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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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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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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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. […]
Read More… from Episode 68: Coaching Tool: Taking a Confrontational Stance
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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Paraphrasing can be a powerful one if done skillfully. Here are 4 tips to follow if you want to leverage this potentially powerful coaching tool. […]
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Expectations for leaders are always high, but in times of crisis, even more is at stake. And therein lies the paradox. Just when people in crisis need and expect more from their leaders, that’s when a leader can cave the hardest. […]
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What is your call to action in this time of crisis? How will you manage and thrive when so much is unknown? […]
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On Thursday, February 20, 2020, Jessie Cordova and Elena Aguilar engaged in a discussion focused on the ideas driving Elena’s book coming this fall – Coaching For Equity. […]
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by Elena Aguilar, Bright Morning President Are you looking to improve your coaching skills this summer? Do you have an imposing stack of professional texts teetering next to your bed? Do you have ambitions to purge and organize your office? Here’s my advice for how you might best improve your coaching (or teaching or leadership) […]
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