Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Beyond the Page Podcast ~Tricky Territory – Navigating uncomfortable coaching conversations

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

Have you ever considered how a funeral director might transform the art of life coaching? Join us as we sit down with the insightful Diane Bruno, whose experience with life’s final farewells grants her a unique perspective on coaching through the toughest of conversations. Together, we unravel the tapestry of human emotion and the pivotal role of communication in times of distress. In a world where discussions about loss and transition are often shrouded in discomfort, Diane imparts her strategies for fostering an atmosphere of trust, where clients feel secure enough to lay bare their deepest struggles. Her approach delicately balances empathy with the empowering reminder that the answers often lie within the individuals seeking guidance.

In a profession where the weight of others’ emotions can often be overwhelming, the value of a strong support network is immeasurable. This episode casts a light on the symbiotic relationship between coaches and therapists, the importance of group supervision, and the art of being self-aware. Drawing from personal experiences and a storied career that spans corporate communications and funeral direction, I share my own insights into managing emotional outbursts and tailoring coping mechanisms to each individual’s needs. Particularly for women in transition, the podcast presents an exploration of the tools and inspirations that underpin a successful coaching journey, offering both solace and direction for those navigating life’s many crossroads.

In this episode, I talk with Diane Bruno about her article published in our March 2024 issue.

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