency #4): “demonstrates confidence in working with strong emotions and can self-manage and [...]

By |2016-04-14T06:05:21-05:00April 14th, 2016|Articles|

How a Client Unlocked My Coaching Potential

I reached a point in my coaching practice where I felt locked up. And while I knew there was a way out, I simply couldn’t find it. I’m not even sure I knew where to find the lock, never mind that I couldn’t locate the first key to freedom. Me. A coach. A person called [...]

By |2016-03-10T06:30:08-06:00March 10th, 2016|Articles|

Master-Full Coaching Through Active Listening

"In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority. Leaders must understand who holds the conch—that is, who should be listened to and when." Max De Pree, Author It’s the art of Master-full coaching through active listening. On a sweltering summer day, I laid my [...]

By |2016-01-06T09:00:48-06:00January 6th, 2016|Articles|

Creating Successful Change Through Coaching

Coaching is a co-created relationship, which facilitates creating successful change. It doesn’t happen in one session or during any set span of time; however it gradually takes shape through the coaching process, as coach and client partner together for success. Start S.M.A.R.T. to reach the G.O.A.L. Most of the time, we focus on large tasks [...]

By |2015-12-30T09:00:36-06:00December 30th, 2015|Articles|