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Through an uncommon blend of storytelling and personal coaching, Tom Henschel created a unique and influential podcast. Eavesdrop on a monthly coaching conversation and get practical tools you can use as soon as the episode ends.

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A Dream Come True Ashish was both thrilled and terrified. He held a senior position at a global law firm because he had expertise in an arcane field of economic analysis.

Not thinking much of himself Noah was pissed at a co-worker named George. At least that’s where he started his story. “I’ve told you about him, Tom,” he said. “All flash. No substance. Well, he and I were in a client meeting, and it was…

Team out of control Bryan had been a vice president of consumer product graphics for six years. A gifted artist himself, he led a team of other gifted artists who supplied images that would adorn millions of products around the globe.

Battling uphill Sean was battling his boss. And he was losing the war. The first person to talk to me about Sean was Ronit, the HR executive. “In a world that was fair, Sean would win. But he can’t win against Jack. No one can.”

“People Get Hurt in Politics” Hui Min was tired of losing. As an art director in animation, she was constantly competing for scarce resources. She saw other people get what they needed when she didn’t.

“I’m Not Good at Politics” Hui Min was an art director in animation. Our initial coaching conversations happened when she was “between jobs.” But in short order, she was hired by a small animation studio to build an art department, establish systems, and create a…

Polite But Ineffective Irene was a fascinating blend of ‘artist in the clouds’ and a crisp leader who got stuff done. Five years ago, she’d become the head of a fine arts organization. She had a clear vision of where she wanted to take the…

A Dream in Peril Syed and I hadn’t spoken in years. I had coached him when he was a young rising star at a Silicon Valley tech giant. I had enjoyed my time with Syed. I found him to be an interesting thinker. He had…

A Rising Superstar K.C. and I were celebrating a bittersweet event: her coaching was ending. Again. For now. She and I had first worked together when she was a young rising star at her global firm. The company had felt she could become a future…

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