LEADERS & ORGANIZATIONS

Impacting Organizations and Creating Cultures

Coaching is increasingly recognized for its impact in organizations and creating cultures of collaboration, open communication, curiosity and strengthening leadership through coaching conversations. The ways that we can influence and impact organizations are as varied the kinds of organizations that cover the globe. This collection of shows covers topics such as:

 

  • The Impact of Coaching in Organizations and ROI
  • Creating Alignment
  • Establishing a Coaching Culture
  • Small Business Coaching
  • Coaching as a Leadership Style
  • The Human Spirit at Work
  • Leadership
  • Coaching Across Generations and Through Transitions
  • Team and Group Coaching
  • Technology
  • Leveraging the Power of People

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393: Mindset: The Foundation of Everything with Dre Baldwin
393: Mindset: The Foundation of Everything with Dre Baldwin

Today’s topic is a message that resonates with me on many levels. The success of everything we do comes down to our mindset. That’s where it all begins. The good news is that we can learn to take control of our mindset. Does your mindset need an upgrade? Learn how to make it happen in today’s conversation with Dre Baldwin.

Dre Baldwin is the CEO and founder of Work On Your Game, Inc. He has given four TEDx talks on discipline, confidence, mental toughness, and personal initiative. He has authored 33 books and appeared in national campaigns for brands such as Nike, Finish Line, Wendy’s, Gatorade, and more. Dre has published over 8,000 videos, has over 142,000 subscribers, and his content has been viewed over 100 million times. He hosts a daily podcast, Work On Your Game, that has over 2900 episodes with more than 7.3 million downloads. He joins us to explain his principles of success that have carried him through a professional basketball career into entrepreneurship.

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384: How Questions Strengthen Leadership with Bob Tiede
384: How Questions Strengthen Leadership with Bob Tiede

Welcome to another great episode of the STaR Coach Show! Today’s topic is a core concept of coaching: using inquiry to empower others to step into their talents and strengths. Join us to learn practical tools you can implement today!

Bob Tiede is the co-author of the 3rd edition of Leading With Questions, a book filled with step-by-step guidance on the art of questioning and techniques for use with individuals, teams, and organizations. An author of six books, Bob is the content creator behind Leading With Questions, a blog of over 12 years and followed in over 200 countries, testifying to his creativity, innovation, and consistency in bringing content forward. He has been on staff at Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) for 53 years, working in several roles. Most recently, he marked the 20-year milestone on their US leadership development team. Bob is passionate about helping leaders build their confidence and competence through using coaching techniques with their teams and seeing incredible results. Bob has been married to his wife, Sherry, for 53 years, and they share four adult children and eight incredible grandchildren.

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378: Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned Through Hip Hop with Dr. Tori Ellis
378: Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned Through Hip Hop with Dr. Tori Ellis

Are there lessons to be learned from the world of hip-hop? The answer is YES! Today’s topic should expand your lens and encourage you to look at things a little differently regarding how culture influences the way we show up in life. Join us to learn more!

Dr. Tori Ellis is a native New Yorker who has always been inspired to lead and guide others in the educational and workplace realms. Witnessing her family’s efforts to support and empower youth in the community from an early age, Tori decided to build upon that legacy and carve out her unique path. Pursuing psychology and criminal justice as an undergrad, she went on to earn her master’s degree in industrial-organizational psychology and a doctorate in human and organizational psychology. Positioned as a millennial in contemporary society, Tori is dedicated to providing her peers and succeeding generations with the necessary tools to become exemplary members of society. Through a focus on wellness, positive psychology, and entrepreneurship, she is committed to holistic personal development and every effort that inspires and empowers children around the world to pursue their passions and be their best selves in every area of life. Being inspired and motivated by the hip-hop industry led her to write her best-selling book, The Sound of Business: Seeing Entrepreneurship through Hip Hop.

