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What’s Next: A Cornerstone of Leadership Development

What’s Next: A Cornerstone of Leadership Development

Leadership development can be a transformative experience when you put the right questions on the table and use them to drive the process. As an Executive Coach, a question I often use with my Leadership Development clients is: What’s next? For the person on the...

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How Do I Find the Right Executive Coach for ME?

How Do I Find the Right Executive Coach for ME?

A decade ago people were asking, “Why would I hire an Executive Coach?” Now that the benefits of coaching have been well established, the focus has changed to, “How do I hire the Executive Coach that is best for me?” The International Coaching Federation provides...

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Questions about the Kolbe System

Q: I've heard of Myers-Briggs™ and many other "personality" tests. What makes the Kolbe system unique? A: Skills can be taught, personalities can change, but instincts are hardwired into every individual. Instead, the Kolbe system is based on unchangeable...

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Who uses the Kolbe System?

While the Kolbe system is a great help to individuals who want to understand and better utilize their innate talents, the system becomes even more valuable in the team/group setting. For more than 20 years, the Kolbe system has helped small groups and larger companies...

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How well do you say NO?

How well do you say NO?

How often do you say yes, when you really want to say no?  Do you respond with a list of reasons why something isn’t a good idea, when a simple no is what your gut says? Learning when and how to say no is how we create healthy boundaries. It sounds so simple, yet many...

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Enjoy Thanksgiving every day

Enjoy Thanksgiving every day

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. Arthur Rubinstein The concept of Thanksgiving is a wonderful practice for every day.  It is a lovely American holiday.  It is not a commercial event filled with heavy-duty expectations like the winter...

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Do nothing, when nothing works

Kathy Kolbe wrote that line, “Do Nothing, When Nothing Works” several years ago as part of “5 Rules For Trusting Your Guts” in her book, Powered by Instinct.  I have to admit I did not really understand this rule until today when it hit me like a thunderbolt. I am at...

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Two long goodbyes

I lost both of my parents to dementia.  How they handled the challenge was as different as they were.  Dad never acknowledged anything was wrong and always fought any suggestion of it.  Mom was graceful about her memory challenges, always willing to acknowledge it.  I...

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When values demand a change

When values demand a change

Many people have a clear definition of their values, however their daily activities do not always reflect those values.  Sometimes the disconnection between values and our work becomes so intense, a career change evolves quite naturally. Catherine recently underwent...

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Life lessons from India

Last summer I had the opportunity to travel to India with my husband, Alan to spend several weeks at an Ayurvedic clinic for our health and well-being.  Ayurvedic is a type of ancient, Indian medicine. I was reviewing the blog we wrote from our last trip and thought...

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Setting goals works

Setting goals works

At the end of each calendar year, I provide coaching clients with an exercise to review their successes, disappointments and lessons learned from the previous year.  Based on those findings, they define ten key goals for their professional and personal life for the...

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Starting my coaching business

Starting my coaching business

I have been self employed as a coach for the last fifteen years. When I began studying and announced I was becoming a coach, many asked what sport I coached. To start, my area of focus was life, and eventually I moved to business and executive coaching. Over time I...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Each year at this time, I invite my clients to review their prior-year results and then open a new year with stated goals.  It is a simple process.  Spend some time thinking about what would make 2013 an ideal year for you. To complete 2012, there are three things to...

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