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choice Magazine is the vehicle that forwards the global conversation about professional coaching by providing: diverse perspectives, thought-provoking commentary, insightful discussion and access to services, tools, resources and practical information.

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choice Magazine is the vehicle that forwards the global conversation about professional coaching by providing: diverse perspectives, thought-provoking commentary, insightful discussion and access to services, tools, resources and practical information.

    Beyond the Page Podcast ~ Mastering the Art of Positive Discomfort with Executive Coach David Morelli

    Beyond the Page Podcast ~ Mastering the Art of Positive Discomfort with Executive Coach David Morelli

    Ever feel like your progress is stagnating, whether in your personal life or professional career? Join us as David Morelli, a titan in executive coaching, shares his potent strategy for catalyzing growth: positive discomfort. With David's approach as our compass, we traverse the landscape of the 'Positive Provocateur' coaching style, where nurturing meets challenging, to unlock remarkable transformations. This episode is peppered with compelling narratives from David's rich coaching chronicles, illustrating how a strategic jolt out of the comfort zone can reshape destinies.

    This conversation is more than just theory; it's an expedition into the art of provocative questioning and its capacity to unearth profound insights. We delve into how David's bold techniques have recalibrated life paths, repaired relationships, and reignited professional passions. For coaches and those keen on self-improvement alike, embracing the discomfort explored in this dialogue promises a newfound understanding of the delicate dance between support and provocation. It's a journey to the heart of transformation, championed by a master provocateur who exemplifies the courage to inspire change.

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    In this episode, I talk with David Morelli about his article published in our March 2024  issue.

    • 30 min
    Beyond the Page Podcast ~ From Final Farewells to Life's Crossroads: The Funeral Director's Approach to Transformative Coaching

    Beyond the Page Podcast ~ From Final Farewells to Life's Crossroads: The Funeral Director's Approach to Transformative Coaching

    Have you ever considered how a funeral director might transform the art of life coaching? Join us as we sit down with the insightful Diane Bruno, whose experience with life's final farewells grants her a unique perspective on coaching through the toughest of conversations. Together, we unravel the tapestry of human emotion and the pivotal role of communication in times of distress. In a world where discussions about loss and transition are often shrouded in discomfort, Diane imparts her strategies for fostering an atmosphere of trust, where clients feel secure enough to lay bare their deepest struggles. Her approach delicately balances empathy with the empowering reminder that the answers often lie within the individuals seeking guidance.

    In a profession where the weight of others' emotions can often be overwhelming, the value of a strong support network is immeasurable. This episode casts a light on the symbiotic relationship between coaches and therapists, the importance of group supervision, and the art of being self-aware. Drawing from personal experiences and a storied career that spans corporate communications and funeral direction, I share my own insights into managing emotional outbursts and tailoring coping mechanisms to each individual's needs. Particularly for women in transition, the podcast presents an exploration of the tools and inspirations that underpin a successful coaching journey, offering both solace and direction for those navigating life's many crossroads.

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    If you’re looking for a dedicated life coach, devoted to supporting you on your journey, Diane is delighted to extend a special offer exclusively to the choice community. Until May 15, she will be offering a 15% discount on her Life Coaching services. Just enter the code CHOICE when purchasing a session or package to receive this exclusive discount/go to her website link: https://www.dianebrunolifecoach.com/contact
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    In this episode, I talk with Diane Bruno about her article published in our March 2024  issue

    • 22 min
    Beyond the Page Podcast ~ Courageous Conversations in Coaching

    Beyond the Page Podcast ~ Courageous Conversations in Coaching

    Embark on an explorative journey with Garry Schleifer and the exceptional Dora Hegedus, as we traverse the lesser-discussed realms of coaching. Dora, an award-winning coach and recipient of the ICF President's Award, illuminates the dark corners where the 'unspeakables' linger, those challenging topics that can significantly influence coaching results. Our conversation delves into her thought-provoking article, "Unspeakables: The Hidden Trap Between Us," offering powerful insights and invaluable coaching tips to courageously confront these issues for impactful and lasting change.

    Prepare to be captivated as we discuss the sensitive nature of client secrets and the introspection required by coaches to maintain a non-judgmental stance. Learn how self-awareness and honesty are pivotal in dealing with personal biases that may surface, and discover strategies to address and process these challenges. The dialogue deepens as we examine the intricate power dynamics and the essence of trust within the coach-client relationship, rounding off with reflections on intuition's vital role in coaching. This episode promises to leave you enlightened and equipped to approach the unsaid with confidence and clarity.

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    Learn more about Dóra Hegedűs here.

