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The Train in Spain

I prefer not to use the word idiot in this blog, but I will this time. The driver of the train in Spain is an idiot. He has the same mindset and attitude as the Italian captain of that sunken ship. Both don’t deserve the space in this blog, except as examples of immaturity,...

Coaching on Vulnerability

Brene Brown said that vulnerability is the birth place of innovation, creativity and change. I agree. It is so if there is enough drive to lead to and create the change; if vulnerability is a trigger for innovation and a strong motive that brings on change. What is...

Business Coaching: Men and Women

Are Men from Mars and Women from Venus?.. I am not convinced. But…it appears that there are differences between professional, entrepreneurial women and men in how they run their business and in the results they achieve. Many women possess strong communication skills, social...

It’s a Question of Approach

We win or lose depending on our approach. If our approach is defeatist or pessimistic, we can get demotivated, depressed, we lose meaning and find no joy in what we do. If we approach life with excitement, gratitude and curiosity, we learn, engage and communicate with our...

To write goals or not to write goals? That is the question.

The consensus seems to be that high achievers always have clear goals, all formulated in an orderly way. Goal-writing can: Force us to choose. Too often, we want many things, and scatter our attention and time among them. Selecting a small number of targets can help us...

Coaching on non-careers – or how the grass is always greener elsewhere

Sheryl Sandberg recently called on women to “lean in” – a manifesto (which I have no interest in reading) on women and the workplace. When she went on the interview circuits, I recalled a conversation I had with a friend, a high-level corporate attorney, and...

Coaching on (in)decisiveness

Friends of indecisiveness (or enemies of decisiveness) are: Maybe, I don’t know, I’m not sure, We’ll see, Perhaps… We have all experienced the gap between wanting to do something and fearing doing it. One force pushes us forward, the other holds us back....

Clear Strategies, Clear Solutions

I recently sat down in a meeting with the CEO of a global company. We started a working process to untangle years of accumulating issues. They need a fresh outlook, a modernized approach to business, new strategies for success and a team that would be guided and supported by...

Not coaching on 5 points to … whatever

I cannot stand the cliched, and often mistaken articles entitled 10 steps to success,  5 steps for a better life, or 8 ways to be happier. Ugh. However, working with my hugely successful clients, I noticed a few traits they share: They all put heart and soul into the work. They...

Struggle vs. Solution: Coaching for sustainable results

Do you find yourself struggling? Are you feeling unrest fueled by a struggling mind? Struggling to keep your weight off? Commit to better health? Lower stress? Maintain a positive attitude? Advance at work? Make more money? Improve relationships? How can you turn the situation...