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  In most of our coach training classes we ask students to coach one another, typically in 30-minute windows of time, but sometimes in as little as 10 minutes. Many coaches find it difficult to conduct a coaching session in such a narrow span of time. And some of us even struggle to conclude a

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  For the first 15 years of my coaching journey, almost all of my coaching was done via phone.  While many new coaches resist any form of coaching that is not in person, I found coaching over the phone to be successful.  Later, I found coaching via Zoom to work well, too.  (That is, so

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  You can buy a box of 12 bamboo finger traps on Amazon for $5. They are also available in vending machines across the country, often for as little as twenty-five cents. You are probably wondering, why would I ever need to know this?  Here is my hot take — having one makes you a

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  After I asked one of my clients what she would like to work on, she began to talk about being her authentic self in various environments. My client was expressing angst at some pushback she had received in an environment that encouraged her to be her authentic self but discouraged her from acting in

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  The coach who thinks he is going to skate through the profession without ever having an unhappy client will eventually be disappointed.  There is nothing magic or holy about coaching that prevents the occasionally unhappy client.  And I suppose even magicians and priests encounter an unhappy person every now and then.  Since each of

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  How many times have you heard the command, “Just stop”? Here are three scenarios: My dad and my brother trudged into the kitchen tracking globs of mud with each step. Mom shouted, “Just stop! Take off your shoes before you track mud all over the house!” My dad said he would do whatever he

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