Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Beyond the Page Podcast ~We Need to Talk

We are excited to share with you the next interview in our “Beyond the Page” series featuring Paul Crick.

Discover the transformative power of confronting the proverbial elephant in the room in our latest episode featuring management consulting maven Paul Crick. We’re peeling back the layers to discuss Paul’s pivotal article, “We Need to Talk: Dealing with the Elephant in the Room,” and the art of navigating through the minefield of uncomfortable conversations that await in the coaching realm. Learn how language not only reflects but also shapes our organizational culture, and why tackling the unsaid is essential for real progress and client support.

With Paul’s seasoned insights, we explore the intricate dance of human emotions and the ethical tightrope coaches walk daily. I open up about a harrowing case of sexual harassment and the ensuing catharsis that brave conversations can seed, leading to lasting change. This episode stresses the value of trust, the importance of recognizing when clients need different coaching support, and the perils of letting ego obstruct our professional responsibilities. Sharpen your coaching toolkit as we discuss the safeguards and strategies necessary for fostering these pivotal dialogues.

Rounding out our discussion, we examine how organizational culture can weigh heavily on personal well-being, often blurring the lines between dedication and burnout. I share personal anecdotes and reflect on the cultural forces that push employees to the brink, underscoring the critical need for setting boundaries and making mindful career choices. As we express our gratitude for Paul’s contributions and nod to the GRACE framework, we invite you to absorb these insights and carry them into your professional journey. Join us for an episode that promises to challenge and enrich your perspective as a coach.

In this episode, I talk with Paul Crick about his article published in our March 2024 issue.

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