The STaR Coach Show was created for professional coaches. Whether you are an Executive Coach, a Life Coach, a Business Coach or perhaps considering whether you would like to become a coach the show was created for you.
STaR Coaches is all about sharing Strategies, Tools and Resources about the field of coaching. Authors, speakers, successful coaches and industry leaders will share their expertise and wisdom in many different areas-business building, skills sets, internal coaching, external coaching, frameworks and so much more. Each show will run between 20 to 40 minutes and can be accessed on your mobile devices so that you can listen while you exercise, commute, cook, clean, relax or whatever works for you.
Each week every show will offer new insights, wisdom and advice that come from our guests; their stories, journeys and experiences. Tap into the learning to expand your coaching horizons.
About the host:
Meg Rentschler an Executive and Mentor Coach is the host of the STaR Coach Show. She has been working with others to make positive changes in their lives for over 30 years first as a psychotherapist working with couples, individuals and families. Then transitioning into Executive Coaching with a deep commitment to work within organizational environments to help leaders maximize their abilities and the abilities of those they lead to create healthier work environments with more effective communication, productivity and overall well-being.
207: Honoring the Art of Deep Listening: Tijen Genco, MCC
We know that it’s vital for coaches to show up with curiosity and deep listening skills. The deep listening we are referring to carries many nuances, and those are the focus of today’s show. Join us to learn more about the importance of listening and connecting with your clients.
Tijen Genco is a Master Certified Coach who has experience in every aspect of coaching as a mentor, practitioner, and coach educator. She’s an executive life and wellbeing coach who specializes in cultural transformation through the mindful awakening of individuals and companies. Tijen combines neuroscience and transcendental approaches to behavioral change. In 2013, Tijen served three months in India to help improve the quality of maternal health services in rural areas. She’s a thoughtful and gentle spirit who is highly skilled in coaching. In today’s episode, Tijen gives examples of how to be fully present with clients and remove barriers that can get in the way of deep listening.
● A look at Tijen’s journey into coaching
● How core competencies relate to deep listening as far as what does NOT work:
○ Some coaches interpret the competencies literally and in order
○ Some coaches don’t take time to explore with the client
○ Some coaches ask the same questions over and over again
● Why the coach needs to be self-aware
● The coach’s needs:
○ To be comfortable with ambiguity
○ To allow the client to choose whether to act or not to act
○ To get feedback
● Why the focus of the session has to stay on the client
● Regarding the language of coaching, the coach should use open-ended questions and not fall into assumptions
● The client’s model of the world, which is the way our socialization gives us an interpretive language to understand
● Listening for the essence of what the client says and presents
● Tijen’s take on note-taking during a coaching session
● Why the coach’s expressive language must match the clients
Join Meg every Wednesday at 9:00 am CT/10:00 am ET for Facebook Live on the STaR Coach page: (https://www.facebook.com/STaRCoachShow)
206: The Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Paul White, Ph.D.
We’re addressing the important topic of appreciation in the workplace. When appreciation is done well, it happens in all-around ways at all levels in an organization. Today’s show is packed with helpful information, so join us to learn more!
Paul White is a psychologist, speaker, and international leadership trainer. He knows how to make work relationships work well. His company, Appreciation at Work, provides training resources for corporations, medical facilities, schools, non-profits, government agencies, colleges, and universities, operating in over 60 countries. Paul is the co-author of The Five Languages of Appreciation with Gary Chapman. The book has been recently updated and has sold over 500,000 copies.
● How Paul became interested in the topic of appreciation in the workplace
● The importance of appreciation for leaders and coaches of leaders
● How Paul and Gary identified the five languages of appreciation at work
● The importance of specific actions within the language of appreciation
● The five languages of appreciation:
○ Words of affirmation--genuine ways to affirm someone’s worth/value
○ Quality time--giving full attention to someone
○ Acts of service--doing small things to help someone reach their goals
○ Tangible gifts--small things involved in getting to know a person
○ Physical touch--appropriate connectedness for the workplace
● The difference between appreciation and recognition--they aren’t the same!
