Saturday Morning Coaching

Thrive in Uncertain Times with Saturday Morning coaching on WTIC1080, Connecticut's #1 Newstalk radio station. Join Coach Davis and explore how you apply the 5-point model designed to get you into action. Someone is going to be very successful today...why not you? Get the model at and click the Starpower tab.
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May 20, 2017

Yesterday was CBIA’s (CT Business and Industry Association) annual Safety Conference.  Phil Montgomery and team hosted a wonderful event.  What continues to impress me when I am with the safety community is that the people are motivated by mission, not personal gain.  Just after weather and sports we are going to pause for a moment of self-reflection to assess OUR motivation and if we convey a trustworthy attitude.  Coming up… an important STARPOWER moment on WTIC your coaching connection.

May 6, 2017

Oh, Ray, it’s good to be here today.  These are important times together with everyone when we can focus on how to be more effective in our lives, at home and at work.  Saturday Morning STARPOWER Coaching is soon to begin…a cautionary tale of caustic speech, fear mongering and a quest for power.  Are you up for today’s coaching session?  Be here after weather and sports to find out, right here on WTIC your coaching connection.

Mar 18, 2017

Ray, did you notice we had a storm this week?  Not only did we get snow, we got wind…lots of wind;  blizzard-like wind.  Wind is important.  Remember hearing about Biosphere 2 back in the early 90’s?  It was a self-contained ecosystem.  Interesting observation with the trees they grew;  while they grew faster than their counterparts outside, they were not as robust in strength and roots and tended to fall under their own weight.  Why?  No wind.  Be back after weather and sports as we explore the importance of wind in our lives here at WTIC your coaching connection.

Mar 7, 2017

Dr. Annette and I just led a workshop with senior management on becoming a Conflict Competent Team.  Good group of people, all very experienced, but conflict…dealing with differences…was keeping them from solving problems and this was slowing down critical tasks.  It became very apparent to me in the workshop that a group’s ability to deal with conflict is a critical skill set.  Want to be more effective at work; in your family?  Be here after weather and sports as we explore “The curse of conflict,” right here at WTIC your Coaching Connection.

Feb 4, 2017

Superbowl 51 weekend and competition is in the air.  Competition is great when focused on your competitors…but what happens when it is focused inside your team?  Today we take a deeper dive into our last session on being positive in 2017.  Research out of the University of Florida shows that rudeness is contagious, like a cold.  What?  My behaviors are important?  You bet.  Today we look at a “Tale of two Bosses.”  Be here after weather and SuperSports on WTIC1080 your Coaching Connection.

Jan 21, 2017

2017 is off and running and the scramble has begun.  As 2016 reached fever pitch I got so tired of negative talk I was tuning out.  I was tired of being told how bad I was, how awful my life was, that my views were wrong that my existence was wrong.  Having been in the world of organizational development for my career, this is a bad foundation for change.  Today we look at the work of David Cooperrider and Appreciative Inquiry.  Today we learn how to focus on the positive.  Today it’s 3-for-Me!  Get today’s handout at and be back after weather and sports at WTIC1080 your Coaching Connection.

Dec 2, 2016

Saturday Morning Coaching is back!  Today the fifth element in our exploration of 5-to-Thrive will be revealed.  Without it, your pursuit of possibilities will wither.  In a world of surplus talent you will blend right in.  The missing ingredient for your growth is...going to be today's topic right after weather and sports.

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Dec 2, 2016

How full of a life do you want to live, and for how long?  Today’s STARPOWER coaching explores “becoming more than I believe I can be.”  Get the “5-to-Thrive” handout at ( 5-to-Thrive Handout ) and meet me right here after weather and sports. 

Dec 2, 2016

Quit before you start and save the pain of trying. Let’s master the lower limits of our thinking so that we become disempowered and let other people succeed.  What’s Coach got in store for you today?  Get our “5-to-Thrive” handout at ( 5-to-Thrive Handout ) and be ready to work right here after weather and sports. 



Dec 2, 2016

The world is ready to meet you!  Will it be the new and improved you, or the old and boring you?  If you want new doors opening for you this year, be it relationship or professional, maybe the same old you will only get the same old results.  Coach has the strategy ready to share with you right after weather and sports.  Want today’s handout?  Get it at

Dec 2, 2016

It is time to get lean and mean for the new year!  I met two kinds of people this week:  the over-worked and the out-of-work.  Both are stressed, both are depressed…it’s just the paycheck that differs.  It is time to stand out from the crowd and own this year!  Two handouts are waiting for you at  Get ‘em, get ready and get back here after weather and sports.

Dec 1, 2016

The holidays can be a wonderful time of anticipation and gifts.  You have already received an amazing gift, and everyone listening has one.  This gift can change your life if you know how to operate it.  Want a head start?  Print off today’s handout at and be ready right after weather and sports.

