Secrets in Equity Work: How to Coach Beliefs

by Jessie Cordova, a Bright Morning Senior Associate and guest blogger   First secret: Equity work is needs and beliefs work. Every action we take, every behavior we exhibitis because it serves us in some way—otherwise we wouldn’t do it. The needs we have are birthed from the belief systems we hold. A person might find they need

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Shedding Resistance: When Coaches Open Themselves to Transformation

by Lori Cohen, Bright Morning guest blogger and Art of Coaching Conference Presenter As coaches, we occupy an important place in the pantheon of educators. Our work brings its share of joys and challenges, especially when we’re dealing with resistance. While we may often encounter resistance from our clients, resistance can reside within us as

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What Happens When Emotions Attend a Conference

It started as a desire to take hardworking educators to a gorgeous spot on the California coast and provide opportunities for learning, reflection, and rejuvenation. I’d spent a few days at Asilomar, (in the Monterey Bay) walking on the beach, watching the sunset, sitting by a fireplace, and had left feeling as if I’d had

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