Coaching 101: Ask for clarity and understanding

July 17, 2018 Maria Bruederlin

“You must hear the very same thing over and over again” my coachee said, as we finished the session.  I have to admit, he caught me off guard and caused me to pause.  I think one of the things I have learned in my years of coaching through helping and challenging people in different situations, stages of their lives and parts of the world, is that there are no two people that share the exact same situation, thoughts or ideas.

Communication skills that boost your leadership development

April 07, 2017 Maria Bruederlin

 

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Being a good communicator is more than being able to speak clearly and effectively. There are three things you learn in coaching that can take your communication skills to the next level  


The Communication Dance

May 10, 2016 Maria Bruederlin

Listen. Observe. Accept. Move.

Shaking Hands 3d Characters Shows Partners And SolidarityThere is a fine line between constructive criticism and just flat out disapproval. Being on the receiving end can either be helpful or make you defensive. We are all born with the ability to express ourselves; we all know how to display emotions and we all communicate them, unfortunately we are not all equipped with the same ability of knowing exactly when we should communicate certain thoughts, feelings or suggestions, I call it tact. Some are born with it; and others, well sadly it takes a lifetime.