Winamp Logo
The Bright Morning Podcast Cover
The Bright Morning Podcast Profile

The Bright Morning Podcast

English, Education, 8 seasons, 239 episodes, 5 days, 2 hours, 10 minutes
About
Best-selling author and coaching expert, Elena Aguilar, brings weekly tips, tools, and wisdom to educators with one goal: to help you thrive.
Episode Artwork

Ep 201: How to Coach Beliefs: Five Things You Need to Know

If you want to coach the beliefs that drive actions, you need to know and be able to do five things. Elena shares those and much more in this first of a five-part series on coaching beliefs. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the Podcast  Pre-order Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching Claim your pre-order bonuses Attend an in-person workshop with Elena Opportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member Attend an in-person workshop with Elena Reflection questions: What is a belief that you hold right now about your work?What is possible if you hold that belief? What actions do you take as a result of that belief?How do those actions impact you and other people? Is this a belief you want to maintain, or one that might better serve you if you were to release it? Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Follow Bright Morning on LinkedIn and InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox!As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show! Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
5/27/202428 minutes, 29 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 200: Coaching Conversation: Coaching Core Human Needs

In this episode, Elena uses the Core Human Needs framework to coach a teacher who is struggling to adapt to a new school environment. At multiple points in the conversation, Elena “pulls back the curtain” and provides insights into her coaching moves. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the Podcast  Core Human NeedsPre-order Arise: The Art of Transformational CoachingEpisode 183: Try It On: A Confidence Building Sentence StemOpportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member Attend The Art of Coaching (Bright Morning workshop) Reflection questions: Consider a current pain point in your life. Which of your core human needs are currently met and unmet? How might you use this framework to consider next steps? Consider a client who is struggling. What core human needs might be unmet? How could you use this framework in your next coaching conversation? Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Learn more: https://www.brightmorningteam.com/membership Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show! Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show. Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
5/20/202448 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 199: How to Coach Towards Agency

Do you struggle to coach disempowered clients? Do you have teammates who often feel like things are happening to them? In this episode, Elena shares how coaching ways of being, and in particular, coaching agency is the skill a Transformational Coach needs to help their clients feel better and empowered to get their needs met. You’ll learn two approaches to start utilizing this approach in your coaching conversations. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the Podcast  Pre-order Arise: The Art of Transformational Coachingand claim your pre-order bonus offers Coaching agency tool created by ElenaEpisode 43: Coaching Tool: The Spheres of InfluenceOpportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member Attend a The Art of Coaching virtual workshop or a The Art of Transformational Coaching in-person workshop with Elena Reflection questions: What have you heard in your coaching conversations lately that indicates a client might be experiencing a lack of agency? Coaching toward agency requires a foundational belief that a client doesn’t need to be fixed. To what extent is this a deeply held belief of yours? Elena shared multiple ways you might invite clients to explore increasing their agency. Which approaches resonated with you? Is there a way you would like to modify one of these to make it more your own? Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox!Become a Friend of the Show!Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show.Episode TranscriptPLEASE BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
5/13/202415 minutes, 34 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 198: How to Curb Your “Fix It” Tendency

Many of us respond to problems by attempting to solve them. Doing so in coaching conversations undermines our client’s agency. In this episode, Elena shares what causes a fix-it tendency and five steps you can take to resist it in your conversations.Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastPre-order Arise: The Art of Transformational Coachingand claim your pre-order bonus offersThe Creative ACT: A Way of Being, by Rick RubinOpportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning MemberAttend a The Art of Coaching virtual workshop or a The Art of Transformational Coaching in-person workshop with ElenaReflection questions: Recall the last time you slipped into a fix-it tendency:What uncomfortable emotions were present for you in this moment?What element of your conditioning might have been at play?In retrospect, what alternative approach would have better served your client?Elena shared five steps you can take to resist the fix-it tendency. Which will be most challenging for you? How can you build your capacity in this area?Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox!As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact.Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show.Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
5/6/202417 minutes, 42 seconds
Episode Artwork

EP 197: Core Human Needs and Coaching Conversations

The Core Human Needs is a thinking tool that has had the biggest impact on Elena’s coaching practice over the past 20 years. In this episode, Elena explains what the core human needs are, what you might hear in coaching conversations to indicate they aren’t being met, and how to respond in those moments. This tool is critical for coaching ways of being. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastPre-order Arise: The Art of Transformational Coachingand claim your pre-order bonus offersCore Human NeedsEpisode 43: Coaching Tool: The Spheres of InfluenceEpisode 37: How to ACE Your Coaching ConversationsEpisode 183: Try It On: A Confidence Building Sentence StemOpportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning MemberAttend a The Art of Coaching virtual workshop or The Art of Transformational Coaching in-person workshop with ElenaReflection questions: How do you think/feel/act/communicate when your own core human needs are not being met?Think about a client whom you are struggling to support. What types of things are they saying in your conversation? What can those comments tell you about what core human need(s) aren’t being met?What do you need to do in order to use the Core Human Needs framework in an upcoming coaching conversation?Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox!Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show.Episode TranscriptPLEASE BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
4/29/202431 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 196: How to Coach Ways of Being

Coaching a way of being is a crucial distinguisher of Transformational Coaching. If you want to be a Transformational Coach, this is something you must know how to do! This is the first episode of a 5-part series that will help you do so. Mentioned on this episode: Pre-order Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching Become a Friend of the Podcast  Opportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member Attend a The Art of Coaching virtual workshop or a The Art of Transformational Coaching in-person workshop with Elena Reflection questions: What resonated about this episode? What connections did you make? How would you describe your current default way of being when you coach? What does the concept of coaching ways of being make you want to do as a coach, as a leader, as a human? What kind of actions does this evoke in you or inspire in you? Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Learn more: https://www.brightmorningteam.com/membership Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show! Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show. Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
4/22/202416 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

Sneak Peek #4: Inside Elena’s Newest Book!

The final sneak peek inside Elena’s newest book, Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching.  In this episode, Elena shares what you need to know about coaching emotions–and why you don’t need to be a therapist to do so. Mentioned on this episode: Pre-order Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching Claim your pre-order bonus offersJoin Elena in person at a workshop this fall!San Francisco - August 8-9Los Angeles - August 26-27Austin - September 5-6Atlanta - September 12-13Minneapolis - September 16-17Chicago - September 19-20Philadelphia - September 23-24New York - September 26-27San Francisco - October 3-4Chicago - October 8-9San Diego - October 24-25Opportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member Join Elena in person at an upcoming book tour/workshop! Sign up for her Weekly Wisdom newsletter to be the first to know all the details. Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Learn more: https://www.brightmorningteam.com/membership 
4/15/202410 minutes, 6 seconds
Episode Artwork

Sneak Peek #3: Inside Elena’s Newest Book!

We’re interrupting our regular programming to bring you the third exclusive look inside Elena’s newest book, Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching.  In this episode, Elena shares what you must do to build trust in your coaching relationships–a non-negotiable skill for any Transformational Coach. Mentioned on this episode: Pre-order Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching Claim your pre-order bonus offersJoin Elena in person at a workshop this fall! Opportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member Join Elena in person at an upcoming book tour/workshop! Sign up for her Weekly Wisdom newsletter to be the first to know all the details. Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Learn more: https://www.brightmorningteam.com/membership Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show! Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
4/8/202412 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

Sneak Peek #2: Inside Elena’s Newest Book!

