Don’t Just Have the Soup

Alan Heymann (BSJ97)

Human beings are expert storytellers. “Don’t Just Have the Soup” is a collection of 52 analogies from Alan Heymann’s executive and leadership coaching practice. Sometimes, the analogies come to his own mind. Sometimes, they hatch from the minds of clients or other coaches.

Analogies are a simple way to weave stories together and meet people where they are. In coaching, they’re a powerful tool for reframing what the client is experiencing.

They’re organized around 6 topics: The leader mindset, Communication, Time and attention, Relationships, Transitions and Coaching.