The Pursuit of Authenticity

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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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Yearning for Leadership Purpose

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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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7 Trends in Employee Engagement

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I have been thinking about Employee Engagement a lot lately because of the conversations that I have had with prospective clients regarding the disengaged state of their teams and their employees. These leaders are genuinely nice and caring people who feel overloaded and stressed. They want to serve their people but don’t know how. Many […]

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Is the Face of Employee Engagement Changing?

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At times, employee engagement can seem like a state that is elusive yet is desired. With all of the press, information and activity regarding employee engagement do you ever wonder why your efforts are not more effective? Over the next few weeks we will focus on the different facets of employee engagement. We will tease […]

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Executive Coaching : The Imperative

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It takes courage to lead effectively. It requires a level of vulnerability that many of us are not comfortable with, yet it has become a necessity. By helping me fully claim where I am strong, using the Strengths Strategy model has led me to be more confident in naming, being open to and vulnerable in […]

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The 3rd Promise: Process and Execution

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During a call this morning with several Strength Strategy coaches we were discussing what makes the Strengths Strategy model so effective and unique. One coach said, “Strengths Intelligence is a universal language” and I thought, “That’s it!” For me, there is something about diving in deep with the Strengths Strategy model that is like coming […]

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Engage All Stakeholders : The second promise of effective leaders

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There is much written about the importance of feeling that there is meaning and purpose in our work. For those of you who have the Belief and/or Connectedness Strengths (like myself, whose Strengths are clustered in the Influencing and Relational domains) meaning, purpose and contribution to the greater good is a necessity in your life’s […]

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Effective leaders have a vision: Where are we going? For the sake of what are we doing this?

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Fully embracing both the challenge and opportunity to lead with your eyes wide open takes courage. No one feels fully prepared for the breath of responsibilities and skills that are needed to successfully lead people and serve the organization simultaneously — I’ve learned this in my work with talented leaders. There is an art and […]

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Four Promises of Effective Leaders

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Have you ever wondered — what makes a leader stand out as remarkably effective? Being a Strengths Leadership Coach, I am always curious about that question. I observe, I listen, I study and I ask a lot of questions, always seeking the answer to that question. If you want to be a successful leader, being […]

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Focused Conversations

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Expanding my Strengths Intelligence has provided me with pragmatic approaches that have exponentially assisted me in strategically applying and leveraging my Strengths, allowing me to live and lead from the A+ Zone. I am amazed by the new insights that I continuously discover about how my top 15 Strengths dance together in different scenarios. This […]

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