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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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Managing Yourself

A leader, often reticent to speak up on her own behalf, learns tools to help her ask for what she wants without worrying she’ll incite a battle.

Kindness is killing a leader’s ability to set and hold effective boundaries. She works with her coach to find her voice and along the way discovers an empowering image about boundaries.

A worried leader seeks help finding balance between going with the flow and giving himself a larger voice.

A missed promotion prompts a leader to complain to her CEO. The CEO responds by getting her a coach, which results in explorations of authenticity, self-awareness and self-management.

As the words were leaving her mouth, a leader knew they didn’t reflect her true feelings. Later, she talked with her coach and learned seven steps for gaining mastery over runaway emotions.

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 leader feels she lacks courage. She engages her coach in a conversation about how to use self-awareness and self-management as tools to help her become a little bolder.

Self-awareness, like any muscle, can be built through discipline. In this episode, a leader low on self-awareness learns two exercises to help her become aware of her thoughts and feelings.

A leader, striving to overcome his natural barriers to receiving feedback, learns that there are actually three distinct kinds of feedback. He discovers that the categories make feedback feel less personal.

A disruptive executive, working to shrink his blind spots, must learn to overcome his natural barriers against receiving feedback. His coach lays out two inevitable barriers and possible work-arounds.

A disruptive leader is viewed by his superiors as perhaps uncoachable. But his coach actually finds him rather engaging. The coach shares a tool specifically designed to help reduce people’s blind spots

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.

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