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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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Video exposure Greta was beaming. In the middle of our Zoom coaching conversation, her 10-year-old daughter had come in asking for something. They had spoken in German (Greta lived in Switzerland). I had no idea what they had said, but the exchange had been sweet…

Fascinating snapshots Ailsa was pursuing a promotion to vice-president. Part of her campaign was lunching with the current VPs who, one day soon, she hoped, would become her peers. Their support was important. During our coaching conversations, she decided that, at lunch, she would not…

No Self-promoting Ailsa had missed a promotion because, as her boss told me, “She doesn’t feel like a senior vice president yet.” But everyone liked Ailsa. People agreed she’d be getting her promotion someday. To speed that day along, her company gave her a coach…

Interrogation begins “You’re not a business coach,” Charlotte stated, looking at me squarely. Was there a challenge in her statement? I wasn’t sure.

“She should have known better!” Jodi was a people-centered leader. She based her decision making on her values. Depending on the situation, her values might align with the consumer or the company, with the employee or the corporation. People didn’t view her as inconsistent, rather…

Money and trust Karin used to run an entire department for a state university. She managed hundreds of people and a six-figure budget. Then she transitioned into a senior role in the investment banking world. She found herself working for a boss who wouldn’t let…

Giving voice Jesse looked awful. He’d entered today’s coaching session looking miserable. His color was slightly gray. The sacks under his eyes were bulging. He dropped into a chair in our meeting room. We sat in silence a long time. He wasn’t suffering. He was…

“Your baby’s ugly!” Marshall, a television executive, was facing open rebellion from the writers he supervised. Marshall had been supervising television a long time and was completely comfortable stopping conversations with a forceful “No!” The writers viewed Marshall as harsh and uncaring.

“I hate watching myself!” Analina was very specific about the help she wanted from me. A long-time listener of my podcast, Analina wanted me to review some tapes of her presenting, then meet and share my notes with her.

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