Surprise! We’re bringing you another exclusive look inside Elena’s newest book, Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching.  In this episode, you’ll be the first to hear Elena speak about the power of Transformational Listening and what it requires of us. Mentioned on this episode: Pre-order Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching Claim your pre-order bonus offersJoin Elena in person at a workshop this fall! San Francisco - August 8-9Los Angeles - August 26-27Austin - September 5-6Atlanta - September 12-13Minneapolis - September 16-17Chicago - September 19-20Philadelphia - September 23-24New York - September 26-27San Francisco - October 3-4Chicago - October 8-9San Diego - October 24-25Opportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member Join Elena in person at an upcoming book tour/workshop! Sign up for her Weekly Wisdom newsletter to be the first to know all the details. Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Learn more: https://www.brightmorningteam.com/membership 
4/1/202410 minutes, 20 seconds
Episode Artwork

Sneak Peek #1: Inside Elena’s Newest Book!

We’re interrupting our regular programming to bring you an exclusive look inside Elena’s newest book, Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching.  Overwhelmingly, educators are not thriving. This book will help change that reality. Listen in to hear Elena read you the first page of this game-changing text. Mentioned on this episode: Pre-order Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching Claim your pre-order bonus offersJoin Elena in person at a workshop this fall! San Francisco - August 8-9Los Angeles - August 26-27Austin - September 5-6Atlanta - September 12-13Minneapolis - September 16-17Chicago - September 19-20Philadelphia - September 23-24New York - September 26-27San Francisco - October 3-4Chicago - October 8-9San Diego - October 24-25Opportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member Join Elena in person at an upcoming book tour/workshop! Sign up for her Weekly Wisdom newsletter to be the first to know all the details. Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Follow Bright Morning on LinkedIn and Instagram (we also have accounts on Facebook and Twitter) Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coa
3/25/20247 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 195: Building Strong Coach/Admin Relationships

Are you a coach who feels like you’re “between” different groups in your building (admin, teachers, etc.)? Are you trying to navigate an “us vs. them” mentality at your site? Are you wondering what your role is in facilitating relationships between teachers and administrators? If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions, this episode is for you! Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastRate and review the podcast on Apple PodcastsElena’s Weekly Wisdom newsletterThe Art of Coaching Teams(Book by Elena)The PD Book (Book by Elena)Onward (Book by Elena)Opportunities for continued learning:Become a Bright Morning MemberThe Art of Coaching Teams (Bright Morning workshop)Reflection questions:Is your site experiencing an us vs. them dynamic? If so, which of the causes that Elena shared feel like they are at play?What role do you play in the dynamics at your site that you are not content with? What is one shift you’re willing to make in support of shifting your experience?Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Follow Bright Morning on LinkedIn and Instagram.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox!As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact.Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show! Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.Episode TranscriptBE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
3/18/202420 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 194: What to Do When You’re Not Feeling Compassionate or Curious

We all experience moments in our conversations where our compassion and curiosity reserves are low. We also know that compassion and curiosity are core dispositions for a Transformational Coach. In this episode, Elena tells you exactly what you need to know and do when you find yourself falling short of how you want to show up. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the Podcast  Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts The Art of Coaching (Book by Elena)Opportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member The Art of Coaching (Bright Morning workshop)Reflection questions: Think about a time when you struggled to access curiosity or compassion. What was going on with youat that moment? Which of your needs were unmet? What gets under your skin? What kinds of behaviors in others close up your curiosity and compassion? Why does being compassionate and curious matter to you? Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Follow Bright Morning on LinkedIn and Instagram.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox!As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact.Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show! Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.Episode TranscriptBE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
3/11/202413 minutes, 55 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 193: What You Need to Know about Classroom Walkthroughs

Do your classroom walkthroughs and data collection lead to empowered teachers and stronger relationships? If not, this is the episode you need. Elena shares what you need to consider and specific steps to take in order to make these (potentially) powerful experiences work for everyone involved.Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastRate and review the podcast on Apple PodcastRate and review any of Elena’s books on AmazonOpportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning MemberThe Art of Coaching (Bright Morning workshop)Reflection questions: Do you use walkthroughs and data collection as part of your coaching process? If so, what context is provided for your teachers?Do teachers have choice and agency over when walkthroughs and data collection occur? Why or why not?What did this episode make you want to explore and/or do differently?Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Follow Bright Morning on LinkedIn and Instagram.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox!As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact.Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show!Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.Episode TranscriptBE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
3/4/202418 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 192: How to Set Up Meeting Process Observers

Are your team meetings working for you? If you’re experiencing…Underlying tensionThings that are not being saidPeople not listening to each otherTopics that go way off the agendaPeople dominating the conversation …a process observer might be what you need. In this episode, Elena shares what you need to know about introducing this powerful role into your team meetings.  Mentioned on this episode:Become a Friend of the PodcastThe Art of Coaching Teams (Book by Elena)Opportunities for continued learning:Become a Bright Morning MemberThe Art of Coaching Teams (Bright Morning workshop)Reflection questions: You can’t have a process observer without having team norms. Does your team have norms? Are they actively known and shared by your group? If not, what is holding you back? What is the first step you could take to help get them into place?What has your (and your team’s) experience been with process observers in the past?What are you experiencing in team meetings right now that makes you interested in introducing a process observer? What would you hope this results in?Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Follow Bright Morning on LinkedIn and Instagram.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox!As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact.Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show!Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.Episode TranscriptBE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
2/26/202418 minutes, 17 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 191: Coaches of Color, It’s Time to Honor Your Needs

Are you a coach or leader of color working across lines of racial difference? If so, this episode is for you! Elena shares what you need to know and have in order to thrive in your role. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the Podcast  Coaching for Equity (Bright Morning workshop)The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture, by Dr. Gabor MatéCoaching for Equity (Book by Elena)Opportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member Reflection questions: What comes up for you when you think about coaching across lines of racial difference? What structures, systems, and/or supports do you have in place to honor your needs? If you don’t have those in place, what is one step you could take to start getting your needs met? Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Follow Bright Morning on LinkedIn and Instagram.Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox!As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact.Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show! Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show. Episode TranscriptBE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
2/19/202417 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 190: How to Use the Ladder of Inference in Your Coaching Conversations

The Ladder of Inference is a powerful coaching tool…if you know how to use it. In this episode, Elena demonstrates how to use the Ladder of Inference in a coaching conversation where a coachee has shared a problematic belief. Listen in and get ready to try it out in an upcoming conversation! Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the Podcast  Ladder of Inference tool The Art of Coaching (Book by Elena) Opportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member The Art of Coaching (Bright Morning workshop)The Art of Coaching Emotions (Bright Morning workshop)Coaching for Equity (Bright Morning workshop)Reflection questions: Elena started off the episode by sharing that people who want to learn more about using the Ladder of Inference are often experiencing feelings of sadness or fear. When you think about when you’d like to use this tool, what feelings are present for you? One of the suggestions Elena makes for using a new tool, like the Ladder of Inference, in your coaching conversation is to show it to your coachee as you walk through it. What could help you to feel more confident doing so? Is there a current coachee you would like to use the ladder of inference with? If so, what do you hope is the outcome of that conversation? Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Follow Bright Morning on LinkedIn and Instagram (we also have accounts on Facebook and Twitter)  Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Learn more: https://www.brightmorningteam.com/membership Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show! Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS 
2/12/202428 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 189: Don’t Want to Co-Sign THOSE Feelings

Have you ever found yourself on the receiving end of feelings that make you feel some kind of way? In this episode, Elena walks you through five steps to respond compassionately and productively without co-signing anything. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the Podcast  The Art of Coaching (Book by Elena)The Art of Coaching Workbook (Book by Elena)Coaching for Equity (Book by Elena) Coaching for Equity (Bright Morning workshop)Core emotions tool Opportunities for continued learning: Attend The Art of Coaching Emotions workshop Become a Bright Morning Member February Webinar registration (2024)Reflection questions: When have you experienced a coaching (or any conversation) scenario where you experienced feelings like the ones Elena shares she felt in her conversation with “Michelle?” In that moment of discomfort, what stories were you telling? About the client? About yourself? What is one phrase that feels authentic to you that you can say to yourself when you need to practice self-compassion in coaching conversations? Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Follow Bright Morning on LinkedIn and Instagram (we also have accounts on Facebook and Twitter) Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Learn more: https://www.brightmorningteam.com/membership Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show!
2/5/202428 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

REPLAY: Ep. 147: What is Resistance?

