Michael Bungay Stanier (MBS) has a gift for distilling big, complex ideas into practical, accessible knowledge for everyday people that helps them be a force for good. His book, The Coaching Habit, is the best-selling coaching book of this century, with over one million copies sold.
Michael founded Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organisations transform from advice-driven to curiosity-led. Box of Crayons have trained hundreds of thousands of managers to be more coach-like, with clients ranging from Microsoft to Gucci.
MBS has been featured on blogs and social media platforms for global thought leaders including Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, and Brené Brown. Listen in to discover the 7 Essential Questions to achieve better coaching results, how to tame your Advice Monster, and how Michael was recently asked to coach Brené Brown live on her podcast. Make sure you listen right to the end where Andrew and Podraig O’Sullivan (one of the world’s best leadership coaches) reflect on lessons learned from Michael’s conversation.
In this episode Andrew and Michael discuss:
3:45 How Andrew and Michael met, Strictly Ballroom and selling over one million copies of The Coaching Habit
10:40 Why Michael’s book was so successful, why many men struggle with the notion of coaching, and coaching with curiosity
20:30 Getting in the right state for a presentation, being in service to other people and shifting for important Performance Moments
27:00 7 Essential Questions to ask in coaching, coaching Brené Brown on the spot, and the gift of holding your silence
47:30 Becoming a Rhodes scholar, being playful and disrupting the flow of power
1:01:30 Reinventing yourself, solving problems and being of service
1:06:30 Andrew and Padraig O’Sullivan’s reflections
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