By Laura Huckabee-Jennings, CEO We connected with talented people and new ideas earlier this month at MindLab48 in San Antonio, Texas, in addition to speaking there on a panel for high-growth companies. I thought I’d share some of what we learned – both from other speakers, and from participants. What is MindLab48? MindLab48 is an annual conference […]
Anyone who is not already familiar with the concept of executive coaching may easily confuse it with related professional advisors of other types. Many executives are familiar with mentors, who guide you on how they achieved their success, so that you can follow in their footsteps. Coaching is unique in that it helps you forge your own path.
We often encounter clients who resist trying out new behaviors because they are concerned about not appearing “authentic”. The word authentic has been used so much in leadership circles without being accurately defined, so here’s an approach that we suggest. Authenticity starts with defining “who” you really are. We know that you are not just […]
I have been working on presenting coaching models and reasons to entrepreneurs and small business owners and stumbled across a recent comment by Google CEO Eric Schmidt: Everyone Needs a Coach Says Google CEO if Google’s CEO says his coach was invaluable in helping him develop, rise above the day to day and be a […]
By Linda DeLuca, Executive Coach Ever find yourself in a leadership situation and felt in over your head? As Laura mentioned in her post, What’s in your leadership bucket?, growing as a leader includes both training and development – filling the bucket and expanding the bucket. When you find yourself in over your head, it’s a sign you need to […]
By Laura Huckabee-Jennings, CEO – “If I have empathy for someone, how can I let them go or give them a poor performance review?” Often, empathy or other emotional intelligence skills are labeled as soft skills that make it hard for leaders to maintain distance from employees when they need to make hard business decisions. However, […]
“What’s that? Ah – Playoffs? Don’t talk about – playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs?” By Dana Gillis, Executive Coach — No matter the sport, each year I always recall former Indianapolis Colts head football coach Jim Mora’s classic post-game interview rant during playoff season. As I watched this year’s NBA and NHL playoffs, I started thinking about […]
By Diane Dempster, Executive Coach One of the most valuable exercises in leadership coaching is when the coach and the client take out the magnifying glass and really look at what’s going on with a situation; bringing in some transparency. Through more holistic exploration (let’s even call it “holographic”) we learn much more about what the […]
By Dana Gillis, Executive Coach — After years of hard work, lots of effort and perhaps a little luck, you were just awarded that long sought-after promotion. Congratulations! A feeling of accomplishment came with the news of your promotion. However, a secondary sensation is likely nagging at you. It’s a sense of anxiety about what lies ahead. […]
As a very successful CEO, why would someone like Eric Schmidt suggest that he needs a coach and so do you? I see executives every day who make incredible strides forward toward their goals with the help of an executive coach. Their work is inspiring, and I am honored to be part of it. But some of you may still wonder what a coach could do for you and why you should invest in an external coach for yourself. Here are the Top 10 reasons to hire a coach.