Elena hasn’t experienced resistance in her coaching conversations in over a decade. In this episode, she shares her five step process to eliminate resistance in your coaching conversations (...and really, in any conversation). This is the first in a three-part Coaching Resistance mini-series you won’t want to miss! Mentioned on this episode: Attend The Art of Coaching workshop Become a Friend of the Podcast  What to Say When podcast series and free listening guide Episode 146: How to ACE Your Coaching Conversations The Art of Coaching Emotions workshop Opportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member Listen to Elena’s What to Say When You Hear Something Racist podcast series and expand your learning with our free listening guide Attend The Art of Coaching Emotions workshop Listen to Episode 87: Coaching Strong Emotions Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Follow Bright Morning on LinkedIn and Instagram (we also have accounts on Facebook and Twitter) Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Learn more: https://www.brightmorningteam.com/membership Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show! 
1/29/202438 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

REPLAY Ep 125: Attend to the Details

Details can make or break a learning experience, yet are too often overlooked or deprioritized as “logistics.” It’s time for that to change. In this episode, Elena shares why attending to the details is one of the 7 habits that transform professional development, provides a couple of strategies you can start using right away to better attend to the details, and offers reflection questions to help you in your learning about designing and facilitating PD. Mentioned in this episode: Free Webinar (January 24, 2024)The PD BookPre-Order Special Offer (past event)Attend a Bright Morning workshop to experience transformational PD! Opportunities for continued learning: Read The PD Book (Elena’s newest book, co-written with Lori Cohen) Attend Artful Design and FacilitationReflection Questions: What are your skills and beliefs around attending to the details? What comes up for you around this? What value do you see in attending to the details? What do you think your skill sets are in this?Recall some moments when you were facilitating PD, and things didn't go the way you wanted them to go. What role did/might details have played in those challenging moments? Follow Elena on Instagram and LinkedIn.Follow Bright Morning on LinkedIn and Instagram (we also have accounts on Facebook and Twitter) Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Learn more: https://www.brightmorningteam.com/membership Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show!
1/22/202420 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

REPLAY Ep 124: When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

There are 20 minutes left in your session, and you have an hour's worth of content. What do you do? Adaptive facilitation is the key to staying calm and skillfully adjusting course when things don’t go according to plan. On today’s episode, Elena brings you along on her adaptive facilitation journey and provides two sets of reflection questions to support you on your own. If you lead teams, groups, or meetings, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. Mentioned in this episode: The PD Book Free workshop with Elena on Facilitation Adaptively if you pre-order The PD Book. (past event)The Art of Coaching Workbook Two sets of reflection questions: What comes up for you when things don’t go according to plan? [Tip: consider multiple examples]What feelings and thoughts come up? What’s the story that you tell? About yourself? About others in the room? When you facilitate a meeting or PD session, how do you gather information in the moment about how the folks are doing that you are there to serve? What you see? What you hear? What you feel? What you intuit? Opportunities for continued learning: Read The PD Book (Elena’s newest book, co-written with Lori Cohen) Attend Artful Design and Facilitation Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
1/15/202418 minutes, 34 seconds
Episode Artwork

REPLAY Ep 123: Powerful Facilitation Starts and Ends With You

If you want to lead transformative learning experiences, you must tend to your own transformation. In this episode, Elena dives into one of the 7 habits that transform professional development: knowing yourself as a facilitator. Mentioned in this episode: Blog post: How I’m Preparing My Leadership Team to LeadThe PD BookTwo sets of reflection questions: What gets under your skin? What are your triggers?What do those triggers have to teach you?How can you attend to your sore spots? Who do you want to be as a facilitator? Why do you want to facilitate it? If you were to watch a video of yourself facilitating, what do you hope you’d see? What do you hope that people who attend the sessions that you facilitate will say about you years later?How do you want to feel in the moment when you're facilitating?Opportunities for continued learning: Read The PD Book (Elena’s newest book, co-written with Lori Cohen) Attend our Artful Design and Facilitation workshopFollow us on LinkedIn and Instagram (we also have accounts on Facebook, Twitter) Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Learn more: https://www.brightmorningteam.com/membership Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show! 
1/8/202416 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

REPLAY: 146: How to Set Yourself Up For a Great Year

Resolutions don’t work for the overwhelming number of people, but we know what does! Today we’re replaying one of the most listened-to episodes in 2023 to help you kick off 2024. In this episode, Elena shares the simple, research-based strategy she used to support her in making 2023 one of the best years yet. Listen in, grab your free resource, and take the first step in making 2024 a great year. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the Podcast  Core Human Needs downloadable resource Art of Coaching WorkbookEpisode 105: Morning RitualsBright Morning InstagramOpportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member Reflection questions: Review the Core Human Needs downloadable resource. Which of these needs feels most satisfied in your life right now? What does that look like and feel like?How do you think your life might be different if these needs were met?Which of these needs do you feel most called to explore? Why are you drawn to that need?How could you begin to explore this need? How could you explore your personal history with this need?Which actions could you take to explore getting the need met? What's one thing you could do today to take one tiny step towards meeting this need?Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram (we also have accounts on Facebook, Twitter) Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Learn more: https://www.brightmorningteam.com/membership Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show! 
1/1/202420 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode Artwork

Replay: The End of Month Routine You Need

Here’s the secret to ending the year feeling fulfilled and accomplished: reflect and adjust along the way. Today we’re replaying a listener favorite episode, The End of Month Routine You Need, in which Elena shares what you can do at the end of each month to help you fulfill your goals and vision for the year. We encourage you to take time over break to establish a new habit that will nourish you all year long! Mentioned on this episode: Elena’s newsletter (sign-up!) Expand your learning with a Bright Morning membership!Episode 105: Morning Rituals that Meet Your Needs (Bright Morning Podcast) Onward: Cultivating Resilience in Educators (book by Elena)Episode 106: What Do You Have to Quit So That You Can Stay? (Bright Morning Podcast) Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources Support us 
12/18/202322 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

REPLAY: Ep 160: The role of "self-care" for educators

This week the Bright Morning Podcast is on break so we’re replaying timely episodes. Today we’re replaying the first episode in a four-part mini-series on cultivating emotional resilience and coaching emotions. In this episode, Elena is sharing four things that will help you coach for resilience and discuss the power of "self-care" for educators (spoiler alert: it's not all bubble baths and trips to the spa). Opportunities for continued learning: Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators The Art of Coaching Emotions workshop Expand your learning with a Bright Morning membership! Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us
12/18/202316 minutes, 27 seconds
Episode Artwork

147: Coaching Resistance: Part 1 - What is Resistance

Dreading some of your potential holiday conversations? If you’re anticipating resistance to your ideas, activities, or beliefs, this is an episode for you! Today we’re replaying the first episode in our 3-part mini-series on coaching resistance.Listen in as Elena shares her 5-step process to eliminate resistance in your coaching conversations (...and really, in any conversation) and be prepared for a much more peaceful holiday season! Mentioned in this episode: Expand your learning with Bright Morning membership!Episode 146: How to ACE Your Coaching Conversations “The Art of Coaching Emotions” workshop Opportunities for continued learning: Attend “The Art of Coaching Emotions” workshop Listen to Episode 87: Coaching Strong Emotions Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
12/11/202339 minutes, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

