Lisa Martin blog post coaching vs everything else

Coaching vs. Everything Else

Understanding coaching starts with knowing what it’s not. In the business world, terms like ‘mentoring’, ‘teaching’ and ‘counseling’ are often used interchangeably with ‘coaching’. This is a grand misunderstanding that causes confusion about what coaching actually is. It’s also a personal pet peeve. But I digress. [Tweet “When you coach someone, your mission is to…

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Lisa Martin blog post 3 revealing questions

3 Revealing Questions

Right now, I’d like you to ask yourself 3 revealing questions: Do you sometimes feel discomfort with your life and you can’t trace the cause? Do you sometimes question what you’re here on this planet to do? Do you feel you’re quietly waiting for something to happen to make the pieces of your life fit together and…

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A New Year Means a New Theme

Ever since I began leadership coaching (about 15 years ago) I’ve asked my clients to choose a theme for the coming year. I’m going to ask you to do the same. Over the years my clients have picked all manner of themes including ‘creating community’, ‘power’, ‘dialing back’, ‘authentic passion’ and ‘calm and quiet’. What…

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