208 | The Coaching Habit with Michael Bungay Stanier and Jenni Catron

Posted by Jenni Catron on May 30, 2023 5:00:00 AM

Episode 208 | The Coaching Habit with Michael Bungay Stanier and Jenni Catron

What if the solution to feeling overwhelmed and disconnected was as simple as giving less advice and asking more questions?

Today’s guest, Michael Bungay Stanier believes that staying curious and creating a habit of coaching can resolve many of the leadership challenges we face - while also giving us freedom as we work less but make a bigger impact. 



Michael has written books that have sold about a million copies all told, including The Coaching Habit, a self-published book that’s become the best-selling book on coaching this century. He founded a training and development company, Box of Crayons, that has taught coaching skills to hundreds of thousands of people around the world; he’s been happily married for 30 years or so; he created a book in partnership with Seth Godin that raised $400,000 for Malaria No More; he was named the #1 Thought Leader in Coaching and a Coaching Guru; he’s launched several podcasts; and he’s spoken live and virtually to crowds of thousands - and today he’s on the Lead Culture podcast with Jenni! 

On this week’s episode, Michael & Jenni talk about why the topic of coaching hit a nerve, why coaching is so critical to leadership, the importance of curiosity, and 7 questions to help you stay curious:

7 questions to help you stay curious:

  1. What’s on your mind?
  2. And what else?
  3. What’s the real challenge here for you?
  4. What do you want?
  5. How can I help?
  6. If you’re saying “yes” to this, what are you saying “no” to?
  7. What was most useful or most valuable here for you?


Your next step? Start small - pick one question and one person and one moment - and stay curious!

Connect with Michael


Connect with Jenni
What from this podcast episode has been most useful or valuable to you? Send us an email at podcast@get4sight.com or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram @Get4Sight or on LinkedIn at The4SightGroup. 

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Topics: Leadership, Culture, Podcast, Coaching

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