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Bad-Ass Coaching

Bad-Ass Coaching

By Andy Huckaba
A series of conversations about coaching and coaches, hosted by Partners of the Ad Astra Coach Alliance.

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Episode 18: How hard is it to coach employees when they really just want the answer
Episode 18: How hard is it to coach employees when they really just want the answer?  Hosted by Andy Huckaba with guest Teresa Schwab.  Our discussion centers around advice giving or "telling" versus coaching our employees which leads to their development, better engagement and building capacity in your organization.  What are the challenges, what are the triggers and what are the advantages to coaching as a manager?  Please join Teresa and Andy for this lively and insightful conversation. Referenced during the podcast were: "Coach the Person Not the Problem", Marcia Reynolds #MarciaReynolds "The Coaching Habit", Michael Bungay Stanier #MichaelBungayStanier #adastracoachalliance #teresaschwab #andyhuckaba #management #coaching
May 03, 2022
Bad Ass Coaching, Episode 17: Building Trust and Safety in your Organization
Bad Ass Coaching, Episode 17: Building Trust and Safety in your Organization - 4/18/2022 What is trust and safety and how do you build it in your organization, teams and relationships?  Listen to some truly bad ass coaches from the Ad Astra Coach Alliance to hear their thoughts, stories and wisdom.  Hosted by Andy Huckaba and featuring Teresa Schwab, Seth Bate and Tim Link Website: Link to Teresa's podcast:  The Intersection of Leadership and Risk - #adastracoachalliance #leadership coaching #coaching #trustandsafety #timlink #andyhuckaba #teresaschwab #sethbate
April 18, 2022
Episode 16: Re-entry into the workplace and society in the midst of the Pandemic
Re-entry into the workplace and society in the midst of the Pandemic - A discussion with members of the Healthy Communities Leadership Academy Alumni and the Bad Ass Coaches of the Ad Astra Coach Alliance.  The discussion ranges from the topics of mental ramifications, dealing with loss, moving from a 2-D back to a 3-D world, self care and how we can make a difference during this unique and challenging time.
October 15, 2021
Episode 15: Introduction to the STAR Coaching Model. Hosted by Teresa Schwab with panelists Andy Huckaba, Seth Bate, Phyllis Collins and Troy Unruh
Episode 15 of the BadAss Coaching Podcast is an Introduction to the STAR Coaching Model. Hosted by Teresa Schwab with panelists Andy Huckaba, Seth Bate, Phyllis Collins and Troy Unruh.  The STAR model was developed by the Ad Astra Coach Alliance.  The panel discusses the reasons, features and strengths of the STAR Coaching model. Link to the Star Coaching Model - #adastracoachalliance #STARcoachingmodel #leadershipcoaching
June 03, 2021
Episode 14: Creating Coaching Cultures with guests Teresa Schwab and Tim Link and Hosted by Andy Huckaba
What is a coaching culture, why is it important to an organization and how do you create a coaching culture?  This podcast explores these questions and more.  Hosted by Andy Huckaba with two Bad Ass Coaches, Tim Link and Teresa Schwab.   Resources mentioned in our podcast: Creating Coaching Cultures: What Business Leaders Expect and Strategies to Get There - Merrill C. Anderson, Ph.D. [Link to PDF] Team Coaching Helps a Leadership Team Drive Cultural Change at Caterpillar - Merrill C. Anderson, Dianna L. Anderson, William D. Mayo [Link to PDF] Link Resource Group - Podcast: The Intersection of Leadership and Risk - Teresa Schwab [Link to Podcast] Arnavon Strategies, LLC. - Ad Astra Coach Alliance Website: #coachingculture
April 07, 2021
Episode 13: Hosted by Joyce McEwen Crane: When you feel stuck, when there are projects that you want to finish, and what are you waiting for?
Do you feel stuck? Are you having problems finding the motivation to finish projects? What are you waiting for?  A panel discussion that sheds light on what causes this and how to move forward.  Joyce McEwen Crane hosts Seth Bate and Andy Huckaba.  For more information, go to  Also referenced is Episode 12: Coaching and Accountability with host Seth Bate
February 19, 2021
Episode 12: Coaching and Accountability with Host, Seth Bate
Bad Ass Coach - Seth Bate hosts this episode on Coaching and Accountability.  Joining Seth are Teresa Schwab, Joyce McEwen Crane and Andy Huckaba to discuss accountability and how we all can become more accountable.   Ad Astra Coach Alliance Seth Bate Teresa Schwab Joyce McEwen Crane Andy Huckaba #adastracoachalliance #badasscoaching #SethBate #TeresaSchwab #JoyceMcEwenCrane #AndyHuckaba #Coaching #Accountability
February 15, 2021
Episode 11: Zoom Fatigue
Episode 11: Zoom Fatigue with host Andy Huckaba and guests Joyce McEwen Crane and Seth Bate.  In this episode we discuss virtual video meetings, their effects on the participants and tips to successfully use these platforms. 
November 30, 2020
Episode 10: The Intersection of Leadership and Risk with Teresa Schwab, LMSW, PCC
Andy Huckaba discusses the intersection of leadership and risk with Ad Astra Coach Alliance Partner, President of Arnavon Strategies and PCC coach - Teresa Schwab.  In this podcast we delve into what is risk, what does it mean to take risks, and the growth and change that comes from the discomfort of taking risks.
