The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating

This article was originally published February 2018, in the WorldWide Coaching Magazine.

During a commentary on NPR’s Morning Edition, Frank Deford used the expression “proof is in the pudding.” An astute listener wrote in to say that keeping proof in a pudding would be messy. And in fact, a language columnist from the Boston Globe offered some clarification regarding the original proverb, which should read: The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

What this proverb is trying to teach us is that we have to try things out to know if they satisfy what we intended them to satisfy.

This inspires me to share three “proven” coaching methodologies that I have personally experienced, and from which I have derived growth and results. In other words, I have proofed through practice.


  1. High on my list of proven coaching methodologies is Judith E. Glaser and her work known as Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ). If you want to learn how to build trust, get extraordinary results in the shortest amount of time and build leadership capacity with your clients in a science-based manner, this is your answer. I have just completed a year of immersion with Judith and her team. It has strengthened my personal life, empowered my own company and inspired measurable growth in my clients. See why this program is one of the most talked-about methodologies among coaches today by visiting: CIQcoach.comThe next two proven methodologies are also programs I have personally attended. Both of these methodologies are integrated into my coaching sessions and regarded as valuable tools by clients as well.
  2. First, I direct your attention to Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching. If you coach leaders, this is a coaching method to consider. Although the leaders I coach are entrepreneurs and not heads of Fortune 500 companies, this mode of coaching toward lasting change and behavior is palpable and measurable. Whether you are looking for a coach or looking to become a coach, I would highliy recomend visiting:
  3. Next, I point you toward the wonderful community growing within the mBIT world. Multiple Brain Integration Techniques are a blend of understanding how to support clients to hear their inner wisdom centers (Head/Heart/Gut Brains) and take purposeful action. Following endless streams of research within Neuro-Linguistics and Cognitive-Linguistics, this program is science packed and result oriented: