Entries by ExtraCoaching

Growth Mindset and Coaching Culture at Microsoft

How Microsoft shifted from “Know it all to learn it all.” “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast!” Popular quote attributed often to Peter Drucker (see Quote investigator) There is a direct correlation between a company’s cultural health and its business performance according to a report by Institute of Corporate Productivity (i4cp) Coaching Culture and Growth Mindset are two big […]

Ways of Being – Ontological Coaching

I’m using language, emotions and body to write this and you are reading it using language, emotions and body. Now. This is our Way of Being. I’ve experienced and watched many different coaching styles, approaches and techniques with some of most experienced coaches in the world. Some approaches stand out because of significant and sustainable results […]

Mentoring – Mentor Coaching for ICF credentials

Having previously shared my journey to Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), it is my privilege and responsibility to mentor coaches in their journeys. Having been mentored and mentoring coaches I have experienced how powerful it is in the acceleration of coach development and the impact it has on clients. The International Coaching […]

Billions – Fortune, Fame or Helping?

The 3rd season of the TV series Billions recently finished. It’s loosely based on the activities of Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and his legal battles with hedge fund manager Steve Cohen of S.A.C. Capital Advisors. In the show traders in a hedge fund Axe Capital, when stressed turn to the firm’s in-house psychiatrist and […]

Evoking Excellence in Professional Coaching

This title is inspired by a book called “Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others”, for me it seems more appropriate to start with self (me) as a Coach. I feel the need to speak about professional Coaching, a few times I witness excellence and often from so called professional coaches I observe and hear about diversions that can […]

A credentialing experience with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

This is a new journey in coaching accreditations following the experience with the International Coach Federation (ICF) (you can see it here -> A Journey to Master Certified Coach) and is also about the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and its accreditation process. Why another coaching credential and why with the EMCC? After Master Certified Coach (MCC), called by some the gold […]

A journey to Master Certified Coach

“For the master, surrender means there are no experts. There are only learners.” – George Leonard This goes out to everyone who is on a journey to Mastery in whatever field and in particular to coaches. A great reference is the book Mastery: the Keys to Success and Long Term Fulfillment (Penguin Books, 1992) by […]

Why business and executive coaching?

Business and executive coaching can bring several benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. And, the list goes on. Those who undertake coaching also can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals. What are some typical reasons someone […]