Episode 144: Disrupting Racism at the Dinner Table…and Beyond

The winter holidays can include many things: time with family, a break from work…and maybe some casual racism over dinner. In today’s episode, Elena provides a quick overview of her What to Say When You Hear Something Racist framework. This is the content you need for the most essential holiday prep: preparing to disrupt racism. […]

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Episode 143: Disrupting Racism in Coaching Conversations

“Why don’t you disrupt racist behavior more immediately? Our kids needed change yesterday…”  

We get asked a version of this question frequently, so today Bright Morning teammate, Nick Cains, joins Elena to explore how we center transformation (and our own humanity) when disrupting racism in our coaching conversations.  […]

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Episode 140: The Final Conversation [Transformational Coaching in Action Mini-Series]

In this fifth, and final, episode of our special Transformational Coaching mini-series, Elena and Erica wrap-up their coaching engagement. Their conversation beautifully demonstrates the power of Transformational Coaching, and the cyclical nature of this model and our healing and growth.   […]

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Episode 139: Phase 4: Build New Practices [Transformational Coaching in Action Mini-Series]

In this fourth episode of our special Transformational Coaching mini-series, Elena begins to move her client into Phase 4 of the Transformational Coaching Model: Build New Practices.  […]

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Episode 138: What Happens When You Trust the Process [Transformational Coaching in Action Mini-Series]

Sometimes coaching conversations don’t fall neatly into a framework. Sometimes making progress simply requires making space to process. 

In this third episode of our special Transformational Coaching mini-series, we’re bringing you a slightly different type of conversation. One that demonstrates what happens when you trust the process and follow the conversation where the client needs it to go. In Elena’s reflections before and after the conversation, you’ll gain insight into her planning process, as well as the decisions she makes while coaching. […]

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Episode 137: Building Relationships and Trust in Phases 1 and 2 of Transformational Coaching [Transformational Coaching in Action Mini-Series]

In this second episode of our special Transformational Coaching mini-series, we continue exploring Phase 1 of the Transformational Coaching model: Surface Current Reality and Phase 2: Recognize Impact. Elena coaches the same educator from episode 136 and reveals her thoughts about the process. You’ll hear guidance on how to develop strong relationships with new clients and how to explore behaviors, beliefs and ways of being.  […]

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Episode 136: Phase 1: Surface Current Reality [Transformational Coaching in Action Mini-Series]

In this first episode of our special Transformational Coaching mini-series, we’re diving into Phase 1 of the Transformational Coaching model: Surface Current Reality. A mix of a real-life coaching conversation and Elena pulling back the curtain to share her thought process and what you need to know to put Phase 1 into action in all of your back-to-school coaching conversations.  […]

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Episode 135: Setting Yourself Up to Coach[Starting the School Year Strong Mini-Series]

In the fourth and final episode of our four part mini-series, Starting the School Year Strong, Elena shares her favorite tips and tricks relating to the logistical and technical elements of coaching. From how to set-up your coaching notebook, to the 15-minutes a day that can transform your coaching conversations, to how often to meet with your clients. We’ve got you covered!  
Listen in, and then hop over to our Instagram this week to engage with supplemental materials to guide you through this critical step in preparing for your best school year yet.  […]

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