Nov 19, 2016

Make yourself indispensible at work and home by improving the quality of your thinking.  Give yourself an edge by becoming a critical thinker.  When everyone else is falling apart in the despair of emotional thinking, you can bring excellence in thought.  While each of us thinks, it is shocking just how much is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed and down-right prejudiced.  Today, we will tinker with the thinker.  Be here after weather and sports on WTIC, where we care to coach.

Nov 12, 2016

What a long time to be apart with many miles in between.  In the past seven weeks I have been with numerous groups and am sad to report the number of times Coach was in the damage path of bad bosses; trying to rebuild, re-energize, reengage, refresh wonderful people who are mission driven, hard working, heart totally in the game people.  Bad bosses, you are put on notice!  Today Coach delivers a wake-up call to all bad bosses who shut down people’s potential and make our organizations less competitive. 

Sep 14, 2016

“UggaBugga,” Ray is the signature phrase we would hear from our porter, Tom, on the recent cross-country train trip while on the Southwest Chief.  Tom Fleshman, a true professional, a credit to his profession and one of the unsung heroes who creates a great customer experience every day;  not because management is watching, not because it is an Amtrak standard, but because it is Tom’s standard.  It is who Tom is.  Today we explore “Why Care?”  The art of delivering great customer experience. 

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Aug 27, 2016

Wow!  What a great and big country we have;  just returned yesterday from a business trip on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief.  Not only does one get to see incredible country all across the southwest, but you also meet a wide variety of people…from Jim who was just riding the trains for 11 days, to vacationers from Queens to business travelers who prefer trains to planes.  What quickly becomes apparent is the wide range of social skills and personal influence people have.  Today we explore “moving beyond you”…some simple lessons in improving your charisma and power.  Be here after weather and sports on WTIC where we Care to Coach.


Jul 23, 2016

 You in a good mood this morning?  I brought some donuts to put a smile on your face and get your day moving in a positive direction.  Got some sprinkles here, or maybe you’d prefer the maple frosted, or how about this nice jelly stick?  Do you realize what we are doing right now is a good thing to do for the people around you.  Research out of Ohio State Business School proved that people’s moods at the start of the day affected how they felt the rest of the day.  Today it’s time to check the “mood in your tude” right here on WTIC where Coaching Counts after weather and sports.

Jun 25, 2016

It is time to get control of how you come across to other people and stop those self-sabotaging behaviors.  Image management…on you?  You bet.  Today we decide to enhance our image and manage the perception of “looking smart.”  Didn’t say you were smart, but there is a lot you can do to make others think you are.  I just finished working with a multinational group in Norway and I saw this in action.  Want the keys to your future success?   Be here right after weather and sports…WTIC where we care to coach.

Jun 11, 2016

Hey, Ray, smiling faces…you remember what the Temptations said about them…they lie!  Remember what the O’Jays said about them…back stabbers!  Songs like these get written, and we all sing-along, because there is a kernel of truth in them.  Brace yourself as we get ready to explore the darker and hidden side of people…and YOU.  Beware; they could be right beside you at the table or in the next office at work.  Smiling faces will be unveiled right after weather and sports riding on 50,000 watts of pure WTIC coaching power.

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May 28, 2016

Memorial Day weekend 2016 has arrived.  A time to memorialize, remember, the deeds of valor done for us.  Started three years after the Civil War to pay respect to the fallen, it was originally called Decoration Day and observed in May as spring flowers are plentiful.  Memorials are built as reminders.  Have you erected memorials in your life?  Are they touchstones to your future or tombstones to your past?  Sounds serious.  Be here after weather and sports as we dig into Saturday Morning Coaching.

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May 14, 2016

What a week!  I am seeing an interesting theme start to emerge within organizations that can best be summed up with three words; not only in the organizations but in our state and nation.  We seem to be swimming in it without even noticing it.  It is subtle, it is dangerous and it can threaten your livelihood.  Just three little yet powerful words.  To prepare, go to and take today’s assessment on your Emotional Quotient and be here after weather and sports as we explore “10 hands.”

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Apr 30, 2016

We have people getting ready to make decisions today based on the myths they tell themselves.  They have been listening to the message in the myth for so long that they miss the marvelous moments in life.  People are self-sabotaging; they believe the lies they tell themselves.  Get today’s handout “5-S’ing Your Mind” at and be here after weather and sports as we “mulch the myths” guiding our lives.

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Apr 2, 2016

Be on guard for indifference creeping into your life.  A theme emerged from all the people I met this week and the stories they told me.  It is a disturbing theme with real root-cause drivers grounded in research.  Today, Coach is going to ask you to make a commitment to care…and it begins with cultivating your empathy.  A great assessment is posted for you at under STARPOWER.  Get ready because Coach is going to get “real” with you right after weather and sports.

Mar 5, 2016

Time passes and change happens.  How quickly what once was is now no more; it has gone beyond its useful life.  Brace yourself for some harsh realities as Saturday Morning Coaching soon begins.  Coach got coached this week by one of our great listeners, Randy Sweeny.  It is time to face into some tough truths as we must decide, “Is it time to be ‘side-lined or redefined?’”  Get today’s handout at and be here after weather and sports for the great lesson Coach learned this week.

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