The Progress Coaching Blog

What I've Learned About Coaching as a 16 Year Old

Mon,Mar 06,2017 @ 12:57 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

This is written by 16-Year-Old Daughter Bridget: Trust me I did not edit one word as you will see: Well Done Bridget!

My family has a running joke about my father’s intelligence - or, really, his lack of intelligence. We joke that he’s been lying to us for years about graduating college, that he’s never actually read a book, and that my brother and I must be the products of either infidelity or..

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Attitude is Everything!

Mon,Feb 13,2017 @ 10:37 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen


Although it is impossible to control another person’s attitude, it is possible to make an impact on someone’s attitude whether it be negatively or positively. Often times, attitude is only addressed when it poses a problem or starts out poorly and gets worse. Positive attitudes are rarely addressed, and rarely do we invest in the good things while rewarding positive attitudes. Coaching can help..

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Teach Employees "How to Be Coached & Why"​: It Is a 2 Way Street!

Thu,Feb 09,2017 @ 05:09 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

We spend billions on leadership development, but what about the other side, the people receiving leadership and in this case coaching? What if we taught people how to receive feedback? What if we taught them skills to improve their "coaching reception" skills. This could include how to:

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Employees Need F.A.M.E

Tue,Dec 13,2016 @ 11:00 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

Help your employees obtain FAME. What is FAME? FAME is an acronym for feedback, attitude, motivation, and engagement. Why did we create this acronym FAME? The reason we created it is every employee deserves the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for their FAME and FAME can really come in the form of these four attributes.

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Stuck in Mud? Here's How to Get Out

Tue,Nov 22,2016 @ 01:33 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

It's that time of year where finding an excuse to get out of things becomes more and more appealing with each passing day. We lack motivation- it's darker outsider earlier, it's getting colder (for those of us that have the misfortune of living in the North), and the end of year is approaching. We have to take a minute to look in the mirror by asking ourselves the question, "If I want my..

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Attitude-How Self-Care Pays Off

Mon,Nov 14,2016 @ 12:47 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

We all make excuses. Some of the most frequent include:

  • You’re late for work.
  • You spilled your coffee.
  • Your kids were up late at home sick.
  • There’s construction causing a traffic jam.
  • You have a ton of work waiting on your desk.

We're all guilty of letting these excuses stand in the way of getting things done. The question then arises as to how do we all react to these day to day challenges..

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Feedback- How Important is it, really?

Thu,Nov 10,2016 @ 04:34 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

According to most of us in the field of coaching and consulting, we'd say pretty dang important. Feedback is a conversation, and just like a conversation, there's a give and take, a back and forth. Not only is delivery of feedback important, but one could argue how you respond to feedback is equally, if not more, important. Think of a moment where you have given someone feedback and they respond..

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Attitudes affecting your culture?

Wed,Aug 10,2016 @ 11:00 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen


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Thu,Apr 21,2016 @ 01:04 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

Let's be honest we tend to deal with attitude only when it rears its ugly head. All too often managers and corporate America bring their employees into their office to give them that quick and swift attitude adjustment. You know, where we tell somebody to shape up or else and of course they magically do it right? That was a joke!

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How Attitude Affects Your Work

Thu,Feb 11,2016 @ 12:34 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

Check out this awesome ted talk by psychologist Shawn Achor. In this Ted Talk, he describes the importance of a positive attitude at work. Common sense, right? What he says, though, is that we may be looking at our attitudes backwards. Take a watch, and let me know what you think in the comments below!


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