Tag: coaching

  • I Am Now A Gig Worker

    I was hired as a Bravely Pro last week. Bravely is an online coaching company. It hires contract coaches (Bravely Pro- my latest professional moniker) to provide on-demand coaching to employees of Bravely’s corporate clients. So yes, I am now in the gig economy. Instead of driving people around in cars or delivery food on…

  • Real Coaching That Actually Works

    Real Coaching That Actually Works

    Yes, that was my wife and our daughter. This was the moment our daughter broke through and started riding the bicycle. I threw all the motivational talks, behavioural interventions, and Jedi-mindtricks I knew at our daughter. I tried to create small wins℠, dismantled dysfunctional coping mechanisms®, focused on systems™️ ….. Purpose, mastery, autonomy! I preached.…

  • “Quarantined” Coaching

    “Quarantined” Coaching

    The Verdict of Online Meetings Because of the coronavirus, I have been conducting coaching sessions via voice and video calls. I love them. Clients find them more flexible and accommodating. Yet, I actually prefer voice over video because video calls simply have more ways to go wrong. I am old school 🤦🏻‍♂️. 1) With video, in…

  • The Case for Cheap Micro-Successes

    The Case for Cheap Micro-Successes

    I needed a boost for my ego. enlivenworks.com, the website of my little leadership coaching gig, is up. It was built with WordPress, an unnecessarily more complicated option, instead of WIX or Squarespace. I wasted hours on it, because I was too proud. I was good at building websites. I built the site of a Student…

  • 3 things I Stole from a Therapist

    3 things I Stole from a Therapist

    And I am applying them at work. Dr. Lee is a renowned family therapist. I took her courses because they offered live sessions for us to observe. I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT A wife complained about her husband’s lack of involvement. When asked how he saw the situation, after a long silence, the husband muttered, “I was…

  • Starting My Own Gig: First 6 Months

    Starting My Own Gig: First 6 Months

    I ended my 20-year corporate career and started my own leadership coaching gig 6 months ago. During these first 6 months, a few very courageous souls and start-ups gave me the chance to beta-testing the corporate rah-rah I have hoarded over the years. Here are few observations: 1. “High-Performance; Low Potential”: Too often we divest from…

  • The Coach That Made Me Quit My Career

    “Yea, video-tape your axx all you want. You think Kobe Bryant got great by only by watching VHS?” 6 months ago I decided to end my 20-year corporate career and started my own leadership coaching gig. There was one person that I blame this whole mid-life crisis on: One of my bosses at Nike. This was…