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If your coaching is too simple, here is how to level up (Podcast #63)

If your coaching is too simple, here is how to level up (Podcast #63)

Listen to the PodcastIt's not difficult for any Leader to learn the very basics of coaching, i.e. to hold back your solutions and give the other person a chance to talk and develop something themselves. Yet, when 90% of our coaching is to ask: 'What would YOU do?' or...

How to get the Question behind the Question (Podcast #61)

How to get the Question behind the Question (Podcast #61)

Listen to the PodcastIn this podcast episode, we get to the 'Question behind the Question' (QBQ). It's obvious: very often, when people approach us, they don't actually share what they REALLY want to know. If your team member comes to you and asks you: 'What's next...

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...