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370: When Leaders Coach with Tom Burland, MBA, ACC
370: When Leaders Coach with Tom Burland, MBA, ACC

As 2023 is winding to a close, I’ll remind you that this episode is our final one before a holiday break at the end of the year. We will be back every Wednesday in 2024 with new episodes packed full of strategies, tools, and resources for coaches and leaders. We wish each listener the very happiest of holidays and much joy during this special season! Be kind to yourself and enjoy time with the special people in your life!
Today’s special episode is an interview with a valued friend and colleague. I’ve been able to serve as his instructor in coach training, and I’ve been privileged to work very closely with him for the past 18 months. Tom Burland is a seasoned professional with over 45 years of experience in building high-performing teams that drive impactful results. Throughout his career, Tom has held various leadership positions in all aspects of sales. One of his top passions is employee engagement and fostering emotional commitment in teams and organizations. He believes that these factors are crucial for organizational success and personal growth, so he developed and implemented his program within his organization. Serving as a trusted advisor and partner for organizations looking to elevate their performance through a coaching culture, Tom has positioned himself as the go-to expert on creating empowered, energetic, dynamic organizations through the power of coaching. I’m thrilled to introduce Tom to our listeners today!

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361: When Leaders Were Children with Dr. Stephen Barden
361: When Leaders Were Children with Dr. Stephen Barden

Leadership is one of our core topics here at the STaR Coach Show. Everyone encounters leadership opportunities at points along their journey, and we all need exemplary leadership ahead of us to forge the way forward. A pivotal concept we are exploring today is that what happened in childhood directly links to the way people exercise their leadership as adults. Join us to learn more!

Dr. Stephen Barden is an esteemed strategic, business, and operational partner to corporate leaders and organizations. He works globally coaching clients in the UK, US, Europe, and Asia, following his previous decades of experience at CEO and executive board levels across media, technology, and communication sectors. His thriving private practice began in 2001 with his approach to helping his clients achieve strategic zenith while maintaining ethical integrity. At an individual level, he empowers the leaders and managers he works with to wield their authority effectively. Dr. Barden’s book, How Successful Leaders Do Business With Their World, is a testament to his passion for fostering partnerships between leaders and stakeholders. You’ll hear what his years of research have taught him about how leaders recover, regenerate, and create collaborative and successful environments, along with barriers that leaders encounter. He shares the findings of his fascinating research with leaders about the assumptions they adopted in childhood around the world and their place in it.

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347: Shared Lessons on Entrepreneurial Success with Marsha Clark
347: Shared Lessons on Entrepreneurial Success with Marsha Clark

Those of us who have been in the coaching field for many years have a responsibility to help those coming into our profession, and we want to make the path forward as clear as possible for them. Today’s guest and I are discussing the lessons we have learned in our many years of entrepreneurship with the hope of inspiring and encouraging other coaches. Join us to learn more in today’s packed show!
Marsha Clark is an executive coach and independent consultant who founded Marsha Clark and Associates in 2000. She has extensive experience in coaching, delivering workshops, and training around leadership development and more. As the author of Choose, written in 2004, Marsha has recently published Embracing Your Power: A Woman’s Path to Authentic Leadership and Meaningful Relationships. She has graciously prepared a download of her 23 best lessons learned, so please find that valuable resource here.

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343: Building Team Cohesiveness: Dr. Ellen Zimmerman, PCC
343: Building Team Cohesiveness: Dr. Ellen Zimmerman, PCC

Communication is EVERYTHING, and this applies to every human relationship–not just the field of coaching. When it comes to coaching teams, we know that everyone comes to the table with their own style of communicating, including the motivators and stressors that make them do what they do. How can we, as coaches, help teams learn about different communication styles so they can see through a different lens and be open to collaboration? That’s our topic up for discussion today. I hope you’ll join us to learn more!

Dr. Ellen Zimmerman is the owner of Ellen Zimmerman Consulting, LLC. She teaches graduate and undergraduate human resource and leadership courses at Lamar University. She is a co-lead for the International Coaching Federation’s Executive and Leadership Community of Practice, the vice president of the Texas Coaches’ Coalition, and one of a limited number of Dare to Lead®️ facilitators (selected and trained directly by Brené Brown). Ellen believes that creativity is the key to learning in everything from coaching questions to the development of learning opportunities and strategic planning. “The best way to get unstuck is to do things differently.” In this episode, we are discussing how organizations can change when teams operate more collaboratively and cohesively by communicating differently. Ellen shares the assessment tool she uses to begin the coaching conversation, and she walks us through her process with teams in setting up engagement.

