STRENGTHENING YOUR SKILLS

Building Your Confidence and Competence

When we confidently partner with our clients in the coaching relationship we are honoring the process of coaching by being present, listening actively, asking questions and using reflection to evoke awareness and being useful in the process of designing forward movement. This collection includes episodes that:

 

  • Sharpen coaching skills and mastery
  • Explore different coaching niches
  • Do deep dives into competencies
  • Explore growth and learning journeys
  • Provide ideas for self-care and compassion
  • Look at mindset and neuroscience
  • Increase awareness on credentialing

Focus on the Coaching Partnership

Let’s Strengthen Your Skills

375: Managing Your Time, Energy and Confidence with April Roberts
375: Managing Your Time, Energy and Confidence with April Roberts

No matter what work we do and what passions we pursue in life, we must manage our time, energy, and confidence to be successful. For coaches and others in the helping professions, these management skills are important to us AND our clients. We can help others reach their goals by empowering them to examine how they engage with their time, energy, and confidence. Join us to learn more from today’s inspiring guest!

April Roberts is a coach who helps Gen X women achieve more abundance, love, spirituality, and alignment in connecting with their femininity. She’s a high-achieving former attorney and financial advisor who discovered her genuine desire and enthusiasm to help people think differently about the way they engage with their choices and intentions in life. April hosts The Vixen Voice podcast, where she shares stories of Gen X women who have shed the traditional definition of success to pursue their life’s true passion. Along with much wisdom and inspiration, April shares specific strategies to apply in time management, identifying energy drainers in your life, and finding what truly lights you up.

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374: Breakthrough Coaching with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, MCC
374: Breakthrough Coaching with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, MCC

What habits and routines are you creating that will bring you the success you want in your life? How can you partner with others to help them do the same? The steps we take each day collectively add up to make a huge difference; don’t we want those steps to move us forward to more success? Join us to learn more in this episode!

Ben Kirk is a highly sought-after productivity and high-performance expert known for his direct approach to helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals. His mantra is, “Do Better, Be Better, Win the Day,” which encapsulates his self-discipline, consistency, and accountability philosophy. He uses an innovative, custom-built, world-class digital platform that allows his clients to easily track their progress and see tangible results. His methods are designed to help his clients implement incremental changes that grow their success exponentially. Ben firmly believes that small changes create a major impact. His clients know him as their “Productivity PT,” and his accountability niche is tailored to the busy professional. He offers efficient, weekly 15-minute sessions that focus on the performance of the previous week, identify obstacles, and outline high-value tasks for the week ahead. All of this is tied to his clients’ quarterly and yearly goals, which were created using his proven method and digital platform. His work is not just about improving productivity, but it’s transforming lives.

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373: How to Develop Success Habits and Routines with Ben Kirk
373: How to Develop Success Habits and Routines with Ben Kirk

What habits and routines are you creating that will bring you the success you want in your life? How can you partner with others to help them do the same? The steps we take each day collectively add up to make a huge difference; don’t we want those steps to move us forward to more success? Join us to learn more in this episode!

Ben Kirk is a highly sought-after productivity and high-performance expert known for his direct approach to helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals. His mantra is, “Do Better, Be Better, Win the Day,” which encapsulates his self-discipline, consistency, and accountability philosophy. He uses an innovative, custom-built, world-class digital platform that allows his clients to easily track their progress and see tangible results. His methods are designed to help his clients implement incremental changes that grow their success exponentially. Ben firmly believes that small changes create a major impact. His clients know him as their “Productivity PT,” and his accountability niche is tailored to the busy professional. He offers efficient, weekly 15-minute sessions that focus on the performance of the previous week, identify obstacles, and outline high-value tasks for the week ahead. All of this is tied to his clients’ quarterly and yearly goals, which were created using his proven method and digital platform. His work is not just about improving productivity, but it’s transforming lives.

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368: Revisiting Trauma Mitigation Coaching with Kemia Sarraf, M.D.
368: Revisiting Trauma Mitigation Coaching with Kemia Sarraf, M.D.

