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Coaching in the Clear is committed to helping you learn about coaching. Coaching is more popular than ever, and we believe that sharing in-depth, personal conversations about coaching experiences is the best way for you to learn whether coaching is for you, and how you can get the most out of your coaching practice. We are interested in how people use coaching to unleash their potential while creating market-leading, big change businesses.

Jeff Hunter on The Knowledge Project: Embracing Confusion

Jeff is obsessed with what drives and unleashes human potential. In this episode, he teaches us how to rewrite the damaging narratives holding us back, how to give and receive helpful feedback, how to improve critical thinking skills, and so much more.

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Dave and Jeff talk about the education, community and tools that help people build successful and fulfilling careers.

Dave is an architect by training and a serial entrepreneur by compulsion. He founded Case, a successful building information and technology consultancy. He then sold Case to WeWork and took on the role of chief growth officer there, where he was a key driver of their meteoric growth. In his latest venture, Dave identified that he wanted to make things better for the people who actually build companies: the employees. That drive led Dave to found Teal.

Renee and Jeff talk about the responsibilities facing a coach, fear of the unknown, and sitting with discomfort.

Renee illustrates a parallel between climbing and leadership: “I don't think that you really know unless you try and you have to be okay with falling, in climbing and in a work scenario. When you're leading a team or helping someone get through something, I think you have to be okay being uncomfortable. You don't always know where you're going, you may know where you want to end up, but you don't necessarily know how to get there. So I think it's really all about being uncomfortable. That balance is achieved by testing things out and potentially falling. But when you break through, it's the craziest, most awesome feeling in the world.”

Eric and Jeff talk about hiring great talent, honing your craft, helping others unlock the context they can succeed in, and contextualizing intuition.

Eric is the founder and CEO of Capsule, the pharmacy of the future. Over the last five years, he and his team have built Capsule into a multi-city, multi-pharmacy platform across the United States.

George tells Jeff about staying humble in the face of success, how he's learned from his many mistakes, and his experience of growing up in the former USSR.

In 2007, George co-founded Curb, which invented the use of mobile devices for booking and paying for ground travel. Before his business career, George helped start a think tank in his native Georgia, ran an election campaign there, and worked at a think tank in Washington DC. George was the first student from the Soviet Union to attend a US prep school independent of sponsorship from Soviet authorities.

Jess and Jeff talk about the emotional toll of seeking self-awareness, remaining goal-oriented, and how defining expectations can make all the difference.

Jess is President and COO at Andela, a company that builds distributed engineering teams with Africa’s most talented software developers. Jess is an experienced entrepreneurial executive who builds and runs high-growth businesses. Prior to joining Andela, Jess held executive roles at Axiom Law and Gerson Lehrman Group.

Jim and Jeff talk about learning for learning’s sake, turning the goal into the process rather than the outcome, and how hearing someone’s story can unlock your ability to to understand their perspective.

Jim reflects, “As a leader, and being fortunate and privileged to be in a position to lead an organization, it's incumbent upon that leader to create the space for everyone to thrive. And to recognize when and if there are systems in place, structures in place, that need to be broken down to create opportunity for everyone.”

Kerry and Jeff talk about inspiring individuals and aligning loyalty to an organization's purpose, recognizing when different coaching styles are necessary to bring out the best in people, and how focusing on someone’s blind spots can be the best approach for increasing effectiveness.

Kerry held leadership positions at Amazon, Microsoft, and Bridgewater, and now manages Oscar Health’s entire HR and Talent function across the company’s offices in New York, Tempe, Los Angeles, and Dallas.

Neil and Jeff talk about accepting shortcomings and leaning into strengths, catching frustrations at the root of the logical fallacy, how safety plays into acceptance, and discovering capabilities that the perfectionist in us wants to hide.

Neil is the Co-Founder and CSO of Casper, one of the most popular mattress manufacturers in the US. He reflects, “it’s a little bit hard to accept because as a perfectionist, I want to be right or successful a hundred percent of the time. But if you don't engage in the failures, you never learn. You never get better. And so you can never realize your vision unless you're continuously doing that, engaging in the failures.”

Chloe and Jeff talk about the value of empathy in the workplace, and using self-skepticism to catch personal blind spots in a leadership role.

Chloe has 20 years of experience in designing, scaling, and leading strategies in corporate social impact, philanthropy, and diversity and inclusion. At Compass she launched the firm’s first social impact and diversity programs, engaging 2,500 employees and 15,000 real estate agents.
She says, “grounding in my values and principles again and again, every day, means that my feet are planted solidly and it allows me to make better decisions. And what I always say to leaders, when it comes to diversity and inclusion is, it's a lens you apply to every single thing you do.”

Christina and Jeff discuss seeking out inherent blind spots in the corporate world. Christina shares lessons she’s learned from her personal experiences as a founder and activist, and ways that we can invest in people and handle growth, both personally and as a nation.

Christina is the Co-Founder of Andela, which scales high-performing engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. In her early career, Christina built education and employment programs in China, the Middle East, East Africa, and in her home state of Georgia. She's received alumni awards from UGA and Tufts, and business awards from the New York Business Journal, Business Insider, and Crain's New York.

In the inaugural episode of Coaching In the Clear, Jameel talks to Jeff about addressing systemic racial injustice, takes us inside the world of working with icons, and shares his perspective on how coaching unleashes potential.

Jameel has been a force in the world of fashion and brand management for over 20 years. He has worked with some of the biggest icons in pop and hip hop culture, helping them build successful businesses before co-founding his current venture, Rightful Place. Rightful Place scripts narratives for brands and personalities so that they can achieve their full potential.

Jeff Hunter on The Work: Leveraging the Potential of Talent

Jeff helps us understand how to build great organizations by leveraging the potential of talent. He talks about the human experience at work and what’s needed to fix it. We talk about coaching, leadership, culture and more.