REPLAY: Preparing for Break

In today’s episode replay, Elena once again becomes the coach in your ear, providing some guidance for how you can think about winter break to ensure it serves you and your needs. Prioritize learning with a Bright Morning membership!Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources Support us 
12/4/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 188: Try It On: Supercharge Your Learning

In this final episode of our Try it On Challenge mini-series, Elena shares the three questions you need to engage in a 10-minute post-coaching conversation reflection that will supercharge your learning. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastAttend The Art of Coaching workshopLeave a review on Apple Podcast  Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ With a Bright Morning Membership, you could practice your non-verbals in community with other learners during our live workshops! Learn more & sign up today.Support us Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.To help make our show more accessible to those who are hearing impaired or have a reading preference, we’d love to offer a full collection of polished podcast transcripts. However, doing so costs money and Bright Morning is a small organization, currently producing this podcast at our own expense. As such, at this time, we offer polished transcripts for episodes included in workshop prework and select series.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show. Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
11/27/20238 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 187: Try It On: Let Your Coachee Lead

In this episode of our Try it On Challenge mini-series, Elena shares the coaching question you need if you’d like to trust the coaching process and more fully center your coachee and let them take the lead in your conversations. She models what this looks like in action, and provides tips for how to navigate the conversation if things turn unproductive.Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastAttend The Art of Coaching workshopLeave a review on Apple Podcast  Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ With a Bright Morning Membership, you could practice your non-verbals in community with other learners during our live workshops! Learn more & sign up today.Support us Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.To help make our show more accessible to those who are hearing impaired or have a reading preference, we’d love to offer a full collection of polished podcast transcripts. However, doing so costs money and Bright Morning is a small organization, currently producing this podcast at our own expense. As such, at this time, we offer polished transcripts for episodes included in workshop prework and select series.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show. Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
11/20/20238 minutes, 27 seconds
Episode Artwork

Thank You for One Million Downloads!

We are popping up on your feed to share some exciting news and a special giveaway that we will run for the next two weeks to thank all of your for helping us hit this milestone.Mentioned on this episode: Special Giveaway *closes on December 1, 2023*Become a Friend of the Podcast  Opportunities for continued learning: Become a Bright Morning Member Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram (we also have accounts on Facebook, Twitter) Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to see the process of Transformational Coaching unfold during live coaching demonstrations by our presenters and the training and practice time you need to transform your skills and impact. Learn more: https://www.brightmorningteam.com/membership Support us by becoming a Friend of the Show! Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.To help make our show more accessible to those who are hearing impaired or have a reading preference, we’d love to offer a full collection of polished podcast transcripts. However, doing so costs money and Bright Morning is a small organization, currently producing this podcast at our own expense. As such, at this time, we offer polished transcripts for episodes included in workshop prework and select series.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show. Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
11/19/20237 minutes, 2 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 186 Try It On - The Power of Silence

In this episode of the Try It On Challenge mini-series, Elena shares about the power of holding silence in a coaching conversation and provides you with the tips you need to do so with confidence. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastAttend The Art of Coaching workshopVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ With a Bright Morning Membership, you could practice your non-verbals in community with other learners during our live workshops! Learn more & sign up today.Support us Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.To help make our show more accessible to those who are hearing impaired or have a reading preference, we’d love to offer a full collection of polished podcast transcripts. However, doing so costs money and Bright Morning is a small organization, currently producing this podcast at our own expense. As such, at this time, we offer polished transcripts for episodes included in workshop prework and select series.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show. Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
11/13/20236 minutes, 10 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 185: Try It On: A Question to Unlock Our Power

In this episode of our Try It On Challenge mini-series Elena shares a question that can support your coachee to make a choice to release a belief that isn’t serving them. Listen in to learn the power of the sentence stem and hear Elena model what this looks like in action. This is an episode you can’t afford to miss. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastAttend The Art of Coaching workshopVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ With a Bright Morning Membership, you could practice your non-verbals in community with other learners during our live workshops! Learn more & sign up today.Support us Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.To help make our show more accessible to those who are hearing impaired or have a reading preference, we’d love to offer a full collection of polished podcast transcripts. However, doing so costs money and Bright Morning is a small organization, currently producing this podcast at our own expense. As such, at this time, we offer polished transcripts for episodes included in workshop prework and select series.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show. Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
11/6/20239 minutes, 33 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 184: Try It On: A Question to Surface Underlying Beliefs

In this mini-episode of the Try if On Challenge, Elena shares a question that will help you and your coachees surface underlying beliefs. You’ll learn when you might want to use this question, what it sounds like in action, and how to be prepared to make the most out of the powerful learning that will result. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastAttend The Art of Coaching workshopVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ A Bright Morning Membership gives you access to our live workshops where presenters demonstrate key coaching moves in real-time and then give you an opportunity to practice! Learn more & sign up today.Support us Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.To help make our show more accessible to those who are hearing impaired or have a reading preference, we’d love to offer a full collection of polished podcast transcripts. However, doing so costs money and Bright Morning is a small organization, currently producing this podcast at our own expense. As such, at this time, we offer polished transcripts for episodes included in workshop prework and select series.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show. Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
10/30/202313 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 183: Try It On: A Confidence Building Sentence Stem

In this Try it On Challenge mini-episode, Elena is sharing one of her favorite questions to ask a coachee. You’ll hear her model it, share how you might modify it, and be prepared to try it on in your coaching practice. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastAttend The Art of Coaching workshopVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you can practice using coaching stems during live role-plays with learners from around the world! Learn more & sign up today.Support us Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.To help make our show more accessible to those who are hearing impaired or have a reading preference, we’d love to offer a full collection of polished podcast transcripts. However, doing so costs money and Bright Morning is a small organization, currently producing this podcast at our own expense. As such, at this time, we offer polished transcripts for episodes included in workshop prework and select series.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show. Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
10/23/20239 minutes, 34 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 182: Try It On: Less Talking, More Impact

In this episode of our current mini-series, the Try It On Challenge, Elena shares what you need to know to reduce the talk time you’re taking up as a coach in your conversations. She also provides a few key sentence stems you’ll want to make sure to keep handy to help your coachee take the lead and reap the benefits of your time together. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastAttend The Art of Coaching workshopVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you get a front-row seat to coaching demonstrations where our presenters illustrate the power of silent pauses during our live workshops! Learn more & sign up today.Support us Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.To help make our show more accessible to those who are hearing impaired or have a reading preference, we’d love to offer a full collection of polished podcast transcripts. However, doing so costs money and Bright Morning is a small organization, currently producing this podcast at our own expense. As such, at this time, we offer polished transcripts for episodes included in workshop prework and select series.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show. Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
10/16/202310 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Episode 181: Try It On: Learn from Your Coachee’s Non-Verbals

This week’s try it on challenge focuses on what you can learn from your client’s non-verbals. Listen in to hear Elena explore the strategy you can use and also model how you might respond in a few more challenging situations. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastAttend The Art of Coaching workshopVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As an All-Inclusive Member with Bright Morning, you can ‘try on’ new coaching practices with unlimited access to our live workshops! Learn more & sign up today. Support us 
10/9/20239 minutes, 51 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep: 180: Try It On: Improve Your Communication with Non-Verbals