Throughout our lives, we all experience a barrage of small “t” traumas, and when facing a crisis, we do whatever we can to get through it. However, once that crisis has passed, people often continue trying to deal with the trauma to re-establish their stability.
In March of 2021, amidst all the challenges of the COVID crisis, I had the privilege of interviewing the remarkable Dr. Kemia Sarraf. In our discussion, we dove into the reality of trauma, and Kermia explained how to mitigate its impact. That interview was one of our most popular and impactful interviews ever. This week, we revisit it.
Kemia, also known by many as Dr. K, is a physician, educator, and leadership coach with a sub-specialty in leadership and coaching on severe burnout, toxic stress, and trauma. She is the founder and CEO of Lodestar, a professional coaching and consulting firm using a 360-degree trauma-aware container for coaching, coach training, leadership training, and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion facilitation.
Join us today to learn from Dr. K’s profound insights as she weaves her personal stories into her extensive coaching experience to navigate the delicate balance between coaching and therapy. This interview will enlighten you and hopefully leave you feeling lighter and more empowered!

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367: A Truly Happy, Fulfilled Life with Daniel Mangena
367: A Truly Happy, Fulfilled Life with Daniel Mangena

What does it mean to live a truly happy and fulfilled life? As coaches, that is something we all need to consider.
My guest for today, Daniel Mangena, helps people live abundant, joyful, and purpose-driven lives. He is the CEO of Dream With Dan and Dream Inc., in addition to being the author of four best-selling books, a radio host, an international speaker, a master money manifester, and the creator of the Beyond Intention Paradigm.
Daniel is the ideal guest to kick off Thanksgiving week because he embodies the true essence of gratitude! He has a wealth of experience to share today, so join us as we dive into the art of dreaming big and explore how he crafted his unique brand and the mindset that drives his success.
Stay tuned to learn the keys to realizing your dreams and unlocking a happy, fulfilling, and proactive life!

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366: Is Your Client Lonely? with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
366: Is Your Client Lonely? with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

As 2023 winds down, many people are dealing with much more than shopping and planning holiday celebrations. The struggles with depression, anxiety, and loneliness intensify during this time, and these struggles are a real obstacle for many people. The US Surgeon General recently spoke about a study on the loneliness epidemic here in the US and how this pressing issue affects millions of people across the globe. The study revealed that 33% of the world’s population is lonely!

How can the coaching partnership help turn the tides on loneliness? Let’s talk about what loneliness looks like and how we, as coaches, can use our conversations and relationships to bring awareness and help counter this epidemic. Join us!

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365: Judger or Learner? Your Choice: Marilee Adams, Ph.D.
365: Judger or Learner? Your Choice: Marilee Adams, Ph.D.

Are you a judger or a learner in the questions you ask? As coaches, we should always be refining our skills with a methodology that we bring forward for our clients, and no one exemplifies that better than my guest today. Join us to learn the importance of the questions we ask and the mindset behind them!

Marilee Adams, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and pioneer in the fields of inquiry-based coaching, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. She is also an executive coach, coach educator, keynote speaker, and the originator of the Question Thinking™ methodologies. She is the CEO/Founder of the Inquiry Institute, a consultant for organizations large and small, an affiliate instructor for Weatherhead Executive Education at Case-Western Reserve University, and served for ten years as an Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the School of Public Affairs at American University. Her bestselling book, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Results, is a mainstay for coaches everywhere.

Dr. Adams and her team at the Inquiry Institute provide training for coaches, leaders, and teams in the Question Thinking™ methodology, working with many high-powered organizations and leaders across the world.

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357: The 4 Voices Impacting Your Life and Business: Jenn Beninger
357: The 4 Voices Impacting Your Life and Business: Jenn Beninger

I hope you are enjoying the transition to fall like I am! Fall is the perfect time to prep for the coming year, and today’s topic fits perfectly into that concept. We are discussing the voices within us, the messages they give us, and how those messages impact our businesses and lives. Join us to learn more from today’s expert guest!

