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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 leader laments having badly bungled an opportunity during a chance encounter with his CEO. His coach shows him three steps to communicating in short-duration, high-impact situations.

When a leader wants to know how to convey bad news to her team without demoralizing them, her coach shares a piece of history and a six-point formula that saves the day.

“Presenters who command our attention share two best practices,” the presentation skills coach told the participants. This episode dives into each one with tips and tools.

A leader tries to rein in a loose cannon without much luck, until his coach shares a five-step formula for giving feedback successfully in all sorts of situations.

A division president seeks relief from nervousness. Her coach gives her a thought exercise that unlocks an expansive sense of herself. That same exercise is here for you.

In English, there are only four kinds of questions. Three share a common trait: they’re all close-ended. This episode gives an easy-to-follow model for answering what’s asked like a pro.

Your personal issues impact you. That’s only human. Addressing them with a coach or a therapist is an act of personal courage. Here are ways to help you decide the right path for you.

A leader tells his coach he hates the coaching. He feels more self-conscious and less effective. But he sticks with it, discovering that learning through trial and error can have surprising benefits.

A group of pioneering leadership coaches identify eight criteria that, in their absence, indicate someone is uncoachable. No leader will display all eight, but good leaders must have at least a few.

A leader tells her coach she wants to be not just good, but terrific. Together they explore the essential element leaders must display if they want to exude charisma: connection with others.

Having learned as a child that “the nail sticking up gets pounded down,” Arianna rarely advocated for herself. But when a new role opens up, she’s eager to learn how to ask for what she wants.

A COO wants to address explosive behavior of one of her peers but is understandably cautious. Her coach gives her six steps to help her prepare a conversation about difficult behaviors.

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