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Listening to Clients, Colleagues and the Holy Spirit

Three coaches are walking down the street. The first one says, “Windy, isn’t it?” The second one says, “No, it’s Thursday!” The third coach one says, “So am I. Let’s go to Starbucks.”
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Loving Listening: The #1 Way to Avoid Pain in Marriage

Listening from a heart of love accomplishes more than any other single coaching skill to convey care, build trust and soothe ruffled feathers. It is how Jill and I strengthen the bond of our marriage, and sometimes it is sufficient to repair it. I can’t count the times that we have effectively managed an emotional and potentially damaging conversation by slowing down to simply
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Coaching the Newly Divorced Woman, by Lynn Kinnaman

The woman who calls you is angry. Her husband left her, and she doesn’t know what she’s going to do. It’s not the divorce that’s making her mad, she insists. That was a relief. Her life will be better, she explains, because he had been distant/unsupportive/abusive for the last few years anyway. She’s just upset because of how he did it, or when he did it, or why. She just wants to put it behind her.
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Removing Potential Client Hesitations, by Marcie Thomas

This is a guest post by Marcie Thomas, President of CoachingShift.com

Don’t you wish clients would just fall out of the sky? Well, maybe not in literal terms. Don’t you wish the phone would…
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Parents Coaching Kids: Helping Your Children Become Great Problem-Solvers

Jill and I vividly remember the night at the dinner table that we both made a concerted effort to listen, reflect and ask open questions to our youngest. Laura Beth was eleven at the time, and was experiencing some tumult with a friend. “I don’t know what to do about Nikki”, she said.
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Eliminating Listening Distractions, by Tony Stoltzfus

One important way to improve listening is to identify and eliminate distractions in your environment with this coaching tool. You can be great at many facets of listening, but…
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The Conversation in Your Head

We’ve all listened and asked questions since we were toddlers. It’s just that most of us have never approached listening and asking as disciplines, to be systematically learned, practiced and refined. There are lots of…
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