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On Management #36, P.S.

Following up on Issue #36, Always Be Coaching
The word "heroine" on the side of a ship, cropped from a black and white image (credit at link), old-school font
Heroine* by James Morley, public domain

I’m continuing my experiment with artist Jason Li:  after I publish a free newsletter, Jason creates an illustration.

Then, I share it in a post-script issue, like this one.

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to new readers.  And gratitude to all:  thank you for inviting me to your in-box.

My hypothesis

Thank you, Jason for your illustration for Always Be Coaching: On Management #36.

(Yes, some coaches are also therapists.  Best practice:  all parties have perfect clarity — from the outset, and at all times — on whether on whether a paid professional is practicing therapy, or coaching.)

In Issue #36, I opined on some of what’s at risk when organizations outsource employee coaching to (so-far) unproven platforms.

  • The Tattle Phone.  Hilarity predictably ensues after This American Life contributor David Kestenbaum persuades parents and teachers at his kid’s preschool to let him to install a hotline so that kids can tattle.

    Kestenbaum’s brief (fun!) piece illustrates what happens when problems are reported to disinterested parties.  

    Spoiler alert:  it involves trust.

And, on the Heroine’s Journey:

I’m super-excited about On Management #37, which goes out in a few weeks.  Working title:  “Minimum Viable Passion.”

Thank you so much for reading.

Anne Libby


Becky Hammon was born to coach.  So was Catana Starks.