On The Merits of Getting Messy

When my first son was a toddler, he had toys with lots of pieces. I put all the pieces from each toy or game into its own separate bucket so I could be organized. As he grew, my boy was very cooperative about only playing with one thing. He would get the bucket and...

What I Heard Today in Spin Class, #937

I love my spin class. I love the people who work there. I spend so much of my life working on inspiration – with myself and others. Working on how to say things to create meaning. And each day in spin someone says something. (Indoor Cycling Sacramento | TEAMride...
PSA: What is a Professional Coach, Really?

PSA: What is a Professional Coach, Really?

Professional coaching is a rapidly growing industry.  It is gaining in credibility.  Coaching is remarkably effective and utilized in the biggest organizations and by the most successful professionals.  And yet… What is it? When I use the word “coach,” what do you...
Coaching as a Game Changer – Tip #4

Coaching as a Game Changer – Tip #4

Act With Intention Next in our ongoing series on ways of BEING coach, we have Tip #4 — act with intention!  Intention is deliberate, magical and in some ways invisible.  But there is also a very practical component to it.  Here is the formula we teach our...
Coaching as a Game Changer – Tip #4

Coaching as a Game Changer – Tip #3

In our ongoing series on ways of BEING coach, we have Tip #3. But first a review: Tip #1 – Meet people where they are (Coaching as a Game Changer – McLaren Coaching) Tip #2 – Approach people with openness (Coaching as a Game Changer – Tip #2 –...
Coaching as a Game Changer – Tip #2

Coaching as a Game Changer – Tip #2

In our continuing commitment to bring you “ways of being coach” when you are not a coach, here is tip #2. Meeting People Where They Are Our first tip was about meeting people where they are. We suggested that you pay close attention to people and specifically, to what...