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The Story of Us: Meet Anna from Bon Education

Anna Batchelder is the co-founder and CEO of Bon Education. She started the learning and development company in 2009 in Dubai after living, working and traveling throughout North America, Asia and the Middle East. Anna is a regular contributor to The Learning Journey blog. What is your role at Bon Education? I am CEO (Chief [...]

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Featured Learning Tool: Powerful Questions

The room was packed with about 200 university students. A few were listening attentively to my team’s presentation about emergency protocol while living overseas, but many were staring at phone screens, doodling on notebooks, whispering to each other…clearly not paying attention. “But this is really important information to know!” I thought, frustrated with how disinterested [...]

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The Art of Self-Coaching

My 2016 To Do List (“Resolutions”) _ Get in peak shape. Contact personal trainer. _ Cement life and relationship goals. Contact life coach. _ Identify annual business goals. Contact business mentor. _ Identify personal professional SMART goals. Ditto. _ Eat more sensibly. Contact nutrition expert (my mother). With “new year’s resolutions” being the hot topic [...]

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Becoming a Tiger at Any Age: Two Minutes with Coach and Trainer Cindy van de Kreke-Freens of Authenticity

When you hear the word “coach,” sports probably come to mind. Coaches guide teams through practice sessions, perfecting techniques so that players are ready for competition. However, there’s another kind of coach out there. Personal and professional coaches work with clients to help them through life decisions and challenges. They don’t necessarily give answers, but [...]

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Featured Learning Tool: Improve Teamwork with a Designed Alliance

It was the moment of truth. The professor was randomly assigning teams for the group projects in my graduate school class. Group projects are pretty standard; sometimes you luck out and get a great team that clicks, while other times working together is harder than the project itself. This particular group was one of the [...]

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The Story of Us: Meet Noha from Bon Education

Noha Mahdi is a core member of the Bon Education team. She has worked with Bon beginning in summer 2013 when she was the director of Tech Quest (a STEM camp for Emirati youth) in Abu Dhabi (read an interview with the directors in this blog post). Since then, she has assisted with a variety [...]

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Teaching at the Energetic Level (Step 1: Notice the Energy)

I spend a lot of time with yogis, dancers and coaches, and a topic that frequently comes up in our conversations is energy. “Is your practice sustaining your energy or depleting it?” is a topic Yogi Sienna Sherman delves into in this powerful YogaGlo practice. “Dance the energy of chaos!” is a statement I regularly [...]

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Learning From Your Inner Monologue

The way I speak to myself in my head has a profound influence on… The way you speak to yourself in your head has a profound influence on… The way everyone speaks to themselves has a profound influence on… EVERYTHING! Pay attention to your inner monologue. What do you say to yourself throughout the day? [...]

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Learning That Sticks

As I come to the end of my 3-year professional coaching certification program journey, my supervisor left me with a final parting piece of advice, “Really see your clients…And, give them an experience when they work with you! This will create impressions that last a lifetime.” Ah…So true! So, what does this advice really mean [...]

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Knowledge Management for SMEs: Workplace Observations and Coaching

As their companies grow and mature, small business owners learn that people come and people go. That is the nature of business and life, especially in a transient city such as Dubai. With this natural ebb and flow of people in and out of positions and companies, how do you make sure to preserve and [...]

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