Coaching Superstars

What is the #1 challenge of founders/leaders I work with? Help superstars break through. High performing superstars plateau too. They stall at the edges of their will and abilities too. They need help too. How do we make the best of the best better? 1. Superstars grind different Superstars learn, practice, and persevere differently. You… Continue reading Coaching Superstars

Push You Over The Edge

“I will push you over the edge and watch you fall. I will be there until you no longer fall. Then I will push you over the next edge.” This should be in the “contract” between the boss and the staff. You can call the edge whatever you want:Comfort zoneThresholdMarginLimit As long as the contract… Continue reading Push You Over The Edge

Thrown Into Leading

Here is the problem with our paths to leadership. We were thrown into it. Yesterday you were the most creative marketing specialist. Today you need to herd marketing specialists; Yesterday you were the star programmer. Today you are a PM. When I became a manager I didn’t exactly know what good looked like. I did… Continue reading Thrown Into Leading

Why Hire Me?

Today is Boxing Day and I still need to post something. This is what I have signed myself up for- post everyday … Alright, let’s go. It has been 1.5 years since I started selling myself. I said I coach leadership. I thought that was clear enough. Yet, people are still confused, “what exactly do… Continue reading Why Hire Me?

Coaching With No Certification

I am learning coaching through apprenticeship, not certification. I had to work at understanding it. This is what I have learned, so far:Coaching is: Recognising your patterns and defaults:– emotional patterns – how you feel– mental patterns – how you think– reactive patterns – How you act Finding the language to:– Describe your emotions– Articulate… Continue reading Coaching With No Certification

Why I Love My Coaching Work

The thing I love the most in my coaching work is to figure out ways to turn theories into practices and make them work for real people: * How can leadership feel less like Hallmark cards and more like LEGO instructions booklets?* How can we make “start with why” less vague and more concrete?* Can… Continue reading Why I Love My Coaching Work