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Author John Poelstra

Questioning Your Answers (102)

I’m back in another conversation with Brad Solomon where we get into the mechanics of effective coaching.

What Do You Really Want? (101)

Brad Solomon and I continue our reflections and riffs about what’s present to us. This time it’s about being present, journaling, and the power (and difficulty) of getting clear about what you want.

Your Four-Year-Old Self (100)

Brad Solomon and I set off on another unplanned exploration into what’s present to us in the moment, including sharing childhood pictures of ourselves.

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.

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