● Connecting and appreciating people while working remotely:
○ Be proactive in reaching out to others
○ Give people tools for dealing with anxiety
● How to discern someone’s appreciation language
● How to see “blind spots” when it comes to the language of appreciation
Book: by Gary Chapman and Paul White (https://www.amazon.com/Languages-Appreciation-Workplace-Organizations-Encouraging/dp/080246176X)
Join Meg every Wednesday in the STaR Coach FB page for Wednesday’s Wisdom at 9 am CT/10 am ET.
205: Exploring Spiritual IQ: Amy Lynn Durham
Today’s show looks through a different lens to bring a different perspective to an essential element of a coaching practice. My guest shares considerations in bringing back the human element to the workplace through spiritual intelligence.
Amy Lynn Durham is a UC Berkeley Certified Executive Coach and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner who has spent years in the corporate world, successfully managing hundreds of employees for private- and publicly-traded companies. She is often referred to as a Corporate Mystic, due to her unique ability to provide Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) to energize and transform the workplace. Today’s show gives you specific examples of what you can do to bring the human spirit into the workplace.
● Amy’s journey from the corporate world to a space of greater creativity
● The results that Amy saw from putting her philosophy into practice
● Amy’s work today with Create Magic at Work
● The difference in IQ (what I think), EQ (what I feel), and SQ (what I am)---and why spiritual intelligence is superior to the other forms
● How Amy helps clients tap into their spiritual intelligence by bringing gratefulness into team meetings and allowing people to share their intentions through exercises
● Tools Amy uses with leaders and coaches to improve SQ:
○ Word destroying and word reshaping exercises
○ Ways to trust your own intuition
● Responses Amy has received from organizations about her work
● How COVID-19 has affected corporate America with a “system shakeup”
● How Amy got clarity in the cutthroat world of corporate competition, learning to bring her “full self” to the workplace and risk being seen
● How Amy uses her “In Ten Years” exercise with clients
● Why we have to have courage and vulnerability to try something new, which is the first baby step to bring heart and human connection to the workplace
204: Learning Lean Business Practices: Crista Grasso
Today’s show is about clarity in your business and making the tough decisions that will bring you success. It’s time to think about your business in a very different way! Join us to learn more!
Crista Grasso is a serial entrepreneur with several different businesses under her belt. She continues to be an accessory brand owner in addition to the work she does in organizations and on her own as an international lean business consultant and coach. Today, she shares her Lean Out method to help businesses create sustainable, flexible businesses that allow us to be true to our calling. Crista is known as the “Business Optimizer,” and she has the ability to cut through the noise and optimize the core values that will grow and scale your business for maximum impact. Crista specializes in helping business owners focus on the most important things right now.
● Crista’s long and winding journey to where she is today
● How Crista realized the need to scale her business to survive
● How she developed her Lean Out method of “more value/less waste” and applied it to her business
● How to build a lean business:
○ Get super clear on what matters most---and get rid of the rest
○ Create a vision of what you want your business to be
○ Set shorter-term goals for the next 90 days
● The four pillars of Crista’s Lean Out method: context, clarity, commitment, and Kaizen
● How to function in the interest of being lean
● Crista’s CHUCK technique: “What are you going to cut, hold, change, and keep?”
● Why it’s hard to say NO and cut things out
● Why we need to beware of saying YES to all the things in the beginning and build our “saying NO” muscle
● How Crista works with clients with her programs, one-on-one coaching, and mastermind groups
Connect with Crista: Lean Out Method (http://www.leanoutmethod.com/)
Join Meg’s FB Live Discussion, every Wednesday at 9:00 am CT/10:00 am ET on the STaR Coach FB (https://www.facebook.com/STaRCoachShow/) page
203: The Coaching Movement in the Middle East: Leila Rezaiguia, PCC
Our tendency is to be short-sighted when it comes to coaching, not realizing what’s going on around the world in our field. It’s important that we broaden our view to get a global perspective on the advancement of coaching. Today’s show will give us a better understanding of how coaching continues to extend across the globe to create impact and build culture.
