Episode 72: Coaches’ Corner: Design Your Summer of Learning

Today’s episode is the first of its kind, designed to provide you with some of the benefits of working with your own Transformational Coach. We’re calling these the “Coaches’ Corner,” during which Elena expertly holds the space and provides you with prompts for reflection. 

Grab your notebook and something to write with; today it’s time to design your summer of learning. […]

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Evaluation, Feedback and Coaching: What You Need to Know

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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Episode 70: Behind the Design: End-of-Year Conversations

This is a Behind the Design Episode, the first in its kind that pulls back the curtain on the decisions we make to create the conditions for transformation. Today Elena applies the five habits necessary for all conversations and learning spaces where our goal is to connect, reflect and honor growth to end-of-year conversation. […]

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Episode 69: What Do You Do When: A Client Says, “I Don’t Know How…”?

This is a “What Do You Say When…” episode, the first of its kind designed to explore some of the most commonly asked questions we receive from coaches and managers looking to support others in those moments when they feel stuck. On today’s episode, Elena pulls back the curtain on how she thinks about and responds to the common refrain of, “I don’t know how…” […]

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Episode 68: Coaching Tool: Taking a Confrontational Stance

This is a coaching tool episode. Today Elena takes you behind the scenes to explore how and why she uses the confrontational stance in her coaching conversations. This stance was used repeatedly in episode 67, so we suggest listening in to that coaching conversation if you haven’t already. […]

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Episode 67: Who Defines the Terms of a Coaching Conversation?

This is a coaching conversation. In this episode Elena coaches a veteran school-based coach seeking to increase the impact of their coaching sessions. Together they explore who defines the terms of a coaching conversation and what is needed to step into your fear when you realize a change in course is needed. […]

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