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The origin of the word Coach

The origin of the word Coach

The origin of the word “Coach” “Coach” can be traced back to the 1550s from the Middle French coche , the German kotsche, and the Hungarian kocsi (which literally translates “carriage of Kocs”, from the name of the village where carriages were made.) The meaning for a coach as an instructor or trainer first came about in approximately 1830; it was used as slang at Oxford University for a tutor who “carries” a student through an exam. Coach in the “athletic sense” came about around 1861. And as our very own

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How Emotional Agility Can Take Your Coaching To The Next Level – A Q&A session with Carol Courcy, MCC as featured in The Coaching World

How Emotional Agility Can Take Your Coaching To The Next Level – A Q&A session with Carol Courcy, MCC as featured in The Coaching World

Over 20 years ago, this quote inspired Carol Courcy, MCC, to study the ways in which people think and behave in different emotional states. She wondered if she could make it easier for her clients and herself to be in the “right emotion” more often. She discovered how different emotions redirect us to a more productive professional life and a more satisfied personal life, which is the basis of her new book, Save Your Inner Tortoise! We sat down with Courcy to get some insight on emotional agility in coaching. Q:

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You Are Always Leading – Excerpt from Stop Controlling, Start Leading by Chris Balsley

You Are Always Leading – Excerpt from Stop Controlling, Start Leading by Chris Balsley

My awareness of leadership began when I was nineteen years old. I was a lost teenager, hanging out with a rough crowd, getting into trouble and barely graduating high school. It was the late Sixties and early Seventies in Boulder, Colorado, during a time of “make love not war,” hippie beads and fingers raised in a V as a symbol of peace. The newsreels of the war in Vietnam showed helicopters airlifting the last of the Americans out of the war zone, leaving hordes of desperate Vietnamese to the hands of

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Entitlement and Effectiveness: The Dance of the 21st Century, by Marcus Marsden, PCC

Entitlement and Effectiveness: The Dance of the 21st Century, by Marcus Marsden, PCC

Entitlement: “That to which I have a right” In recent years, this has become one of the most pervasive limiting assessments that I see when I am coaching. Although it is rarely spoken – people do not often go around saying:” I am entitled to do / not do that” – it is a very common assessment that undercuts their capacity for effective action. There are many reasons why someone might start to assess themselves as “entitled”. The most common come from a position held or a length of time served,

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3 Signs It’s Time for a New Beginning By Terrie Lupberger, MCC

3 Signs It’s Time for a New Beginning By Terrie Lupberger, MCC

You’ve probably heard the saying ‘nobody likes a quitter.’ We are encouraged, especially at work, to hang in there, to stay the course, to demonstrate our 100% commitment. That’s often really good advice. I know a sales manager who tells his team: “when you’re ready to quit, that’s the time to make 5 more calls.” He says that very often those extra calls do generate sales. On the other hand, there’s something to be said for finally mustering your courage to take a different path forward, to say ‘enough is enough’

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