Category Archives: Encouragement

Coaching Lessons from My Mother

This Mother’s Day I was reflecting on the many gifts my mother gave me. And I realized that I learned much about how to be an effective coach from her. (Even though she never quite understood what it is that I do as a professional coach!) Mom engaged us in rich conversations about things that truly...
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Happy Birthday to the “Grandfather of Coaching,” Alfred Adler! (b. February 7, 1870)

adlerAlfred Adler was a Viennese psychiatrist (1870-1937) who was a contemporary of Freud and Jung, and participated with them in the Psychoanalytic Congress, until he broke away due to philosophical differences. Why has Alfred Adler been called the “Grandfather of Coaching”? The philosophical foundation of the Adler School...
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