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Author John Poelstra

Exploring The Coaching Habit with Ken Dreyer (99)

Ken Dreyer and I discuss The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier. Our conversation evaluates the book and examines Ken’s experiences putting it to work.

Full Catastrophe Living and a Shelf Full of Books (98)

Brad Solomon and I talk about all the books we’ve started and not finished, what the full catastrophe of life is and how implementing what you know is more powerful than continuing to acquire more knowledge.

CHOOSING in an “I Don’t Know” World (97)

Brad Solomon and I explore the power of choosing, experiments, discipline, habits and what we are making of the time that is COVID-19.

The Power of a Heart at Peace (96)

Alexis Monville and I discuss The Anatomy of Peace, a pivotal book in my own personal transformation and path to discarding judgement.

Journaling to Save the Day (95)

Here’s how I salvaged a day that might have turned out very differently though the simple act of writing down what was going on in my head.

Choosing Outside of Fear (94)

On his birthday this year, Rick Tamlyn committed to a whole year of not making any decisions from a place of fear. That reminded me of other things he taught me and the power of making choices.

Giving Feedback and Taking Responsibility (93)

Alexis Monville and I reflect on a time I gave feedback that was not well received and what we both learned from it. Hopefully you’ll learn something too.

Understanding and Using Archetypes (92)

Meg Buzzi, Tina Robinson and I explore archetypes and their usefulness on Massively Useful Thing.

Not the Remote Work Yann Toutant Envisioned (91)

Yann Toutant and I explore what it means to work remotely in a time of Covid-19 and what we are taking from it.

Being an Intrapreneur with Yann Toutant (90)

Yann Toutant returns to share more deeply from his life and what’s next having stepped down as CEO of his previous company. We talk about intrapreneurship, when to break the rules, sailing and more.

More Being and Less Reading (89)

More on what I’m learning and how I am being as a result of consuming fewer books and less information.

Owning Your Clarity (88)

Anthony Ongaro interviews me about finding clarity, making lasting changes and how I got into this thing called coaching. It’s a rebroadcast from his video podcast in 2019.

Getting a Coaching Session Back on Track (87)

Here are some ways to get back on track when your coaching session has lost its way.

Twenty Six Day Road Trip (86)

Here’s what happened and what I learned from our cross-country road trip in August of 2019

My Book Reading Fast (85)

This episode explores the new approach to reading books I adopted in July of 2019. Since then I have completed less than five books, a time period during which I would have probably completed twice as many.

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