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342: Organization or Individual? Who’s Your Target Market?
342: Organization or Individual? Who’s Your Target Market?

Who is your target market? As coaches, we bring our specialties, expertise, and passion to the table, and some of us thrive in helping individuals unlock their full potential, while others excel in navigating organizational dynamics. Both avenues have their purpose and rewards, and today, we’ll explore how they differ and the impact they can have on your coaching experience. Your target market determines how best to build your coaching brand. We exist in a world driven by social media and various avenues of communication, so it’s important to understand the nuances of marketing and how to establish your presence and build your brand in ways that are tailored to your chosen coaching direction.

Let’s explore some of the similarities and differences we should consider in engaging with our target market, whether individual clients or organizations. Join us to learn more in today’s show!

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339: What’s Your Unique Recipe for Power, Poise & Presence? with Lizette Warner, Ph.D.
339: What’s Your Unique Recipe for Power, Poise & Presence? with Lizette Warner, Ph.D.

Are you using your authentic voice? Sometimes we have to step “into the scary” to take the journey toward growth and progress. We have to lean into who we are and what we need to do to move forward. I know you will learn a lot from today’s guest. I hope you’ll join us!

Dr. Lizette Warner is a business leadership coach, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. With years of executive healthcare expertise, she’s also a biomarker expert, which she explains in this interview. She is the author of Power, Poise, and Presence: A New Approach to Authentic Leadership. Lizette is also a former student of mine through the UTD program, and I’m thrilled to shine the spotlight on her incredible work.

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337: Your Hidden Driver of Excellence with Robin Hills
337: Your Hidden Driver of Excellence with Robin Hills

We are diving deep into the world of emotional intelligence in today’s show, just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month. We will explore the many facets of emotional intelligence and how it impacts our daily lives along with the idea that emotions contain data, and they can help us gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and those around us. Whether you’re looking to improve your relationships, better manage stress and anxiety, or simply gain a better understanding of your own emotional landscape, I hope you’ll join us for a journey of discovery and growth in the fascinating world of emotional intelligence.

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332: Coaching the Secret Sauce for Leadership
332: Coaching the Secret Sauce for Leadership

Coaching is a powerful tool for leaders to use to empower their teams and encourage others to reach their full potential. What are the benefits and impacts for leaders who apply coaching to their leadership style? We are breaking it down in today’s episode. Join us to learn more!

In today’s show, I’m sharing insights and perspectives from a few of the leaders I’ve had the honor to teach and train. I’ll share with you their words about their training, how they evolved throughout the process, and what was most helpful to them along the way. I hope you’ll be inspired to explore how coaching can transform leadership and take it to the next level.

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330: How Coaching Can Grow Your Consulting Business: Dr. Steven Goodwin, ACC
330: How Coaching Can Grow Your Consulting Business: Dr. Steven Goodwin, ACC

Coaching and consulting are two different roles that are often misunderstood, but they can work together beautifully to maximize your business impact and results. Our topic is how coaching can grow your consulting business. Today’s expert guest shares more in this conversation. Join us!

Dr. Steven Goodwin is the president and CEO of TurningWest, a national consulting firm that specializes in organization development and leadership. As a perpetual cheerleader for personal and organizational transformation, Steven has been a pastor, consultant, and coach. His life work is to enable organizations to harness the human potential embodied within each group so that they can create a more just world. He believes we all need to become better communicators through conflict and better at using that energy to make stronger relationships and better decisions. He is the author of Catching the Next Wave: Leadership Strategies for Turn-Around Congregations, along with several workbooks and articles. He is currently hard at work on a new book with the working title of Realigning Culture: Creating Organizational Transformation that Lasts.

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322: Not Everything is a Coaching Conversation: Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
322: Not Everything is a Coaching Conversation: Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

Even though coaching is a great way to enhance listening and communication skills, the reality is that NOT everything is a coaching conversation. While that may sound odd on a podcast about coaching, the truth is that coaches sometimes feel confined by the coaching process. It is important to respect the coaching process while exploring the need to give enrichment in other ways beyond questions, reflection, and sharing insights. There are different types of conversations that are needed in coaching situations to communicate effectively. Join me for a deeper look at this topic!

