Relationships

September 12, 2022

The Value of Asking Open-Ended Questions

In a recent blog post, I shared tips for how to deal effectively with conversations that have you feeling emotionally triggered. Suggested Reading: What to Do […]
September 11, 2022

5 Steps to Avoid Fix It Mode

In the coaching class I teach, one of the most common questions students tell me that they most want to work on is the ability to […]
July 13, 2022

What To Do When Someone Emotionally Triggers You

Last week I taught a coach training class where I demonstrated a live coaching exchange with a student who asked about the value a coach brings […]
May 1, 2022

Team Building: Return of the Fantasy

Written by Maddie Merli May The Fourth be With You May, in my humble opinion, is the best month of the year. Where November is too […]
March 13, 2022

Embracing Conflict Management

Although dealing with conflict is something most people tend to avoid, it can be useful when it raises awareness and provides insights that might not otherwise […]
February 12, 2022

How to Detect and Protect Yourself from Emotional Vampires

Written by Susan Merli  To Trust is Human It is in our nature to trust. When we trust someone, it triggers the feel-good part of our […]
January 2, 2022

Communicating for Understanding

Written by Madeline Merli I Think You’re Muted Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to communicate, especially in the Lovecraftian horror of a zoom meeting, has […]
November 13, 2021

On Understanding Diversity and Psychological Safety

This year I have made important strides to step outside of my comfort zone. For me this includes learning all I can about unconscious bias, privilege, […]
August 6, 2021

Categorizing People in Your Life

The Bubble During the pandemic, the size of our community became quite small as we were tasked with keeping one another safe from contagion. We had […]