Beneath the Surface of Frustration

Beneath the Surface of Frustration

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In a recent coaching session, a client mentioned feeling frustrated with their spouse because they consistently forgot to empty the dishwasher. On the surface, it sounded like the frustration was aimed at the behavior: not emptying the dishwasher. But as we continued to discuss the scenario, my client realized that they weren’t really frustrated about the dishwasher, but at the excuses their partner gave for their behavior. These excuses felt like they invalidated my client’s emotions and work requirements as well. With this newfound realization, my client was able to have a much more constructive conversation with their partner.

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What’s going on beneath the surface of a recent frustration or challenge?

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Coaching to Flourish #076: Strategies, Tactics, and Plans

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June 02, 2023

In Coaching to Flourish #076, guest host Britt Fulmer and CTEDU founder John Andrew Williams discuss the differences between a strategy, a tactic, and a plan, and why it matters. The importance of systems when developing goals, how to coach a strategy, and tools for client empowerment are all discussed in this rich episode. 

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Coaching to Flourish #075: Working With the Inner Critic

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Coach Training EDU

May 26, 2023

In Coaching to Flourish #075, host Raj Anderson and CTEDU Founder John Andrew Williams explore all about the inner critic and imposter syndrome. Inner critic tools, insights about following the larger mission, and loving all parts of yourself are some of the main components of this inspiring episode. 

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