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321: Creating a Feedback Culture: Dr. Tom Krapu, PCC
321: Creating a Feedback Culture: Dr. Tom Krapu, PCC

Tommy Newberry is The NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The 4:8 Principle and the founder and head coach of AchievingOPTIMAL, an organization that helps Christian entrepreneurs and their families maximize their full potential. He’s written numerous books, including the motivational classic, Success is Not an Accident, and he’s appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows. 

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320: Coaching from the Bench with Ilene Schaffer, PCC
320: Coaching from the Bench with Ilene Schaffer, PCC

What are the benefits to being in an organization that offers coaching to individuals and groups? What are the drawbacks? We are diving deep into these questions and more on today’s show. My guest and I are also discussing some of the questions we are asked most often about our profession, for example, what it means to be a coach, where to begin coach training, etc. Come join us to learn more!

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317: Let’s Discuss the Business of Race with Margaret Greenberg and Gina Greenlee
317: Let’s Discuss the Business of Race with Margaret Greenberg and Gina Greenlee

Welcome to December! Today’s topic is very important in that setting up an anti-racist workplace is a good move economically, emotionally, and holistically for everyone. I’m talking to the co-authors of a book that takes on this subject, and our conversation centers around how coaches are in a unique position to usher in this conversation for workplaces everywhere. Join us to learn more!

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314: Gen Z Coaches: Our Exciting Future: Tim Harrison, ACC
314: Gen Z Coaches: Our Exciting Future: Tim Harrison, ACC

Today’s show is a treat for you as we meet a member of the new generation of exciting young coaches who is making a huge impact in the world. He shares his journey and concept of coaching, along with information about his exciting non-profit. Our conversation is topped off with an extraordinary performance that you don’t want to miss! Join us!

Tim Harrison, ACC, is a San Diego native, Rice University graduate, and resident of Houston, Texas. After graduating into a world in crisis because of the pandemic and social unrest, he turned down a coveted job in consulting to pursue his life mission, “To inspire and equip people to realize their potential.” This led Tim to create the non-profit EPOG (“Enjoyable Pain of Growth”) Academy with the mission to make personal development part of education. EPOG makes professional leadership coaching accessible so that high school students from all zip codes can access top-tier resources that empower them to take control of their future. Tim is one of the youngest coaches in the US to earn his ACC credential from the International Coaching Federation, and he’s an active Leadership Coach, public speaker, peer-reviewed social scientist, consultant, and performing artist.

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311: The Future of Leadership: Chuck Mollor
311: The Future of Leadership: Chuck Mollor

Everything can change because of leadership. In our world today, our organizations, and our coaching relationships, leadership is crucial and foundational. Let’s take a closer look at the future of leadership and how we, as coaches, can better engage with the challenges of leadership. Join us to learn more!

Chuck Mollor is the founder, CEO, executive coach, and advisor at MCG Partners. This organization specializes in leadership and talent optimization through aligning business and people strategies for maximum results. He is the author of the new, best-selling book, The Rise of the Agile Leader: Can You Make the Shift? Chuck’s key focus is on enabling leaders to advance to the next level by simplifying the complexities of modern leadership. In today’s show, Chuck shares how leaders can maximize their impact and how they show up to create a culture reflective of the organization’s mission, purpose, and values. We discuss the future of leadership, along with how coaches can partner with leaders to get them where they want to be.

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307: On Coaching Impact and Leadership with Marlene Thomas, PCC
307: On Coaching Impact and Leadership with Marlene Thomas, PCC

Connecting with other coaches can be just the right thing to propel your coaching to the next level of growth and impact. Coaching impact and leadership go hand-in-hand, and we are diving into these topics with today’s guest. Join us to learn more!

Marlene Thomas is the president and CEO of Thomas Management Consulting, a woman-owned small business providing strategic consulting and executive coaching services to federal, state, and private sector businesses. With over 25 years of experience in leadership and executive coaching, organizational development, and project management, Marlene is dedicated to supporting individual employers and leaders in building productive partnerships, teams, and workplaces. She is the current president and former membership director of the Metro DC Chapter of the International Coaching Federation, the largest city chapter in the world with over 1700 members. In today’s show, we discuss what we have gained through volunteering for ICF leadership roles, how coaching impacts the world, and how ICF members are empowered through their connections with each other.

