Finding The Perfect Coach – Artistry Of Coaching

How do you find the perfect coach? In this special conversation, we will be discussing how to ensure a coach is right for you or your employees, as well as the subtle signs of coaching artistry that give coach confidence. I am joined by three friends of the show, Libby Wagner the poet, teacher, writer, speaker, advisor and coach to presidents, CEOs and directors of Fortune 500 clients. Owen Ó Súilleabháin the Irish singer, composer and coach who has collaborated with Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, violinist Nigel Kennedy, actor Russell Crowe, director Steven Spielberg, music legends The Chieftains plus composer of the new Business Elevation show theme tune. Steven Morris the artist, writer and entrepreneur who combines a thriving painting practice with brand evolution consultancy and coaching. Plus my own opinions with many years of professional business coaching under my belt. If becoming a better you, developing your people or improving yourself as a coach is important then do join us!

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Libby Wagner is a poet, teacher, writer and speaker who works with organizations large and small, and leaders across the globe, to create the kind of lasting and powerful impact they desire. Libby is a trusted advisor for presidents, CEOs and executive directors, and her work has shaped the cultures of numerous Fortune 500 clients, including The Boeing Company, Nike, Philips, SAP, Diageo and Costco. Libby is a founding faculty member of the Institute of Conversational Leadership and Invitas with poet David Whyte, and she was honored as a Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year in 2014. She has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Libby is the author of Amazon Best-Seller, The Influencing Option: The Art of Building a Profit Culture in Business (2010), and What Will You Do With Your 90,000 Hours? The Boardroom Poet’s Thoughts on Work (2016).

 

Owen Ó Súilleabháin is a singer and composer from Ireland. He works with leaders to unlock the sensibilities of listening into areas where it’s most in need. He introduces creative and dynamic methods of listening, to enable more powerful communication and enliven transformation. As an artist, Owen has performed in more than a dozen countries and collaborated with Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, violinist Nigel Kennedy, actor Russell Crowe, director Steven Spielberg, and Irish traditional music legends The Chieftains. Now based in the United States, Owen works with clients in some of today’s most challenging industries, from education to healthcare to the corporate world. He has performed for industry leaders at the Center for Professional Excellence at the University of Texas San Antonio and at JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Studios in Hollywood. Each summer, Owen curates and leads journeys of art and spirit in the Golden Vale region of Ireland.

 

Steven Morris is an artist, writer and entrepreneur who, over the 27 years, has a thriving painting practice. Over the last 23 years he has lead his company Mth Degree, a brand evolution consultancy that works with and advises companies to evolve brands to become more conscious and purpose-driven with deep and lasting impact on their cultures and the world of their audiences. He is the author of Brand Love & Loyalty and Humanizing the Customer Journey, and His forthcoming book entitled The Evolved Brand: How to Impact the World through the Power of Your Brand challenges current business assumptions and shows organizations how to create and deploy brands with purpose, artistry and impact. Steve has been a speaker for the past 22 years at national and international conferences on creativity and purpose-driven entrepreneurship. He founded and leads the San Diego-based Creative Sphere, a series of salon round-table conversations for business leaders on creativity and artistry at work.

To listen to this episode from the free archives, please visit: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/114669/finding-the-perfect-coach-artistry-of-coaching

More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper is the founder of Chris Cooper Business Elevation and creator and host of the Business Elevation Show. Chris and team help leaders to elevate results through building engaged workforces and developing high performance leaders and teams. He created the Business Elevation Show the most accessed business show in 2018 on Voice America the world’s leading on-line radio platform and is co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not). He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association and partner of Engagement Multiplier . To contact Chris to see how he and his business can help you : Chris@chriscooper.co.uk


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