Welcome to the “try it on challenge!” This episode kicks off a new mini-series that will provide you with a tool or strategy in each episode guaranteed to improve your coaching. This first episode tells you what you need to know (and try!) related to your non-verbals. Mentioned on this episode: Become a Friend of the Show Attend The Art of Coaching WorkshopBook Study Guide Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ With a Bright Morning Membership, you could practice your non-verbals in community with other learners during our live workshops! Learn more & sign up today.Support us Podcast Transcript and Use:Bright Morning Consulting owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of The Bright Morning Podcast, with all rights reserved. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.We welcome you to download and share the podcast with others for personal use; please acknowledge The Bright Morning Podcast as the source of the material.To help make our show more accessible to those who are hearing impaired or have a reading preference, we’d love to offer a full collection of polished podcast transcripts. However, doing so costs money and Bright Morning is a small organization, currently producing this podcast at our own expense. As such, at this time, we offer polished transcripts for episodes included in workshop prework and select series.If you would like to support the show and enable us to invest additional resources into providing more polished transcripts, you can do so by becoming a Friend of the Show. Episode TranscriptLISTEN WHEREVER YOU FIND PODCASTS – AND BE SURE TO RATE AND REVIEW US!
10/2/20238 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 179: What You Need to Know About Taking Notes During Your Coaching Conversations

What’s the purpose of taking notes in a coaching conversation? What notes should I take? Should I send notes that I take to my coachee? Elena answers these questions and more in this final episode of our beginning-of-the-year mini-series designed with new coaches in mind - but relevant to anyone who engages in coaching. Mentioned in this episode: Become a Friend of the PodcastThe Art of Coaching workshop Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning member, you could refine your note-taking skills in community with learners from around the world during our live workshops! Learn more & sign up today.Support us 
9/25/202318 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 178: How to Prepare for a Coaching Conversation in Five Minutes

Elena shares a minute-by-minute breakdown of how you should spend the five minutes before you walk into a meeting where you will be coaching. These five steps provide you with the greatest potential for that meeting to be transformative for both yourself and your client. Mentioned in this episode: Become a friend of the showAttend The Art of Coaching workshopVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ As a Bright Morning Member, you could continue perfecting your approach to coaching conversations in practice with other Transformational Coaches during our live workshops! Learn more & sign up today.Support us 
9/18/202314 minutes, 17 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 177: How to Set Goals with Your Coachees

In this episode, Elena shares the key to setting impactful goals with your coachees, and the secret to making goal-setting, and accountability, a healthy and productive approach. This is a must-listen episode for every coach, and anyone who is responsible for a coaching program. Mentioned in this episode: Episode 175: How to Introduce Coaching Become a Friend of the PodcastAttend The Art of Coaching workshop The Art of Coaching (book by Elena)The Art of Coaching Workbook (book by Elena)Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ With a Bright Morning Membership, you could learn more about goal-setting and accountability and practice your approach during a live workshop with learners from around the world. Learn more & sign up today.Support us 
9/11/202317 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 176: How to Introduce Yourself as a Coach

In this episode, designed for new coaches at the beginning of the school year, Elena demonstrates how she introduces herself to new coachees and pulls back the curtain on the moves she makes. Opportunities for continued learning: Become a Friend of the PodcastAttend The Art of Coaching workshop Episode 134: Considerations for Starting a Thriving Coaching Program Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ With a Bright Morning membership, you could practice your introductions in community with other learners during our live workshops. Learn more & sign up today.Support us
9/4/20234 minutes, 20 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 175: How to Introduce Coaching to New Clients

In this episode, the third in a series designed to support new coaches in the beginning of the school year, Elena demonstrates how she introduces coaching to new coachees and then pulls back the curtains on the moves she makes. Mentioned in this episode: The Art of Coaching workshop Become a Friend of the Podcast Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ With a Bright Morning membership, you could refine your favorite coaching moves with ongoing access to our live workshops. Learn more & sign up today.Support us 
8/28/202316 minutes, 32 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 174: The Six Elements of Transformational Coaching

Today’s episode is arguably the most important Bright Morning Podcast episode to date. Elena provides the foundational knowledge that you need if you aspire to be a Transformational Coach: the six elements that define her approach to coaching. Mentioned in this episode: Books by ElenaThe Art of CoachingThe Art of Coaching WorkbookThe Art of Coaching TeamsOnward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in EducatorsThe Onward WorkbookCoaching for EquityThe PD Book The Art of Coaching Workshop Elena’s weekly wisdom newsletter Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
8/21/202320 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 173: The Six Most Important Things to Know If You're a New Coach

It’s back-to-school season so we’re kicking off a mini-series that will help new coaches have an excellent start to their coaching practice. In this episode, Elena shares the six most important things to know if you’re a new coach. Veteran coaches, you’ll also benefit from some timely reminders. And those of you who oversee coaches and coaching programs will want to listen in - some of the things new coaches need to know, need to come from you!  Mentioned in this episode: Attend: The Art of Coaching WorkshopRead: The Art of Coaching Workbook Subscribe: Elena’s Weekly Wisdom Newsletter Listen: Episode 134: Considerations for a Thriving Coaching ProgramVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
8/14/202314 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 172: Proactively Mitigating and Responding to Harm in Group Spaces

How do you proactively mitigate harm being done in PD spaces, particularly harm experienced by people who identify with a marginalized identity? How do you respond when harm is done, including in breakout spaces where you might not be present? In today’s episode, Elena answers these two questions and provides you with the guidance you need to ensure you are designing and facilitating safe-ish spaces. Mentioned in this episode: Episode 141: Microaggressions 101Episode 142: Why We Need Affinity SpacesOpportunities for continued learning: Artful Design and Facilitation: Bright Morning workshopThe PD BookVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
8/7/202317 minutes, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 171: Facilitating PD: Post-Event Reflection

The reflection you do after facilitating PD has the ability to transform your approach. In this episode, Elena walks you through the four sets of questions that have proven invaluable to her own practice. Mentioned in this episode: Artful Design and Facilitation workshopThe PD BookBecome a Friend of the ShowVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us
7/31/202316 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 170: Designing PD: Reflection Before the Event

In this first episode of a three-part series on designing and facilitating transformational PD, Elena “pulls back the curtain” and shares how she prepares to facilitate. Listen in for a detailed list of reflection questions that will help you feel confident and grounded as you walk into the next PD or team meeting you are facilitating. Mentioned in this episode: Artful Design and Facilitation workshopBecome a friend of the show Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us
7/24/202316 minutes, 17 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 169: Designing & Facilitating Team Meetings - Part 2

Have you ever led a team meeting that got derailed due to emotional flair-ups?Elena shares the specific prompts she uses in these daunting facilitation moments, and what’s led to the Bright Morning Team no longer facing this common team challenge. Mentioned in this episode: The Art of Coaching TeamsThe PD BookThe Art of Coaching Teams workshop Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
7/17/202317 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 168: Designing & Facilitating Team Meetings: Part 1

In the first of this two-part series, Elena pulls back the “Bright Morning curtain” to give you an insider’s look into how we use purpose to drive our team meetings. From 1:1 check-ins, to monthly presenter team meetings, you’ll get the inside scoop into what we do and why we do it. Mentioned in this episode: The Art of Coaching Teams workshopThe PD Book Coaching for Equity workshop Become a Friend of the PodcastVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
7/10/202311 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 167: Navigating Contagious Negativity

In this final episode of our Hot Topics of Coaching for Equity mini-series Elena shares seven things you can do when you are in a toxic culture, one where there is contagious negativity. Mentioned in this episode: Free Community WebinarsEpisode 68: Take a Confrontational Stance Episode 43: The Spheres of Influence Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us
7/3/202319 minutes, 15 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 166: Can I Coach Here?