August 26, 2020
The Story of Us - A roundtable discussion with our Bad Ass Coaches
Learn about the Ad Astra Coach Alliance, how and why we started, what the term "Bad-Ass Coach" really means and the strengths that our alliance brings to our clients and to each other.
August 10, 2020
Panel Discussion: Transitioning back to the workplace - what are the issues and how does it challenge the status quo?
A panel discussion of the Ad Astra Coach Alliance Partners, featuring Teresa Schwab, Seth Bate, Phyllis Collins, and hosted by Andy Huckaba.  Our discussion today is about the challenges of people and organizations transitioning from working from home to the workplace in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 10, 2020
Interview with Coach Phyllis Collins
Phyllis has a passion for developing emerging leaders by coaching them to “lead where they are” while staying focused on their bigger purpose in life. Phyllis began her career as an auditor for a public accounting firm and as an accountant in the corporate world. Nineteen years ago, she started her own business – a leadership training and development organization, specializing in personal and professional growth. Phyllis has a BSBA degree with a major in Accounting and holds a CPA certificate. She also holds membership in the Association for Talent Development and the International Coach Federation (ICF).  She has a professional certification as a Higher Ground Leadership Coach and is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner. In addition to her professional life, Phyllis volunteers and serves on several nonprofit boards supporting the community and local businesses.
July 01, 2020
Interview with Coach Andy Huckaba
Andy is a founding member of the Ad Astra Coach Alliance and is the President of Huckaba & Associates, a management consulting firm focusing on strategy, leadership, and management. He is a Certified Civic and Community Leadership Coach and provides leadership coaching through the Ad Astra Coach Alliance, the Kansas Leadership Center, the Healthy Community Leadership Academy, and independently works with a number of ongoing coach clients. Andy also is an instructor with the KU Public Management Center, teaching classes on management, leadership, customer service, communications, and ethics.
June 10, 2020
Interview with Coach Teresa Schwab - LMSW, PCC and a "Bad-Ass Coach"!!!!
An insightful and compelling visit with Teresa Schwab.  She found coaching as a profession by working with her own coach through a leadership development program. It was a powerful experience that allowed her to make sense of what she was learning in an environment that was challenging, supportive and confidential. That is what she aspires to do for others.  Give them a space to be totally open to explore and challenge themselves to meet whatever goals they have for themselves.   Her individual coaching work has expanded to included team coaching, group coaching and peer coaching, as well as leadership development training and capacity development work.  Her ultimate goal is to support others to get better at what they do, and she finds her clients benefit most from a totally customized approach that is designed based on their needs. Click Here for her BIO
May 20, 2020
Interview with Coach Seth Bate, MA, PCC
Seth is a leader, teacher, coach, musician and community organizer.  Enjoy a fascinating interview with this multi-talented person.
May 02, 2020
Interview with Joyce McEwen Crane, Another "Bad-Ass Coach"
Joyce has successfully trained and coached hundreds of people. She holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation, the Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential from the Center for Credentialing and Education, and is a Certified Life Coach through the Institute for Life Coach Training. She is certified in the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the EQi-2.0. She completed the Art and Practice of Leadership Development at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program. Joyce is a co-founder of the innovative coaching venture, the Ad Astra Coach Alliance, and owns Resonance Coaching and Consulting. Clients and co-workers admire Joyce’s gift for leadership and mentoring, describing her as a “true visionary,”  with an “ever-present determination to rise above normal human limitations.”
April 28, 2020
Interview with "Bad Ass Coach" and Master Certified Coach Tim Link
Tim Link is an incredible inspiration to us all.  Tim holds the MCC (Master Certified Coach) designation, which is the highest level of credential awarded by the International Coach Federation. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Organization and Management Development and a graduate certificate in Evidence Based Coaching, both from Fielding Graduate University.
April 28, 2020
Interview with Coach Troy Unruh
Troy has a diverse background and is the owner of TRU Coaching & Consulting and an insurance firm. In addition, he offers leadership coaching and consulting; facilitation for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Troy is a Partner with the Ad Astra Coach Alliance. Troy has a clear purpose for connecting people’s deeper values to make the most impact. He brings a unique ability to assist others through transition to imagine a unique and innovative way forward.
April 27, 2020