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New Ways of Being And Working

Setting Better Goals

Setting Better Goals

If you’re a manager, what are you doing to help your team members set goals that are meaningful and drive new growth? Beyond metrics, I propose three conversations to have to help ground goal setting and build a better partnership.

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Building on 2020 with a Different Resolution.

Building on 2020 with a Different Resolution.

As a coach, almost all of my clients are on a precipice of change. They are looking into new careers. They are building new teams. They are building lives that require them to step up and become more of themselves. At the new year, many of us are rethinking our path.

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Six Ways to Overcome Resistance

Six Ways to Overcome Resistance

Resistance is the stubborn sullen teen stomping his foot and crossing his arms and saying, “No, I don’t wanna. I won’t. And I’m ready to fight you if you try to make me.” Resistance can be a little intimidating.

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When Coaching Works Best

When Coaching Works Best

The ideal client is someone ready to generate new results in their lives. This means they have a willingness to consider a new point of view, and be open to new ideas or new ways of being. That’s it.

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Forget the Big Reveal. Have a Conversation To Connect.

Forget the Big Reveal. Have a Conversation To Connect.

I changed my approach from "perfect tactical presentation" to a strategy of "creating an ongoing conversation" with my audience. It made a huge difference in my ability to connect and be more authentic in my presentations.

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Asking for help

Asking for help

I kept feeling the frustration, fear, loneliness and then built and rehearsed complicated, detailed, stories of how each worrying situation was going to play out. Have you ever noticed the terrible worlds we create in our own minds?

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Fall 2020 Book Recommendations

Fall 2020 Book Recommendations

Need book recommendations? I’ve just put together a few lists.

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Killing Deadlines

Killing Deadlines

I’m okay when the going gets tough. I’m NOT okay when the going gets SLOW.

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Declare What Matters

Declare What Matters

Declarations of Independence. Declarations of love. Declarations of change. But we forget we have the power to declare. We can make a statement and change what we see ahead for ourselves. This is a time for declaring our future.

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A Good Mother. An Old Story.

A Good Mother. An Old Story.

What’s your myth? The myth is an oversimplified story that incorporates someone else’s morals and expectations. The Responsible One. The Strong Man. The Perfect Daughter. The Gifted One. The Man Who Can Handle Anything. The Child with Opportunity Gained Through Sacrifice of Others. Any of these sound familiar?

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What happened to asking questions?

What happened to asking questions?

We’re living in an age of information. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a YouTube video or a book or website that can answer questions, provide more data or instruction. For every question, there are specific answers out there with step-by-step instruction. Not knowing is a very vulnerable place to land in today’s world, so we like to jump into a solution as quickly as we can.

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