Inside each of us, we find examples of strong prejudices: young versus old, black versus white, fat versus thin, tall versus short, my team versus yours. These prejudices are largely unconscious. We say we don’t have them and yet study after study shows that they prevail in making key choices (such as who to hire, who to hate, who to buy from, and who to give preference to in a promotion). These prejudices are deep, they are unconscious, and they are habitual.
On Saturday, May 18, Erickson Founder, Marilyn Atkinson, hosted a town hall meeting in her home city of North Vancouver in BC, Canada to discuss the many environmental and societal issues that millions around the world are facing. The aim of this town hall was to create ambitious plans and generate ideas on how to tackle these issues at the individual, community and government levels.
Dr. Milton Erickson, the namesake of Erickson Coaching International, was an American psychiatrist working through the second half of the 20th Century. His healing abilities were world famous and he was widely regarded as a wonder-worker. As a young psychologist, I studied his approach to healing with great delight and personally discovered the power of his work as a doorway to professional love.
Leadership coaching is now the management model of choice in nearly half of all the Fortune 1000 Corporations in North America. That number is growing each year as advanced models of systemic managerial coaching take hold.
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.
Building a business takes time and a coaching business is no different. Every business I’ve ever created has taken years to mature and get stable. Everyone will go through this when building their business. These days I try to support new entrepreneurs with that knowledge and ask myself how I can best help them along that journey.
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
The beginning of a new year has the appeal of an exciting and promising time. Many people experience the flow of new ideas, fresh motivation, and ambitious personal goals during this time. And yet, towards the end of January, most of us realize that having strong determination and clear goals are not all it takes to make them happen.
For many small and home-based businesses, like coaching, there is a point around the end of the year (usually starting with American Thanksgiving and ending well into January) when normal business stops operating. You might find yourself coasting through well into the new year with not a whole lot of new business. This is where I buck the trend and do the opposite and take advantage of this slow period. I call it "The Holiday Hustle" – a strategy I’ve created and put to use each year as the holiday season approaches.