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Coaching and Cancer Interview

In this video I relate my experience with cancer and coaching:

Definition of Coaching

Since I obtained my IFC credential and started coaching, I am often asked, “What is coaching? What makes it unique?”

For me, coaching is a partnership unlike any other. Its uniqueness is shaped through the ongoing conversations that you, as client, and I, as coach, have together. What sets our conversations apart is your desire and willingness to explore key aspects of your life. You bring your passion and self-knowledge to this task. As you clarify issues and outcomes, you transform your life by aligning your values, actions and passion.

As your coach, my mandate and responsibility to you is to construct a framework of questions and processes that opens, supports and challenges you to go deeper. And I am your fellow traveler who holds that space for you.

Copyright © Patricia Klinck  –  Photo credit: Julie Jenkins

Aesthetic experiences

There is a small but significant interest in the aesthetic and its connection to leadership. This most often appears as ‘creativity’ and ‘innovation’. It is included in writings and workshops on the competencies and the culture needed to create them. Continue reading


When we embark on an adventure – however we define it – we leave our taken-for-granted world. In the context of the adventure, we face the challenge of making sense out of who we are, what we do and what we value. The time frame is often compacted and so our learning is intense. Sometimes we gain new insights, often we re-learn old lessons. Much like the heroes of old, the adventure is the beginning of a quest – into new places and new ways of being. Continue reading

Beauty, Vision and Leadership

In the last newsletter, I suggested that the artist and beauty have more in common with leadership than one might think. I would like to follow up those ideas with several quotations from artist about their vision of their work – and how it develops. I would like to acknowledge Jose Herrero of Fluor Canada Ltd. who shared these quotations with me. Continue reading

The only adult way to work

Each summer, Lisa Christenson, writer and art critic, leads groups of art enthusiasts and hikers into Skoki Lodge, deep in the Canadian Rockies. The trip I enrolled on was composed entirely of small business entrepreneurs – all five of us! As I talked with one of my companions about her work as a consulting engineer and her plans to start up her own software company, she summed up her experience with “It’s the only adult way to work.” Continue reading