Archive for the ‘Coaching’ Category

Why “why” is the killer of taking action

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
  As summer began I and a friend put ourselves on a summer challenge to getjustdoit our bodies healthy. I intentionally chose getting healthy over losing weight (yes, I needed that too) because when I'm eating healthy and doing good things for my body, my weight naturally moves into a healthier zone as well. As we began the journey, my friend sent me this text: "I just want to UNDERSTAND why I eat the way that I do." and my coaching brain immediately thought "Uh-oh". You see,  the challenge with being a coach is that you    Read More

no longer #199: how tom brady turned motivation into inspiration and how you can too

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
While the New England Patriots may not have won the Super Bowl this past weekend,  Tom Brady certainly has a story that can teach us all a thing or two about dedication, commitment and determination. Did you know that Tom Brady was drafted #199 (yes, that is one hundred ninety-nine) in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL draft?  He was finally picked up by the Patriots and initially joined the roster as their #4 QB. Tom Brady was dejected.  Although Brady was happy to actually get picked up, he NEVER thought he would go so    Read More

instead of resolutions, make a not-to-do list!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Happy New Year! If you are like most people, you probably (once again) made some 2012 Resolutions.  You know, those self-improvement "to do" lists that many of us tend to make at the dawn of a new year.  Well, imagine for a moment that you were to be the Michelangelo of this age, but you stayed so busy doing all kinds of things - good things - that you never got around to painting and sculpting.  You would end up missing the big plan and design for your life because you    Read More

focus on what you can control

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

"Focus on What You Can Control"

There is so much in today's work environment that we cannot control.  It is the biggest single frustration my clients face (and report) on an almost daily basis.  It is fine to acknowledge one's frustration with the uncontrollable but if we're going to be effective leaders, we must FOCUS on what we can control. Right now I'm reading a great book written by Kevin & Jackie Freiberg titled, BOOM!: 7 Choices for Blowing the Doors Off Business-As-Usual. In a    Read More

are you halfway there or is the year just halfway over?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
For some reason, while celebrating over last weeks holiday weekend, I found myself really thinking about this concept of independence...of freedom.... The year is now half over and if you're like most folks, you probably made some resolutions (or otherwise set goals) at the start of the year.   I wonder - what did you declare to yourself that you would be "free from" in 2011?  What did you declare your independence from? January 1st is a time of declared promises..of fresh starts.  Does any of this sound familiar? In 2011, I will.. ..lose weight. ..gain more vitality. ..find a better    Read More

letting your work “speak for itself” can be a faulty long-term strategy

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
In my last message, I introduced you to the basics of emotional intelligence and why they are important competencies to master for your career success.  As critical to mastering emotional intelligence is recognizing that career success goes beyond simply showing up for work, delivering an excellent product and then heading home at the end of the day.  I cannot tell you how many clients I have coached that could not understand why their work didn't speak for itself or why they had to play "office politics" (in their vernacular).  If this is your mindset,    Read More

lessons rep. weiner could have learned from my mom (and what you can too)

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

"What Rep. Weiner Could Have Learned From My Mom (and What You Can Too)"

I would love to tell you that I don't get it but I do - yet another powerful figure that has demonstrated his lack of integrity.  It is a story for the ages.  Boy meets girl, boy likes girl, boy pursues girl (except in this case boy is married), boy sends private pictures over a public medium and gets caught engaging in illicit online relationships. I would also like to tell you that this is a problem confined to    Read More

the goals we don’t (but should) acknowledge

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

"The Goals We Don't (But Should) Acknowledge"

Goals.  We all have them.  Some typical goals might include things like:
  • Generate $10,000 in sales this month
  • Develop 10 new clients
  • Double company market share
Goals can be motivating and by definition, they (hopefully) set the framework for our critical tasks list from day to day and week to week. What you rarely hear are goals like these:
  • I don't want to fail
  • I don't want to look stupid
  • I don't want to make mistakes
But the    Read More

get rid of your to-do list

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

"If You Want To Get More Accomplished, Get Rid of Your To-Do List"

From sales professionals to CEO's, there is one BIG common challenge that we all face - How do we get everything done? Twenty-four hours just doesn't seem to be enough. Adding to the challenge is the fact that rarely are things removed from our pile; instead, our plates only seem to get higher and higher still. "To-do" lists have become futile and more and more, we seem to engage in crisis    Read More

announcing coaching without borders

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
In today's post, I wanted to share with all of you my excitement over a new program we launched this week - COACHING WITHOUT BORDERS.  I was inspired to create the program after I received a referral a couple of weeks ago for a young man who had begun a company about a year ago. Like most burgeoning entrepreneurs, the first year was one of struggles and challenges and he was referred to us for coaching and leadership training. Unfortunately, he    Read More