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May 2, 2019

This month’s coaching conversation is between Tom Henschel and Mindy Danna who answer questions from our audience. Tom and Mindy have grown up together professionally. He runs Essential Communications where Mindy is a coach. She also works with the cutting-edge global consulting firm Cultivating Leadership.

During the...

Apr 11, 2019

This months’ coaching conversation is with a leader who genuinely wants open dialogue with his direct reports but finds he may have been unintentionally limiting his conversations.

In the archive, this episode is tagged in four categories:

Communication Skills

Management Skills

Relationship Building

Mar 7, 2019

This month’s coaching conversation focuses on a leader striving to become “more visible.” She and Tom imagine raising her presence by giving her a way to speak about herself as an expert without feeling like she’s bragging. A challenging needle to thread!

If you want help on this topic, Tom mentioned a resource...

Feb 7, 2019


Internal promotions can be mixed blessings. Managing former peers has the potential to upset everyone. This month’s coaching conversation explores ways to handle this live grenade with aplomb.

Two books mentioned during the commentary:
Difficult Conversions by Stone, Patton & Heen
Crucial Conversation by...

Jan 10, 2019

This month’s coaching conversation explores the three pillars of executive presence.

In this episode's commentary, Tom mentions research about Executive Presence conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation. The key findings are available at: