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Marilyn Atkinson's Blog Postings

Solution-Focused Coaching, Free Will and ‘Conscious Mind’ Habits

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 07/15/2021

Why do human beings need Solution-Focused Coaches in the 21st Century?

The Art of Building Team Trust

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 03/27/2021

In Erickson’s High Performance Team Coaching course, we emphasize the value of building team trust. What follows is called the RIDART framework, an effective team trust framework we use within team coaching.

The Art of Team Coaching Dialogue

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 03/21/2021

Building real dialogue is a true art. It requires persistent, insightful listening and ‘fire lighting’ support from the team coach.

Tailoring Corporate Purpose Through Developing a Coaching Culture

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 03/10/2021

When we coaches think ‘coaching culture,’ we look with pride at companies with aligned teams, visionary leaders inspiring their reports, and corporate effectiveness as reported by members at multiple levels. We usually share the ‘hows’ of coaching culture.

Coaching Team Thinking and Team Innovation

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 03/08/2021

In many companies, innovation is an elusive quality that is either present or not – rather than available as a process that can be trained and managed. Effective Solution-Focused team coaching and facilitation changes all that.

The Power of Self-Coaching

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 01/14/2021

To get what you want in life, you must know where you are and where you want to go. Picture an ant backing away from an elephant’s front foot. If the ant doesn’t know where it is going, it may go right into the elephant’s back foot or fall off the path.

A Holiday Message from Marilyn Atkinson

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 12/13/2020

Greetings to all our friends, partners, and the entire Erickson global coaching community as we enter the season of love, giving, and self-reflection.

Feedback versus Failure: A Valuable Coaching Tool

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 11/15/2020

We are constantly receiving feedback. Sometimes it is given directly, sometimes indirectly. Sometimes the feedback is positive, and other times negative. If we are fortunate, the feedback helps us learn something about ourselves. However, feedback can sometimes create negative feelings and do little to improve our performance.


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