Category Archives: Coaching

Oh, the places you will go (when working on strategy)

It started with my sales plan. I had comfortably identified my ideal clients (women in technology — like me), and I was working on new services that would help them most.  I had my own thoughts on the topic based … Continue reading

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Efficiency doesn’t make you a leader

I was recently reminded (rather uncomfortably) about the difference between working for a manager and working for a leader.  When you step into a position where you will be responsible for people and the work that they accomplish, you need … Continue reading

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Volunteering vs. VolunTELLING

I recently contributed to an article about the new role of volunteering in the workplace. Offering volunteer opportunities (or corporate social responsibility, CSR) is fast becoming a positive differentiator in recruitment and retention. On the surface, this looks like a win-win-win: companies … Continue reading

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5 Ways to be a better team member

There are a lot of articles out there talking about how to be a good team leader. For certain, the success of a team can depend heavily on the attitude and actions of its leader. But it is not fair to … Continue reading

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Forest, meet trees: 5 ways to maintain your confidence despite setbacks

Even though we don’t always admit it, we all have big dreams. I’m privileged to work with people who have the courage to chase some of those dreams. As I ride shot-gun through their journey, I can’t help but notice that it … Continue reading

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Millennials are AWESOME (and if you don’t think so, you aren’t using them correctly)

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. (George Orwell) I’m happy to see that there has been a rash of articles recently defending Millennials.  … Continue reading

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7 Secrets to Making Job Changes Easier

When you talk to someone about making career changes, you typically get one of two responses:  avoidance or excitement.  I don’t think anyone is on the fence when it comes to making changes that effect their primary income source, but … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Ask Your Boss for Negative Feedback Right Now

I recently put myself out there and and did a voluntary 360 to learn more about my personal brand among friends, family and former co-workers.  I have to admit, it was a little difficult getting the results.  They weren’t terrible, but they … Continue reading

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Coaching: What it is and what it isn’t (Or how coaches kick a**)

Like many people, when I first heard about coaching, I thought I understood what it was.

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Coach?! Who has time for a coach?

Oh my. It’s true.  We throw all of our time and energy into the things in front of us.  We are busy, busy, busy, which makes us stressed, stressed, stressed. Why are we this busy?  And how healthy is all … Continue reading

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