Reboot Podcast Episode Wisdom for Work #18 – Is Coaching Right for You? – with Dan Putt & Andy Crissinger

The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.


Dan Putt

Dan Putt

Reboot Co-founder

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Andy Crissinger

Andy Crissinger

Director of Coaching

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Episode Description

A common question we get asked at Reboot is: How do I know if coaching is right for me? 

In this episode, Reboot Coaches Dan Putt and Andy Crissinger delve into the world of coaching and its transformative impact on personal and professional growth. They shed light on what coaching entails, debunking common misconceptions and highlighting the importance of introspection and self-inquiry. Whether you are considering coaching for yourself or simply curious about the coaching process, this episode is sure to provide valuable insights.

For more about Reboot Coaching, and what coaching is and isn’t, check out our Introduction to Coaching.

Show Highlights

Memorable Quotes:

“How am I complicit in creating the conditions I say I don’t want? How might I be holding myself back, my team back? How might I be thriving and what would I like?” – Dan Putt

“I believe the most lasting high-impact changes that can occur in our own personal growth and our own professional growth, start from looking within. Lasting changes occur when we look within when we better understand ourselves, when we better understand what makes us go, what holds us back, and what really matters to us. And when we make choices, when we take action from a better understanding of ourselves, it’s way more impactful, it’s way more powerful.” – Dan Putt

“Some examples of things that commonly show up in the requests for coaching…people come in and they express just feeling alone and alone in their leadership journey, not having someone to talk to, particularly in the CEO position, this is common, but it’s also common generally in leadership positions.” – Dan Putt

“Transitions are really common theme that we see in our coaching work. And often people will feel, feel like they need to reach out for help at a point where they feel lost in the transition or they feel scared of the upcoming transition. And again, the transition itself may not even be visible from the outside, but the felt experience of it is pretty profound for folks.” – Dan Putt

“We see potential clients who the organization has shifted in a way that is asking something more or different from them than they’ve ever done before. And so there’s this question of what needs to be let go of, what needs to be added, because it’s just brand new terrain.” – Andy Crissinger