Welcome, Ranieka Weston!

Please join pLink Leadership in welcoming Ranieka Weston to our team as an Executive Coach. We love that she is open, vibrant, and engaging, and that she brings courage, a bright mind, and Learning and Development experience to our growing team. Before joining pLink Leadership, Ranieka worked in corporate America for many years as a…

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Welcome, Stephanie Lundeen!

Please join pLink Leadership in welcoming Stephanie Lundeen to our team! Stephanie joins us as our pLink Leadership Editor in Chief! We love that she is meticulous with details, thoughtful, and caring – and that she levels up our programs and curriculum with each review. Her sense of humor while doing so is an added…

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Welcome, Jessica Yen!

pLink Leadership is excited to introduce Jessica Yen as the newest member of our team! Jessica joins us as a Leadership Coach and as an Insights, Analytics, and Impact Specialist. We love that she is a wizard with data, that she is vibrant and creative, and that she brings analytics and coaching know-how to allow…

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Welcome, Karina Salazar!

Please join pLink Leadership in welcoming Karina Salazar to our team! Karina Salazar joins us as a Finance Administrator. We love that she is enthusiastic, eager to grow, and so incredibly kind—and that she brings a new perspective and love for numbers to the team. A recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago…

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Welcome DeDe Halfhill!

pLink Leadership is excited to introduce Col. DeDe Halfhill, USAF, ret. as the newest member of our team! DeDe joins us as a Senior Executive Coach and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. We love that she is brave, creative, and brings a tested “boots on the ground” point of view to our leadership development curriculum….

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A Nudge To Practice Gratitude

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” —Fred De Witt Van Amburgh “I should be grateful I have a job,” said my client during an executive coaching session. We were on video, and she saw me cringe. “Why the face?” she asked. “It’s about hearing the…

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A Nudge To Choose Authenticity

“I’m sorry, but I don’t get all the leadership jargon,” he said. We were knee-deep in a one-to-one 360 debrief, where this leader (we’ll call him Evan) was receiving collated feedback from his direct reports, peers, and boss. Receiving feedback is essential to leadership development, and unpacking and integrating it can be a tender experience….

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Priming Innovation

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the World.” – Simon Sinek A client and I were recently discussing his desire for his team to do more “thinking outside the box.” When I asked what that might look like in action, he said that the…

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6 Reasons Why Taking a Vacation Makes You a Better Leader

Ahh vacation … the feeling of warm sand in your toes, a tasty cocktail in hand, and the sweet sound of work email pinging on your phone. Wait, what?! That sounds more like working remote from an expensive and exotic locale versus taking a vacation. And yet, 60% of employees report that they do some…

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Support Well-being with a Nudge

Sometimes a nudge – small, timely, and easy – may be all we need to make better decisions for ourselves. – David Halpern When I graduated from a Master’s in Positive Psychology program last year, I began a bad habit of replacing essay writing time with Netflix time. What started as a natural reward, and…

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