What’s The Difference Between Executive And Life Coaching?

As a coach trainer, I am often asked, “What’s the difference between Executive Coaching and Life Coaching?” We could broaden the question to include Leadership Coaching, Business Coaching, Wellness Coaching, and any other “Something” Coaching. The differences and the similarities might surprise you.

It’s an understandable mistake to think of Executive Coaching and Life Coaching as if they are specific, well-defined, and distinct types of coaching. They aren’t.

Coaches use the term in front of the word “Coaching” to appeal to

The Best of 2016 Leadership and Coaching Articles

Another year of articles on improving your leadership, your coaching, and marketing your services. Four topics emerge as I review 2016 articles with the most number of views. Here is the best of 2016 leadership and coaching articles. 

The first 2 topics concerned coaching. Many coaches are looking for more clients. How to find them and what to charge was at the top of the list of most viewed articles. The second coaching topic answers the question, What is

Millennials: How to Interview Anyone With Confidence

I challenged my university-aged son to create a plan to visit 10 business leaders and learn from them. He accepted! This project turned into leadership lessons, including how to interview anyone with confidence.

The idea was for Benjamin (19 years-old) to make appointments with business leaders and interview them at their offices. He had a number of purposes for

How To Stop Doing And Start Managing Others

I like working. I like making lists, doing the tasks, and checking them off. As my organization grew, I needed to change from doing things myself to managing others to do things. This was a much harder transition than I expected. Here’s what I learned.

I know that the only way to multiply my results is to manage others to do the work. But, strangely, I had a difficult time not doing the work myself. It isn’t that I’m a perfectionist or control

How To Strengthen Relationships After Messing Up

We all mess up from time to time – we say the wrong thing, fail to fulfill a commitment, or make the occasional bad decision. We worry about messing up, but no one expects you to be perfect. It’s how you respond to your failures that builds or breaks trust with those around you. Here’s how to strengthen relationships after messing up.

Compare the responses of these two leaders who messed up:

Vivian had the responsibility to find the location and negotiate the price of the venue where we would hold an event. Two months before the event,

So You Want To Be An Undercover Coach

Your colleague walks into your office and asks for your advice. You want to use a coaching approach but know that you can’t have a full-on coaching conversation. What do you do? Go undercover. Be an Undercover Coach. Here’s how.

I love the clarity that comes with a well-defined coaching relationship. I know, and the other person knows, we’re coaching. We know I’ll ask probing questions and they’ll do most of reflection and talking.

You are not likely to have a defined coaching relationship with your co-worker, your teenager, or your boss. How do you use coaching skills in your day-to-day

How To Slow Down To Go Far

I like to go fast. I like a fast-paced schedule with a lot of action and results. Fast has its place, but sometimes you have to slow down to see what you can’t see going fast. I’ve found productivity has more to do with going slow than going fast. Here’s how to slow down to go far. 

Fast Ignores Tough Questions

For a few years, I was traveling 110 nights a year for work and another 20-30 nights with my family. And I was running

How To Increase Your Leader UX

What’s your Leader UX? User experience (UX) is now top priority in product and e-commerce design. Leaders need to prioritize their own Leader UX too. Here’s how. 

As technology increases and products become more complex, that same complexity will scare away customers unless they can easily figure out how to