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Chris Heinz

Chris Heinz is the Founder and CEO of Munyay, which creates coaching solutions to help you love your life and work. He's also the Vice President of Human Resources for EnergyCAP, Inc. and is an ICF Certified Coach and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. Chris enjoys coaching people, writing, and speaking on the topics of engagement, coaching, strengths, prayer, and the Christian life. He's the author of the "Made To Pray" book and prayer assessment. Chris lives with his wife and three children in central Pennsylvania, where they play at their cabin-on-a-creek.
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The Ups and Downs of "Positivity"

Jun 14, 2018 3:30:31 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths

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Sometimes when my family is getting ready for the day, I’m told to “dial it down.” Not all of them appreciate my happy dance while they’re eating their oatmeal. At 6:30 AM, they don’t all share my enthusiasm for all the exciting things that could happen that day. For them, getting out the door on time is enough. That’s alright, dialing it down is fun, too.

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The 5 Big Reasons People Get Coached

Jun 13, 2018 6:17:28 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Coaching

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In my experience of being an internal coach at a software company and having a private coaching practice, there are five main reasons people get coached. The details may be different, and the clients may explain their situations in different ways, but when boiled down to the essential, the reasons for getting coached can be counted on one hand.

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7 Ways to Get New Coaching Clients

Jun 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Chris Heinz posted in Coaching, Company News

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Finding new clients! That's the #1 challenge reported by coaches. I can relate—I got certified as a coach to help people. The problem was, how to find the people? If finding new clients is your challenge too, here are seven ways to get new coaching clients.

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52 Ideas for Building a Strengths-Based Culture

Jun 7, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Engagement, Strengths

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If you want to build a strengths-based culture in your organization, it won’t happen overnight. Sure, you may want your coworkers to take hold of strengths instantly to receive the tremendous benefits of focusing on strengths like: increased productivity, retention, job satisfaction, positive interactions with coworkers, and so forth. 

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How Knowing My Strengths Changed My Life

May 31, 2018 5:39:56 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths, Personal Growth

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Two years ago I was searching for more fulfillment at work. I had been in sales and marketing for 13 years, and though the company was successful, something was missing. I felt if I kept doing the same thing for much longer, I would look back with regret.

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The Four Questions that Coaching Explores

May 22, 2018 5:28:57 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Coaching, Personal Growth

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Before I knew what coaching was, this is what I thought coaching was: you paid a coach to tell you how great you were and how everything would work out, if you just believed in yourself.

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How to Make the Most of Your Strengths

May 17, 2018 9:42:52 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths

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A few months ago, I had a speaking engagement. For whatever reason, I felt anxious and unqualified, so I clung to my manuscript. The result was a tense, robotic delivery. I didn’t even want to be there, and I was the one speaking!

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3 Ways Workplaces Can Offer Coaching to Employees

May 15, 2018 7:56:57 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Engagement, Coaching

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard about coaching in the workplace. In the past, the term “coach” was applied to sports, then to performances like “voice coach” or “acting coach.” Most recently, coaching has entered the workplace—and indicators suggest coaching is here to stay.

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Busting 10 Myths of Professional Coaching

May 11, 2018 9:53:30 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Engagement, Coaching, Personal Growth

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It used to be that sports coaches were the only kind of coaches around, but a new kind of coach is permeating life and work. Professional coaching is on the rise today. But that’s doesn’t mean people understand what coaching is all about.

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One-Page Assessment for a Better You

May 8, 2018 3:46:57 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Personal Growth

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Plato said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” It takes courage to examine oneself, but it’s better than the alternative!

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