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Using an uncommon blend of storytelling and coaching, Tom Henschel created The Look & Sound of Leadership, 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 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.

A leader, frustrated by her boss’s uncontained nature, is amazed when a junior employee handles the boss with finesse. The leader seeks help from her coach to unlock the secret.

Having displayed physical anger during a meeting, a leader seeks help from his coach. Mindfulness hardly seems the answer – at least as the leader has defined it. The coach gives a new definition.

An executive coach is about to get grilled by a new corporate president. The coach reaches out to insiders who help him prep for the meeting by teaching him three actions to take.

In an attempt to overcome his muddled communication style, a leader asks for a crash course on listening. His coach shares five styles of listening, plus when to use them and how they sound.

A leader is so triggered by his self-absorbed boss, he is considering quitting the company. He asks his coach for help managing himself and disarming his triggers.

A leader’s assistant suffers from feeling as though she has little-to-no status. Raised in the South, she is particularly sensitive to issues of status. With a coach, she discovers ways to raise hers.

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