Jenn Beninger is the founder of Genius Unlocked and the CEO of the Genius Unlocked Institute, a board-certified company where she teaches coaches, leaders, and mentors to transform their personal and professional lives. Through her thousands of hours of executive experience, Jenn has refined the art of coaching others on how to delve into what’s holding them back and guiding them to successfully live in their purpose by calling on their intuition. “Achieving Mastery” is one of Jenn’s core values, and it’s been at the center of her education, training, and work with coaches of all types.

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354: Vertical Development and Coaching: Dr. Alis Anagnostakis, PCC
354: Vertical Development and Coaching: Dr. Alis Anagnostakis, PCC

What are you doing to keep your coaching skills strong? How are you bringing your impact into the world? Today’s show is packed with new tools and techniques in our informative conversation around better communication and ways to honor the growth and development of others while leaning into partnership. Join us to learn more!

Dr. Alis Anagnostakis, PCC, is an adult development researcher, group facilitator, executive coach, and founder of the Vertical Development Institute. For over 15 years, she has been supporting the development of leaders toward the later stages of psychological complexity and maturity. Alis is an experienced coach educator and mentor, having accompanied hundreds of coaches on their path to credentialing. She has a master’s degree in Positive Leadership and Strategy and a Ph.D. in Vertical Development. Alis aims to blend adult development research and coaching practice to create innovative coaching techniques and more effective learning interventions for future leaders. You’ll be inspired by Alis and her expertise.

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351: Blow Up the Rules: Lynn Young, PCC
351: Blow Up the Rules: Lynn Young, PCC

Are you stuck in your coaching career? We are challenging you today to get out of the box! Life is full of change and evolution, both for our clients and ourselves, and we cannot let ourselves get too comfortable and be limited by our self-imposed boundaries. It’s time to live in your authentic fullness with energy, freedom, and joy! If you need help blowing up the rules and climbing out of your rut, join us for this episode!

Lynn Young, PCC, is a Co-Active Coach, motivational speaker, founding Mama of the Badass Sagers, and the author of the Amazon bestselling book, Red Hot Living. She believes that life is juicier when we are playing, taking risks, and serving the common good. Lynn is a global citizen and ambassador for joy who colors outside the lines and knows that life is truly a gift. She holds a MA from the University of Colorado, is an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach, and was formerly a coach with the Center for Creative Leadership. She lives in Colorado and adores color, sunshine, her amazing family, and savoring dark chocolate.

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350: Ethics: The Backbone of Our Industry: Cecilia Engquist, PCC
350: Ethics: The Backbone of Our Industry: Cecilia Engquist, PCC

I’m delighted to welcome you to this milestone of Episode 350, which means we have built a comprehensive library of expert interviews and resources. I invite you to explore our website for more! Today’s guest shares why coaching ethics is a focus of her work and is essentially the backbone of our profession. Join us to learn more!

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349: 6 Mindfulness Practices to Restore AutonomyGuest: Dr. Gail Gazelle, MCC
349: 6 Mindfulness Practices to Restore Autonomy
Guest: Dr. Gail Gazelle, MCC

Mindfulness is a word that is thrown around in coaching and therapy circles, but many people don’t know what it is. Today’s show teaches you what mindfulness is and how to apply it to improve your life. We have practical tips to engage with more mindfulness and step into your autonomy to make beneficial choices that impact your life and business. Join us!

My guest is Dr. Gail Gazelle, a former hospice physician, part-time Harvard Medical School assistant professor, and Master Certified Coach. Her work with physicians and as a mindfulness/meditation teacher merge beautifully in her current role. She joined us previously for Episode 213 where we discussed how physicians can beat burnout and thrive with coaching, but her wisdom also applies to those in non-medical professions. For the past decade, she has coached over 500 physicians and physician leaders. Our discussion centers around the content of her newest book, Mindful MD: 6 Ways Mindfulness Restores Your Autonomy and Cures Healthcare Burnout. Dr. Gazelle’s work has been featured in diverse venues such as the New England Journal of Medicine, CNN, Medical Economics, and O, the Oprah Magazine.

