December 18, 2019

I pleaded with my brother to take a literature class. He flat out refused. MIT didn’t (maybe still doesn’t) have requirements resembling a core curriculum requiring literature, science, social science, and phys-ed, so he took as many computer science and electrical eng...

December 3, 2019

Were you a good kid or a brat who was more likely to get beat up in the hall? Were the only acceptable careers (in the eyes of your parents) doctor, lawyer, business owner? That was the dilemma my first real coach told me he faced when we sat down to talk about how he...

November 26, 2019

What does falling down have to do with coaching and learning, focus and thankfulness?

I’m kind of trying to work that out right here, right now.

I’ve only ever had two road bike crashes that required any recuperation. The not so funny thing is that they both occurred in...

November 19, 2019

It’s opening day of the track driving season. About two sessions in a student says some idiot came flying past her into a corner super aggressively. Everyone was fine, but it ruined the session for my student. The move was rude and dangerous. It happened so quickly tha...

November 12, 2019

The title of this coaching conversation “Keep on Learning” refers to being curious and how my guest, Life Coach, Jean Haynes, explained what curiosity has done for her and her clients. The idea of using our curiosity brings me to the growth mindset concept that Dr. Car...

November 5, 2019

                                                                                       Rich racing his BMW at Sebring - January 2019...

October 29, 2019

Karen Watai is an executive coach, Founder and President of Welcome Change, and the author of Lead Your Way: Practical Coaching Advice for Creating the Career You Want. When I spoke with Karen, I discovered that before becoming a coach, she had spent almost 20 years in...

October 22, 2019

When I walk into my classroom full of drivers at the racetrack, I don’t know much about them, and they don’t know me or each other. Tension is too strong a word to describe the atmosphere, but it is accurate to say that there is plenty of performance anxiety in a room...

October 15, 2019

Coach Conversations is my opportunity to hear coaches and leaders talk about what has influenced them, lessons they’ve learned, and why coaching is an important thing for all of us.

I am proud to have had one of my first Coach Conversations with my fellow Dickinson Coll...

October 8, 2019

Per Merriam-Webster online, an instructor teaches, and a teacher is one whose occupation is to

instruct. The same resource states that a coach can be someone who instructs a player or student in the fundamentals of a sport and directs team strategy. Per my friend, Ross...

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