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Released on April 3rd, 2020
Last week, over 100 people joined me via live-stream for a one-hour session called ‘Finding your bearings in turbulent times’.
We did it as a Q&A session (you can see the questions below), and one of the first points that was raised was how to respond to the crisis from a 3p perspective. And here’s the thing:
Released 30th March 2020 Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher
I’m Jamie Smart – welcome to the podcast. You don’t need me to tell you that, as I record this, we’re living through a time of extreme volatility and uncertainty. One aspect of that is the coronavirus and its health impacts. Another aspect is the societal and economic impacts of our response to the pandemic. But the third, and for many people the most troubling aspect is the psychological and emotional distress that people are dealing with in relation to all this.
This week’s podcast is a recording of an online masterclass I did recently called “Finding your bearings in turbulent times.”
Released on March 20th, 2020
Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously said, “A week is a long time in politics.” He was referring to how much a volatile domain can change in a very short period of time.
Released on March 8th, 2020
A couple of years ago, I was demonstrating a simple approach to enrolling high-value clients in front of a group of my students (mostly coaches and aspiring coaches). I worked with the prospective client for 15-20 minutes and got their permission to come back to them with a proposal.
After the client sat down, another member of the group commented that the session had seemed pretty ‘low-key’. He said, “I thought that if you want a client to sign up with you, you need to blow their minds in that initial session.”
Released 27th February 2020 Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher
Released on February 21th, 2020
There are some conversations that change your life.
One of mine happened while I was on a training course in 1999.
At the time, I was still working as a project manager, but I was ‘in transition’. I had a dream of becoming a coach, trainer and speaker, but it seemed a long way off.
Released on 10th February 2020
This week’s ‘Friday Shot of Clarity’ is running a little late – apologies!
One of the things almost everyone runs into sooner or later is feelings of ‘self-doubt’, often taking the form of a kind of ‘who am I to do this / say this etc’.
It often comes up shortly after someone gets fresh inspiration about a direction they’d like to move in, or something they’d love to create.
Released on 24th January 2020
Question: Is it always wrong to give people advice?
(Or ‘the promise that’s like crack cocaine to our insecurities’)
I just learned a new word (with thanks to Justin Owings)…
“Verschlimmbesserung” – a noun, German – for when an attempted improvement ends up making things worse.
Released on 17th January 2020
One of the biggest areas of confusion I see when people start exploring principles-based coaching is the area of feelings.