Change: The Non-binary of Self Evolution

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The reality of change saturates our every day.   From the materialization of a 21st century pandemic to Kanye West running for president of the United States, our expectations of tomorrow are shattered by the reality of unforeseen developments and shifting trends of today.  Often, we have little say over whether changes will occur, both small…

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A More Inclusive Workplace

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Demonstrations have expanded across over 20 countries in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Thousands in Nairobi, Dublin, London, Berlin, Milan and Warsaw have organized and mobilized demanding racial equity, justice and a system change. As events continue to unfold, one prominent element of the demonstrations I’ve witnessed is the collective fabric of the…

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Being Calm after the Storm

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As the spread of COVID-19 continues, business leaders across the world are increasingly facing difficult decisions. How will they continue growing the company? How can they best support and keep their employees? How will they be able – or will they be able – to operate long term? The list evolves each week as the…

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Reflection

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Reflection – as a noun stands for something or someone able to send back light, heat, sound or any energy without absorbing it.   Coaching offers clients an unbiased view of their actions and stated  intentions so they can more clearly see themselves. Reflection – as a verb is a unique human activity and powerful dimension…

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Mindset – What’s Your Story?

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What story plays in your mind when:  Your plane is delayed?  Your doctor wants to talk with you about lab results? You’re summoned unexpectedly to your boss’s office about a reorganization?   Your teenager isn’t back home long after the expected time?  The stories we tell ourselves about a situation, event or person affect how well…

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Vulnerability and the Courage to Change

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After a 10 hour day of back-to-back meetings, I realized I’d left behind some highly confidential client documents in a public place. Others could find, peruse and use the information to their advantage for a variety of reasons.  The feeling was crushing – I couldn’t breathe and wanted to vomit. It was as if I’d…

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Gratitude Matters

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Being grateful is a gift that pays it forward for you, and for others The word Gratitude is derived from the Latin root word gratus – or that for which we feel thankful. It is distinct from a sense of satisfaction from personal accomplishment. To feel grateful acknowledges that something bigger than ourselves is involved when good comes our way. Things like love,…

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The Fear Factor – Make Friends

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I’m afraid.” I was intrigued. What fears surrounded her many strengths and possibilities? I’d heard these words voiced before by others with similarly stunning business performance and opportunities. Being afraid of our dreams is human. Our aspirations show up as the dream most desired and the dream most dreaded. The paradox can stem from a…

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Goal Setting: What’s Possible?

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To achieve this possibility, how will I move towards it? What might be different when it happens? What is this worth to me/us? Who, or what, comes with us and what respectfully needs to be left behind? Who or what is needed? For us? For any new stakeholders? Assess if actions are moving us towards…

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Leaders in Organizations as Living Systems

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article shared by one of my favorite weekly newsletters by Sustainable Brands, writer Giles Hutchins brilliantly described an economy of the future and the form of organizations in it. I’m excited to coach leaders who’re helping pioneer these “living systems” into the 21st century! Hutchins observes that organizations globally are undergoing a process of metamorphosis…

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Hetain Patel: Who am I? Think again

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Artist Hetain Patel’s creative presentation on diversity invites us to consider how open-minded perception of people based on their race, language, accent or language can shape us. Patel suggests that imitating someone can reveal something unique and authentic about yourself. ]]>

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Roger Ebert: Remaking my Voice

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“Leadership coaching inspires action and finding your voice. Here’s an individual who’s courage and commitment to finding his voice amid great odds continues to inspire and encourage us to stay connected and use what’s possible with technology and compassionate, capable colleagues to help shape the future”.

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