Why your coach isn’t your friend

People ask me, sometimes, what you get from coaching that you can’t get from a conversation with a friend. The short answer: your coach is not your friend. And that’s [ read more brave ]

The Parent as Coach: New Group Coaching Program

  The Parent as Coach Parenting older kids is tricky. They still need our love, attention and protection, but they’re not tiny any more. The approaches that worked with little [ read more brave ]

Three Quick Ways to Fight Stress

Spend a moment to consciously relax our hands, feet, and face. Deliberately unclench your hands and let them lie loose in your lap. Let your feet sit flat and unflexed [ read more brave ]

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How to draft a networking email

Sometimes you have to email a stranger (or near-stranger) and ask a favor. No matter how far along in your career you may be, it feels awkward. I have a [ read more brave ]

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Three more reasons I won’t hire you

You show disrespect for host country staff. These people have been in country their whole lives, most of them have been doing this work longer than you, and their language [ read more brave ]

Miserable in Peace Corps

  Yesterday, someone found this blog by searching for “miserable in peace corps should I ET.” It’s not the first time. There is no blanket answer to this question, of [ read more brave ]

Resources for Change

How to Apologize. I particularly like how the narrator uses her own mistake as an example. Ten questions to get to know your new direct reports better. Asking direct questions in [ read more brave ]

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Self-Coaching: What is your harvest?

  One way to look at life is through seasons of planting and seasons of harvesting. There are times in your life – college, for instance, when planting dominates. You [ read more brave ]

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What comes after Hurricane Irma?

Mosquitoes, mostly, and loss of access to healthcare. Me, at UN Dispatch, on the health impact of hurricanes.