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Divorce Your Methodology (Constance Dierickx)

  • Episode #93

Sometimes you need to change things up. When what you’re doing is no longer working for your clients or you, it’s time for a divorce — from your methodology. Global executive coach Constance Dierickx shares tips on when and how to make this split.

Constance Dierickx, PhD, is known as The Decision Doctor® and serves as a leadership coach who has advised more than 500 executives all over the world in high-stakes situations.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What coaching methodology is
  • What the coaching process is, as distinct from methodology
  • When to update or change up what you’re doing
  • Avoiding being expendable
  • Adapting your process to better meet your and your clients’ needs
  • Upleveling your clientele
  • The risks in changing up your process
“Process is a 30,000-foot view of what you’re doing. And a methodology is the scaffolding that lives between your process and your outcomes.”

Constance Dierickx

Constance Dierickx, PhD, is known as The Decision Doctor® and serves as a sought-after advisor to boards and senior executives in high-stakes situations including strategic pivots, CEO transitions, board conflict, and crises.

Constance has consulted with dozens of boards and over 500 executives on five continents. Her clients include Fortune 50 companies, high-tech start-ups, large hospital systems, boutique consulting firms, and private equity portfolio companies.

Recognized as an expert on governance and executive leadership, Constance has been 

interviewed by National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, and Chief Executive. She writes for Harvard Business Review and Forbes and is the author of two books on executive coaching. 

Constance received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina – Asheville. Her M.A. and Ph.D. are from Georgia State University, where she studied psychology and decision science. She enjoys travel, cooking, and exploring the history of cuisines around the world, and has an inexplicable fascination with boxing. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Michael.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Coaches Console
Constance’s website:

On the website you’ll find the link to her free resource – “Meta Leadership Self Assessment

Host: Melinda Cohan
Producer: Michi Lantz
Supervising Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Audio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

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Music credits:
Track Title: Clouds
Artist Name: Acreage
Writer Name: Marshall Usinger

Track Title: Coastline Dream
Artist Name: Wild Sky
Writer Name: Adam Simons

Track Title: Coo Coos
Artist Name: Dresden, The Flamingo
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Track Title: Stars & Trees
Artist Name: Outside The Sky
Writer Name: Dustin Ransom

Special effects credits:
24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.


Just Between Coaches

This show is like Oprah’s couch, where conversations cut straight to the heart of the topic, but... it’s only for coaches! Melinda Cohan of the Coaches Console explores the tough questions coaches face on a regular basis. With a new guest host each episode, Melinda provides tactical advice and strategies to address issues like “How do I deal with price resistance?” and “Should I fire my client?”