Self-Care and the Stressed Out Business Owner

 

Almost by definition, all business owners I know are always stressed-out. The buck stops with us on all things. I definitely fall into that category, before and after COVID-19.

However, it is true that the virus and […]

Let’s Talk About Meetings – Efficient Meetings!

As a former corporate executive and as President of my own firm for almost 18 years, I know what a time-suck meetings can be. I literally have clients who have meetings scheduled, non-stop, back-to-back, from […]

How Does Your Small Business Generate New Ideas?

We come up with new ideas in a variety of ways:

1.   Industry conferences – to learn the best practices from other coaches. New offerings. Ideas from the International Coach Federation. New technology to help deliver services in new […]

Modern Leadership

Moving into 2020, let’s talk about leadership. What are the qualities of a great leader? I’ve been an Executive Coach for almost 18 years, and prior to that an Executive in Banking and Telecom. This […]

How to Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

I’ve worked with lots of folks in career transition. In the US, so much of our ego and self-esteem tied into the work we do. One of the first questions we ask when we meet […]

Best Tips for Public Speaking

Here are some of my favorite preparation tips:

Practicing is critical. Practicing on film is best. You can see what gestures look awkward, how fast/slow you’re going, etc.
Make sure you NAIL the intro and the […]

Empathy and Leadership

Empathy an important leadership trait. It is a critical emotional intelligence competency. Emotional intelligence is being aware of and able to manage your emotions, and the emotions of others, to achieve a desired outcome. Empathy is […]

A Checklist for the First 90 Days on the Job

Before your first day, think about your professional brand for this role.  What do you want people to know about you?  What can they depend on you for?  What past experience do you have […]

Tips and Resources for Women in Developing Leadership

What I’ve seen work during my 14+ years as a corporate executive, and now 13+ years as an Executive Coach, are the following techniques:

 Make sure you have a successor.  If you don’t, you’ll […]

Emotional Intelligence

There are about 5 or 6 core competencies in most EI models, all of which have sub-competencies or skills beneath them.  The way to develop your EI then varies based on what element you […]