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How the “Coming Out” Process Supports a Coaching Mindset

Coming Out of the closet as a gay man is a choice. Yet, making that choice requires considering several consequences. As a coach, the experience of coming out offers many lessons we can use to support people in living their truth.

I contributed a chapter to the book “Coaching Wisdom” – written by gay male coaches. In this chapter, I explore how the “coming out” process supports a coaching mindset to serve clients in becoming whole.

My mentor, Devorah, a black woman living with Parkinson’s disease, shared this thought with me: “We all live in closets and struggle with DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2024-02-24T20:06:02-05:00April 17th, 2023|Blog|2 Comments

Collaboration: A World Beyond Transacting Business

Collaboration is the buzzword in our business culture.

Leaders, team members, managers, and coaches all want us to collaborate. Interestingly, the term seems to engender immediate agreement. But what does it mean to collaborate? Even more importantly, what does it mean to be collaborative?

If we dig into its synonyms a bit, we find words such as mutual, cooperative, cooperate, joint, collective, shared, united, and common.

Yet, in practice I find people claiming to be collaborative from a more sentimental or technological approach:

  • Sentimental: having conversations, getting together, connecting, and discussing.
  • Technological: setting up an app to capture data DOWNLOAD PDF
By |2022-07-12T16:48:55-04:00July 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Uber Crashes into The Third Wave

What happens when Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick finds himself running a company with a spate of sexual assault charges; is captured via dash cam video berating one of his drivers; is forced by customers “deleting his company’s app” to resign from a brief stint on the president-elect’s economic advisory board, and, it was just revealed that his company had developed an app called “Grey Ball” to evade law enforcement?  (see As Uber Melts Down, Its CEO Says He ‘Must Fundamentally Change’”)

What happens when Uber executives white-wash sexual assault accusations by former engineer Susan Fowler because the accused perpetrator DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2022-08-26T15:53:45-04:00March 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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