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346: How to Slay Your Dragons: Cedric Bertelli
346: How to Slay Your Dragons: Cedric Bertelli

The reality is that we coach human beings who have emotions, even though many coaches admit their struggles when emotions rise to the surface with our clients. How do we honor the line between coaching and therapy while demonstrating our confidence in working with emotions? That’s our focus for today’s show. Join us!
Cedric Bertelli is a recognized expert in Emotional Resolution (EmRes), a revolutionary approach to emotional healing that has transformed the lives of countless individuals. As the founder and director of the Emotional Health Institute (EHI), Cedric has dedicated his career to helping people overcome stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other negative emotions by using powerful tools and techniques. After a drastic career change, Cedric began his journey into Emotional Resolution in 2009 in his home country of France. Since then, he has honed his expertise and developed a deep understanding of how emotions function in the human psyche. At EHI, Cedric and his team provide training and education to mental health professionals, coaches, and educators, helping them integrate Emotional Resolution into their practices. In addition, Cedric works directly with clients, providing individualized support and guidance to help them overcome emotional challenges and improve their overall well-being. With a passion for empowering people to take control of their emotional health, he has helped transform lives, and his expertise continues to drive innovation and progress in the field of emotional healing. In our conversation, Cedric shares how we can use Emotional Resolution as a tool to help us be more confident and competent when a client experiences emotional upheaval, and he explains what neuroscience has contributed to this field.

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341: Revisiting The Masterful Partnership
341: Revisiting The Masterful Partnership

Today’s show features an encore edition of one of my most popular episodes.

Occasionally, I like to do a summary show with powerful key pieces of interviews with previous guests. A summary show gives us a different perspective on a particular topic. Other summary shows include Episode 66 on key business-building tips, Episode 86 on how to use a strengths focus in coaching, Episode 100 with crucial nuggets of wisdom from our first 100 shows, and Episode 114, which shared bonus content usually only available to my membership subscribers.
Today’s show is another summary episode about The Essence of Mastery Summit and the incredible opportunity to learn from this group of Masterful Coaches and earn core competency continuing education credits. Since I’ve interviewed 7 of the 14 featured coaches, I’ve put together a few highlights from those 7 interviews as we explore how to show up masterfully in partnership with our clients.

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335: Our Two Paths to Masterful Coaching: Lisa Dare
335: Our Two Paths to Masterful Coaching: Lisa Dare

Showing up as our best and engaging with others with the best tools and techniques are at the heart of the coaching profession. Honing these skills with mastery helps us as leaders, in our relationships, and in the ways we engage. My guest today embodies the best of these skills, and I’m thrilled that she is joining us for this rich conversation. Join us now to strengthen your coaching muscles!

Lisa Dare is a multi-faceted certified and accredited professional coach who is also a management consultant and facilitator. Her expertise is leadership development, change management, organizational effectiveness, and strategic planning. She brings over 20 years of experience in different industries and roles. A former pharmacist with a degree from the University of Alberta, she still resides in Canada. Her coaching certification and advanced leadership training are through the Coaches Training Institute.

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334: What Makes Gen Z Tick? with Dr. Robert Sullivan
334: What Makes Gen Z Tick? with Dr. Robert Sullivan

There are more different generations in today’s workforce than possibly at any other time in history.  Coaches and leaders must understand what each generation brings to the table and the special needs of each one. My guest helps us zoom in on Gen Z in today’s show. Join us to learn more!

Dr. Robert Sullivan has been a university professor for over 20 years and is presently the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Dallas Baptist University. His background includes experience in political science, law, and urban planning. In today’s conversation, Dr. Sullivan helps us identify the characteristics of Gen Zers and understand different generations with perspectives of understanding and collaboration. He is the author of What’s the Plan? and hosts The Wonkyfied Podcast.

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329: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: Dr. Marcia Reynolds
329: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: Dr. Marcia Reynolds

Do you need clarity on coaching the person rather than the problem? You’ve chosen the right show to learn more masterful coaching skills from today’s expert guest. Join us!

Dr. Marcia Reynolds is a Master Certified Coach who is the president of Covisioning, a leadership training and coaching firm. She is a former ICF President who is hired by organizations around the world to evoke transformation through conversations. Not only is she the author of Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry, but she also wrote Outsmart Your Brain, Wander Woman, and The Discomfort Zone. Marcia was a previous guest on Episode 40, in which we talked about emotional intelligence, and I’m delighted to welcome her back to the show.

