Coaches Corner

Actionable information to help you grow your practice.

Do You Take Enough Action?

Oct 27, 2020

Several years ago I was appointed Chief Pilot for a freight airline. We were incurring a high rate of “ramp strikes” – propellers or wing tips striking something on the ramp. Damage! Delays – a mortal sin in the freight business! Management’s patience was wearing thin! In discussions with many pilots I detected a mindset…

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Connect! Connect! Connect!

Oct 21, 2020

As you’ve noticed, I often mine Alex Sanfilippo’s Creating a Brand podcasts for “golden nuggets”. I found a real gem to share with you this week, I think! I hope you agree. Michelle Tillis Lederman and I have been connected on LinkedIn for some time. Her approach to communication and teamwork fits right in with mine. Michelle…

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What Do The World’s Most Effective Leaders Do?

Oct 14, 2020

My continuous quest for ideas to help leaders do business better led me to this article by Justin Breen. Justin is the founder and CEO of BrEpic, a PR company that leverages a brand’s unique story to grow. In that work he interviews hundreds of high-performing entrepreneurs. He’s identified 8 patterns of these leaders that appear repeatedly. I…

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Great Productivity Advice from 10 Women Leaders

Oct 12, 2020

During the past 20 years I’ve striven to understand ways to make my life more productive. Of course that also makes it more rewarding. Here we often discuss my own and others’ methods for improving mindset, attitude, work routines, and other ways of improving productivity. This issue continues that. We check out Anna Meyer’s assembly of…

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What Are You Blind To?

Oct 12, 2020

Several years ago, I worked with a coach who had endured and partially overcome severe optical problems. (Hi, Tom!) Many people whose eyes don’t work so well (think Helen Keller) have clear views in other areas of life. Tom helped me gain incredible insight into many things i couldn’t see. My eyes see better than most…

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Who’s Responsible for…?

Oct 6, 2020

Each month, I write a message of inspiration for the department managers of La Estancia de Cafayate. That’s the beautiful community in northwest Argentina where I’m fortunate to live. This month’s message seemed like a good topic for The Unity Community. Here’s what I offered them, and now offer you. How are you getting along in the…

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Is Your Business Thriving, or Struggling, During COVID-19?

Sep 16, 2020

As regular readers know, I’m a huge fan and proponent of coaching in all forms. Anyone who tries to learn a skill without help is making it harder than it has to be. Kevin Ryan of Inc. magazine, tells us here about a company offering on-line sports coaching from Olympian athletes. Omer Atesman built and sold a fast-growing solar…

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Do You Value, and Nurture, Your Friendships?

Sep 9, 2020

Friendships! Positive relationships! How much do these elements matter in business? In health? In happiness? I suppose many people might agree that they’re important for health, especially mental and emotional health. Probably most people would agree that they’re important factors in happiness. But in business? According to Shasta Nelson, they’re just as vital for business…

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Is There Play in Your Work?

Aug 25, 2020

Natural “player” that I am, my eye was drawn to a TED talk on the subject of play. How vital it is to a sane and balanced life. How to make it happen. How human play correlates with and can interact with animal play. Fascinating, at least to me! I hope you find it similarly engaging. The…

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