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Marilyn Atkinson's Blog Postings

Creating Action Steps in an Effective Coaching Session

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 03/14/2019

All powerful coaches know that no matter how wonderful and transformational a coaching session is, it cannot reach its true potential until it's brought down to earth in terms of effective action steps that implement the discoveries and new awarenesses created in the session.

Coaching and Expanding Our Human Metaphors

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 02/14/2019

Imagine that standing or sitting in front of you is your great, great grandchild as a young one. As you see this picture, consider that like all babies, he or she is eager to live their life fully on this beautiful planet. Imagine that your care has done the work that has given this child a world with trees and rivers, beaches and oceans, fish and animals, birds and butterflies!

Coaching Leaders to Build Their Legacy

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 01/13/2019

As people take on the idea of leadership and really begin to step into the shoes of a masterful leader, we begin linking leadership to legacy. What could be the widest and furthest reach that your leadership could extend? If life was a savings account for humanity, how could you give back what you have received, and with interest? How can we invest in the next generation

A Holiday Message from Marilyn Atkinson

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 12/14/2018

Hello my dear friends, partners, fellow coaches, and World Game players, Joyous Noël, Season of Giving and Love, and Happy Holidays to you all!  

Aligning Intention and Attention to Achieve Your Dream Life

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 11/13/2018

In the personal development world today, there seems to be two major camps – the goal setting or 'intention' camp, and the presence or 'attention' camp.

Becoming a Solution-Focused Parent

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 08/13/2018

Children are amazing with their full-spectrum, emotional circuitry! However, sometimes we parents are baffled by how emotional, angry, sad, depressed, or combative our children can become even in one moment! Do you ever tell yourself, “I have no idea what to do here and now with my child’s emotions?” Do you ever finish your day and start to criticize your ability to be a good parent?

Is Coaching Your Calling?

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 06/14/2018

As coaches, we hold a space for our clients to explore their ideas and the vision they ideally desire for themselves. We are curious about what is important to them and how their values can support this vision. We ask them to acknowledge their unique set of skills, and how this might help them give life to a truly gratifying future. This is all the more satisfying when you, the coach, have taken the time for your own self-discovery.

Why Use Open-Ended Questions in Organizations?

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 04/24/2018

In business, asking a great question is like turning on a tap. The ideas flow, we become curious and we start to think on a new level. The question takes us on a search and the search leads us into new territory. We immediately notice when someone asks us a great question


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