How to Connect with Anyone, Human to Human

Have you ever walked into a networking event, heart racing and feeling slightly overwhelmed, wondering why you decided to come (and wanting to immediately run away)? If so, congratulations: You’re human! We humans are hardwired to seek social connection because a sense of belonging is critical for our survival. Whenever we enter a room full of strangers, our brains have …

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How To Thrive in Ambiguity: The Simple Six-Step Process

The human brain wasn’t designed to deal with an overload of rapid change, uncertainty and ambiguity. Unfortunately, whether we’re equipped to deal with it or not, these conditions are an unavoidable reality in the modern world. Our clients are searching for ways to create consistent certainty where certainty does not—or cannot—exist. After all, the very definition of ambiguity means that …

How Fear of Judgment Holds Leaders Back from Achieving Their Full Potential

Author’s note: I coach a lot of executives and I’ve noticed only one key skill that differentiates the best performers from the good performers: how they deal with other people’s judgment. In my latest article for the International Coaching Federation magazine Coaching World, I explore how fear of judgment holds leaders back from achieving their full potential. Jeff Bezos has …

Running A Peer-To-Peer Coaching Group? 14 Ways To Keep Sessions On Track

No two coaching clients are the same. Each person has unique experiences, goals, needs and personality traits, and you must coach them accordingly. It’s easy to account for these differences in individual coaching sessions, but peer-to-peer groups can present additional challenges for both you and the group participants. When leading these sessions, your job is to ensure everyone is cordial, …

Lisa Christen Joins Forbes Coaches Council

Press Release: Forbes Coaches Council is an Invitation-Only Community for Leading Business and Career Coaches [Zug, 24 January 2020] — Lisa Christen, CEO of Christen Coaching & Consulting GmbH, has been accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches. Lisa was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity …