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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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Perception - How You Perceive 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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

A crackling-smart leader disdains mentors, although she says she loves to network. Exploring her resistance, her coach begins a conversation about methods to make a mentor relationship meaningful.

After a slip of the tongue, a leader finds himself in potentially hot water with a division president. He and his coach discuss what it means to be honorable and three actions to achieve it.

Most leaders were successful individual contributors. As they rise, they often must learn delegation skills. This episode examines the barriers and behaviors surrounding delegation.

A leader realizes she’s been unintentionally creating a negative impression. She and her coach explore ways to repair the damage and even win people over to becoming devoted followers.

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