Leila Rezaiguia is an internationally known executive coach who is head of the Academy of Executive Coaching. She’s deeply passionate about empowering leaders and regularly works with teams worldwide to help them develop the confidence to achieve success in their careers. Leila has specialized for over 18 years in mental toughness training, peak performance coaching, and imposter syndrome and is committed to helping her clients develop a healthy mindset. Leila started her career as a human development professional, and she now works with organizations in Dubai. In today’s show, we’ll talk about how the Middle East is embracing coaching and how Leila works with organizations to bring more coaching to the region. Leila has international experience in many different industries and is trilingual, coaching clients in English, French, and Arabic. We’ll focus on what motivates companies to bring in coaches, how they use internal and external coaches, and how to build a brand.
● Leila’s road to coaching and how she came to where she is today
● The escalation of coaching in the Middle East during the last ten years
● The need for education and awareness in organizations about the difference between executive coaching and life coaching
● Characteristics of executive coaching and how it addresses the challenges in organizations
● How Leila commits to understanding her clients’ needs and fitting her coaching into them
● How Leila works with organizations to train their leaders and internal coaches--and is seeing the enormous impact
● What Leila notices about coaching trends in organizations regarding certifications and credentials
● What Leila sees as the benefits for organizations in creating coaching cultures
● The trend in the Middle East for organizations to train internal coaches but still relying on external coaches for the specific needs of senior leadership
● What organizations are looking for in external coaches: corporate experience, credentials, and results
● The value in branding and becoming visible and how they go hand in hand
● Why coaches need to ask their clients, “Where do you want to be known?” and “What do you want to be known for?”
● Leila’s advice about how to raise your visibility
● Parting words from Leila: “Be authentic. It’s about who you are. Clients are smart enough to notice when you’re overselling and not being authentic.”
( https://www.aoec.com/international/aoec-uae/ )
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202: Attract Clients Using Your R-Factor: Kami Guildner
How are you vibrating in the world? Are you vibrating at a low level, just struggling to survive, or are you at a high level, thriving in flow and ease? Today’s show focuses on your awareness of your energy flow as you work with your clients. Join us to learn more!
Kami Guildner believes that women’s voices matter. She’s a storyteller, connector, and business coach for women. She’s the founder of Extraordinary Women Radio, a podcast featuring wildly successful women making an impact in the world. Kami has been featured as a guest across many media platforms, and she’s the author of Firedancer. We’ll learn a lot from Kami today, including what she calls the “R Factor.” Listen and increase your awareness of the four components of the R Factor and your impact on the world. Even though Kami’s focus is on her work with women, our conversation today is beneficial to all genders, because Kami points out that she works with many smart men.
● Kami’s journey story of how she came to where she is today
● Finding clarity in the transition from the corporate world to entrepreneurship
● The R Factor: How we resonate at high vibrations vs. low vibrations:
○ Mindset: What stories are playing in my head?
○ Body set: How do I feel physically and energetically?
○ Spirit: How is my alignment to my purpose?
○ Community: Who surrounds me?
● The importance of being intentional in shifting the patterns in our lives
● Why naming your fear is the first step in shifting your patterns
● How tuning into the R Factor helps someone connect with their community
● How clients use the R Factor to impact their businesses around money and abundance
● The value of the inner work to make breakthroughs to new levels
● The first place to start is with daily check-ins with your R Factor components
● Kami’s event, Extraordinary Women Ignite Conference, November 5-7; it’s virtual this year, so see resources below for a discount link
Connect with Kami: (http://www.kamiguildner.com/)
Find Kami Guildner Coaching on Facebook or @KamiGuildner on Instagram and Twitter
Get your ticket to with a $50.00 STaR Coach Discount (https://kami-guildner.mykajabi.com/extraordinary-women-ignite-2020V)
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Book reference: by Tosha SiIver (https://www.amazon.com/Its-Not-Your-Money-Abundance/dp/1401954731)
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