The Pursuit of Authenticity

Authentic Self, Authentic Leader, Core Self, Purpose, Unique, Leadership, Qualities, Good Leader, Authenticity, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

My journey to realizing and claiming my authentic self, my voice, has felt like a bumpy and difficult process because I relied so much on feedback from others. I often felt misunderstood or that my authentic self was not okay — was there was something wrong with me? Then I came to learn about and […]

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How to Find Your Leadership Purpose

Stories, Common Thread, Major Themes, Coach, Mentor, Purpose Statement, Essence, Action, Build Trust, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

Last week I had the opportunity to talk with two previous clients who were considering career opportunities. I was impressed that, in their discernment process, they were focused on what I call one’s Core Self – your core values, Strengths and purpose. It was great to hear that they had confidence, feeling they would be […]

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Yearning for Leadership Purpose

Leadership, Purpose, Calling, Sustainable Leadership Model, Nucleus, Employee Performance, Meaningful, Great Leaders, Authenticity, Results, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

Throughout my years coaching leaders, purpose has been a constant thread. Leaders, like you, are looking to have greater impact through meaning and purpose in your work. Clarifying and articulating your purpose, your calling or your why seems elusive. It often feels difficult to identify on your own. While yearning to know what it is, […]

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Mindfulness: The Restlessness Experience

Mindful, Reflection, Meditation, Restlessness, Mind, Be Still, Focus, Breath, Observe, Discover, Be Gentle, Challenge, Experience You, Non-Achievement, Slow Down, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

We are living in tumultuous and unsettling times for many. What are your habits and practices for staying centered and grounded? Are you clear about your core values and the gifts and talents you bring to the table, allowing you to be responsive rather than reactive to unsettling events? How do you stay aligned with […]

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Success Through Mindful Reflection

Mindful, Reflection, Awareness, Leadership Habit, Grounded, Core Values, Purpose, Social Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Self-Knowledge, Self-Awareness, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

Recently, I had a conversation with a client who’s Strengths, for the most part, fall into the task domains of Strategic Thinking and Executing. Early in our relationship, I offered an exercise to help them identify and name their core values and a sense of purpose. I invited them to pick a stone from the […]

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The Powerful Practice of Gratitude: 
A Foundation for Resilience & Happiness

Gratitude, Alignment, Core, Foundation, Better Relationships, Social Ties, Career Success, Sustainable Gratitude, Daily Practice, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

As we start a new year and as I spend some time with clients working on revisiting their foundation – their core – we ask, “what do you need to stay aligned with your core or your foundation?” A daily gratitude practice is a good place to start. “Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way […]

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Bring Out the Best Using Brain Science

peak performance, better fit, The Cycle of Excellence, powerful interaction, intrinsic capabilities, extrinsic environment, Select, Connect, Play, Grapple and Grow, Shine, magical interaction, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

Are you a part of a high-performance team, a team that you look forward to working with? If you are, where is the growth edge for you and your team? If you are not, what would it take to become a high-performance team? This past week I had the privilege of delivering another Strengths Based […]

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I Thank You

Thank You, gratitude, attitude of gratitude, thankfulness, My Community, My Privilege, impact, heart-centered, influence, peace, joy, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.  — Albert Schweitzer, Philosopher, Physician, Nobel Peace Prize Winner This week I want to express my gratitude to you for […]

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Grow More Gratitude

gratitude, attitude of gratitude, health, relationships, wellbeing, grow more gratitude, cultivate gratitude, mindfulness, gratitude ritual, thank you notes, nonverbal actions, please, thank you, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

In times of public and personal disquiet, I have to dig deeper to practice my gratitude habit. I have to admit, my first instinct does not take me there, but I know going there serves me and others. I remember lessons others have taught me about being resilient through challenging circumstances. Victor Frankl, Maya Angelou, […]

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Gratitude, Health and Relationships

gratitude, attitude of gratitude, health, relationships, what is gratitude, affirmation, recognition, cultivate gratitude, the little things, practice gratitude, gratitude journal, journal, gratitude essence, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

This past week I have been flooded with things to be grateful for and I know that writing about it has increased my awareness. Four years ago, this past week, I had a knee replacement. The recovery has been so successful that I forget what it used to be like and neglect to pause in […]

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