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Know the End Game

Know your goals and create the plan. Knowing where you want to go is one thing but knowing how to get there is something else. I often ask clients: What's Your Story? It's one of our company's signature questions. What's the Plan? That's another signature question. As a coach, I often have question-guided conversations with my clients. They have big goals and small goals. In each session, the client sets the agenda. He shares what he wants to focus on during our time and often, it's a specific goal in mind. It might be something he wants to accomplish in [...]

By |2021-06-11T13:04:27+00:00June 11th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Focus on Your Word Choices

5 Deflating Phrases replaced by 5 Empowering Ones. It’s been eight months since my daughter decided to change her health habits. She gave up sugar and white flour, just a couple of changes she made.  She works out five to six days a week, sometimes with a trainer. We were at a family wedding, and she was checking out the desserts and said, I can’t have any. I quickly replied, “no, you choose not to have any.” The word choices are part of our mindset. My daughter could eat the cake if she wanted to eat it; she was choosing [...]

By |2021-06-07T12:41:38+00:00June 4th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Communicate your Calendars at the next Team Meeting.

Communicate your Calendars at the next Team Meeting. I live by my calendar and list of tasks. I have an on-going to-do-list on my phone and then I hand write daily lists on a notepad that sits on desk. Occasionally, I review my clients lists and the work I am doing for them and assess if this is the best use of my time based on the agreement. I also look at my weekly and monthly calendar and review my goals to see if what I have committed to will ultimately help me reach my goals. Are we busy working [...]

By |2021-05-28T12:45:07+00:00May 28th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Be Coached before Becoming a Coach

Just because you played the game doesn’t mean you can coach a team. That was the thought that came to mind when my daughter ran into issues with a particular coach. She was new to the game and was looking forward to learning how to play and being part of a team. Little did we realize is that her coach wasn’t interested in teaching the basics of the game but was more interested in working with players who could win games. I am all about winning. It’s why we compete, right? However, I am not about disregarding others for the [...]

By |2020-02-04T19:14:49+00:00February 4th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

What are you saying to yourself?

In some way or another you are a leader. It maybe just meaning leading your life in a positive direction. If you want to be a leader, you have to start speaking like one. That includes being a leader in your own life. I am a firm believer that where and how you move depends on how you communicate, especially to yourself. I am coaching a client who is transitioning into a new job while coping with her anxiety. After just a couple of sessions, she realized that most of her anxiety comes from what she tells herself. “I have [...]

By |2020-01-23T16:36:45+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

You know more than you think you do!

Have you ever had someone ask you an important question about your life and you answer, “I don’t know!” I had a client seeking career coaching and in the first session, she responded “I don’t know” more than a dozen times. As a coach, that response can be frustrating. The thing is most people have the answers within themselves and a coach walks along with clients to help pull those answers out. If you don’t think you know, do you know who might? Do you know where you might find the information? I have responded to many questions in my [...]

By |2019-10-23T18:35:07+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Communicating, Connecting and Collaborating

How will you make the most of the next networking event you attend? The more you go out to meet people and engage in conversation, the more you will naturally network. It won’t seem so challenging and awkward. It’s not just about collecting a business card. It’s truly about Communicating, Connecting and Collaborating with others. It’s about building relationships. It’s about listening to others. When coaching and consulting clients, these three key pillars of networking are often addressed. As coaches and consultants, we ask our clients a lot of questions that will lead them into achieving their goals. When they [...]

By |2019-09-26T20:57:57+00:00September 26th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Four Strategic Positions for Strong Leadership

A fort is defined as a fortified building or strategic position. It’s also viewed as military construction or building designed for defense. Leaders need that same protection against a breakdown inside an organization.  The FORT has four solid pillars that make up its design.  A FORT can be defined as a strategic position or a castle like your own home, company, organization or office.  That strategic position takes four approaches. Or, you can view the place as being built on solid ground with four solid beams.  The FORT and its four pillars can create a solid foundation and strategic plan [...]

By |2019-09-13T16:56:15+00:00September 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

5 ways to motivate instead of deflate employees

As the owner or manager of the business, you have a variety of responsibilities including managing a team of people. You not only have to manage teams and departments, but you have to motivate people.  There is a defined line between being a leader who coaches and one who criticizes. There are employees who need to be micromanaged; if you are not keeping a check list of their responsibilities, they may not get done. There are self-motivating employees who have bosses who micromanage even if they don’t need it. Both have negative affects on the work environment. Regardless, people make [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:14:53+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments