How to Purposefully Promote Employees

How to Purposefully Promote Employees Know strengths and weaknesses of your team before you decide to place people into new positions “Tom Rath, author of ‘StrengthsFinder 2.0 - bestselling book focusing on tapping into your natural talents and overcoming your shortcomings said, “If you focus on people’s weaknesses, they lose confidence.” We all have strengths, and we all have weaknesses. The key is knowing what they are and how to use your strengths and how to manage your weaknesses. As an owner of a business or manager of a company or team, knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the staff [...]

By |2022-04-12T16:15:23+00:00April 12th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

What Career are you Called into? Looking at your natural talent and your childhood games to figure your career path

I was never one of those kids who knew she wanted to be a doctor or lawyer. At some point, I thought about both – being a psychiatrist or business lawyer. I hate the sight of blood so medical school was out and I am not a good test taker and the Bar Exam intimidated me. I always loved to read and write, talk to people, and help people. I was career guiding people long before I became a coach. For years, people asked me to review their resumes and help with job interviews. I was coaching people with their [...]

By |2022-02-11T15:51:05+00:00February 11th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

A Tool to Keep You on Task

I am running a small Communications and Coaching business and there are certain tools I use to be more efficient. These tools help me manage my day-to-day operations. When I was working as a press secretary for a local elected official, he had two people managing schedule. I was bit jealous because I had to manage my own. Today, I use Calendly. I am truly excited about it. This tool helps me manage my client meetings and personal scheduled. I started with the free trial and got hooked. When you are running a small business like mine, having all the support you can get [...]

By |2022-02-04T14:40:15+00:00February 4th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

7 Questions to Answer as you set your goals for 2022!

  It’s 2022 and you’re thinking about your goals for the new year. Reaching goals and closing gaps takes planning; it involves communicating with clarity and demonstrating leadership over your life. If your goals include building stronger teams and motivating your talent, you have to listen and learn. Here are 7 questions to answer as you plan to reach your goals for the new year. As leaders and team builders, you can have team members answer the same question. These questions can apply to both your personal and professional life. 1.   What are my personal and professional goals for 2022 and [...]

By |2021-12-30T14:20:58+00:00December 30th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

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 a week or it's part of an [...]

By |2021-11-03T12:16:55+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Seven Strategic Steps to Stay on Point when you Speak

  At The Eastern Catholic Re-Evangelization Center’s (ECRC) Annual Awake My Soul, Fr. Pierre Konja delivered a homily message in less than three minutes – he drove his point home. The mass concluded a nearly six-hour conference. The mass was the 7th hour that started at 11 p.m. He realized people were tired and had a lot to process from the speeches and Praise and Worship music. I got more out of that brief message from Fr. Pierre than I have gotten from other 40-minute homilies. There is something to say about brevity when it comes to public speaking. Those [...]

By |2021-11-03T12:18:19+00:00October 3rd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

How are you using your strengths throughout your day?

As I look at my top 10 talents in my CliftonStrengths® Report, I reflect on how I have used each throughout the day. Communications is number two for me and since I am a talk show host and a communications strategist, content creator and coach, I use that talent the most. Input is number one for me and consuming information is also something that I view as a strength. I read books, articles, and blogs on a regular basis. I also have individualization, intellection, and connectedness in my top 10. I use these three strengths most when I'm tapping into [...]

By |2021-11-03T12:17:37+00:00October 3rd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

What talents are you bringing to the next networking event?

There are many reasons why people want to network with others. I'm always encouraging clients to connect, collaborate and communicate with the community on a regular basis. It is not prudent to attend an event without a strategic plan. That plan starts with knowing what talents you will bring with you. My own Gallup Strength Assessment identified the top 10 talents I use to network. I am a communicator. I am someone who likes to learn and someone who likes to seek input from others. Those are just some of the talents I bring when I head to a networking [...]

By |2021-11-03T12:18:47+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Focus on Your Talents

We all have talents or gifts. In Christian communities, they are often called charisms which people are blessed with upon baptism or perhaps you refer to them as God-given talents. Well, we all have them. However, not everyone is aware of their own or knows how to use them. Once identified, you can transform those talents into strengths. You can take the Clifton Strengths assessment which I have and use with my clients. This identifies 34 themes. Your top 10 talents are also identified and when used often can turn into strengths. I highly recommend this tool and I facilitate [...]

By |2021-06-25T12:03:05+00:00June 25th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Focus Friday: Focus on the Message!

The Interview is a Conversation, not a Monologue I had a 14-minute interview scheduled with a guest on my Show Epiphany which airs Ave Maria Radio. He engaged in one my biggest pet peeves.  He shared all his information in the first questions asked. He was informative but longwinded. I managed to get in two questions during the entire interview and ended having to cut him off.  I despise interrupting a guest in mid-sentence, but we ran out of time. This is not the first time this has happened with someone I have interviewed. When I sense someone is answering [...]

By |2021-06-18T17:34:20+00:00June 18th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments