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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 is told she is destined to become a star in the organization – if she can get out of her own way. Knowing that her fears often derail her, she and her coach explore how to tame the terrors.

A leader dives deeper into the “Conflict House” metaphor she learned from her coach. Using herself and her husband as models, she explores how to have productive, healthy conflict.

Fed up with two bickering direct reports, a leader discusses the nature of conflict with her coach. The analogy is so powerful for her, she decides she wants to try it at home.

Each of us at work has a role. And all our colleagues, clients and customers are our audience. We are truly actors on a corporate stage. This episode explores how to make the impression you want.

A group who must deliver “TED-like” talks at their annual global all-hands meeting ask their coach to help them think about how to actually get up in front of people and deliver their presentations.

People have feelings about issues in the workplace and in their lives. Unless those feelings have vent, issues can often fester and escalate. Two coaches discuss ways to help leaders manage their feelings.

A chief officer finds her hand-picked successor won’t step up to the challenge. Talking with her coach, the officer explores ways to help short-circuit the successor’s self-limiting self-talk.

A leader learns she’ll get her promotion to VP if she can exhibit “executive presence.” The company gives her a coach who teaches a three-step process to help her achieve her goals.

A leader is ashamed of hurtful words she spoke to a colleague. Later, with her coach, she explores what happened and learns six techniques for keeping herself from future emotional hijacks.

Three young executives know they’re going to get peppered with questions from their leadership during an upcoming presentation. Their coach helps them prep so they can shine under scrutiny.

A leader wants to have a hard conversation with her boss but knows how much he hates that kind of talk. With her coach, she explores ways to make hard conversations safe.

“Ducking and dodging” is how a leader experiences herself when the pressure’s on. In a courageous coaching conversation, she and her coach discuss the nature of fear and how to manage it.

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