The Art Of Coaching
E149 | 5 Big Lies We Tell OurselvesThat Hinder Our Progress

E149 | 5 Big Lies We Tell OurselvesThat Hinder Our Progress

January 11, 2021

"I want to put something out there to help more people but I lack the confidence, knowledge or experience to do so."

Sound familiar? I've heard these words reverberate in my own head and from the people in our community for a long time.

But that statement above - it's not true. In fact, it's a lie. And it's one of many our mind makes up to trick us and hold us back from providing value to those who need us most.

In part II of this series (make sure to go back and listen to the last episode, part I, if you haven't already), I'm going to talk about the 5 lies we tell ourselves when we start putting ourselves and our work out there. 

Make no mistake, these fallacies are blind spots. But it's one thing to recognize them, it's another to tackle them. Let's do that together - head to https://artofcoaching.com/blindspot/ so we can get started.

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E148 | How To Identify Our Blindspots

E148 | How To Identify Our Blindspots

January 4, 2021

Every year we hear people utter the phrase “New Year, New You” before launching into a series of nuanced forms of goal setting.

While optimism is great, looking ahead without knowing how to identify blind spots that lurk around the corner sets us up to be ambushed.

But what is a blind spot? How can you identify one?

Most importantly, how does both too much optimism and too much cynicism potentially lead us down a path of self-sabotage?

What if I told you there’s a more realistic tool we can use in order to enhance how we interact in groups, and with our goals?

Today, we’re talking about this and more.

Also - if you haven’t been to https://artofcoaching.com/blindspot/ yet, do so now!

Believe me, we’ll be uncovering more about this exciting project soon, and you won’t want to miss out!

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E147 | Gabby Reece: Eliminating the Noise in Life and Leadership

E147 | Gabby Reece: Eliminating the Noise in Life and Leadership

December 28, 2020

Welcome to the final episode of 2020. We saved the best for last. 

Burnt out from online webinars, Zoom meetings, and long-winded technical presentations? We are too. That’s why we cut the fluff and created something brand new.

Introducing the inaugural (and virtual)... 

Art of Coaching Communication and Leadership Strategy Summit!

On March 20, 2021, hear top leaders from a range of professions share tactics and strategies for navigating communication challenges in our new normal. After all, the future belongs to those who learn diverse skills and combine them in creative ways.  

Speaking of leaders at the top of their field... today we are joined by none other than pro beach volleyball legend, NY Times bestselling author, mother, model, coach, entrepreneur (Creator of HIGHX® / Co-Founder of XPT®) and Nike’s first ever female spokesperson, Gabby Reece. 

Having navigated the highest levels of sport, business, modeling and motherhood, Gabby is uniquely qualified to offer us real and actionable tools of the trade. Through her concision, efficiency and clarity, we learn why less is more and how to eliminate white noise. 

We also discuss: 

  • Knowing your limit and how to walk away
  • Common traits of Gabby’s best/favorite coaches 
  • Training concision and efficiency in communication
  • How to “gain power by giving power”

Connect with Gabby:

Via her podcast: The Gabby Reece Show

Via her website: https://www.gabriellereece.com/

Via Instagram: @gabbyreece 

And while you’re still here... we are going to be releasing a brand new resource VERY SOON. 

This is for the person who wants to have a greater impact but isn’t quite sure how or where to start. If you have the urge to provide more value and help more people, this toolkit will help you identify what you’re best at, who needs it, and how to get it to them. 

Interested? We will be releasing information and dropping hints about Blindspot on our newsletter first. If you want to be in the know, click here

 

E146 | How To Deal With Overwhelm And Burnout

E146 | How To Deal With Overwhelm And Burnout

December 21, 2020

On March 21, 2021, we are hosting the inaugural (and virtual)... 

Art of Coaching Communication and Leadership Strategy Summit!

Hear leaders from a range of professions share essential tactics and strategies for navigating communication challenges in our new normal. After all, the future belongs to those who learn diverse skills and combine them in creative ways.  

Sign up here!

Now for today’s episode:

“Those who burn the brightest amongst us are the most susceptible to having their flame put out...” 

When I was 28, I woke up one morning and didn’t want to go to work. Confused and frustrated, I couldn’t figure out why. I still loved coaching but the days, routine and process had become tedious.

As it turns out, I was dealing with burnout.

