Coaching Habit

What if you could work less hard and have more impact?

We help managers and leaders develop a coaching habit, so that it becomes a regular and useful part of their management repertoire. Give your time-strapped managers and leaders practical next-day ready coaching skills.


Submit Your Coaching Haiku

A haiku is a three-line poem of seventeen syllables — written in a five-seven-five syllable count. It can be about a favourite question, piece of wisdom, insight into self, insight into others, process … anything you like that’s coaching related. The best coaching wisdom haiku will win $1,700 CDN ($100 per syllable), with second and third place prizes available too.

What if your managers could coach in 10 minutes or less?

Are you frustrated because your coach training programs aren’t having the impact you need? The biggest barrier to why managers don’t coach is lack of time. Our coaching skills programs give time-crunched managers practical coaching tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less.

The Coaching Habit Book

The Coaching Habit

Michael’s new book, The Coaching Habit gives you seven questions and the tools to make them an everyday way to work less hard and have more impact.


Simple yet profound.
Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive

Great Work Podcast

Brigadier General (Rt’d) Bernie Banks Shakes the Mediocrity Tree

May 18, 2017

Meet Bernie Banks. He’s a noted expert on the subjects of leadership and organizational change. He retired in 2016 from the US Army as brigadier general. Prior to that, he successfully led West Point’s Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, Read More


Twofer Tuesday: On Leadership & Mindset

May 16, 2017

Good coaching is critical to success in every field. So is adopting (and mastering!) the right mentality. With a focus on medicine and sports, these Twofer pieces offer insights gleaned from interviews with industry experts, offering tips on how we Read More

Books & Products

Books & Products

Our books and products help you, your team and your organization focus on the stuff that matters and have more impact. They include the best-selling Do More Great Work, the award-winning coaching tool Get Unstuck & Get Going, and the Great Work MBA virtual conference.

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Upcoming Events

Box of Crayons regularly runs “open sessions” for internal practitioners to evaluate our programs. See dates and locations here. See also when and where Senior Partner Michael Bungay Stanier is speaking at public conferences.

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Our Clients Include

Retail & Consumer Goods
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