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The Mind and The Brain: Bending The Paradox

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 10/13/2021

All effective coach practice means working with paradox. What is a paradox? “Para” is a Greek prefix that means “beyond, beside, or divergent.” “Dox” is a Greek suffix that points to something strongly opined or believed, as in ‘orthodox.’

Upleveling How We Speak to Each Other Through Solution-Focused Coaching

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 08/16/2021

Notice that language is primarily tonal and connects us deeply to the brain’s emotional system. Every conclusion that we make is remembered in terms of emotional intensity and nuance, especially if we begin with or add the word, “I” ….

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.

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