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The Coaching Industry is Booming!

Most of us are familiar with the term “coach,” from playing sports with a head coach at the helm or a favorite teacher that influenced and guided us forward. Both examples represent a combination of many types of coaches (leadership, executive, life, personal development, career, wellness, skills, sports, performance, self-esteem, etc.). People hire coaches to…

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Achieve Greater Results by Focusing on Mental Fitness

The featured story July 18, 2022, from Inc. had this headline: “Adam Grant Talks Mental Health with Prince Harry: ‘Your Body Cannot Function Without Your Mind.’” We know this is true, and we expect that if we do not take care of our body, it will not function at peak performance. So, then the question…

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Developing Leadership Skills

Navigating the complex world of being a leader is the subject of a recent Fast Company article ‘8 skills every leader should master in 2022’ by Brandon Pena. The last 2 years have been weird and anxiety-producing for most people in business. Now, looking back, what is surprising is how resistant business leaders were in…

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How much time do you spend thinking?

Forward motion in business depends on our ability to think with clear-headed, laser focus. Thinking is the process of asking and answering questions in your head. Dr. Daryl Cross suggests that 95% of our thinking is routine or the same and that 5% of your thinking is new. Therefore, we need to find new ways…

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Charting Your Path to Reach Your True Potential

Reaching your true potential means being the best at what you do for yourself first. When I think about why I went to college, pursued the degrees I did and worked for the companies I have, there was one main reason. I enjoyed the ride because I loved what I studied in college and wanted…

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What Is Your Personal Brand?

A new trend showed up last month in the tech companies’ space for those valued above $1 billion from their venture capital investors. The trend is the Great Reset – reductions in their workforce. The cause of these layoffs according to Tech Crunch is overspending. The result is whiplash – laying off the people they…

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Lessons Learned from Basketball

I grew up playing basketball. My love for the game far exceeds my height. But, a girl can dream, right? What I loved about basketball was being part of a team and our head coach, Corky Kell. Corky Kell could have written the best selling “how to be a coach” book ever written. He followed…

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What is Your Mental Attitude Towards Work?

This simple question can uncover a lot of things. I often ask this of my clients because it is at the root of performance – good or bad. For 90-day plan followers, how are you doing on your 90-day plan that started on April 1? Are you making progress or stalling? What is in the…

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Is Your Business Ready for a Reset this Year?

2020 and 2021 were definitely challenging and stressful for myriad reasons. How are you feeling about 2022 so far? Are you determined to make this the year to reset and re-chart a way forward? Most businesses described themselves at the end of 2021 as “tired but optimistic for a strong 2022.” High customer demand and…

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Finding Motivation when Faced with Procrastination

Google defines motivation as “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.” There is a link between motivation and procrastination; when procrastination lingers it becomes a habit! Why do we lose our motivation? Values mismatch between what we care about and what we are doing Evaluate what you care…

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Overcoming Procrastination

Procrastination is to put off intentionally and habitually. Do you often find that time escapes you, especially for the important tasks? Piers Steel is a professor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources area and is the Brookfield Research Chair at the Haskayne School of Business. He says that procrastination is not about putting things…

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Solving the Talent Crisis

Understanding what motivates people quit their jobs for other ones has plagued business leaders throughout my career. I question how much things have changed during this time in terms of what people want from working. I recognize I may be a bit naïve, having been brought up to return good service for good pay. I believe…

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How Do You Attract & Retain High Achievers?

The ability to attract and retain high quality people to an organization is one of the most important challenges facing a leader. The people working in an organization are the most critical aspect of a capacity plan. In 2021, the overall turnover rate per the Bureau of Labor Statistics Report was 57.3%. Digging further into…

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Are You Doing Things Right or Doing the Right Things?

Are you excited about 2022 – prospects for new business, in a new role, making new connections, creating change, and following the road map you created for the year? What is within your control that you can influence in a positive way to create value for the people you serve? Are you looking forward or…

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What is Your Vision for 2022?

In a flash, the holidays have come and gone. Depending on where you live, the weather was precarious at best. We went from a tornado warning to snow in a couple of days. How does this compare to your vision for 2022? Did you spend the holidays planning for 2022? Did you feel in control…

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Creating a Continuous Improvement Culture

Rarely a day goes by that I am not reading something uplifting about the direction of global markets and the impact on local economies. For example, this morning I read that yesterday the U.S. investment bank JP Morgan (Marko Kolanovic, Chief Global Markets Strategist & Co-Head of Global Research) predicts 2022 will mark the end…

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What is Your Business Acumen?

How would you rate your business acumen? In what ways do you build and develop it? Why is it important to continuously improve in this area? Business acumen consists of 3 key elements: 1. External Factors (understanding the environment in which you operate): The market Your competition Your revenue model Industry trends Technology trends 2.…

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The Importance of Succession Planning

Who will step into your role when you leave? This is hardly a new question for many business owners and senior leaders. As the work from home culture looks like it is going to continue at some level, it’s time to expand the conversation to multiple layers in your business. As a former COO, it…

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Let’s Be a Bit Imperfect Today

I usually workout in silence, as in no music or podcasts. I recently changed my routine and plugged into a podcast during my workout. Talk about getting both a physical and mental workout! I had selected Brene Brown’s series, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” I am hooked on the idea of being imperfect and look forward…

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The Great Reshuffle?

Last week a new trend was announced in the news suggesting we are not in the middle of the “Great Resignation.” Rather, we are in the midst of the “Great Reshuffle.” That makes so much more sense to me. Of course people are leaving the workforce for obvious reasons (stay home to take care of…