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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 MyValueTree.com and click the Starpower tab.
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Mar 28, 2020

Today we examine the five points of our STARPOWER model for drift.  In the design engineering and safety world there is a field of study called Human Factors;  an examination of how seemingly right decisions end up with catastrophic results.  Are you drifting?  Print off today’s handouts at MyValueTree.com;  don’t drift off;  we begin right after weather and Scott Gray’s sports.

Mar 21, 2020

Bring it On!

It’s the last weekend and our final session preparing for the New Year.  Today we get ready to be hardened by life;  to face squarely into the hardships that are coming our way this year.  Print off your New Year’s Affirmations at MyValueTree.com, stick around, and we’ll begin right after weather and sports with Scott Gray.

 

Mar 14, 2020

We’ll be looking at the legacy of Gene Alma Bauer... a five acre hilltop in the San Bernardino Mountains that became a daffodil pilgrimage site; a 50-year vision for her life.  We pick-up from last week with Affirmations to thrive.  Print off Alma's pictures at MyValueTree.com, stick around, and we’ll begin right after weather and sports with Scott Gray.

Mar 7, 2020

Affirmations.  Today we learn to stretch ourselves with directed self-talk, using affirmations.  I have crafted a set of 6 affirmations designed to help you thrive right now, and we are going deep on the first one dealing with positive thoughts.  Print off your Affirmations at MyValueTree.com;  stay around and we’ll begin right after weather and sports with Scott.

Feb 29, 2020

So much has happened since we were last here after the big snow-storm-power-outage.  Glad we can close out the year together and prepare for a new year.  At the end of today’s STARPOWER coaching session you will be ready to say, “all is well !”  Get today’s goal handout at MyValueTree.com.  We begin right after weather and sports.

Feb 22, 2020

Two weeks ago as the storm was preparing to hammer us, our last coaching session was on Hope.  Now that we are on the other side of storm DON (dumb October nor’easter) we celebrate our survival skills.  Be here after weather and sports and learn my ORDPi model for assessing your experience and taking the necessary steps today to thrive during adversities next visit.  Get today’s handout at MyValueTree.com…we’ll begin shortly.

Feb 15, 2020

Hope is a wonderful attribute.  Hope is a necessary ingredient to thrive in these uncertain times.  Research and stories will emphasize why hope is worth our attention.  You can prepare for our coaching session by going to MyValueTree.com and getting the handout of our STAR model.  I’ll see you right after all the weather and all the sports.

Feb 8, 2020

2.7L , V-6, 200HP engine ready to perform…a perfect start to the day for all the gearheads listening this morning.  But we have a problem; failure in one small part called the MAP sensor can take you down; just like Achilles and his heel.  Coach offers 7 ways you can be taken down and deprived of your thrive in these uncertain times.  Get ready by getting today’s handout at MyValueTree.com and we begin after weather and sports.

Handout

Feb 1, 2020

Just 50 minutes from now the ING Hartford Marathon begins and 3500 people will take on the full 26.2 mile race.  Are you ready to run YOUR race today?  Get ready by getting today’s video at MyValueTree.com and make sure to stay right here; we’ll begin after weather and sports.  

Jan 25, 2020

Cars always get rated on 0 to 60;  how fast they accelerate.  But for us, we  examine going from 0 to 1 and the hazards of Newton’s first law in our lives.  Get ready by getting today’s handout at MyValueTree.com and make sure to stay right here; I’ll begin after weather and sports.  

Handout

Jan 18, 2020

We are a great group of people.  I don’t care what you hear on the news every day, you are a super person and I am glad to be living in this country with you.  The Coach is ready to share a positive perspective with you today.  Get ready by getting today’s handout, The Ladder of Inference, at MyValueTree.com and make sure to stay right here; we’ll begin after weather and sports.  

Jan 11, 2020

“What we do today echoes through eternity;” a great line from the Gladiator as Maximus prepares his troops for battle.  Today we look at being our best and the impact it has on future generations.  I have a great handout prepared for you at MyValueTree.com; go get it and be ready for our coaching session right after weather and sports.  

Jan 4, 2020

When the tide goes out

It’s a gorgeous Saturday and I bet we have some people heading to the beach.  As you walk the shore Coach Davis wants you to consider, “when the tide goes out in your life, are you ready?”  Get today’s “Spirit and Will” handout at MyValueTree.com and make sure to stay with us; we’ll begin right after weather and sports.  

