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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’s new boss comes down on him hard, sending him reeling. His coach helps him reframe the boss’s feedback and teaches specific behaviors to help him handle it all productively.

A leader learns that her self-diminishment is completely within her control. She receives a tool from her coach to value her worth that, over time, will replace her self-diminishing chatter.

Two leaders, vastly different in impact, act with intention and get very different results. This episode challenges you to begin crafting your legacy by intentionally choosing your actions.

“I hate chat” is a familiar refrain. Yet, to advance, this social lubricant is a “must have.” This episode gives four concrete behaviors that will allow you to wade into a room with grace.

Logic tells us our boss likes us, but there was that one comment in that one meeting. We build a story about that comment that triggers all our demons. Learn to tame those stories with “Truth.”

At the end of a retreat, after hearing a phrase repeatedly, not one leader could repeat it back. When you speak to your people, use the techniques in this episode so that doesn’t happen to you.

If you shape your communication to achieve a particular result, is that manipulation? This episode tackles that question head on, then proposes a technique for achieving clarity.

We express ourselves in a bandwidth that’s comfortable. When someone’s expressive bandwidth becomes too narrow, we struggle to listen to them. Here are tools to expand your bandwidth.

We all grapple with automatic negative thoughts. Some of us more than others. This episode reveals a path through this treacherous forest that will bring you to a brighter place.

Our founder, executive coach Tom Henschel, often gives books to his clients. This episode lists sixteen titles that are timeless. You’ll see why they belong on your bookshelf!

We often avoid giving feedback because people react badly. Now, here are three tools that will de-escalate, perhaps even eliminate, defensive reactions. Good tools for hard talks!

Senior leaders often have spiels they must repeat regularly. It comes with the territory. But so does numbness. This episode has three powerful tools, tested in hard knocks, to keep material fresh.

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