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Coach the Person, not the Problem (Podcast #60)

Coach the Person, not the Problem (Podcast #60)

Listen to the PodcastWhat is one observable key differentiator between a novice coach and a more experienced one? The experienced coach focuses on coaching THE PERSON, not THE PROBLEM that the client has. If this statement makes your eyes go glazed, read on. It’s one...

The Shift from Consulting to Transacting to Transforming (Podcast #59)

The Shift from Consulting to Transacting to Transforming (Podcast #59)

Listen to the PodcastHas this ever happened to you as a Leader Coach? Your team member approaches you with a problem, you ask them with good intent “What would be your way to solve this?” and they get stuck with "I don’t know" or even "That’s why I came to you for...

Living and breathing the coaching mindset (Podcast #58)

Living and breathing the coaching mindset (Podcast #58)

Listen to the PodcastHere’s a question I regularly got over the years from Leaders who learn to coach: “Maik, there is a real challenge here for me. I have a hard time staying out of solving mode. My team members/clients just go in the wrong direction so many times,...

The Power of Coaching with the Hour Glass model (Podcast #57)

The Power of Coaching with the Hour Glass model (Podcast #57)

Listen to the PodcastIn this episode, I share my view on one of the most frequent questions I get: “What coaching model do you prefer? And which one do you teach?” I explain the hour-glass model and why I rely on it entirely until very far into my professional...

Stay in your coaching role (Part 3 on Ethical Coaching) (Podcast #56)

Stay in your coaching role (Part 3 on Ethical Coaching) (Podcast #56)

Listen to the PodcastThis is our third and last episode on ethical coaching.We are getting back to the core: When we agreed to coach, we should stay in our coaching role.  That is often easier said than done. Team Members and clients will often simply ask us for our...

Sorry, I won’t coach you (Part 2 on Ethical Coaching) (Podcast #55)

Sorry, I won’t coach you (Part 2 on Ethical Coaching) (Podcast #55)

Listen to the PodcastThis is the second episode on ethical practice in coaching. This time, we talk about how we stay in our expertise as coach. One of the biggest questions a coach needs to ask themselves every single time we are invited to coach is whether the topic...

Keep it confidential! (Part 1 on ethical coaching) (Podcast #54)

Keep it confidential! (Part 1 on ethical coaching) (Podcast #54)

Listen to the PodcastToday’s episode is the first in a small series of about the ethical challenges a coach might face. We anchor the episode in a scenario that is not as unlikely as you think: you coach someone in your organisation on a voluntary basis and at some...

A crisp way to define coaching (Podcast #53)

A crisp way to define coaching (Podcast #53)

Listen to the Podcast In this podcast episode, we are going back to the roots by defining Coaching. What is different here is that I use the definition of the ICF, the International Coaching Federation. It is simple, crisp and meaningful in helping us decide whether...

What is your Business Case? (Podcast #51)

What is your Business Case? (Podcast #51)

Listen to the Podcast Coaching becomes an effective tool when the coachee has a real, compelling reason to participate in the partnership. In this episode, we explore the importance of defining and clarifying a long-term vision and outcome of a coaching relationship....

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