Mary Beth O’Neill, Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart
Mary Beth O’Neill is one of my heroes. I am insanely enthusiastic about her book Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart, and feel that her work has the ability to really shift the impact that coaching can have in an organization.
Her powerful concept is that most people (except maybe Jesus, Gandhi and Buddha) have either backbone or heart, but not both. Her work is about finding that sweet spot where you can bring the two into balance, and be clear about your position, but also connected to the people you’re working with.
Mary Beth and I discuss:
- How to have and maintain your own signature presence without going through a personality transplant
- Lessons for corporate executives learned from watching soap opera characters on TV
- The trick to easily identifying the patterns that are running a working relationship, and how to inspire the people you’re coaching to shift those patterns
Visit her site at mboexecutivecoaching.com.