Release urgency and focus on impact

“Change needed to happen for kids yesterday. There’s no time for this.”  I’ve heard many iterations of this argument when talking to educators about the need to build relationships at the outset of a coaching relationship.  In all of these instances, my response is the same:  I hear your anger and sadness, and yes, kids […]

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An Exercise to Help You Coach For Equity

When we do equity work, the question isn’t if emotions will be present, it’s if we are prepared to skillfully navigate them and support ourselves and others in learning from the wisdom emotions provide.  As with all things Transformational Coaching, you must start with yourself before you can support others. This is why participants engage […]

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Coaching is not therapy

Have you ever been hesitant to coach emotions because you don’t want to overstep your role as a coach or leader? If so, I’m glad you’re thinking critically about the boundaries of your role, and I’m here to tell you that you can coach emotions in an appropriate and responsible way. You just need to […]

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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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4 Strategies to Increase Your Self-Knowledge

As this school year starts, perhaps you are thinking about how to lead a team differently than you have before. Perhaps in a way that is more energizing, with distributed leadership, with more joy and focus and commitment from everyone. Maybe you are forming a vision from your hopes and the needs of the community […]

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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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Three Things That Need to Happen in Every Transformational Coaching Conversation

Last week on the podcast, I shared my top considerations for a thriving coaching program. These included the three things that need to happen in every Transformational Coaching conversation:  Trust must be built, deepened or repaired Beliefs must be explored Clients must be solving their own problems  Today, I’m sharing a set of reflection prompts […]

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