I received a phone call from one of my former clients last week, a part-time working mom with two school-aged children. She wanted to discuss a subject I suspect many of us are currently struggling with – how to manage professional responsibilities while navigating our children’s virtual learning. There’s no easy answer here and no … Read moreUsing Proven Team Alignment to Manage COVID-19 Disruptions at Home
Ever woken up on the wrong side of the bed and realized your funk carried over to your spouse? And children? And the office? Have you ever gotten off a call that upset or frustrated you only to transfer that frustration over to your following meeting? Or how about this one – have you … Read moreConsider Your Emotions. How You Show Up Matters.
I recently came across an article from the Wall Street Journal featuring a firsthand account of an individual living through Hurricane Irma, which hit Miami in 2017. The author highlighted the ways in which she became a stronger, more confident person after living through the frightening events of preparing for and then riding out the … Read moreGetting Stronger: Opportunity in Posttraumatic Growth
This blog was written before the COVID-19 pandemic. I think more now that ever it highlights the need to focus on the present. We are now dealing with circumstances that are forcing many to slow down, or at the very least stay home. What values can you honor right now in these unique circumstances that … Read moreGain More by Embracing the Present Moment
Psychologist Elliott Jaques coined the term “midlife crisis” back in 1965, describing it as a time when adults grapple with the emotional turmoil associated with an unavoidable understanding of a finite number of years left for not only professional productivity, but also for simply living. Though certainly not funny, his research and concept have become rich fodder … Read moreTackling the Taboo of Midlife Crisis
If the term “coachable” takes you back to junior high gym class, perhaps hanging on for dear life at the chin-up bar, taking in LOUD encouragement from a red-faced, whistle-blowing gym teacher, stop right there. That’s not where we’re going today. I’m here to talk about mindset. Specifically, a mindset where you are consciously open … Read moreWhy Having a Coachable Mindset Matters
Have you ever received a text or an invitation and simply not responded? Has an acquaintance sent you a lunch date request, but you’ve just let it slide? Have you ever offered to do something but gotten busy and let it go, or even stayed silent, hoping they’d forget about it, but then had them … Read moreClose the Loop Already – Ghosting Has Got to Go
It’s Not Too Late! This interactive workshop will help you de-stress the holiday frenzy. With a goal of having fun in the process, we will create clarity and learn a technique or two to help you enjoy the season. Wouldn’t it be nice to experience peace and joy versus just singing about it? When: Dec … Read moreTake hold of the holidays before the holidays take hold of you!
Today we’re making a visit to the ever-entertaining Brain Basics boardroom. Have you been to the Brain Basics boardroom? It’s where you’ll find situations remarkably similar to those found in our modern workplace, complete with all those – umm , delicate, shall we say – dynamics commonly seen among coworkers and within superior/subordinate professional relationships. … Read moreUse Professional Coaching To Capitalize on Growth Inherent To Change
The human brain is capable of so much. With proper sleep, it can function at peak levels. As a nation, however, in an effort to do more, we’re sacrificing sleep. As a culture, we’re misapplying technology ironically designed to help us do and be more, and it is short-circuiting sound slumber. The price tag is … Read moreRest Your Head: Sleep Hygiene, Hijinks and Hijacks