“What do you do if you’re coaching in a place where your values are misaligned?” In this episode of our Hot Topics in Coaching for Equity mini-series, Elena takes a coaching stance to help unpack this question and support you in thinking through potential options for taking action. Mentioned in this episode: Free Communinity Webinars The Art of Coaching Teams Coaching for Equity workshopVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
6/26/202315 minutes, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 165: When Someone Is “Too Far Gone” for Coaching

“Is there ever a time when we should consider that someone shouldn't be working with kids…and should we advise supervisors to let them go versus continuing to coach them?” Elena unpacks this question and provides four potential steps to take when you encounter this challenging reality in this episode of our new mini-series: Hot Topics in Coaching for Equity. Mentioned in this episode:Coaching for EquityCoaching for Equity workshop Free community webinars Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us
6/19/202326 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 164: When “Equity” is Prohibited

This is the first of a four-episode Hot Topics in Coaching for Equity mini-series. In this episode, Elena is joined by Bright Morning teammate, Nick Cains. The two discuss how you coach for equity, when even using the word “equity” is prohibited. Elena shares six steps you can take today. Mentioned in this episode: Become a Friend of the Podcast 1619 ProjectOther podcast episodes with Nick: Episode 9Episode 143Episode 148Coaching For Equity workshop The Art of Coaching workshop Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
6/12/202335 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 163: Coaching Conversation: Finding Your Power

How do you support a client who has “lost their mojo?” In this coaching conversation, Elena does so by cultivating self-compassion, engaging with curiosity, and gently challenging assumptions. You will also hear the use of trauma-informed strategies that demonstrate how a coach can support a client through an emotional experience without overstepping into the role of therapist. Listen in for a masterclass on holding space, remaining unattached to outcomes, and trusting the process. Note: This is the second part of the coaching conversation heard in episode 162. If you haven’t already listened to that episode, you’ll want to start there. Mentioned in this episode: The Art of Coaching Emotions workshop The Core Emotions (tool) Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us
6/5/202341 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 162: Coaching Conversation: ACE In Action

Coaching emotions is the key to Transformational Coaching. And our ACE tool is the key to coaching emotions. In today’s episode, Elena utilizes ACE in a coaching conversation. Listen in to hear how an exploration of emotions can unlock some profound realizations, and can be accomplished in 12 minutes!   Mentioned in this episode: ACE framework from Episode 38: How to ACE Your Coaching Conversations The Art of Coaching Emotions workshop The Core Emotions (tool) Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
5/29/202321 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 161- Three Resilience Boosters You Haven’t Heard Before

This is the second episode in our four-part mini-series on coaching for resilience and coaching emotions. In this episode, Elena shares three resilience boosters that are sustaining her right now. Listen in to gain ideas for yourself, and approaches you can take when coaching others. Opportunities for continued learning: Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators The Art of Coaching Emotions workshop Conscious Leadership GroupVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
5/22/202315 minutes, 2 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 160: The Role of "self-care" for Educators

This is the first episode in a four-part mini-series on cultivating emotional resilience and coaching emotions. To kick things off, Elena is sharing the four things you need to know and do if you want to talk about and coach for resilience and discussing the power of “self-care” for educators (spoiler alert: it’s not all bubble baths and trips to the spa). Opportunities for continued learning: Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators The Art of Coaching Emotions workshop Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
5/15/202315 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

REPLAY: Disrupting Racism in Coaching Conversations

“Why don't you disrupt racist behavior more immediately? Our kids needed change yesterday…”  We get asked a version of this question frequently, so today we’re replaying a listener favorite episode from last year where Bright Morning teammate, Nick Cains, joins Elena to explore how we center transformation (and our own humanity) when disrupting racism in our coaching conversations.  Mentioned in this episode: What to Say When You Hear Something Racist (Podcast series + companion guide)Coaching for Equity (book by Elena Aguilar) Coaching for Equity (Bright Morning workshop) Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
5/8/202346 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode Artwork

REPLAY: Why We Need Affinity Spaces

What are racial affinity spaces?Why are racial affinity spaces necessary? How do you respond when people are concerned about there being racial affinity spaces? What should I consider if I want to bring racial affinity spaces to my school or organization? If these are questions you’re curious about, this episode is for you. Mentioned in this episode: Coaching for Equity workshop The PD Book: 7 Habits that Transform Professional Development, by Elena Aguilar and Lori Cohen The Racial Healing Handbook, by Anneliese A. Singh, PhD, LPCOpportunities for continued learning: Attend: Coaching for Equity (Bright Morning workshop)Read: Coaching for Equity (Book by Elena) Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
5/1/202335 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

REPLAY: Microaggressions 101

What is a microaggression? What can you do when you hear, see or experience a microaggression? If these are questions you are curious about, this episode is for you. Mentioned in this episode: Stamped from the Beginning, by Ibram X KendiDr. Chester Pierce Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation, by Dr. Derald Wing SueOpportunities for continued learning: Read Elena’s book, Coaching for Equity Attend our Coaching for Equity workshop Listen to Elena’s What to Say When You Hear Something Racist podcast series and expand your learning with our free listening guide Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
4/24/202335 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ep 154: How to Close Your Coaching Conversations

How our conversations end matters. A lot. In this episode, Elena provides 5 tips that will allow you to close your coaching conversations in a way that elicits positive emotions, allows your coachee to tap into their sense of power, and cultivates resilience.  Mentioned in this episode: The Art of Coaching WorkshopThe Art of Coaching Teams WorkshopOpportunities for continued learning: The Art of Coaching WorkshopVisit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
3/13/202315 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

REPLAY: A Framework for Responding to Racism

Today we’re replaying an essential What to Say When You Hear Something Racist episode in which Elena shares her simple framework for responding to racism and demonstrates how she recently put it into action while antiquing (because unfortunately, racism is everywhere). Mentioned on this episode: The Conscious Competence Ladder: Understanding the Learning Journey (Free tool) The 3 Ps framework:PurposePowerPossibility Listen to the What to Say When You Hear Something Racist podcast series and expand your learning with our free listening guide Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources Support us 
2/27/202326 minutes, 1 second
Episode Artwork

REPLAY: The Role of Your Identity in Responding to Racism

Today we’re replaying the first episode of our, “What to Say When You Hear Something Racist” series. In this inaugural episode, Elena shares the first step you must take if you want to skillfully respond to racism: deepening your understanding of your own identity. When you know yourself, you'll be able to better understand when you are inclined to step up and take action, or when you might be tempted to step away from something challenging. If you understand your identity experiences, you'll have heightened awareness of your own privilege and responsibility.The concepts and tools referenced in this episode appear throughout this series, so listen in and then keep going! Mentioned on this episode: How to Understand Race, Racism, and White Supremacy (Chapter 3, Coaching for Equity)Exploring Identity Markers (Page 16-19, Art of Coaching Workbook) Listen to the What to Say When You Hear Something Racist podcast series and expand your learning with our free listening guide Continue your learning: Read Coaching for Equity (book by Elena)Take part in a Coaching for Equity Book ClubAttend Coaching for Equity 101 (virtual workshop)Attend Coaching for Equity Masterclass (virtual workshop) Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources Support us 
2/20/202328 minutes, 42 seconds
Episode Artwork

EP 131: Quarterly Wisdom: Journey into Wanderland (Replay)

It’s the final week of our podcast summer break and we’re bringing you a replay episode that will help you incorporate an energizing practice that will support you in connecting in meaningful ways with people, places and yourself. This episode was originally aired in the frenzy of the back-to-school season to help you step away from the checklists and make space for the pursuits that fill you up. We hope revisiting this idea in summer time will provide a little more time to wander and explore.  Mentioned on this episode: Brainpickings.org  Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources Support us 
7/25/202219 minutes, 59 seconds
Episode Artwork

What to Say: An Invitation for You - Get Your Questions Answered

The last episode of our limited series, What to Say When You Hear Something Racist, wrapped up last week and today Elena is back with an invitation for listeners: get all of your What to Say When… questions answered! Mentioned on this episode: Submit your questions here (https://bit.ly/WTSWquestions)  Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://brightmorningteam.com/newsletter/ Support us 
4/4/20222 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

