As coach and author Mary Beth O’Neill describes in her book, Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges, a coaching engagement “is a continual dance of balancing backbone and heart,” requiring coaches to speak not only with kindness, but also truthfully and courageously.
Forest bathing is a term invented by a Japanese agriculture official in 1982 to describe the practice of spending time with trees to gain from their many health benefits.
What questions should you ask when you interview a leadership coach? Sometimes, what’s underneath that question is a deeper one: How do you make sure that coaching will make a difference? Coaching is an investment in time, energy and attention, and you want to make sure you get the best return.
Somewhere between 428 and 347 BCE, Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher, famously called humans “a being in search of meaning.” Two thousand years later that search is still underway.
As the Director of Coaching Services at Nebo, Tanara Bowie interviews leaders and recommends coach matches based on their goals, experience, and aspirations. Yet, when it comes time to select a coach, she says that leaders “disappear”. So, what makes this choice so hard?
The field and profession of leadership coaching has grown significantly over the past ten years as organizations have recognized its value in developing people. So how does Nebo define coaching and what is it like to work with a Nebo leadership coach?