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White Papers by Meaningful Coaching

  • Solving Stage Fright is a Relational Process

    As professional trainers and facilitators, we’ve all been through basic public speaking courses that helped us get where we are today. These courses stressed the need for fundamentals, such as having a good structure, designing learning outcomes or take-aways, and keeping the audience engaged....
  • Successfully Working with Personalities in Your Audience

    In this article, Tina Mertel, Founder of Meaningful Coaching, explores some tips to work successfully with different personalities in your audience.
  • Use a 360 to Prove ROI

    In this article, Tina Mertel, Founder of Meaningful Coaching, explores some tips to make sure participants are getting the most of out of their training.
  • How 21st-Century Technology Is Changing the Learning Landscape

    With the current trends in machine learning, wearable technology, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and automation, learning and development professionals will need to make a few adjustments to their toolbox to support employees.
  • A Way to Be

    A client or prospective client wants to be seen and heard, and to trust their inherent wisdom to bring them to their next action. A coach partners with a client in this process by using presence and communication—a way of being with their client while using coaching skills. ICF has created a...
  • Is it my gap, a team gap, or a delivery gap?

    This free assessment helps to discover if a learning need is an individual's issue, a team issue, or simply how communication is being delivered.
  • Can you get them to be present in front of the room?

    This is often the phrase I hear from clients wanting to develop their team or staff to become effortless, authentic, influential speakers in front of others. Often employees have their content ready to go, they’ve researched it, made outstanding visual slides and props, but when it’s time to...
  • Using Meaningful Coaching for Maximum Results

    This paper is for those who coach to consider: how their own values affect the coaching interaction; and how customizing their communication to align with the client's values can create better results.
  • Learning Professionals as Coach

    As learning professionals we often find ourselves spontaneously in one-on-one coaching sessions, whether it be after we conduct a course, or simply an employee or client calling for assistance on the phone. This article (from the book, Meaningful Coaching) describes some best practices to assist...
  • Is the coaching you're getting good?

    There are many people who consider themselves to be a coach. If you receive coaching from someone, how do you know it’s good?
  • What every leader ought to know about becoming a servant leader

    Employees want to be supported to do their best work, but not every leader is comfortable or motivated to serve an employee’s “soft, emotional” needs. One key to help leaders become servant leaders is connecting serving others to their own values (even if “serving others” is not a value). Two...
  • How to Listen for Values

    A poor relationship with an immediate supervisor is the No. 1 reason employees leave their jobs. Exiting employees often say, “The money and perks were fine, but my supervisor just didn’t understand me, and I don’t think they cared enough to try.” This can happen because leaders fall into a...