The End of Month Routine You Need

Here’s the secret to ending the year feeling fulfilled and accomplished: reflect and adjust along the way. If you’ve set a goal or an intention for this year, or if you’ve identified a word to guide you, then you don’t want to miss this episode. Today, as we continue our January series designed to set you up to have a fantastic year, Elena shares the end of month routine you need to help you fulfill those visions. Mentioned on this episode: Elena’s newsletter (sign-up!) Episode 105: Morning Rituals that Meet Your Needs (Bright Morning Podcast) Onward: Cultivating Resilience in Educators (book by Elena)Episode 106: What Do You Have to Quit So That You Can Stay? (Bright Morning Podcast) Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources Support us 
1/31/202221 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

Morning Routines for Educators

Are you starting the day in a way that serves you and sets you up to have your needs met? How you spend the first part of your day sets the tone for the day. And how you spend your day is how you spend your life. If you want to take a more intentional approach to 2022, start with your morning routine. In today’s episode, Elena pulls back the curtain on why routines matter, considerations for creating a routine that will best meet your needs, and shares about how she starts her own days. If you’re ready to turn off auto-pilot or say goodbye to frantic and frazzled, start here. Mentioned on this episode: Elena’s personal Instagram account Nonviolent communication list of needs 10% Happier AppInsight TimerThe Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources 
1/10/202224 minutes, 23 seconds
Episode Artwork

Kute Blackson

What if your identity is a prison? This is one of several questions Elena explores with her guest, author Kute Blackson. Kute’s most recent book, The Magic of Surrender: Finding the Courage to Let Goaims to help readers harness the power of relinquishing control to discover more purpose and meaning in their lives. Listen in to hear more about Kute’s fascinating path to finding his calling and hear concrete ways you can work to uncondition yourself to hear your truth. Mentioned on this episode: The Magic of Surrender: Finding the Courage to Let Go (Kute’s book)Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources  Support us 
12/27/202142 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

Repeat: How to Feel Better: Make and Create

Would you benefit from an infusion of energy, healing and joy? That is what we’re hoping to provide you with today’s episode - a replay of one of our favorite How to Feel Better resilience strategies: make and create.This topic feels very timely as many of us head into a break where we (hopefully!) have a little more space to slow down and get in touch with our needs. More time to find some spaciousness, and perhaps some healing. If you like this episode, consider checking out our full (and free!) How to Feel Better program. Enjoy! Mentioned on this episode: Bright Morning Episode 18: Art, Memory and Healing with Indrina Allegra How to Feel Better (Free, self-directed learning series)Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources Support us 
12/20/202111 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

First 5 Minutes-Tell me about a challenging moment

How do you kindle a sense of power and agency in your coachee when they are feeling deflated or overwhelmed?  In this third episode of our special four-part First 5 Minutes series, Elena will walk you through how to do just that with one question that opens up your next coaching conversation. In addition to providing you with a new question each week, Elena also walks through how to introduce this new type of question, models what that might look like, pulls back the curtain on why this question works and shares some wisdom on how to artfully put this into action. This episode is for you if: Your coachees are feeling powerless or deflated You’d like to learn a new way to open your coaching conversations You like concrete coaching tools! Opportunities for continued learning: The Art of Coaching (Book)The Art of Coaching 101 (Workshop)The Art of Coaching Emotions (Online course) Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources  Support us 
10/25/202110 minutes, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

First 5 Minutes: Tell Me About a Place…

Today’s episode is the first in our special four-part First 5 Minutes series. These short episodes will provide you with all you need to know to incorporate one resilience-boosting question to use in your conversations.In addition to providing you with a new question each week, Elena also walks through how to introduce this new type of question, models what that might look like, pulls back the curtain on why this question works and shares some wisdom on how to artfully put this into action. This episode is for you if: Your coachees are drained and/or overwhelmed and working from limited resilience reserves You’d like to learn a new way to open your coaching conversations You like concrete coaching tools! Opportunities for continued learning: The Art of Coaching (Book)The Art of Coaching 101 (Workshop)The Art of Coaching Emotions (Online course) 12 Ways to Boost Resilience in New Teachers (Blog post) Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources Support us 
10/11/202114 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

First 5 Minutes Series Trailer

10/10/20214 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

How to ACE Your Coaching Conversations

This week we are replaying an earlier coaching tools episode where Elena provides an overview of the ACE framework, one of the core strategies for coaching resilience. The ACE framework is one that has been utilized in many of the coaching conversations episodes, including one we will be replaying next week: Virtual Reality: Confronting Self Doubt.  This episode is for you if: You have questions about coaching emotionsYou would like to support your clients in growing their resilience You would benefit from a framework for processing your own experience and growing your resilience Mentioned in this episode: Cultivating Resilience Intensive (learning opportunity)The Core Emotions (tool) Onward (book) The Art of Coaching (book)The Art of Coaching Workbook (book)Bright Morning Memberships (learning opportunity) Visit https://brightmorningteam.com/podcasts/ for links to everything we mention on the show.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramReceive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources Support us 
9/13/202137 minutes, 27 seconds
Episode Artwork

Addressing Race-based Opportunity Gaps

On today’s episode Elena coaches an instructional coach who works at a school that is the top performing high school in the state where despite their considerable success, students of color are being underserved. While this reality is known and discussed at the district and school-wide level, disparities are not being addressed at the individual classroom level. Elena’s coachee wants to change that and asked to be coached to figure out what is holding her back and how to consistently coach with an equity lens. Together the two discuss 7 foundational steps to take to begin building her foundation for coaching for equity. This episode is for you if: You want to coach for equityYou struggle to center equity in your coaching conversationsYou are supporting others who want to center equity in their work Opportunities for continued learning: Coaching for Equity 101 (workshop)Coaching for Equity Masterclass (workshop)Coaching for Equity(book)5 Reasons Why People Don’t Want to Change Their Beliefs (blog post)Secrets to Equity Work: How to Coach Beliefs (blog post) Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram Receive weekly wisdom and tools from Elena delivered to your inbox! Sign up at https://subscriber.brightmorningteam.com/resources  Support us 
8/30/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

Unpacking: Creating Boundaries with Cultural Humility

This is a different type of episode, one where we unpack a coaching conversation. If you listened in on Monday, you know Elena coached a white leader around working across lines of racial difference, specifically around where to draw a line in cross-racial relationships when behavior has become problematic. It is possible to create boundaries with cultural competence and humility, yet too often that doesn’t happen. Oftentimes the approach skews to dominance or things running amok. Both of these are failures of leadership. In this episode, Elena and her Bright Morning teammate LesLee Bickford dive into the challenge of white leaders striving to work against white supremacy culture while still providing the leadership needed to run healthy teams where everyone is able to thrive. Listen in to explore what matters most in these complex and critical situations and hear an example of what it might sound like to open up the conversation with your teammate when you are expressing your concerns. Full show notes, including everything mentioned on the show can be found here.Sign-up for Elena’s Newsletter and Exclusive Resources (sign up!) Mentioned in This Episode | Newsletter and Exclusive Resources (sign up!) The Art of Coaching Teams (book by Elena)Continued Learning Coaching for Equity 101: July 21-22, 2021Coaching for Equity Masterclass: June 22-24, 2021The Art of Coaching Teams 101 Workshop: June 30, 2021
6/9/202132 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

Where Do You Draw a Line?

