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Using an uncommon blend of storytelling and coaching, Tom Henschel created a unique and influential podcast. Eavesdrop on a monthly coaching conversation and get practical tools you can apply the minute the episode ends.

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A senior leader, having risen through the ranks, ends her coaching engagement by comparing notes with her coach about the skills that have helped her most. 

During her first C-suite years, a leader burned a lot of bridges. Her boss, who’d traveled a similar path, gets her a coach and sets only one goal: repair relations through emotional intelligence.

Wanting to command rooms with her voice, a team leader turned to her coach for exercises. She learned the secrets of “RVP.”

A senior executive worries that his lieutenants are not being taken seriously by the senior leadership team. He discusses with a coach how to help his rising leaders accelerate their growth. This is that conversation.

A leader is given a presentation coach and two goals: ‘tell a better story’ and ‘be more responsive in the moment.’ This episode is the coaching conversation about the second goal: be responsive in the moment.

A leader is given a presentation coach and two goals: ‘tell a better story’ and ‘be more responsive in the moment.’ This episode is the coaching conversation about telling a better story. 

Frustrated at not showing up the way she wants to, a leader, in conversation with her coach, explores ways to integrate her values into her behavior.

A coaching client wonders what elements need to be present to make someone appear executive. Two coaches ponder this question together and come up with five elements they deem essential.

“Video exposes us all,” says a leader whose daughter just intruded on her coaching call. She and her coach discuss the many barriers created when trying to make connections over video.

After missing a promotion, a leader considers whether she wants to ‘brand herself.’ Saying she has seen personal branding go badly, she discusses the how to’s and how not to’s with her coach.

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