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The Benefits of Coaching: TheLuckyFew Podcast featuring Tara Rhodes

So I might be slightly biased, but a super talented coach I know, Tara Rhodes (full disclosure, she's a colleague at gdR), met up with Aaron Parker, the host of TheLuckyFew podcast, this week to talk about leadership coaching and development at gdR. As she describes it “there are all these companies that are growing and don’t know how, so when we talk about leadership development and coach... continue reading >

Debunking the Myths of Leadership Coaching

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Coaching has really increased in popularity. As much as you sports buffs may think I’m talking about athletic coaching, I am speaking from a personal growth perspective. Simply put, coaching is personal training that helps professionals reach their career goals, no matter where they are in the workforce – entry-level, CEO, and everything in between. Much like how a personal trainer works y... continue reading >

Three Ways to Know When Coaching is Right for You

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As a certified coach, people often ask me how to know if they could benefit from coaching. Many think it’s just for executives and high-profile leaders they’ve heard use it, like Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg – and then they assume they aren’t senior enough or can’t afford it. Some think of coaching with its old stigma (“If I need a coach something is wrong with me”). Some confus... continue reading >

Five Steps to Hiring a Great Executive Coach

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Choosing an executive coach can feel daunting. Simply search for "coach, <insert your city>" and results will vary from the Coach brand to coaching associations. Here are five simple steps I’ve found to be the most effective for choosing a coach: 1. Identify why you want coaching. You may be taking on a new leadership role, making a major life transition, leaning in to who and how y... continue reading >