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How ‘Edgy Coaching’ Can Help You Take the Right Risks

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Design Your Life for New Choices

Design Your Life for New Choices


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Patricia Hirsch interviews Marcia Reynolds, MCC. Traditional notions of coaching focus on holding the coachee’s agenda, building rapport and showing empathy while actively listening. This may help ease a coachee’s fear, but it may prolong self-denial. To help people step out of their ruts and find the source of their fears and illusions, the coach must be willing to challenge beliefs, disrupt patterns, and create tension in the relationship. Deep inside this discomfort lies the mirror where people can grasp who they really are and what they truly desire.

Dr. Marcia Reynolds, MCC will use coaching demonstrations and critical review of practices to look at:

  1. What it takes for a coach to be more challenging.
  2. How using positive confrontation, honest feedback and stretching clients will help them play bigger in this world that needs them to step up.

Whether you are a coach or looking to be coached, if you are ready to take the right risks in your life, come prepared to be coached to the edge. From there, you will see you can fly.

Dr. Marcia Reynolds is considered an expert on the brain, helping people understand “why they do what they do” so they can make better choices. In addition to coaching leaders in global companies, she travels the world speaking at conferences and teaching classes in leadership and emotional intelligence. Excerpts from her books, Outsmart Your Brain and Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction, have appeared in major publications, including Fortune Magazine, Harvard Management Update, The Los Angeles Times and O Magazine and she has appeared on ABC World News.

Marcia is also a true pioneer in the coaching profession and the 5th president of the International Coach Federation. She was one of the first 25 people in the world to become a Master Certified Coach (MCC).