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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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“I never remember people’s names!” I’ve heard this lament from six different people in the last month alone. If this is a struggle of yours, here are five actions that will put you on a path to success. First, adopt the belief Dale Carnegie wrote…

Rich, the CFO of his division, is a caring, empathic guy who excels in many ways. In the final minutes of a coaching session he happened to mention he was about to give some tough feedback to one of his direct reports. I asked if…

I remember when I first saw John without his beard and mustache. I’d known him for seven or eight years and he’d always had facial hair. Then, suddenly, one day he didn’t. It was disorienting and I told him so. “Well, at least you noticed,”…

Of fifteen division presidents at a worldwide entertainment conglomerate, Marla is one of only two females. She’s always been a nervous speaker but presenting at her first president’s meeting took her to new heights (or depths!) of nervousness. Everyone swiveled towards her as she stood…

Bruce, the local head of IT for a worldwide organization, was giving me feedback about two managers he wanted to groom for promotion. Here’s what he said about the first manager. “She’s great with her group. And she’s a creative thinker. But when she reports…

At 31, with her MBA under her belt, Patricia was doing well. In the male-dominated world of warehouse management, she was a team leader doing systems installations. She also had some challenges. She was barely 5’4″ and looked like a high school cheerleader. “People always…

William is President of International Finance for a worldwide financial organization. He was proud to tell me he’d been invited by his alma mater to give the keynote address at a prestigious Alumni Career Forum. While brainstorming ideas for the speech, William said he’d like…

Richard had been CFO at a defense contracting company for four years when I met him. He was technically gifted, maintained strong relationships and was fairly expressive and intuitive. This guy was clearly succeeding. He wanted to work with me because he felt he wasn’t…

I was invited to wait for the CFO in her office. The goal of my coaching, according to the newly installed CEO, was to “warm her up.” Just standing in her office, having not met her yet, I understood why she needed warming up. There…

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