    Connect with Dóra on Facebook and Instagram

    Dora is excited to offer an exclusive opportunity: a complimentary 20-minute coaching session for the first 10 applicants, on a first-come, first-served basis. To maximize your experience with an ICF Master Coach, please come prepared with a specific question. This is your chance to make the most out of your time with Dora. Secure your spot now by booking here.”
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    In this episode, I talk with Dóra Hegedűs about her article published in our March 2024  issue.

    • 25 min
    Beyond the Page Podcast ~ Breaking Money Taboos: Empowering Financial Conversations in Coaching and Career Development

    Beyond the Page Podcast ~ Breaking Money Taboos: Empowering Financial Conversations in Coaching and Career Development

    Unlock the secrets to confidently discussing money in your career and personal development journey, as Julie Vander Meulen, a leading voice for ambitious women in the industry, joins me, Garry Schleifer, for a candid conversation. Together, we dismantle the money taboos so prevalent in the coaching world, revealing why these essential talks are often shrouded in silence. As we navigate the cultural unease surrounding financial discussions and the specific challenges women face in asserting their worth. Our dialogue promises to empower you with the tools needed to have honest, transformative conversations about success and compensation.

    Dive into our exchange as I share my personal tactics for addressing coaching fees with a blend of wit and candid clarity, aiming to normalize this often awkward topic. Julie and I dissect the fears and stereotypes that women confront in financial negotiations, highlighting the consequences of not pursuing fair pay. We also stress the significance of both market research and gut feeling in achieving equitable compensation, sharing stories that illustrate the profound impact of these strategies on coaching outcomes and personal value.

    Tune in for an episode that not only shines a light on the unspoken but also equips you to tackle these conversations with confidence and ease.

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    In this episode, I talk with Julie Vander Meulen about her article published in our March 2024  issue.

    • 26 min
    Beyond the Page Podcast ~ The Predictive Brain: Leveraging Cognitive Science for Adaptive Decision-Making in Coaching

    Beyond the Page Podcast ~ The Predictive Brain: Leveraging Cognitive Science for Adaptive Decision-Making in Coaching

    Unlock the mysteries of your mind as we journey with the esteemed Dr. Irena O'Brien, a leading cognitive neuroscientist, into the fascinating realm of the predictive brain. Discover how our personal history weaves a complex neural database that informs our every decision, for better or worse. Dr. O'Brien artfully elucidates the dual nature of this mental prowess: its remarkable ability to streamline daily life and the occasional need for recalibration to suit our evolving world. Our dialogue uncovers the brain's penchant for swift judgments, laying bare the power and pitfalls of our silent, cerebral oracle.

    Amidst our enthralling exchange, Dr. O'Brien champions the transformative art of reframing our thoughts and altering our ingrained expectations. By learning to intercept our instinctive responses, we grant the prefrontal cortex the critical seconds needed to reconsider the amygdala's hasty impulses. We explore practical scenarios where this self-directed neuroplasticity can alter the course of our relationships and our lives. As we close, we reflect on Dr. O'Brien's remarkable research and storytelling skills, inviting listeners to further immerse themselves in neuroscience and the enlightening pathways it reveals for personal development and coaching.

    Join us, and let's harness the power of the brain to navigate life with purpose and adaptability.

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    Learn more about Irena O'Brien here.

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    In this episode, I talk with Irena O'Brien about her article published in our December 2023 issue.

    • 29 min
    Beyond the Page Podcast ~ Embracing Diversity: The Role of Cultural Awareness and Advocacy in Professional Coaching

    Beyond the Page Podcast ~ Embracing Diversity: The Role of Cultural Awareness and Advocacy in Professional Coaching

    Growing up amidst a kaleidoscope of languages and cultures, Sandra Hill, a trailblazing career coach and best-selling author, brings a wealth of diversity to the table. Her personal narrative, imbued with the challenges and triumphs of navigating multiple identities, sets the stage for an enlightening conversation on how these experiences can enrich the professional coaching landscape. As I reflect on my own journey as a white, cisgender male, I realize how our backgrounds shape our interactions and the ways in which we can all contribute to a more inclusive community.

    Throughout our dialogue, Sandra and I tackle the delicate dance of honoring cultural heritage months and the representation of ethnic identities in America, without inadvertently deepening divisions. We share stirring stories from coaching workshops and peer interactions that spotlight the need for greater cultural awareness and the active dismantling of biases. Moreover, we broach the topic of respectful communication, including the evolving etiquette of pronoun use, and discuss the four A's—awareness, allyship, advocacy, and activism—as vital tools for listeners to integrate into their own practices. Join us as we invite you to step into a world where diversity is celebrated, biases are confronted, and every voice is heard and respected.

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    In this episode, I talk with Sandra Hill about her article published in our December 2023 issue.

    • 35 min

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