The Inner Core of Leadership

Inner Core, Traits, Values, Strengths, Purpose, Inner Game, Inside Out, Reflection, Risk, Action, Authentic, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

I have been reflecting a lot and in conversation with coaching colleagues lately on what it takes to build and maintain your inner core. What does it take to build and maintain your inner core? We know that maintaining your inner core is essential for aligned Sustainable Leadership. Sustainable Leadership: A leadership approach that is […]

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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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Do You Know Your Leadership Purpose?

Three-Legged Stool, Coaching Model, Clarity, Self-Confidence, Success, Dreams, Goals, Purpose, Calling, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

The Three-Legged Stool, the core of my coaching model, ensures clarity, self-confidence, and success in realizing dreams and fulfilling goals. The Three-Legged Stool asks us to identify our core values, claim our innate strengths and articulate our purpose or our calling. There are very few opportunities that facilitate this process — becoming clear in all […]

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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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Mindful Reflection and Busy

Mindful, Reflection, Busy, Mindfulness Meditation, Calm, Peace of Mind, Key Principles, Benefits, Vulnerability, Heart, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

I have been fascinated by Mindful Meditation for years and feel as if I have failed miserably at my practice of it in a formal, structured way. ‘Monkey Brain,’ that’s what I call it and I have it. I often have trouble shutting off my thoughts. However, I find that when I am gardening – […]

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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: Maintain Excellence in Uncertain Times

bring out the best, excellence, 5 steps, Select, Connect, Play, Grapple, Grow, Shine, peak performance, individual, connection, sleep, exercise, emotional support, alone time, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

Over the last few weeks I have deviated from my usual blog content to encourage you to focus on yourself. I hope the holiday break allowed you to push pause and focus on what is most important to you. To take in what you are grateful for and to give some thought to what you […]

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Bring Out The Best. The Next Steps.

bring out the best, interdependence, 5 steps, Play, Grapple, Grow, Shine, encourage, imagination, brainstorm, recognition, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

As human beings we are hardwired to be interdependent. The cornerstone of the Strengths Strategy model that I use in my coaching practice is Interdependence. This week, we’ll talk about three more ways that you, as a leader, can lift up and practice interdependence with your team. It can be fun to witness them in […]

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