It’s that time of the year! The 2015 calendar is coming to an end and the shiny new 2016 agenda is on my desk. It’s waiting, with crisp pages and unmarked margins, for me to fill in my plans and goals for the brand New Year.
The holiday season is a great time to learn coaching at home, or revisit parts of The Art & Science of Coaching that you have studied before.
A lot of research was conducted to figure out why some people are top performers. Surprisingly, having talent was not one of the differentiators and yet many companies keep looking for talent. Geoffrey Colvin wrote a book on this topic called “Talent is overrated”. In this book, Colvin explains how people become outstanding at what they do. He describes what it takes to BECOME truly great. But is it possible to find that one person (talent?) who has an above average chance to become a high performer in your company?
This Thursday I’m heading into Module III of my Erickson Coaching program and I am very excited about what these four days will bring. Especially since the previous module really helped me to actualize the concept of becoming a coach and how to apply the principles to my workplace.
A collection of uplifting and inspirational quotes by Marilyn Atkinson. and the Founder of Erickson Coaching International. Whether you are a seasoned or novice coach, or simply want to bring more empowerment into your life, these quotes will provide you with wisdom and inspiration.
Life has a habit of wearing all of us down. In between work, school, family, and a million other commitments, it's easy to lose sight of our dreams and aspirations. Over time, we might lose these dreams altogether, and settle for far less than we deserve.
There comes a time when we tend to feel that there is nothing, or very little, to be grateful for in our lives. Dealing with a crumbling relationship, loss of financial security, or poor health can lead a person to have a negative attitude.
Well, here we are at the beginning of the most beautiful season of the year, autumn! Normally those who enjoy this period of the year are the introverts, the romantics, the mystics. But for some reason, no matter our personality, when we are going through a particular change or challenge in our lives, this season becomes either inspiring or depressing.
Over the last 8 years I have enjoyed the pleasure of being a Mentor Coach for coaches seeking their International Coach Federation credentials. Some weeks I get the opportunity to listen to as many as six coaches using their skills to expand their client’s awareness, create workable actions plans, develop new skills, connect with their deepest values, gain clarity on their visions, and to become more of the kind of person they want to be.
First you were inspired and trained to become a coach. Then you began doing what it takes to create a sustainable, successful business. Now what? Well my friends, the learning never ends.