Professional Development with a Heart

by Noelle Apostol Colin, a Bright Morning Senior Associate and guest blogger “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” A couple of months ago, I taped a small scrap of paper with this quote, attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, to the wall in my office. It resonated with me and […]

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Kenya Attends Art of Coaching Conference: My Two Biggest Takeaways

Figure 1: Elena took me to the ocean and watched as I fell in love! The Greek philosopher Diogenes once said, “We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.”  This is a great piece of advice, yet it is not always easy to follow.  My journey to […]

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Planning Professional Development for the Whole Person

by Noelle Apostol Colin, a Bright Morning Senior Associate and guest blogger “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” A couple of months ago, I taped a small scrap of paper with this quote, often attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, to the wall in my office. It resonated with […]

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Coaching as a Tool for Healing and Justice

by Jessie Cordova, Bright Morning Director of Client Experience and guest blogger Anyone who knows me well knows how obsessed I am with coaching. Next to individual reflection and mindfulness, I believe it to be the best technology we have to facilitate healthy growth and development. Think about it. The right set of questions, hearing what […]

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The Discomfort of Coaching While White

by Noelle Apostol Colin, a Bright Morning Senior Associate and guest blogger “You wouldn’t understand,” she said to me. “You’re not from this community.” The administrator who shared these thoughts with me was an African American woman; I am a white woman. Her comments made my stomach knot up and my heart pound. This was […]

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Coaching for Systems Change: One Conversation at a Time

by Kathy Eisenhower and Janet Baird, Art of Coaching Conference presenters and guest bloggers When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -John Muir We were thrilled to have been asked to share our experiences with systems change at the first Art of Coaching Conference in Asilomar, […]

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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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