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The Tao of Wellness Coaching: Part Two – Practical Applications

When the best leader’s work is done the people say ‘We did it ourselves.’                                Lao Tzu In Part One –  In the previous post “The Tao … Continue reading

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The Tao of Wellness Coaching – Part One – What Centers Us?

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu History and Context It is said that the legendary Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, rode off on the back of an ax when leaving the … Continue reading

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Client-Centered Directiveness: An Oxymoron That Works – Part One

At its very foundation, coaching is client-centered. The work of Carl Rogers profoundly influenced the founders of the life coaching profession. Yet, among the thousands of health and wellness coaches we have trained at Real Balance (http://www.realbalance.com), the question of … Continue reading

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The Health And Wellness Coach’s Value Proposition

Every potential coaching client is looking to have the question ‘What’s in it for me?’ answered. Every coach needs to be able to succinctly answer that question by conveying what they will provide for their client. Potential coaching clients are … Continue reading

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If It Only Was That Simple: The Illusion Of Explanatory Depth

When faced with overwhelming, frightening and ultimately complex problems we tend to search for simplistic answers. Perhaps this is an adaptive attempt originating in the deep part of our brain known as the amygdala, where fear triggers our survival instincts … Continue reading

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A Thousand Pots of Brown Rice: A Mindful Way To Be Well

We all want to be as healthy as we can be, and are usually anxious to get there quickly, like it was a destination we could actually arrive at. Mastering a wellness lifestyle is rather like mastering any art, craft … Continue reading

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Refining Coaching Linguistics: Verbal Tics, Placeholders and Fingerprint Words

In a recent New York Times article, writer Gregg Easterbrook shared this observation of modern day speech. “The verbal tic of saying “real quick” is surging ahead of “you know” in the American lexicon. “You know” is an empty expression, … Continue reading

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