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328: Is Your Mind Lying to You? with Don Booz, PCC
328: Is Your Mind Lying to You? with Don Booz, PCC

One of my favorite topics is learning more about mindset, thinking, and how our brains work. As much as the world’s experts already understand, we are probably just beginning to scratch the surface of the power and potential of our thinking. Today’s conversation asks and answers the question, “Is your mind lying to you?” Let’s learn more together in today’s show!

Dr. Don Booz is the founder of Booz and Associates, Inc., an executive and organizational development firm. While he is educated as a marriage and family therapist, he is also an executive coach, a master coach in conversational intelligence, and a master practitioner in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). He is best known as a conversational anthropologist. Dr. Booz is the author of two books, Your Brain is Lying: How to Silence Your Inner Critic and The Emotional Intelligence Primer for Today’s Leaders: How to be the Difference that Makes the Difference. Dr. Booz shares specific strategies that you can apply today to get out of your own way in moving forward.

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326: Excuse or Explanation with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
326: Excuse or Explanation with Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

Our words are important! There is great power in the words we use, and they are the key to all spoken and written communication. Today’s show takes a look at how our word choices affect our responses, motivations, and actions we take. Our words come into play in the self-talk we tell ourselves and also in our language with others, either prompting forward movement and growth or potentially shutting down all growth. Join me as we examine our communication through the lens of two words in this question: Is it an excuse or an explanation?

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323: Are You Talking or Communicating? with Dr. Debra Dupree
323: Are You Talking or Communicating? with Dr. Debra Dupree

Are you a good communicator? Communication is key in coaching and life. Most especially, communication factors into conflict, both positively and negatively—and we all know that conflict is an unavoidable part of life as a human being. No matter how practiced and eloquent you might be at communicating, there is always room for improvement. Is your communication style as effective as it can possibly be? Join us to learn more in today’s show!

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315: Taking Clients to a Deeper Level: Dr. Patrick Williams
315: Taking Clients to a Deeper Level: Dr. Patrick Williams

As Thanksgiving is upon us, I want to take a moment to say that I’m very grateful for all of you. Thank you for listening! In today’s show, my guest shares how we can create new insights and go deeper with our coaching clients. Invoking new awareness is key to the coaching process, and there is something here for each of us to learn. Join us now!

Dr. Patrick Williams is a psychologist, author, speaker, leadership coach, and a true pioneer in the field of Whole Life Coaching. He is the founder of the Institute for Life Coach Training and was honored as one of the inaugural members of the ICF’s Circle of Distinction. Besides being a Master Certified Coach since 1999, Patrick has been busy developing leaders for three decades in his work around the world.

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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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312: Your Evolution as a Coach: Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
312: Your Evolution as a Coach: Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

In today’s solo episode, I’m focusing on how we can avoid becoming stagnant and falling into habits that do not serve us or our clients. We are also discussing how to have grace with ourselves through the process of growth and evolution. Join us to learn more!

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310: Finding Purpose through Pain: Jenny Ngo
310: Finding Purpose through Pain: Jenny Ngo

Today’s show is a powerful one that aligns in a particularly timely way with my life at this moment. Pain is part of life, and it comes in various ways to touch every part of our being. Losing a loved one, as I recently have, brings much pain and despair. We must go through the pain and grief in life’s moments of despair to make it to the other side of the pain. The good news is that we CAN find purpose through those painful moments, and today’s guest has insights to share. She shares transparently about the depths of her pain and her story of survival and finding purpose. Join us to learn more!

Jenny Ngo is an intuitive business coach and master healer. Together with her husband, Dan, they help coaches and healers create quantum leaps to six figures in their businesses by doing what they love, finding more freedom, and creating impact in the world. They specialize in helping their clients fill their one-on-one and group programs through organic marketing strategies and mindset and energy-healing support so they can attract more coaching clients. Before coaching, Jenny worked in the medical field as an RN and Certified Nurse-Midwife. Jenny and Dan love spending time together with their two kiddos, traveling to the beach and other fun places.

