The Bright Morning podcast, hosted by Elena Aguilar, explores the many ways we can cultivate courage. Elena is a coach, educator and author. She is also the CEO and founder of Bright Morning Consulting, an education consulting firm. In some episodes, Elena has conversations with guests who reveal the risks they've taken and the courage they've built. On other episodes, Elena masterfully coaches her guests towards fulfilling their life's purpose. These intimate and authentic conversations inspire listeners to listen to their own callings and take action in their lives. But they provide even more: they model how we can have conversations that count, and how we can guide others to listen to their inner voice and cultivate courage. Listeners will use these communication skills with their colleagues, clients and loved ones. This is a podcast about listening and being fully present with other people, and it's a podcast about how we live a fulfilling, meaningful life.
How to ACE Your Coaching Conversations
In this episode Elena provides an overview of the ACE framework, one of the core strategies for coaching resilience. The ACE framework is one that has been utilized in many of the coaching conversations episodes, including last week in episode 36:...
Virtual Reality: Confronting Self-Doubt
In this episode Elena once again coaches Kathrina Mendez, a teacher in California we first met in episode 2 where the conversation centered around drawing boundaries, practicing self-compassion, and imagining possibilities.Seven months later Kathrina...
Quarterly Wisdom - A Word for the Year
Welcome to Season 2 of the Bright Morning podcast! In this “Quarterly Wisdom Episode,” Elena shares the word that she hopes will encapsulate her hopes, vision and values for 2021, and the mantra that she’ll use to guide her behavior. She also shares...
REPLAY: Banish the Boogyman: White People Talking to White People about Race and Justice with Garrett Bucks
This week we’re replaying one of our favorite episodes from season one of the podcast. In this episode Elena talks to Garret Bucks, an educator and organizer of white people looking to organize their friends, neighbors and colleagues for racial equity....
REPLAY: Creating Boundaries with Kathrina Mendez
Our next season of the Bright Morning Podcast kicks off in January with all new episodes. Elena will once again be coaching clients and pulling back the curtain on her coaching moves...but this time it will be a little different. Instead of introducing...
What to Binge this Winter Break with Maia Heyck-Merlin
This week Elena and her friend, Maia Heyck-Merlin, discuss what topped their list of what they watched, read and listened to in 2020. Maia is the CEO of the Together Group and the author of The Together Teacher and The Together Leader. This episode is...
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Great podcast for coaches, teachers, parents, and admins
Elena’s soft spoken powerful words bring inspiration to me each time I listen to one of her podcasts. She brings honesty and vulnerability to the forefront and guides listeners through that process.
This podcast offers so many insightful conversations that help me to deepen my coaching practice.
What I love about each episode is that you come away with tangible tools for reflection, to improve, engage, feel inspired and ready to contribute, heal and transform yourself and others.