Business Coachiing

Home/Business Coachiing

How to Let Go of FOMO and Adopt a JOMO Attitude

Last year I made the decision to take a sabbatical.  For many years I thought sabbaticals were only for academics to be able to have a school year free from teaching to allow them to devote time to rest, research, travel, and write. This sounded like an ideal life to me and it was one of the reasons I wanted to become a [...]

Saying Good-bye to Say Hello

Last year, I merrily dumped New Year’s Resolutions. Because I believe what you mutter matters, last year I looked up the synonyms for  resolution and found some I adopted for 2018.  Last year, I made bold heartfelt declarations that set my intentions to be full of moxie, spirit and sincerity. I carried them out with courage, boldness, tenacity and gutsiness.   How’d that turn out?   Pretty [...]

The Paradoxes of Servant Leadership

In my work with leaders, we discuss the concept of servant leadership. This concept was first articulated by Robert K. Greenleaf  “A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top [...]

How Confrontational Intelligence Can Get You What You Want

Last year, I studied and was certified in Judith Glaser's Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) work. In her teachings, she describes the Three Levels of Conversation as follows: • Level I is transactional. This is when we exchange information. You ask. I tell. Repeat. Reverse. And so goes the dance. This is simply giving instructions or directing someone. • [...]

Enrolling Others in Your Vision…They May be Waiting for You

“The greatest need of human beings is for a sense of meaning and purpose in life.” - Victor Frankel One of the most valuable lessons I am learning in life is that I don’t need to do it alone. ‘It’ can be defined as almost anything I do, including developing a new program for one of [...]

SMARTER goals are smarter than SMART goals

I attended a writer’s workshop a few weeks ago where Nina Amir, a nonfiction writers’ and high performance coach talked about a concept of having SMARTER goals. I am very familiar with SMART goals as I work with my clients on creating goals that use this mnemonic acronym. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, [...]

The best investment you can make…

Start Investing in You. You’re Worth It. Answer These 4 Questions to Find Out How. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”  - Richard Branson One of my greatest strengths is embracing the role of life-long-learner. I am constantly learning just for the joy of it [...]

It Can’t Be All About You if You Want to Make a Difference

In my leadership coaching business, I discuss in depth with my clients the importance of “servant” leadership. This phrase was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf, who was the founder of the modern Servant Leadership movement and the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. In 1970, he published his first essay, entitled “The Servant as Leader,” which [...]