Recently, in honor of Women’s History Month, I participated in the HR Alliance DC ‘s panel on “Overcoming Barriers to Women’s Leadership.” In preparing for the event, I asked women in my network, including my Nebo colleagues, what they thought the barriers were and what they thought I could uniquely offer (The responses I received […]
The Gestalt Cycle of the Experience (COE): A Coaching Model For Change
Coaching is a significant investment in an individual leader. In Nebo’s nearly two decades of delivering coaching solutions in organizations, we know that effective sponsors – or supervisors – can greatly influence the outcomes of coaching, thus maximizing the organization’s return on investment.
Conversations About Race: Start From Within
The conversation started innocuously. Then my friend blurted out a statement that I could tell she regretted. Maybe there was even surprise that she thought it. If that conversation happened now, here is what I would have done.
Finding Balance and Strategy: Coaching Questions for Leaders
Leadership coaching provides a confidential and supportive space for leaders to share their boldest visions and darkest fears. Coaching allows leaders to shape emerging ideas, work through uncertainty and find a path forward.
Backbone and Heart: The Dance of Coaching
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.
Protected: Interview with Kim D’Abreu on her podcast, (In)Visible Women
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Forest Bathing: How spending time in nature can improve your leadership and life
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.
Four Questions to Ask a Coach
What questions should you ask when you an interview a leadership coach? Here are four questions to ensure coaching will make a difference for you.
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.
Do you have analysis paralysis about choosing your coach?
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?