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

Brian Scudamore on Setting a Vision

April 20, 2017

Today I’m talking to Brian Scudamore, founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? When Brian was eighteen, he dropped out of high school. Then he talked his way into college, only to drop out again. Finally, he took $700 to start 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, a home service Read More


Brian Scudamore’s Five Essential Books for Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Success in Business

April 21, 2017

Brian Scudamore is a serial entrepreneur and passionate people-person. He is well known for pioneering the professional junk-hauling industry with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? He’s added brands in the painting, moving and home-detailing industries under the O2E Brands banner. I had the pleasure 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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