This is a coaching episode. Today Elena coaches a school leader, who identifies as white, as she considers how she wants to lead through ongoing interracial conflict with one of her team members. This conversation illuminates many pressing questions for conversation, including when you draw a line between creating space for people to speak their truth and enabling a toxic work environment.This episode is for you if: You are interested in exploring issues of race, equity and working across lines of racial difference You benefit from observing and analyzing coaching conversations to grow your own coaching toolkit  Mentioned in this Episode:Newsletter and Exclusive Resources (sign up!) The Art of Coaching Teams (book by Elena)The Art of Coaching Workbook (book by Elena)Indicators of Trust in Schools (tool from The Art of Coaching Teams)  Onward Book Club InstagramTwitterLinkedIn Continued Learning:Coaching for Equity 101: July 21-22, 2021Coaching for Equity Masterclass: June 22-24, 2021The Art of Coaching Teams 101 Workshop: June 30, 2021
6/7/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

Taking a Confrontational Stance

This is a coaching tool episode. Today Elena takes you behind the scenes to explore how and why she uses the confrontational stance in her coaching conversations. This stance was used repeatedly in episode 67, so we suggest listening in to that coaching conversation if you haven’t already. This episode is for you if: You could benefit from a quick primer on the difference between facilitative and directive coaching  You’re curious about the 5 things taking a confrontational stance can accomplish You want to hear more about what goes into being successful when utilizing the confrontational stance Click here for show notes, including everything mentioned in the episode. Become a Friend of the Podcast. Mentioned in This EpisodeFriends of the Podcast The Art of Coaching The Art of Coaching Workbook The Coaching Stance Activity (download) Bright Morning Memberships 
5/3/202115 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

Special Announcement - Season 3

4/25/20212 minutes, 33 seconds
Episode Artwork

Feel Better: Connect with Others

In this mini-episode Elena walks you through the fourth and final Feel Better exercise in the How to Feel Better Week 2 Program Guide: “Connect with Others" as we close out week 2 in the four week program. Sign-up for the (free!) How to Feel Better 4-week program
4/9/202110 minutes, 34 seconds
Episode Artwork

Feel Better: Resilience Infusion: Cultivate Perspective

In this mini-episode Elena walks you through the third Feel Better exercise in the How to Feel Better Week 2 Program Guide: “Cultivate Perspective" as we journey through week 2 in the four week program. Sign-up for the (free!) How to Feel Better 4-week program
4/8/202115 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

Feel Better: Reflect on Last Year

In this mini-episode Elena walks you through the second Feel Better exercise in the How to Feel Better Week 2 Program Guide: “Reflect on Last Year" as we journey through week 2 in the four week program. Sign-up for the (free!) How to Feel Better 4-week program
4/7/20218 minutes, 15 seconds
Episode Artwork

Feel Better: Have Your Emotions to Tea

In this mini-episode Elena walks you through the first Feel Better exercise in the How to Feel Better Week 2 Program Guide: “Have Your Emotions to Tea" as we embark on week 2 in the four week program. 
4/6/202112 minutes, 34 seconds
Episode Artwork

Feel Better: Resilience Infusion: Energy Check-In

In this mini-episode Elena walks you through the forth Feel Better exercise in the How to Feel Better Week 1 Program Guide: the “Energy Check-In." Listen in to learn more and celebrate your growth over the first week of the four week program! Full show notes, including everything mentioned in the episode, can be found here. Sign-up for the (free!) Feel Better program here. 
4/2/202111 minutes
Episode Artwork

Feel Better: How Do You Want to Feel?

In this mini-episode Elena walks you through the third Feel Better exercise in the How to Feel Better Week 1 Program Guide: the “What do I Want to Feel” checklist.Full show notes, including everything mentioned in the episode, can be found here. Sign-up for the (free!) Feel Better program here. 
4/1/20217 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

Feel Better: Name Those Feelings

In this mini-episode Elena walks you through the second Feel Better exercise in the How to Feel Better Week 1 Program Guide: the “Name Those Feelings!” and the corresponding Core Emotions tool.Full show notes, including everything mentioned in the episode, can be found here. Sign-up for the (free!) Feel Better program here. 
3/31/202110 minutes, 5 seconds
Episode Artwork

Feel Better: How am I feeling?

In this mini-episode Elena walks you through the first Feel Better exercise in the How to Feel Better Week 1 Program Guide: the “How am I Feeling?” temperature check. Full show notes, including everything mentioned in the episode, can be found here. Sign-up for the (free!) Feel Better program here. 
3/30/20218 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Feel Better Step 1: Look

In today’s episode, Elena officially kicks off her free How to Feel Better 4-week program. Here’s a spoiler: the first step of how to feel better is that you need to feel. Many of us have been taught to “manage” or “control” our emotions. In the workplace we have learned that emotions are unprofessional and have no place. In this episode, Elena exposes the historical context that has led to this detachment from our emotions and the wisdom of our body. She provides the first step to reconnect with our emotions on the pathway to healing and feeling better. This episode is for you if: You’re ready to take one step today to stand against oppressionYou’d like a sneak peek into one of the four(!) books Elena is writing right now You’re ready to feel better Click here for full show notes and everything mentioned in the episode. Sign-up for the (free!) Feel Better program. Mentioned in This EpisodeFeel Better (Free 4-Week Program): Sign-up to get all resources Elena mentioned in today and will be sharing in the upcoming daily episodes.
3/29/202136 minutes, 27 seconds
Episode Artwork

Feel Better Program Starts on Monday!

3/26/20211 minute, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

Honoring Your Creativity with Rebecca Ume Crook

This week is a grab bag episode and Elena is joined by Rebecca Ume Crook and the two explore how to honor your creativity and also your call to be of service in the world.This episode is for you if: You’re looking for ways to create more beauty in your life.You want to explore how the act of creation can fuel both your spirit and your daily work.  You’re curious to learn new ways to connect with your creative energy and build your own creative ritual. Find full show notes, including everything mentioned on the show here.Mentioned in This Episode:Rebecca’s InstagramThe Art of GatheringMorning PagesThe Hunt for the WilderpeopleFlow Ministry for the FutureOctavia’s BroodCasteThe Beauty of What RemainsLusterCoaching for Equity MasterclassFriends of the Show - support Elena’s work! Coaching for Equity - leave a review! 
3/7/202147 minutes, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Transformative Power of Food Co-hosted by Chiara Kupiec [A Grab Bag Episode]

Has a meal ever changed your life? Do you have food traditions that have shaped who you are? Has the sense of taste opened your eyes to a culture in a way that has transformed your understanding of another people? In this week’s grab bag episode Elena is joined by co-host Chiara Kupiec and the two explore meals that expanded their cultural horizons and opened them up to learning about others in ways that transcended language or shared history. This episode is for you if: You want to hear more about how food carries culture, tells stories, connects us to ancestors and place and history. Food is your love language and you delight in hearing others talk about meals that transformed their relationships. You want to listen in on a conversation between friends filled with warmth and doses of hope for memories to come.  Find full show notes, including everything mentioned here. 
2/1/202158 minutes, 32 seconds
Episode Artwork

Quarterly Wisdom - A Word for the Year

Welcome to Season 2 of the Bright Morning podcast! In this “Quarterly Wisdom Episode,” Elena shares the word that she hopes will encapsulate her hopes, vision and values for 2021, and the mantra that she’ll use to guide her behavior. She also shares what her 2020 word was and how she wrestled with it. This episode is for you if:You’re thinking about what the start of a new year means to you, and you’re wanting to set goals, intentions or commitments.You ache to feel more grounded in your core values and you want to live those values. You’re looking for ways to continue engaging clients or anyone in further reflection on their values.
1/4/202123 minutes, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Heartbreak of Parenting in a White Supremacist Culture with Helen Truong

In this episode, Elena brings her coaching skills to an intimate conversation with Bright Morning teammate Helen Park Truong. This conversation addresses both experiencing heartbreak and finding a path to empowerment while parenting in a white supremacist culture. Tune in to hear Elena pull back the curtain on her coaching moves and demonstrate how Transformational Coaching is an approach to apply in any and all conversations where we are striving to deepen our connections, grow our resilience and lead with our values. 
10/19/20201 hour, 25 minutes