How To Navigate Important Conversations

In a recent coaching session, my client said she was dreading having a difficult conversation. She needed to sit down with a colleague, whom she regards as a friend, and confront her about a series of things that have happened on the project they are working on. We affirmed that recognizing the need for the…

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Listening – One of Our Greatest Communication Skills

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force … When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to life. – Brenda Ueland “There is something different in the way I’m able to talk to him,” said my client, a…

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ShePeak… Women Leaders On The Rise

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin Decades ago, when women began to enter the ranks of leadership in corporate America, they entered not as women, but as men. What I mean by that is that many…

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Cultivating Resilience

Volatile and uncertain times bring trouble and setbacks, even for the most successful among us. Recently, I have noticed a theme in the issues that my clients and colleagues are facing. Change. Big change. Not an, “I’ve been looking forward to this growth and I’m glad it’s here,” kind of change. More like, “I can’t…

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Developing Talents, Skills and Strengths (With a Little Help from a Horse)

I am a “can do” type of person, whether at home or on the job. Achiever and Responsibility are two of my top Gallup Strengths, and I’ve invested time developing these over the years. Given a task or project, I can easily jump in and go it alone, and forget that I can brainstorm, share…

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