Many leaders are feeling like change is happening to them versus being at the helm of change because they are being forced to adapt at an unprecedented rate. While this can be overwhelming because work as they know it may never be the same, it is also a time where leaders have the opportunity to shift the focus and energy of their organizations.

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Here’s the problem: placing too much emphasis on niceness, you’re likely toning down honesty and constructive criticism. Failure to give authentic feedback blocks innovation and real progress. Needless to say, this strategy won’t help your company and it most certainly won’t help you elevate your career.

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In a culture saturated by superheroes, I recently started to wonder what made this genre so compelling – what about our collective and individual desires, fears and consciousness did this speak to? I think in part, many of us don’t feel particularly heroic or empowered. The real world is complicated and at times overwhelming – how…

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Harnessing the Benefits of a Beginner's Mindset

What’s a beginner’s mindset and how can you benefit from it? The cornerstone is approaching people and situations from a place of curiosity, openness and lack of preconceptions. By doing so, you are much more likely to both learn something new and grow, as well as have much deeper and more fulfilling experiences. Read More…

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What Women Can Learn from the Confidence Gap in Girls

It’s not easy to embrace risk and failure and to turn off the negative “gremlin” messages we tell ourselves.  However, I’ve found advice given for teen girls to cultivate confidence is just as useful for the women professionals I coach. By shifting to action-orientation vs. perfectionism and embracing the “risk, failure, recovery and mastery” cycle,…

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Why Being Driven is Driving You Crazy

Sometimes, the very things that are your “secret sauce” to success are very things limiting you and amplifying your stress.   If you tap into a more expansive definition of who you are, you’ll be much more likely to unlock a life that is successful and prosperous, as well as joyful, fulfilled….and less stressed! Read More…

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