Our Own Family Business: Daring to Dream

March 6th, 2018|

My wife Marj, our business partner Carollyne and I have had a dream of passing our coaching company onto either a Coach/Facilitator within Essential Impact or a family member. We have no idea which one of our kids or coaches might even be interested, much less capable and we want to make sure we explore this thoroughly before we transition the company.

Coach Approach to Onboarding-Coaching Demo with Ian Weiss and Carollyne Conlinn

February 20th, 2018|

In any business, the process of onboarding has the power to significantly influence the success (or failure) of the newly hired employee. In this coaching Demo, Carollyne Conlinn uses the coach approach to support Essential Impact’s new business manager, Ian Weiss, through the challenge of navigating his new position.

Family Businesses: Nightmare or best kept business secret!

February 13th, 2018|

Is a family business really a recipe for disaster? During my MBA program a few years back (ok quite a few years ago) I remember various times that the topic of the family-run business coming up. It was pretty much unanimously described as a nightmare waiting to happen and something to be avoided at all costs.

The Burning Platform

January 23rd, 2018|

The Burning Platform as a change management metaphor…friend or foe? The change management metaphor of creating a burning platform has been a popular concept since the late 1980’s. The metaphor has an intuitive appeal due to its simplicity and the sense of urgency it creates. So it has been an ongoing struggle for me as to why I personally had such a resistance to the concept.