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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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305: Self Leadership for Young Women: Sarah Kenny, ACC
305: Self Leadership for Young Women: Sarah Kenny, ACC

How do coaches become clear about exactly who they want to coach? While that clarity might come easily for some in our profession, I know that many coaches struggle greatly to figure this out. My guest today found her coaching sweet spot, and she’s sharing helpful information that you can use in your quest to niche down. Join us to learn more!

Sarah Kenny is a certified coach, mentor, and positive role model for adolescent girls. She believes that self-empowered girls will change the world, and her mission is to create a more just, equitable society by helping them develop critical life and leadership skills, especially the ones they don’t learn in school. Sarah helps girls navigate the challenges of adolescence while developing higher self-esteem, confidence, and courage so they can thrive as young women and transform into impactful leaders. Based in Austin, Texas, Sarah has her master’s degree in Gender Studies and is an Accredited Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. She is an avid yogi, the mama of two fur babies, and a diehard Parks & Rec fan.

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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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303: Crisis Communication…Or is It Simply Being Human?: Ken Jenkins, ACC
303: Crisis Communication…Or is It Simply Being Human?: Ken Jenkins, ACC

Today’s show covers a critical skill set for all coaches. An important part of our work involves engaging with people when they are in a state of crisis. For our clients, there are various reasons that their emotions and responses might escalate during these times, and the very best coaches learn how to meet people in their pain. Join us to learn more from the discussion!

Ken Jenkins is a professional emergency manager with extensive experience in planning, logistics, training, deployment, response, and after-action analysis in aviation disasters. He has been involved in the aftermath of 9/11 events, along with many other catastrophic events. He has provided strong leadership for over 30 years in the transportation disaster sector. His work has enabled him to use his collaborative skills under conditions of high stress, and, in becoming a coach, he knows how these skills relate to the coaching profession. He is a coach, trainer, and author, as well as the owner and president of his own emergency response company. His book is Resilience: Stories of Courage and Survival in Aviation Disasters. In today’s episode, Ken shares specific strategies that will be useful in your toolbox to appropriately and successfully engage with clients in crisis.

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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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300: The Power of Celebration: Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
300: The Power of Celebration: Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

Welcome to our 300th episode!! I’m so excited to celebrate this milestone, and I’m appreciative of every single step that brought me to this point. To mark this special moment in time, we are doing something very different: my coach, Rick Tamlyn, is turning the tables to interview me. Join us to see how this conversation unfolds!

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297: Building Resilience: Teresa Bitner
297: Building Resilience: Teresa Bitner

We all need resilience to handle setbacks and adversity in life. Today’s focus is on building that “bounce-back muscle” that enables us to be resilient in the ways we show up in the face of change and grief. Join us to learn more!

Teresa Bitner is a Professional Certified Coach who partners with those who have been knocked down by life and are looking to bounce back to live boldly. She’s a speaker and author whose specialization is resiliency, change, and loss. Building resiliency and learning steps for surviving and thriving in the midst of constant change distinguish those who live boldly from those who live life in fear. Teresa is the author of Soul Love: How A Dog Taught Me to Breathe Again. She is passionate about giving back, as evidenced by her volunteer work with the ICF Austin chapter. She is a former board member and Community Outreach Director, and she serves on the Advisory Council. Through Women for Change and Stand Beside Them, Teresa provides pro bono coaching for women in poverty and veterans and their spouses. In today’s conversation, Teresa openly shares her personal grief journey and why she loves working with people around resiliency.

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295: Coaching Past Ambivalence: Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC
295: Coaching Past Ambivalence: Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC

How can you engage with a coaching client who is caught in a place of ambivalence about making changes? In addition to the coaching space, this topic is relevant in the workplace both in the employer/employee relationship and in coworker relationships. We are taking a deep dive in this solo episode about how we partner with our clients to help them move past ambivalence. We’ll talk about how our human nature sets us up for a battle with ambivalence, why this is important in the coaching arena, and what we can do as a coach in this space. Join us for a closer look!

