4 Ways to Develop Your Coaching Presence

Professional coaches know the importance of being skilled at coaching presence—being fully present. This fundamental and powerful skill can make or break a coach/client relationship. The International Coach Federation describes presence as the “ability to be fully conscious and create spontaneous relationship with the client, employing a style that is open, flexible, and confident.” Being…

Coaching Done Right—4 Steps that Set People Up for Success

It’s important to ensure that people who are about to receive coaching are set up for success. When using coaching as a development methodology, an experienced coach will take four steps to make sure the engagement has the best chance to achieve desired outcomes. Here’s what to look for in the coaching interactions you set…

Feel Like You’re Addicted to Social Media? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am a marketing professional who manages a whole crew of kids—really.  Age-wise, I could be the parent of each of these people. My team is tasked with providing movement and content across all of the social media platforms.   We are very successful at what we do. Here is my problem: I feel…

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4 Common Topics When Coaching in Turbulent Times

Managing during stressful times can be very challenging. Most managers will experience major change several times throughout their career. This may include a company merger, downsizing, a new senior leadership team, or new job responsibilities. Managers must cope with their own emotions and uncertainties along with those of their direct reports. Wondering what people want…

Considering an Advisory Board? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am a young entrepreneur just getting off the ground with my own startup.  I have been told by several people that I should have an advisory board.  Can you tell me what that is, what would it do for me, and how I should go about creating one? Advice Needed Dear Advice…

9 Books on Coaching that Coaches Need to Know About

I am often asked what books I would recommend for someone who is just starting on their coaching journey. Because I am always refining my list, I asked a select group of coaches their picks for the best books for coaches—books not only about coaching but also about leadership and coaching in organizations. Below is…