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Behind the Podium: Unveiling the Coach

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The key to life is being able to personally apply the advice you give to others. In this show, Jared Cohen, Alexandra Ellis, and guests discuss the struggles, philosophies, and evolving practices of coaching—being a coach, having a coach, and or any avenue of providing value for another individual that advances his or her life.

Using the three EX’s as our guide: Experience, Experimentation, Example.

Experience - What do you bring to the table both professionally and personally when interact… Continue Reading >>
The key to life is being able to personally apply the advice you give to others. In this show, Jared Cohen, Alexandra Ellis, and guests discuss the struggles, philosophies, and evolving practices of coaching—being a coach, having a coach, and or any avenue of providing value for another individual that advances his or her life.

Using the three EX’s as our guide: Experience, Experimentation, Example.

Experience - What do you bring to the table both professionally and personally when interacting with clients or creating content for clients?
Experimentation - how willing are you as a coach to embrace what you know, what you don’t know, and what you don’t know you don’t know?
Example - how well do you personally and professionally uphold your own standard of excellence? Are you practicing what you preach?

While we hope to answer some questions - the key to learning and growth is continuing to ask better questions! Keep tuning in in order to get answers to your current questions, spark new questions, and << Show Less
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