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Missing pieces & deep secrets (+ time limited offer)

We’re giving this little beauty some love this week.

The missing piece

Here’s info about the training. The article follows 😃


Brand new free(ish) training with me + win coaching with me

I’m running three brand new live trainings in June, 45 minute webinars that will deepen your courage and capacity to stay curious, be coach-like, and change lives (yours, and others in your life.)

Getting a ticket is easy: Buy a print copy of The Coaching Habit any time before midnight on Monday, May 20th and then register at

Yes, even if you’ve already got a copy. (It’s likely going to cost you less than $15.)

Why? We’re doing a push on the book this week to see if we can bump it up the charts and give a classic a new lease on life.

And to sweeten the deal, when you register you’re entered to win an hour’s coaching with me.

This will be great training, and I’ll be sharing tools I’ve never shared before. And you (probably) know I rock a great webinar.

Please jump in.


The missing piece (whether you’re a coach or not)

If you know The Coaching Habit, and I know many of you do, then you’ll know at its heart are seven great coaching questions that can do most of the heavy lifting in a coach-like conversation.

These are questions that can unlock insight and courage and greatness in the people you’re talking to, and they’re questions that can help you tame your Advice Monster, stay curious longer, and change the way you work with people.

But it’s not just about the questions…

That’s why there are short masterclasses in between the question chapters with my best guidance on how to ask a question well.

Mostly, it’s get out of the way, ask the question, and listen to the answer. So easy to type, so tricky to do!

But it’s also not just about how you ask the questions…

The deepest power of coaching for me is two-fold.

First, it disrupts hierarchy and plays with power. When you move from giving advice to asking questions, you invite the other person to step into their power. This is empowerment, with the understanding that it can mean you giving up some of your status so others can claim it. It’s a hugely generous act.

Second, it has people feeling seen and feeling heard.

People are so hungry for that. And it’s such a powerful gift to give.

When I wrote The Coaching Habit, I’m not sure I fully understood that.

But now I do.

And because I do, I’m more interested than ever in the “being” of coaching.

How is your very presence, that embodiment of you-ness, that concentration of energy and intent, part of the very essence of you being curious and more coach-like?

I’ve got some thoughts. In fact, I think there are two “permissions” you need to grant yourself to help you bring the best of yourself to conversations.

This is if you’re a coach, but it’s really if you’re a human being who interacts with other human beings.

And these permissions?

That’s what I’m going to share in the first of the teaching sessions I’m offering.

So forgive the tease, but I’m really hoping you’ll buy a copy of The Coaching Habit before Monday (May 20th) so you can come to this brand-new training.

Once you’ve bought your copy, register at … and I’ll see you soon.

(Thank you for your support.)

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.