March 31, 2008

Coaching 2 Point Oh Oh


You know, I’ve been writing about Coaching 2.0 for a while now. As I’ve told you, the feedback from my clients has been unvaryingly great. The problem is that talking about it isn’t it.


So I’ve been wondering how I can give you a taste of it, give you some way of discovering it so you can make use of it in your life, make use of it in your business or, if you’re a coach, make use of it in your practice.


Then I thought – Maybe I can do a teleseminar and really show people how exciting it can be. Except that would have you hear me talking about it instead of reading about it. Big deal. But then I got this idea.


I’ve been on teleseminars where they sometimes let one person from the audience interact with the leader. Or they one person act as moderator and interact with the leader. Well, that’s better, but it’s still not what Coaching 2.0 is, because the flavor is still missing, the dynamism is not there.


Well, I’ve given myself a small research project and I’ll tell you about it on April 1, hoping I’m not a fool, because here’s what I’m going to do.


I’m going to schedule a teleseminar in a few weeks. And I am committing to be able to demonstrate Coaching 2.0 in a way that you will absolutely get it. Call it a bold experiment.


And it’s only one. This is the end of this newsletter as you know it. I’m changing the structure and content. My poetry will stay in my poetry blog. My longish essays will stay in one of my longish essays blogs. I’ll be talking about my life – a little. I’ll be giving short coaching tips and anecdotes--- the links will make it easy to go back and forth --- I’ll still be giving you quotes.. It will be irresistible – and shorter. And I’m combining this with New Futures. Because these are new futures for us.


Useful Quotes

There is no path.  You make the path when you walk.
Antonio Machado


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C.S. Lewis


The time has come: the walrus said

To talk of many things

Of seas and ships and ceiling wax

And cabbages and kings

And why the sea is boiling hot

And whether pigs have wings

Lewis Carroll


Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm


We cannot change anything unless we accept it.

Carl Jung


The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard P. Feynman


If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles,
we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with
the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic
Hazel Henderson


Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Helen Keller


If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week; for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied would have thus been kept active through use. The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness and may possibly be injurious to the intellect and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature.
Charles Darwin

Creation Corner

Michael Lipp


We bind ourselves to our lives -

rough cords of cars and patterns,

iron bars of hours,

sinews of repetitions and rites,

puppets on the strings

we weave.

Too small to notice,

Too big to neatly wrap

Or wrap at all


When I study

And I do study

When I see the world, I miss the mouse

And when I see mosquitoes,

The elephant is in the room