Misunderstood and misinterpreted, the term “burnout” might be thrown around casually or referred to as “pop psychology”, but there are 50+ years of research detailing this psychological syndrome and how it afflicts the most dedicated among us.

Whether or not you’ve dealt with burnout (or overwhelm), my hope is that today’s episode helps you identify, deal with and eventually eradicate it.

We’ll dive deep into the research, covering:

  1. Causes and predictors (The Succumbing 6)
  2. Signs and manifestations (emotional, physical and work related)
  3. Solutions and remedies (FIRE model)
  4. The importance of “fit” between employer and employee

If you want to dive deeper on all things burnout or have access to the resources mentioned in today’s episode (like the workplace RPE or FIRE assessment), be sure to check out our course VALUED. I created this resource to help professionals of all kinds create career viability and longevity.

Other resources related to this episode:

E145 | Navigating Politics In the Workplace

E145 | Navigating Politics In the Workplace

December 17, 2020

Today, we’re talking about what’s become a polarizing and almost dirty word: Politics. 

But I’m not interested in debating election results or partisan policies. I want to discuss another kind of politics, one that gets less press…  micropolitics

Micropolitics (also known as office politics) are the tactics we use every day to influence and manipulate a context to suit our needs. It might sound nefarious, but it’s completely human and often necessary to use these strategies when attempting to create change. 

In this episode, I’ll break down the nuance between good and bad office politics and then offer an approach for identifying, navigating, and using them to your advantage.

After all, it's not the tool, it's how you wield it. 

If you’re interested in working on your ability to influence the people you lead, or if you’re struggling to navigate the politics of your work environment, we’d love to help. We now offer 1 on 1 communication training. Head to artofcoaching.com/mentoring to learn more.

Check out the other episodes mentioned in today’s show:

Episode 2: Culture: Myths, Facts and Tips 

Episode 82: Barking Up the Wrong Tree and Social Capital

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E144 | Tiffany Peltier: Coaching Adults vs. Kids - What’s the Difference?

E144 | Tiffany Peltier: Coaching Adults vs. Kids - What’s the Difference?

December 14, 2020

There’s a lot of talk about best practices when it comes to coaching children. But what about adults? What does the literature say? How do we optimize coaching for a more mature population?

Today, we are joined by Tiffany Peltier, a retired 22-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and current coach and adult educator. In addition to tactics and strategies to optimize adult learning, we discuss:

  • Experience, Emotion and Exposure (& other challenges of coaching adults)
  • How to talk to / coach “thinkers” vs. “feelers”
  • Using the Experiential Learning Cycle
  • Navigating jargon and power dynamics in the military  

Tiffany is also a Masters Pan-American and National Olympic Lifting record holder in both lifts and total. She’s been a personal trainer for over 18 years, and a fitness coach/adult educator for over 10 years. Having earned a plethora of certifications related to fitness, nutrition, and neurological studies, she is currently acting as a Neuro Performance specialist with Z-Health. Her Master’s research is in coaching adult athletes using adult learning principles.  

Connect with Tiffany:

Via Instagram: @fit_w_tiff

Via email: tiff.m.peltier@fitwtiff.com

As we talked about on today’s show, there’s a lot to consider when optimizing an environment for different types of learners. Click here to check out my free online presentation on the subject!

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E143 | Can You Teach The Art Of Coaching?

E143 | Can You Teach The Art Of Coaching?

December 10, 2020

People ask me all the time… Can the art of coaching be taught

The short answer is: yes, everyone can improve their ability to relate to others. 

Unfortunately, like most things, it’s not that simple. 

In today’s quick hitter we’ll describe who can and can’t be taught the art of coaching (hint: it’s not everyone), and how to guide someone through the process of learning how to better relate, communicate and build buy-in.

We cover: 

  • The one question you must ask yourself before teaching the art of coaching
  • How to get a baseline on the people you lead
  • Tips for understanding their context and environment
  • Finding and closing the "perceptual gap"

If this was helpful but you want more, we have a whole library of FREE resources to help you teach the art of coaching! 

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E142 | Nate Hoffmeister: Dealing with Divorce: A Leader’s Guide

E142 | Nate Hoffmeister: Dealing with Divorce: A Leader’s Guide

December 7, 2020

On this show we don’t shy away from sensitive topics. We aim to bring you real, honest and important conversations.

Today’s episode is exactly that. Nate Hoffmeister is a father, husband, coach, and entrepreneur. But he’s also a divorced dad of two. And while this is a narrative shared by many, there are few who have been willing to publicly talk about their experience. Even if his story of divorce doesn’t speak to you directly, his vulnerability, candor and lessons learned will definitely reframe how you approach ALL relationships. 

Join our conversation as we discuss:

  • The stigma men face when asking for help 
  • What happens when you fail to practice what you preach…
  • Reframing divorce and the positives of heartbreak 
  • Counseling - is it for me?
  • Talking to kids about divorce 

Nate isn’t just a great storyteller and human being, he’s also the creator of an incredible community that supports and educates men who are navigating broken situations including the prison system and divorce. Click here to learn more!

Connect with Nate:

Via his website:  http://www.n-eight.net/

Via Instagram: @the.n.8

If you’re struggling with a difficult situation in your job or career, we’d also encourage you to check out our FREE webinar Unstuck or our online course, VALUED. Together, these resources will provide you with the tools you need to deal with burnout, provide more value, negotiate contracts, create a safety net, prepare for job transitions, and MORE!

E141 | Brendan Kane: Hook Point- How To Stand Out in a 3-Second World

E141 | Brendan Kane: Hook Point- How To Stand Out in a 3-Second World

December 4, 2020

What would you say or do if you only had 3 seconds to grab someone’s attention? In other words, what’s your Hook Point?

These days, attention is a form of currency.  And with the number of stimuli fighting for this attention, one needs to find a way to stand out from the crowd. Without it, it won't matter if you provide something of value - no one will hear you. Luckily, today’s guest can teach us how to do this in an authentic, non-”salesy” way.

Brendan Kane is an outside of the box thinker, speaker and author who empowers brands to scale by helping them stand out and beat competition in crowded and oversaturated markets. He is the author of the international best-selling book One Million Followers and the newly released Hook Point: How To Stand Out In A 3 Second World, as well as the founder and CEO of the Hook Point agency. Brendan has worked with hundreds of individuals and brands providing business and digital strategy for more than 15 years, including MTV, Taylor Swift, Rhianna and many others.

Today we talk about:

  • Crafting your hook point without being cheesy or “salesy”

  • Social media and personal branding 101

  • The secret to authentically reaching more people with your content

  • Why you should get rid of your slide deck and listen

Connect with Brendan

Via his book: https://book.hookpoint.com/

Via Instagram: @brendankane

If you want to learn more about social media and branding, we have another great episode for you! Click here to listen to Shanté Cofield discuss her strategies for mastering the social media market.

In this episode you’ll hear Brendan discuss the importance of listening and asking great questions. Check out my latest blog for a breakdown on the 5 types of listening that every leader must learn.

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E140 | Kara Shull: Improving Mental and Physical Health in Children

E140 | Kara Shull: Improving Mental and Physical Health in Children

November 23, 2020

If you’re reading this, it’s not too late… (well, unless it’s after November 27th, 2020).

THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE for 50% OFF ALL DIGITAL COURSES. Use code 'GRATEFUL50' at https://artofcoaching.com/courses/.

I think we can all agree that children need to move, play and explore. But that’s just the start. They also need to develop physical literacy: the ability to perform basic movement skills and the motivation to prioritize an active lifestyle.

These qualities aren’t just "nice to have"... they are absolutely essential for physical, cognitive and social development. And if that wasn’t enough, research has shown that physical literacy is associated with the ability to thrive and participate productively in society!

Unfortunately, opportunities to develop these qualities are dwindling. And that’s exactly why I wanted to invite today’s guest on the show…

Kara Shull (DPT, CSCS) and her non-profit, MOVEMENT2BE, are taking their expertise to underserved communities and providing “movement experiences”. Their mission is to make movement fun and accessible while also teaching the next generation of leaders how to promote these behaviors.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How to engage in “serious play”

  • The role of communication in getting kids to buy-in

  • Why if you can coach a kid, you can coach any adult...

  • The psychosocial aspects of movement and wellness

Connect with Kara and MOVEMENT2BE:

Via their website: www.movement2be.com

Via Instagram: @movement2be

Via her website: https://www.movement2live.com/

Via her instagram: @movement2live

If you enjoyed this episode and want even more information about training youth athletes, be sure to check out our episode with Jim Kielbaso.

Jefferies, Philip, et al. “Physical Literacy and Resilience in Children and Youth.” Frontiers in Public Health, vol. 7, 2019, doi:10.3389/fpubh.2019.00346.

 

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