S:0167 Top 10 List: Top 10 Definitions About Coaching (plus 2!)

The following is from the International Coach Federation: 1. Coaches subscribe to common philosophies, and pursue common objectives. 2. Coaching helps individuals and organizations to develop more rapidly and produce more satisfying results. 3. Coaching focuses on the goals the client chooses. 4. Coaching is tailored to the individual needs of the client. 5. Coaching…Continue Reading →

S:0166 Distinction: Spending Time Alone vs. Isolation

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Isolation is withdrawn, closed off and disconnected. It is feeling that you are alone in the universe. Most people have felt this way at some time in their life. Researchers tell us that the holidays are…Continue Reading →

S:0165 Distinction: Emotional Safety vs. Emotional Security

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   In a world (re)defined by popular literature and trendy explanations of male/female “differences” it’s easy to assume that focusing on the things that are different will lead to a greater understanding. Perhaps. But when the topic…Continue Reading →

S:0164 Quote: Learning

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “If I meet a 100-year-old man and I have something to teach him, I will teach; If I meet an 8-year-old boy and he has something to teach me, I will learn.” Chao-chou   Coaching Point: Who are you teaching and from whom are you learning?…Continue Reading →

S:0163 Distinction: Evolve vs. Revolve

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Have you ever felt that you were cleaning up the same mess or handling the same problem you’ve handled before? Sure, nearly everybody has. That is one of the indications of revolving — the same stuff…Continue Reading →