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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.

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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.

Values-Based Recognition

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.

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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?

What is Coaching?

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?