Are you coachable?

Are you coachable?

The question of coachability is fundamental to the coaching relationship. It is so fundamental that without coachability, coaching simply cannot take place.   What is coachability?  Coachability is the ability to engage in an introspective process of...
Coaching in the work place

Coaching in the work place

Some people have the idea that coaching in the work place is a maintenance activity, like oiling machines that aren’t working quite well. The more generous of these people say it is like maintenance capex (capital expenditure). Such maintenance has a long-term...
Personal accountability

Personal accountability

Sometimes, people get in touch seeking coaching to keep them accountable for career and life goals. But, what does it really mean to be “held accountable” for keeping track of your own life? The real question is — WHY you would need someone else to keep you...
How to find a coach

How to find a coach

How to find a coach The question of how to find a coach is certainly daunting. You are faced with drowning in a sea of google results as you would do when searching for a plumber. Only the problem is worse with finding a life coach because the risks are arguably...
Snake oil self-help

Snake oil self-help

“Ten steps to lasting happiness; The path to a better you; Personal growth and beyond”. I just made these up, but they could easily all be contemporary self-help book titles. The sad reality is that so much of self-help reminds me of those get rich quick scams. They...
Coaching: The Anna Karenina principle

Coaching: The Anna Karenina principle

How does coaching work? What is the underlying premise at play? Coaching, like many things in life, follows the Anna Karenina principle — that all happy families are alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. At least, that is what I have observed in...