Do You Know Your Leadership Purpose?

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

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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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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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Self-Motivation

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Recently, I have focused on ‘Your Inner Game of Leadership’ and ‘Your Mindset’. Taking the time to reflect, to deeply understand yourself and how your strengths play together to best serve you and others is a basic first step to ‘Know thyself’. “First you will have to understand yourself, because the hardest person you will […]

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Conversation Skills: Why Saying “Yes, and…,” Can Be Hard

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Saying “Yes, and…” is a developed skill. Turning it into a habit allows you to more readily be in service to others. You are not creating resistance to what you bring to the table. When we are not driving our own agenda nor sitting in judgement of another’s contributions our hearts and minds are open […]

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How Improv Comedy Helps Conversation Skills

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Practicing “Yes, and…” requires self-restraint in setting our agenda aside and being fully present in a conversation. Simultaneously, we need to have self-confidence in who we are and who we are not. It takes courage and vulnerability to show up as yourself, to be fully present, to listen deeply, to contribute where appropriate and to […]

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The First Rule of Improv Comedy

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An Improv course was one of the first courses I enrolled in after completing my coaches training. I sensed that I was a bit too serious and needed to lighten up to be a successful solo entrepreneur and speaker. I am confident that I can be warm and engaging and maybe a bit funny one […]

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The Journey to Self: 3 Steps to A.C.T. Like a Hero

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When you are feeling stuck what do you do to give yourself a jolt? To my clients, I suggest they get curious and gather new, refreshing information about themselves – for example, take the StrengthsFinder Assessment. Find new way to explore and see yourself and discover how others experience you. When you look at your life – […]

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A.C.T. Like a Hero: The Journey to Self

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I find it so common for successful people, like yourself, to come to a point where you have ‘made it’ – whatever that means to the outside world – only to feel a bit lost. You have accomplished what you once set out to acquire. Maybe that is a position, a relationship or material things, yet, […]

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Expand Self-Awareness

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How are you doing on pausing and setting aside time for becoming more self-aware? For a self-awareness check up it is important to develop habits and practices that you can return to on a regular basis. I have created a few questions that could be one of you adopted reflection practices. I’ve been writing about the importance […]

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