Ep 73. Laine Joelson Cohen: The Coaching Advantage - Work and Life with Stew Friedman

Laine Joelson Cohen is Director of Leadership and Executive Development at Citigroup. Leading teams has been the cornerstone of her career. After 20 years working in diverse HR roles, Laine decided to follow her passion for coaching and developing people and became Citi’s North America Director of Leadership, Executive and Professional Development. Laine was recently named to Marshall Goldsmith “100 Coaches” group. She believes leadership happens in small, everyday moments and that each of us has the potential to exhibit leadership by being mindful of these opportunities and making deliberate choices. She holds an M.B.A. in Human Resources Management from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. Stew and Laine talk about how to effectively coach others, how to be coached well, how to provide useful feedback, and the importance of networking in a way that doesn’t feel icky. They discuss the difficulties people have in developing these skills and Laine offers practical tips for overcoming these challenges to improve performance in all parts of your life.
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