As a family member, a care giver or a home service provider you want the people you help to be comfortable, not anxious, in your presence. To be perceived as a threat, on any level, does not serve anyone. How do we get off on the right foot?
9 out of 10 people who make a New Years’ Resolution this year will not achieve it in 2019, and 8 out of 10 people who don't succeed will fail by February. Coaching can be a game changer.
We can choose what we bring to share at the table, but we can’t choose the unintentional guests we bring with us to Thanksgiving. Recognizing the saboteur(s) we all have within us helps us understand how we cope with the threats (real or perceived) we encounter in stressful situations – like the holidays – and how the important people around us cope, too.
With each passing day digital technology makes it easier for personal and professional coaches to connect with people who seek coaching for help in navigating the major life changes and formative moments that call for their best selves. Use these seven criteria to choose the best coaching option for you.
My client Janice (not her real name) told me she was halfway through her working career and wanted a thinking partner to help to explore whether her career was on the right path or course correction was in order. I love being a thinking partner because that type of coaching exchange draws on the creative … Continue reading Career Crossroads? Ask yourself these five questions.
You have a team dedicated to addressing the emerging trends affecting your industry and your company. They’re a seasoned bunch of dedicated colleagues who know the business and understand their mission. Then why can’t they make any progress? It’s because anticipating and meeting the challenges of tomorrow has little to do with knowledge or experience. … Continue reading Imagining the future: Ignite creativity in teams with these 5 behaviors
Janice was a work friend – we often went to lunch together and debriefed about recent meetings. We saw eye to eye on many management concerns in our company. We would take our spouses on “double dates” a few times a year, trade recipes and exchange gifts during the holidays outside of the company Secret … Continue reading Intelligence styles – the great masters in your midst
As with saying, “I do”, these two little words create a powerful bond between people. But unlike the wedding words, the simple phrase “Yes, and” does not initiate an obligation. What it sets in motion is a relationship of acceptance, which changes the chemistry between people from contracted to collaborative, cooperative and co-creative. If you … Continue reading “Yes, and…” – the other two words that can change your life