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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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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.

An HR leader fumes about a leader who just won’t step up and take action. She learns the phrase “showing teeth” and, with an executive coach, explores its various meanings and applications.

A global VP needs help developing his direct reports into mature leaders. In conversations with his coach, he learns two questions to ask to foster engagement and improve performance.

A division president must manage a leader widely known to be a loose cannon. Being conflict averse, the president gets help from his coach who shares five ideas for dealing with the disruptor.

Reviewing a video of her making a presentation, an executive and her coach identify six specific behaviors she can amplify in order to enhance her executive presence.

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 knows he’s a muddled communicator. To help him fly in sync with others, his coach begins to shift his focus from communicating about his ideas to learning the concerns of others.

With a promotion on the line for one of his direct reports, a leader favors the female candidate but worries about gender bias. He asks his coach for tips on how to keep the playing field level.

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.

One of our most popular episodes. A leader and her coach explore four concrete tools for helping people develop and grow, along with two sticky metaphors about patience and perspective-taking.

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.

A high-performing leader notices a pattern: he assumes people know how he will measure success. He and his coach discuss ways to make success more attainable for everyone.

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