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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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Myra is chief operating officer at a firm that creates massive art installations. She was hired to bring order to what had been a freewheeling artistic organization that repeatedly ran over budget and behind schedule. During our first coaching session Myra asked if I could…

Todd, Chief Information Officer at an international food distributor, had coaching goals that were absolutely clear. His boss, Richard, the CEO, said plainly, “Get him to talk shorter. He’s driving me nuts. If he can’t stop overtalking he’s going to have to find some place…

About three months into our coaching engagement, David transferred divisions. His boss, Joanna, had initiated his coaching because she often felt he was overly cautious. David’s expertise was unique and she’d wanted him to apply it more independently and assertively. Now his new boss, Jay,…

Vickie’s boss was eager to promote her. But because she performed poorly in front of senior leaders, her boss knew the review committee wouldn’t approve her promotion. I witnessed her self-defeating behavior first hand one day as we walked from her office to a conference…

Stan didn’t intend to be intimidating. But I didn’t know that when I received a call from his secretary asking me for an hour-long meeting. As the senior sales executive for a worldwide technology firm he led an organization of several hundred people. I’d coached…

Marilyn, heir apparent to the division director, told me she went to the break room earlier that day to get a drink. A few people stood together chatting. She skirted them and got out as fast as she could so they wouldn’t engage her. Then…

James’s expertise was so unique, so prized, that Larry, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, personally recruited him. James came on board as a star. Less than two years later, Larry had lost almost all confidence in James. “Every time he talks,” Larry said…

Roy, a director of quality at a major hospital, wanted some help with a difficult employee. For thirty minutes Roy told me about this fellow’s explosive outbursts, his lack of punctuality at meetings, his failure to share information and a dozen other issues all of…

Kristin, a gifted colleague, was working with me on a large project for a client. Our contact was the director of operations who had a communication style I called “pinballing”: he’d begin a sentence talking about a difficult direct report and end the sentence telling…

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