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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 rising star achieves an amazing accomplishment, yet she doesn’t feel deserving of her success. Her coach helps her gain tools to quiet her inner critic that makes her feel like an impostor.

A senior leader feels a direct report is ready to lead her first offsite. With his coach, the manager examines tools a team leader can use to design offsites that can create meaningful change.

Two coaches discuss how to help an introverted leader display more executive presence. They explore a visualization technique that’s designed to make the impression you want.

A vice president, struggling to control his team of artists, learns a technique from his coach for managing bad behavior. He likes it so much, he uses it with his high performers, too.

A rising leader struggles to manage a direct report who may or may not be a trauma survivor. She and her coach discuss whether compassion is always the most helpful approach.

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 coach refuses a coaching assignment and must explain his reasoning to the chief legal officer. The coach comes to the meeting with a model showing who he thinks is and is not coachable.

A former client reaches out to her coach, seeking his help in deciphering a 360-degree feedback report she received. Their coaching conversation covers the ways 360s help and hurt.

Assigned to a special projects team, a leader has no apparent leverage to get the help he needs from various constituencies. He and his coach discuss three ideas to build his influence.

Building on ideas they’d discussed about the differences between ‘leadership’ and ‘management,’ a leader explores with her coach how she might verbalize those skill sets distinctly.

After her boss appears to conflate the two, a leader and her coach explore whether there are really any differences between ‘leadership’ and ‘management.’ They find there are!

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.

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