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35 questions that will change your life

You have a superpower, as a coach, that most people will never have. It’s your ability to ask great questions. But asking great questions is a skill that needs to be nurtured.  I have been collecting and curating great questions for over 20 years. Several years ago, I published a list of 121 of the…

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Thor’s hammer

Leadership is lonely. Often very lonely. It’s why I created 4PC. Selfishly. For me. So, I didn’t have to feel quite so alone. So, I could be surrounded by fascinating people. So, I could have people in my world who inspire me. In the words of Maya Angelou, Nobody, but nobody can make it out…

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The #1 strategy to become known as a coach

I learned Latin and Greek in high school. It was tough but fascinating. What I loved most was spotting the origin of everyday words and phrases. In fact, over 60 percent of all English words have Greek or Latin roots. This sparked an eternal love of words and language. And it turned out – many…

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Transition Excellence

Do you remember thinking about leaving a career you’d outgrown but you were more afraid of the unknown than the pain of staying where you were? Should I stay? Should I go? I kinda hope they fire me! Do you know that feeling of doubt and insecurity that comes after you’ve left a career? Did…

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I’ve spent my life playing Robin, looking for Batman

I was a fearful child.  I’ve been a fearful man. I’ve rarely felt worthy. And I’ve spent much of my life covering it up by doing all I can to look confident on the outside, whilst feeling deeply insecure on the inside. I’m driven by the question: Who are you? Who are you to be…

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How To Be An Overnight Success (In 20 Years) – The Formula for Exponential Success

My wife, Monique’s, latest single, Rally Call, was viewed over 50,000 times – in a couple of days – and listened to tens of thousands of times on various music platforms. It’s the most powerful song she’s ever written.  Monique has been on a journey to find and amplify her voice – in order to…

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Rally Call

Friday, August 28 is a day with special significance for several reasons. It’s the reason I’m posting this today instead of my usual Saturday posting.  August 28, 1955 – Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American boy was murdered, after being accused of offending a white woman in a grocery store. He was abducted from his…

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How to take a scientific approach to becoming world-class

I’m a scientist by training. I have a joint degree in Biology and Economics. And that background in biology meant that I spent hours and hours of the early part of my life studying, researching and experimenting in a laboratory. The Latin origin of the word “laboratory” literally means to work – “labor.” The word…

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The second step

A client said to me, “Rich, I feel like I’m on the edge of risking everything…” She was frozen and unable to take action towards her dreams.  So I told her a story… In 1974, a 24 year old Frenchman named Philippe Petit, walked a high-wire illegally rigged between the Twin Towers of New York’s…

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