I’ve received a lot of questions about the intersection of managing and coaching. Most often I provide the same answer I will to this one: Maybe.
There are very few things that just will or won’t work. The key is almost always in how they are done. Here’s what matters most: purpose, transparency and readiness. […]
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By Elena Aguilar, President and Founder In Episode 5 of The Bright Morning Podcast, I spoke to a very special person who told me a story about a couple of powerful conversations about race, racial identity, and racism. I want you to be able to have powerful conversation—conversations that heal and bring us into closer, […]
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By Elena Aguilar, President and Founder In Episode 4 of The Bright Morning Podcast, I referenced a theory of action. I coached Jill through the initial steps to create a draft of a theory of action to lead folks in her district towards having conversations about racial inequities. In my coaching and consulting with leaders, […]
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By Elena Aguilar, President and Founder In Episode 2 of The Bright Morning Podcast, I coached Kathrina on how she can set boundaries. Kathrina was struggling with her relationships with some colleagues. She’d tried being compassionate and understanding with them, but I could hear that what she wasn’t telling me was that some of those […]
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By Elena Aguilar, President and Founder Ja Young’s words echoed in my mind for a long time after recorded our conversation. My name made other people feel uncomfortable. I want to hear my name from people.People who don’t have names that we’re comfortable saying in our English-speaking mouths, don’t hear their names as often. I […]
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When you have a decision to make (or a big change to make), get clear on your priorities! Ask yourself: What matters most? Read this blog from Elena to help with a way to make big decisions. […]
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Sometimes, leaders need a helping hand. In this blog post, Elena shares a few sentence starters and a video conversation with Jessie about leadership. […]
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Many coaches struggle with teachers they perceive as resistant. Check out this infographic from Elena on resistance masking as strong emotions. […]
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If you’re ready to heed an inner calling to make changes in your life, but you’re not sure how to start, Elena shares five steps that will get you started. […]
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Elena Aguilar shares her top three suggestions on building resilience, especially when cultivating resilient communities in crisis. […]
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