6 03, 2018

Our Own Family Business: Daring to Dream

2018-02-08T07:43:56-08:00March 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.

23 01, 2018

The Burning Platform

2018-01-22T09:38:24-08:00January 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.

9 01, 2018

Perfectly Flawed….Leadership!

2017-12-18T15:09:26-08:00January 9th, 2018|

In a world starving for connection and still believing in perfection, the concept of being perfectly flawed has been a huge breath of fresh air for me! The concept of examining our flaws is in serious need of reframing. As I have worked with leaders from a multitude of sectors, I frequently run across [...]

12 12, 2017

3 Steps To Best Communicate With Your 3-Year Old (using coaching moments on the floor)

2017-12-12T08:05:56-08:00December 12th, 2017|

After dozens of coaching moments with both my 2 and 3-year olds over the past few weeks using the coach-approach, it’s clear that coaching can start at the age of 2!

10 10, 2017

Hidden in Plain Sight…the Artificial Talent Crisis

2017-10-03T10:32:53-08:00October 10th, 2017|

By Dave BusseI have come across a seemingly rare situation so many times in coaching that I have realized that it is actually a frequent pattern. While working with successful and thriving clients, I have been frequently shocked to learn that they did not do well in the school system up to and including being [...]

3 08, 2017

From Advising to Coaching: Mission Possible Makes Culture Shift from Simply Providing to Empowering

2017-09-13T09:28:28-08:00August 3rd, 2017|

After years of serving the homeless community in downtown Vancouver, the non-profit group Mission Possible was frustrated. While they could measure things like the number of meals they served, they couldn’t draw a clear link between their programs and “how and if the lives of individuals had improved.” (1) In 2007, new CEO Brian Postlewait [...]