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Spotlight: Mary Jo Greil, Founder of Carson Greil Group, LLC

1 - Where are you from, and how did you choose to live in Middle Tennessee? My family of origin is from southern Wisconsin; I moved to Memphis to work on a doctoral program that would allow me to have an internship in business as input for my dissertation. The result was changing a career from educ...

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Take Stock of Your Accomplishments - The Rewards of Membership

Welcome to July and the second half of the year. Quoting Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it!” As you take stock of what you have accomplished so far this year, consider the value of your membership in ICF...

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Spotlight: Nina Morel, Dean of the College of Professional Studies, Lipscomb University

1 - Where are you from, and how did you choose to live in Middle Tennessee? I grew up in Nashville (yes, a rare native Nashvillian!) and graduated from Hillsboro High School and Lipscomb University and lived in Green Hills most of my life. It has changed a lot, but I still love this community. 2 -...

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Competent Coaches Are Courageous ... As Are Their Clients

As a member of the professional coaching community, you know we are guided by a set of competencies. One aspect required of coaching competency is facilitating our client’s learning by creating awareness with the client and designing actions to apply the learning. Have you considered how muc...

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Spotlight: Karen Nash, Ingram Content Group

1 - Where are you from, and how did you choose to live in Middle Tennessee? I’m an Army brat and have lived in several cities across the United States, from Washington, DC to Baton Rouge, LA to Hackensack, NJ. I moved from New Jersey to Nashville about 25 years ago to be close to my family. ...

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A Few Thoughts on the Coaching Relationship ... When Does Coaching Begin?

Whether an internal or external coach, a leadership, career coach or life coach, our engagement with a client follows a process codified in our coach competencies and our ethical standards. The twists and turns that a conversation can take with a client who is anxious, confused, upset, obfuscating ...

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