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304: I Didn’t Ask For a Coach with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
304: I Didn’t Ask For a Coach with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

Today’s topic is one that comes up often. How do we approach coaching with the client who didn’t ask to be coached? We are taking a close look at the coaching relationship with someone who has volunteered or feels like they’ve been “sentenced” to coaching. There are some unique considerations in setting up this kind of partnership. Let’s talk about it.

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301:  Let’s Talk Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Deborah Harris, ACC
301: Let’s Talk Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Deborah Harris, ACC

Today’s guest is sharing her perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will learn what we should consider to get it right in the coaching space and show up in partnership with our clients. Join us to learn more!

Deborah Harris is a certified personal and executive coach with an extensive background in leadership development, management, education, and training. Her work is focused in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space, and she is the perfect person to help us learn more. This is a wonderful interview that I’m very excited to share with you.

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298: The Developmental Transformation of Leaders: Dr.         William Torbert
298: The Developmental Transformation of Leaders: Dr. William Torbert

Leadership is everything! We are taking a closer look at the importance of leadership and how coaching and leadership partner together in transformation. Our focus is on the roles that inquiry and feedback play in transformational leadership.

Dr. William Torbert is a Leadership Professor Emeritus at Boston College. He has spent his career leading, consulting, teaching, and researching. In addition to consulting dozens of companies, not-for-profits, and governmental agencies, Bill has served on numerous boards. Since his retirement from academia in 2008, he continues his leadership work in various capacities. His most recent book is Numbskill In the Theater of Inquiry: Transforming Self, Friends, Organizations, and Social Science. We have a great conversation about his research around leadership and its accompanying thought patterns and behaviors, along with how those influence the way we receive feedback.

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294: The Confidence Habit: Dr. Jon Finn
294: The Confidence Habit: Dr. Jon Finn

Today’s show focuses on a very important aspect of life: our habits. Are your habits working FOR you or AGAINST you? Our habits can influence our confidence level, and confidence is essential in the way we engage with others in the coaching profession. Join us to learn more!

Dr. Jon Finn wrote his best-selling book, The Habit Mechanic: Fine-Tune Your Brain and Supercharge How You Live, Work, and Lead because his life’s mission is to help people be their best in the challenging modern world. His book has been proven to change lives! People have called it “a manual for life” and “a toolkit for success.” With over 30 self-improvement tools, it’s like three books in one!

Dr. Jon Finn founded the award-winning Tougher Minds consultancy and has three psychology-related degrees, including a Ph.D. He has worked in performance psychology, resilience, and leadership science for over 20 years. Tougher Minds uses cutting-edge insights from psychology, behavioral science, neuroscience, and world champions to help organizations develop “Habit Mechanics” and “Chief Habit Mechanics” made of resilient people, outstanding leaders, and world-class teams. Having trained and coached over 10,000 people, Dr. Finn and his colleagues work with global businesses, high-growth startups, individuals, elite athletes, coaches and teams, leading educational institutes, families, the UK government, and think tanks.

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236: The Empathic Leader: Kris Plachy
236: The Empathic Leader: Kris Plachy

What does it mean to be an empathetic leader? Empathy is a good quality for anyone, especially a leader, to have, but it also brings challenges. Today’s show covers the intersection between feelings and leadership and how coaches can help their clients navigate this tricky pathway. Join us to learn more! Kris Plachy is THE […]

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231: Understanding our Drivers in Leadership and Life: Chris Coultas, Ph.D.
231: Understanding our Drivers in Leadership and Life: Chris Coultas, Ph.D.

Today’s show dives deep into what drives us, and we’re looking through the lens of how this concept applies to your work with clients, along with your personal development and awareness as a coach. Join us! Dr. Chris Coultas serves as vice president of product innovation and is a senior consultant at Leadership Worth Following. […]

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198: Bring Coaching to the Ends of the World: Mel Leow, MCC
198: Bring Coaching to the Ends of the World: Mel Leow, MCC

Mel Leow is a Master Certified Coach. He is sharing the impact that coaching has had on his business, family, and views on social responsibility around the world. Mel is transparent, open, and authentic about the highs and lows of his coaching business, what motivated him into coaching, …

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