You Want Me To Do What?!?!

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As most of you have come to know, my nickname is “Coach.” It’s a byname that’s followed me for nearly 40 years, a moniker I gained when I started my Navy career on the pool deck training swimmers at the Naval

3 Ways My Coaching Course Will Change Your Career

As a coach, if you’re not constantly searching for ways to improve yourself, why should you expect your coachees to? Effective coaching, whether for the coach or coachee, is about personal growth and

How High Diving Prepared Me for a Life of Coaching

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Before I became an organizational development professional, I was a professional high diver with the U.S. High Diving Team. Every day for seven years, I climbed to the top of a hundred-foot ladder, stood atop a

When There’s Conflict—Deal With It!

It’s your first day as a “leader” and you’re basking in the glow of your advancement! Life is good, your ego is riding high from your promotion, your first cup of morning coffee is perfect, and you’re

Strong Leaders Turn Conflict Into Opportunities for Change

As a leader, you should expect a fair amount of uncomfortable conflict as part of your role. Conflict is an inevitable part of the job. At some point in time, members of your team will disagree with you, or with each