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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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293: The Power of Self-Care: Dr. Stan Ward
293: The Power of Self-Care: Dr. Stan Ward

As we focus on doing more, creating more, and earning more, we lose sight of THE most important thing: self-care. Physically and mentally, our health and well-being are critically important to our satisfaction and success–so why do we often ignore self-care? Self-care practices can run the gamut from luxurious indulgences to very simple breathwork and hydration; ultimately, we want to be our best so we can bring our best to our clients. Join us to learn more from today’s guest!

Dr. Stan Ward knows that the world needs leaders committed to relationships and results. He also knows that creating harmony and productivity is easier said than done. As founder and principal at Influence Coaching, LLC, Dr. Ward partners with leaders to reduce unnecessary conflict, beat burnout, and create sustainable positive change so that they can succeed personally and professionally. Dr. Ward’s clients experience transformation within three months of starting their work with him, and they report lasting results long after they complete his six-month coaching program. Besides his work as a coach and his experience as a professor and administrator in higher education, he is also the author of How to Beat Burnout for Yourself, Your Family, and Your Team, and the co-editor of Ethical Leadership: A Primer. In today’s episode, Stan explains how to face forward into life’s stressors and demands and why we cannot ignore self-care. He shares transparently about his personal experiences when burning the candle at both ends and how he helps clients transform and see long-lasting results through his work to combat burnout. Stan is truly one of my most favorite people, and I’m thrilled to introduce him to our audience today!

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292: What Do You Know About the Global ICF? with Anik Clemens, ACC
292: What Do You Know About the Global ICF? with Anik Clemens, ACC

Today, we will be diving into some things that the global organization, The International Coaching Federation, is doing to grow the industry and change with the times as it meets the needs of a diverse world. 

I am delighted to have Anik Clemens on the show today to discuss what the ICF has done and is doing to grow the industry globally. Anik joined ICF Global in October 2018 as a Regional Development Manager, then Volunteer Engagement Director, and now Strategic Development Director for North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. In this role, her focus is on developing local and regional markets, deepening member and volunteer engagement, developing long-term partnerships, and sustaining healthy chapter communities.

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289: Being a Neurodiversity Coach, with Tracy Winter, Ph.D.
289: Being a Neurodiversity Coach, with Tracy Winter, Ph.D.

My guest today , Tracy Winter, Ph.D.,does intriguing work in the neurodiversity field, working with gifted people and those diagnosed with ADHD, autism, and more. Join us to open up your mind to all the different areas of life in which coaches can touch and help people.

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265: How to Build a Positive Mindset: Julie Davis-Colan
265: How to Build a Positive Mindset: Julie Davis-Colan

We are always interested in engaging with the world and our coaching clients in the best way. Today’s show covers how to apply a positive mindset to healthy leadership principles. Join us to learn actionable strategies from today’s expert guest! Julie Davis-Colan is the co-founder of The L Group, Inc., a management consulting firm that […]

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264: The Road to Coaching Mastery with Annie Gelfand, MCC
264: The Road to Coaching Mastery with Annie Gelfand, MCC

I hope you can focus on gratitude during this Thanksgiving season. I know that I’m immensely grateful for every listener and each wonderful guest of the STaR Coach Show. Today’s discussion is about getting past stumbling blocks to be a powerful partner for our clients. We are also talking about credentialing opportunities for your coaching […]

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260: Find Your Edge, Live More Deeply: David Wood
260: Find Your Edge, Live More Deeply: David Wood

Welcome to the STaR Coach Show! However you show up in this big world of coaching, there is something here for you in today’s show. We are discussing how finding the edge lights you up and propels your business forward. Join us to learn more! David Wood is a former consulting actuary to Fortune 100 […]

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254: Dare to Be Bold: Rick Tamlyn, MCC
254: Dare to Be Bold: Rick Tamlyn, MCC

Today’s show might challenge us to think differently and expand the ways we engage and bring our impact into the world. Let’s explore together how we can dare to be brave, bold, and courageous with our clients! Rick Tamlyn inspires people to be their best. He teaches that every experience, emotion, reaction, and relationship is […]

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