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Managing Change

How to Create a New Normal

In any time of crisis or disruption, we have the opportunity to start fresh and create a new normal. This is however much easier said than done. In my experience, I have found that some people are better at adapting to change than others. I have low ‘adaptability’ on the Gallup Clifton Strengths Finder. Honestly,...
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Business Coach Business Consultant

How to tell if you need a coach, a consultant, or both

Workflow has slowed to a crawl.  Projects are backing up.  Clients are complaining. You want outside help, but who do you turn to? Should you call a business consultant or a business coach? The line between a business consultant and a business coach has become blurred. People often use the terms interchangeably, unsure of the...
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Stress Management

3 Tips to Refrain from Stress Eating with Comfort Food

The fear of not having enough food (or not wanting to deal with grocery stores) during a pandemic can trigger a hoarder response and have you stockpile as much food as possible. Are you hoarding broccoli, kale, and carrots? Likely not! We intuitively know that comfort food is so much better when we are stressed....
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Compassion and Empathy

Insensitivity will hurt your bottom-line

Being insensitive in the midst of chaos is a sure-fire way to lose business in the short-term and the long-term. When in the middle of a crisis, compassion, empathy, and thoughtfulness are required- remember your real character shines through during hard times. Insensitivity will become apparent; true colors are revealed, and underlying motives are highlighted....
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Emotional Intelligence

Do emotions cloud your judgment?

Intense emotions—from bitter spouses, grieving family members, or hurt victims—make legal representation complicated. Addin resentful coworkers, demanding bosses, and sensitive employees, and productivity becomes even more challenging. Compounding matters is our own emotional state related to worry about missing a deadline, overlooking a strategy, or the angst of not being responsive. In all of these...
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Build Resiliency Reduce Stress

10 Reasons Not to Miss B.O.U.N.C.E.

B.O.U.N.C.E. is a mind gym that focuses on building resiliency, basically a workgroup to practice shifting your mindset on a weekly basis to strengthen your coping strategies.  Here are the top reasons to attend the upcoming workgroup: Clarify your purpose. The first component of B.O.U.N.C.E. is Belief. This refers to your belief in a larger...
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Optimism Pessimism Mindset

Are You a Pessimist or an Optimist?

If your immediate answer is yes, then maybe you are a pessimist! However, most people don’t fully understand the true definitions of optimism and pessimism. Optimism and pessimism are distinct ways of looking at the world and how we explain the events around us. This is called an explanatory style, basically how we explain and...
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Culture Conflict

The Cost of Workplace Drama

Shifting the culture of a company is considered an advanced leadership skill, since culture is fundamentally comprised of relationships.  When conflict ensues, miscommunication persists, and drama becomes pervasive, the economical toll on a company is disastrous.  Lack of trust and constant fear perpetuate wasted time spent on gossiping, planning defenses, protecting turf, and assembling allies....
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Celebrate Your Accomplishments

What’s your plan to celebrate your accomplishments? When I ask clients what they will do to celebrate an achievement, I’m often met with a blank stare. We do all this planning and work to hit our goals, then when we get there, we bypass the success and immediately set another goal. We don’t take the...
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Visualize Dream Imagine

What’s Your Dream?

Why does it seem so much harder to dream big as we get older? We let all the mind trash get in the way. Maybe we can identify a dream job, a dream car, or a dream vacation, but even that is limited to what we think is possible. If only we work harder, try...
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3 minute mood boosters

Simple 3-Minute Mood Booster

I’m a fan of simple hacks that make a big difference, especially those that affect my overall mood, making me happier and more productive! Most people believe that they’ll be happy at some later date or that there is no such thing as non-chemical mood boosters. Like when they make more money, find their true...
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Are You Resilient and Able to Overcome Challenges?

I feel like I’ve been in a time warp the past few years.  I know as you get older, time goes by more quickly, but seriously?! I made the decision to return to school five years ago to answer a question that had been nagging me for years.  Some people are able to overcome difficulties...
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Not a real coach

4 Ways to Spot a Fake Coach

When I first became a coach (more than a decade ago), and people asked what I did for a living, I’d simply say I was a coach.   People assumed that meant I coached some type of sports team, such as soccer.  That conversation would naturally lead to a correction about me being a “professional coach,”...
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What’s Better? A Coach within a Franchise or Not?

Is it better to work with a coaching franchise than with an individual professional coach? As with anything in life, it depends!  There are pros and cons to both.  Identifying your needs and goals will help you determine which one is better. Three Areas to Consider There are three areas to consider when making your...
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3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Life or Business Coach

Hiring a life or business coach shouldn’t be done without careful consideration. It’s an emotional and financial commitment. Before jumping into this relationship, you’ll want to find the right coach. Someone with professional training, a proven background, and skills that fit your goals. The Process Before you hire a coach, you should interview a few...
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What Twinkies Can Teach Us About Resiliency

There is no denying it, we all make a mistake at some point, if we didn’t, no one would need business or life coaching.  However, we’re more likely to succeed if we know how to recognize missteps and bounce back. While sugary snack cakes may not have all the answers to life, the Twinkie can teach...
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6 Elements to Assess Your Company’s Culture

When I ask a company owner what they believe their company culture is, they rarely know. Understanding your company’s culture helps you hire the right employees, especially when expanding your team. It sometimes takes executive coaching and business coaching to help management assess and understand the importance of company culture. What is Company Culture? In...
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start with coaching

How Do I Get Started with Coaching?

The power of coaching occurs through the mutual commitment between the coach and the client. It is a challenging process that takes place over time (typically several months) and requires an honest look at yourself.  The first step is to determine whether hiring me as your coach is the right fit for you and me....
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Recent Posts

Managing Change
How to Create a New Normal
May 28, 2020
Business Coach Business Consultant
How to tell if you need a coach, a consultant, or both
May 27, 2020
Stress Management
3 Tips to Refrain from Stress Eating with Comfort Food
April 29, 2020

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