Author: Leanne Hoagland-Smith

The Clash of the Qs
Coaching

The Clash of the Qs

Have you ever watched the television series Big Bang Theory? This successful American series reveals on a weekly basis the clash of IQ, EQ and SQ (social intelligence). One of the primary characters, Sheldon, demonstrates a very high IQ. Unfortunately, his lack of social intelligence is also very much present […]

Making Choices
Executive coaching

Making Choices

  Dictionary.com defines ethics as a “branch of philosophy that deals with morality…distinguishing between good and evil in the world, between right and wrong human actions, and between virtuous and non-virtuous characteristics of people.” At the end of the day, ethics is all about what a person does or does […]

Clarity of Mindfulness
Executive coaching

Clarity of Mindfulness

How often do we hear or read a word and fail to understand how its meaning over time changes.  According to Webster’s Seventh Collegiate Dictionary (1967) the definition for mindfulness is “being aware.” Today the definition of mindfulness by Webster has expanded to “the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state […]

First, Do No Harm
Business coaching

First, Do No Harm

In coaching there is a whirlwind of discussion around professional standards for coaching (see the October 2016 issue of Worldwide Coaching Magazine). Yet there is far less focus on the standards for psychometric assessments and how those standards support the coaching process. Since a standard is a level of quality, […]

Meet your new coach
Coaching Research

Meet Your New Coach

Artificial Intelligence or AI is a reality. The smart devices connected to homes and businesses are beginning to impact the executive coaching industry. And the potential for misunderstanding AI is very real because of the human nature to go for the quick fix. Read all about it in our current […]

Coaching from a Stress Perspective
Coaching

Coaching from a Stress Perspective

Stress is probably one of the greatest indicators of how the mind influences the body and vice-versa. Much is written about stress and yet within coaching some coaches, myself included, have incorporated stress into their coaching engagements. Of course to be able to take this innovative approach requires determining where […]