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.
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.
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 [...]
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!
A frequent insight into leaders as they learn non-directive coaching skills is the concept of holding people capable first and then helping them find accountability.
Back when I was a new coach, the whole feelings element of coaching felt awkward. Was I about to become a weeping willy or worse? You can laugh all you like, but it was a concern I had and I suspect some of our clients may have similar thoughts.
When it comes to building your career, a coach can be a powerful resource to help you develop, stand out, and take action to achieve the things that are truly important to you.
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 [...]
Believe it or not, there are tangible ways to measure the return on investment with coach training in organizations. See what Dave Busse has to say about Coaching ROI!
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 [...]