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David Whyte

Episode 54

Finding the New Courageous Conversation in Times of Uncertainty

As coaches, we talk a lot about the resilience and resources of our clients. What we may be missing at times, are the more subtle resources that reside deep within all of us. In this conversation with poet and philosopher David Whyte, we explore the conversational nature of reality, the poetic imagination, and the relationship with silence and the invitation embedded within it. [Read more...]

Jerry Colonna

Episode 52

Coaching Lessons from the CEO Whisperer

Possibly the biggest challenge for coaches is holding the tension between the client’s agenda and our job of listening for the underlying issue. In this conversation with executive coach Jerry Colonna we look at the relationship between change and conflict, how to navigate a client’s presenting agenda and the ins and outs of attunement. [Read more...]
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Steve March

Episode 49

How to Deepen in the Face of Fear

Our clients are facing situations in our ever more complex world that defy simplistic problem-solving. How can we help to foster deep resilience and availability to what is being asked of our clients in these times of upheaval? In this conversation with senior coach Steve March we explore an emergent approach to working with fear and personal growth utilizing the Four Depths model and how to move our clients into deeper levels of presence. [Read more...]

Margaret Wheatley

Episode 46

Coaching from Deep Service in times of Collapse

There are many signs that we are a civilization in collapse. How to be with this time of upheaval? And how can we as coaches contribute in the most meaningful way? In this conversation with Margaret Wheatley we explore what meaningful work looks like and how coaches can contribute at this time, the roles of presence and despair, individualism and selfless service, and how to foster resilience in the face of collapse. [Read more...]

Bebe Hansen

Episode 38

Presence-Based Coaching

“Presence” has become something of a buzzword these days. What does it actually mean and what results can it deliver in the coaching context? In this conversation, Bebe Hansen of Presence-Based Coaching unpacks the magic of presence and sheds light on how as coaches we can harness it to work more efficiently with our clients. [Read more...]

Ann Betz

February 13, 2019
77 minutes
Episode 35

The Neuroscience of Resilient Leadership

As the coaching industry booms, coaches are seeking ever-increasing levels of expertise to help their clients. One source of high-octane insight is neuroscience. In this animated conversation, Neuroscientist and Coach Ann Betz explains the relevance of this field in coaching, takes us deep into how we can work with stress by manipulating neurotransmitters through coaching techniques, and outlines the two cognitive networks we need to be aware of to help our clients function optimally. [Read more...]
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Bob Anderson

January 23, 2019
67 minutes
Episode 34

The Key to Being a Leader That Scales

Most people in leadership positions have earned their stripes. So what makes some of them highly effective whilst others remain ineffective? In this conversation with leadership expert Bob Anderson we explore the different qualities that define effective versus ineffective leaders, the level of development that underpins them, and how to foster growth towards effective leadership. [Read more...]

Robert Kegan

Episode 33

Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization

Fostering a culture of adult development is something many innovative companies are exploring – so why are most of them still struggling to create an environment that fosters potential? In this conversation Dr. Robert Kegan explains what’s not working and why, and the key elements of shifting an organization into becoming a growth culture. [Read more...]
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Gay Hendricks

Episode 31

The Genius Move

The world of peak performance has brought us many insights into how the psyche influences our behavior, but not so much on how that relates to personal fulfillment. So how do we move from doing excellent work to doing something that is excellent and also lights us up? In this conversation with renowned psychologist Gay Hendricks we explore the difference between excellence and genius, what holds us back from our zone of genius and how to get onto the “genius spiral”. [Read more...]
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Nicholas Janni

Episode 30

How to Deeply Attune to Your Clients

It’s clear that there’s a lot of emotional maturing that needs to happen in the world of organizations, but how much of that is related to leadership and how do we help leaders access a deeper emotional maturity within themselves? In this episode, peak performance expert Nicholas Janni talks to us about his top-down/bottom-up approach to this issue, and how to use our own bodies as a sensing tool to accompany our clients into ever deeper levels of internal awareness and external presence. [Read more...]
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Diana Chapman

Episode 29

Stop being so serious! Playfulness and Coaching

Most of us probably wouldn’t say that we’re feeling threatened that often. But according to Diana Chapman, 95% of us are in a state of threat 95% of the time. So how do we combat this tendency? In this conversation with leadership advisor Diana Chapman we explore how to shift from a state of threat to trust through play and purpose. [Read more...]
Jim Dethmer

Jim Dethmer

Episode 26

The Counter-Intuitive Coaching Shift

As coaches, we often see our role as helping our clients create the life they actually desire. And this is a fine role indeed, but what if it were possible to tap into an even greater potential? Conscious leadership expert Jim Dethmer, has a map that shows us just how far our coaching can extend. He walks Joel through the four states of consciousness from which we can coach, and how each one leads to a fundamentally different outcome for us and our clients. [Read more...]

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Joel Monk

I’m a coach, trainer and entrepreneur.

Recently I saw on a deeper level how all the things in my life orient around cultivating a sense of ‘aliveness’. By this I mean – what is it to be awake and fully expressed in this moment? How can I metabolize the conditioning that binds me so that I can wake up into deeper expressions of authentic, embodied human presence?

I’m deeply committed to awakening the leader that lives in all of us. We’re all being invited to align with what wants to live through us and from here we can truly serve the world with our work.