Understanding Coaching

Behind every successful man or woman is...a coach? While CEOs call the shots that keep the company afloat, executive coaches work to keep the CEOs themselves in seafaring shape. Overstressed managers are increasingly turning to coaches to avoid burnout and maximize their chances of success. Although the investment may pay off, proceed with caution: many coaches don't have a psychology background.

Recent posts on Coaching

Three Simple Ways to Enhance Mental Health Resilience

By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on February 15, 2018 in Talking About Men
Research indicates that resilience is not a fixed attribute, but can be cultivated through simple self-initiated activities.

Sexual Harassment Won’t Stop Until We Change the Story

By Charles S. Jacobs on February 15, 2018 in Management Rewired
How can changing the story put an end to sexual harrasment?
Courtesy of Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon

Meaningful Life Lessons I Learned From My Dog

By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on February 15, 2018 in The Meaningful Life
How our pets provide us with a source of meaning.

7 Major Signs Your Life Is On Track

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on February 15, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Life is challenging, but adversity does not mean that we are unhappy or lost. Knowing the ingredients can help us course-correct, and hold steady when things are going well.
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Are We in Control or on Autopilot?

Reflexive system runs the show when we are short on time and effort. This system is not great at filtering. Many efforts to change habits fail, because they address the logical.

Why We Don’t Speak Up

I’ve studied rejection my whole life. I suppose that it’s a personal thing, and one of my strongest life patterns.

Stop Making New Goals—Create Habits Instead

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on February 11, 2018 in Wander Woman
Do you keep setting goals you find you can't keep? Try these steps to create a habit instead of setting more goals.

Is Online Therapy Worth the Money?

By Jane Adams Ph.D. on February 10, 2018 in Between the Lines
How good is the help when it's a phone call away?

Locking Horns With an Arrogant Bully Boss

Is there a heart beating inside a scoundrel leader? Employees despise him and he and gloats over it.

The Super Bowl of ADHD

Are you playing for a championship or just tossing a ball around? Put meaning and focus into your life and see the trophy at the end of the day.

8 Things You Need from Your Therapy but May Not Be Getting

Do you want more out of your therapy? Identifying what you need can be a step toward getting unstuck.
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How to Know Whether Your Callings Are True or False

By Gregg Levoy on January 22, 2018 in Passion!
A primer on the art of discernment—knowing what your calls are, whether you're ready or not, and how to respond.

6 At-Home Options When Your Drinking Is Becoming Too Much

Low-level intervention is a useful starting point for people who drink too much.

Finding Peace Within–A New Year’s Wish

By Iben Sandahl on January 18, 2018 in The Danish Way
It's almost like beneath our New Year’s promises there is something written in invisible ink. Other stories—a narrative about not being worth our own weight at all.

How to Read Minds

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on January 13, 2018 in Wander Woman
How can you tell what someone is feeling when they don't have words to tell you? These steps will help you sense what they feel, or at least help them figure it out.

Scoring Wisdom

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on January 11, 2018 in Memory Medic
The potential value of wisdom-scoring tests is that they can show people what wisdom is by identifying its specific domains in a tangible way that guides development of wisdom.

Working on How You Work

By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on January 09, 2018 in This Is America
How to enhance job performance including shedding tasks, redesigning work, matching passion and purpose, challenging colleagues, and engaging in discipline collaboration.

Worry Less Now: The Three P's of Anxiety

Beat anxiety once and for all by learning how to live with life's many uncertainties.

Calming Upset People Fast with EAR

Statements that show Empathy, Attention and/or Respect can go a long way to connecting with anyone anywhere. It just takes practice to do it well.

Why Sharing Your Goals Makes Them Less Achievable?

When we talk about our goals to others, our brain is tricked into thinking that the goal was achieved. As a result, it stops investing energy in or inhibit actions toward our goal.

Psychology Explains New Year Resolutions, Hits and Misses

55.2% of resolutions were health related (exercise: 31.3%, eat healthy: 10.4%, have healthier habits: 13.5%), 34.4% were work related (save: 20.8%, get out of debt: 12.5%)
Source: Kristin A. Meekhof

The Seven Cs For Fulfilling Your New Year's Resolutions

By Kristin Meekhof on December 30, 2017 in A Widow's Guide to Healing
If you set or intend to make a 2018 New Year's Resolution, keep these seven things in mind to help you reach your goal

The Secret to Achieving Self-Improvement and A Better Life

By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on December 30, 2017 in Laugh, Cry, Live
Most New Year’s resolutions are epic fails. Instead, reflect on how you’ve stretched and grown during this past year, and you’ll reinforce your gains and learn your lessons well.

Resilience Through the Eyes of a Wealth Psychology Expert

By Michael F. Kay on December 28, 2017 in Financial Life Focus
Resilience is a characteristic we all need at various points in our lives in order to embrace life’s challenges and come out on the other side healthy and, preferably, stronger.

Pass or Fail: You Make the Call

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on December 27, 2017 in The Dolphin Divide
Why the Millennial generation ignores behavioral boundaries. Could a system of endless repetition without consequences possibly be the culprit?

Making Mentoring Matter

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 17, 2017 in How To Do Life
Maximizing the benefits of mentoring to the protégé and the mentor.

Professional Handling of Title IX Sexual Misconduct

By Bernard J. Luskin, Ed.D., LMFT on December 14, 2017 in The Media Psychology Effect
Sexual harassment and discrimination make trained Title IX GateKeepers essential. Here’s why.

Now Is The Time To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on December 14, 2017 in ExperiMentations
New Year's resolutions fabulously, hilariously, and horrifically fail. If you want to make real change, and sustain it, use evidence-based approaches and common sense.
Used with permission of Jim Robinson

Lessons in Leadership

By Craig Dowden Ph.D. on December 01, 2017 in The Leader's Code
Lessons in leadership. Great leaders set the tone.

Rewire Your Brain to See Opportunity

By Michael Woodward Ph.D. on November 30, 2017 in Spotting Opportunity
Having trouble seeing opportunity in a negative world? Three simple steps to rewire your brain.