Dec 28, 2019

Do you need a personality to sell?  This week I was leading a set of Business Development and Sales workshops for a great group of engineers.  From that, we are going to take four lessons in selling and apply them to us as individuals.  It’s great insight.  Get today’s handout at MyValueTree.com and make sure to stay with us; we’ll begin right after weather and sports.  

Dec 7, 2019

Wow!  Sometimes life can throw you a left hook; a sucker punch that knocks you off your feet.  Can you stay in the place of maximum effectiveness in spite of it all?  We look at the process of grieving as a key component of our effectiveness strategy. Prepare by going to MyValueTree.com and print today’s handout on the Grief Process and be ready for our coaching session right after weather and sports.

 

 

Nov 16, 2019

Business owners, management or employees…learning can place us in the path of success. We are inspired today by an article from my favorite magazine, CFO, that focuses us on our STAR POWER point of Abilities.  Be ready right after weather and sports.

Nov 9, 2019

When you don’t know where you are going, you always arrive somewhere.  Today is the fourth and final part in our series from the book, The Principled Employee.  The future conspires with you when you have an exciting and vibrant picture of the future.  Get today’s handout of the “Four principles that make you a successful employee” at MyValueTree.com, and be here ready to learn right after weather and sports.

Nov 2, 2019

I like being with people who deliver results and are excited about what they do.  Part three in our series today comes from the book, The Principled Employee, and it is an encouragement to be successful at work.   If you’ve got a job, let’s keep it, and if you are in play for a job, let’s win it.  Four principles make you successful.  Get today’s handout at MyValueTree.com, and be here right after weather and sports.

Oct 26, 2019

Why would anyone choose to associate with a dis-empowered complainer?  We continue our exploration of, The Principled Employee, my new book designed to help people be successful at work.   If you’ve got a job, let’s keep it, and if you are in play for a job, let’s win it.  Four principles make you successful.  Get today’s handout at MyValueTree.com, and be here right after weather and sports.

Oct 19, 2019

We continue our exploration of, The Principled Employee, my new book designed to help people be successful at work.   Whether you have been in the workforce for some time now, or you are one of the lucky ones just entering the workforce, there are four principles designed to give you the inside track.  Today we look at the political system at work.  Get the complimentary book at MyValueTree.com, and be here right after weather and sports.

Oct 12, 2019

Today is the first of a series based on my new book titled, The Principled Employee;  the companion to The Principled Supervisor.   In our continuing pursuit of competitive businesses, a healthy relationship must exist between the manager and employee.  How do you help yourself and the business be successful? Get today’s homework assignment at MyValueTree.com, and be here right after weather and sports.

Culture Model (homework)

The Four Principles

Oct 5, 2019

We are going to bring a little beauty into our lives today and explore how to nourish our STAR with classical music.  Is classical music important?  Is it relevant?  Does it impact behavior?  It will be just like a humanities class today.  Drop by MyValueTree.com for a quick refresher on the sound of Mozart and be here right after weather and sports.

Mozart Effect Research

Sep 28, 2019

Between Good Friday and Easter I always find this Saturday to be an interesting day of reflection.  The way national issues are being positioned and the pressures in our daily lives, we seem to be pitted against one another.  Today we get out of the pits and start taking control of the interpersonal strife that is so damaging to us, our career and our business.  To set the stage, I have a great video posted for you at MyValueTree.com.  Click on Conflicted just above the WTIC logo.  Let’s get ready to go right after weather and sports.

Sep 21, 2019

It is Spring cleaning time once again, but I don’t mean around the yard and house.  We are going after beliefs today.  What I hold to be true may be holding me back.  We are going to look at Jessica Jackley’s story and learn how a 25 year old created Kiva.org, a global breakthrough in micro-financing. Incredible.  Study up for today’s coaching session by watching the videos posted at MyValueTree.com and be here right after weather and sports.

Sep 7, 2019

Winter is over and it is time to kedge out…get into action.  Today’s session takes Daniel Pink’s thoughts on motivation and couples them with a sailing practice called “kedging” to create a one-two punch setting yourself up for success.  I have a great video posted at MyValueTree.com on motivational theory for today’s homework assignment.  Check it out and get right back here for our Saturday morning coaching session after weather and sports.

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