Posts Tagged ‘valerie pendergrass’

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

why can’t everyone just play nice?

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Conflictmanagement Undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges (and the greatest downfalls for many) in the work environment is dealing with conflict...and, unfortunately, it's an area in which most lessons are learned posthumously (in other words, AFTER the damage has been done).

Yep. Been there, done that.

If you wish everyone would just "play nice", think again.  While not all workplace conflict is good, some conflict is actually necessary to push the organization past it's own boundaries.  How boring (and limited) would an organization be if    Read More

creating an amazing 2010: the carrot and the stick

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
Take action Well 2009 is  officially over. Done. Finito!

So now the question for you is: What will you create in 2010?

Let me first tell you that I'm not a "resolutions girl".  They're cute.  They're fun.  And if they work for you great.  But resolutions are often initiated out of some sense of "have to".  You know what I mean....

I have to lose 20 pounds.

I have to quit smoking.

I have to spend more time with my family.

Now let me ask you, does    Read More

Chief Leadership Officer

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Home_val_pic%20web[1] Valerie Pendergrass (Coach V) holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Certified Business Coach with the International Coach Federation. Additionally, she is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a former world class athlete.

She established her expertise within the Defense, Biotech, Pharma and Public Sector Industries working with and for    Read More