On Management #36, P.S.

I’ve had so many wonderful teachers that affected my life - Catana Starks

I’m continuing my experiment with artist Jason Li: after I publish a free newsletter, Jason creates an illustration.

Then, I share it in a post-script issue, like this one.

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to new readers. And gratitude to all: thank you for inviting me to your in-box.

My hypothesis

Thank you, Jason for your illustration for Always Be Coaching: On Management #36.

(Yes, some coaches are also therapists. Best practice: all parties have perfect clarity — from the outset, and at all times — on whether on whether a paid professional is practicing therapy, or coaching.)


In Issue #36, I opined on some of what’s at risk when organizations outsource employee coaching to (so-far) unproven platforms.

  • The Tattle Phone. Hilarity predictably ensues after This American Life contributor David Kestenbaum persuades parents and teachers at his kid’s preschool to let him to install a hotline so that kids can tattle.

    Kestenbaum’s brief (fun!) piece illustrates what happens when problems are reported to disinterested parties.

    Spoiler alert: it involves trust.

And, on the Heroine’s Journey:

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I’m super-excited about On Management #37, which goes out in a few weeks. Working title: “Minimum Viable Passion.”

Thank you so much for reading.

Anne Libby


Becky Hammon was born to coach. So was Catana Starks.