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brain plasticity

3 STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT HEALTHY BRAIN PLASTICITY

for Greater Access to Change and Reducing Stress Change is hard. Why? In life things change and we must adapt. At times we are more adaptable than others. As leaders we must be able to change and adapt, so how do we do that? How do we help our mind

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Thoughts

5 “THOUGHTS” TO WATCH OUT FOR

from the Soundtracks book by Jon Acuff I love the book Soundtracks by Jon Acuff. Are you aware of your subconscious thoughts? We all have subconscious thoughts that we say in our minds all the time. This is what Jon calls a “soundtrack”. We have lots of different soundtracks about different things.

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Executive Presence

5 CORE SKILLS FOR EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

In leadership, how you present yourself matters. The way you show up and the energy you give off is called “Executive Presence”. Executive Presence starts first on the inside with how you feel. Second is your impact which is important, but for another post. So first we must be PRESENT

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Negative Mindset

THREE STEPS TO GET OUT OF A NEGATIVE MINDSET

Even the most positive, ambitious, and can-do people, can have a period where they feel some kind of emotional drowning in negativity. Some people encounter depression, can be overwhelmed, or discouraged more frequently during this time of a negative mindset. When this happens, it often activates a “victim” mentality. During

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Leader Mind

5 STEPS TO DEVELOP THE LEADER MIND IN YOUR TEAM

Part of leadership is teaching and mentoring your team to develop a leader mind. This skill as a leader is a type of coaching, which is the ability to really be curious and ask questions that help your report to think through things and find answers. These questions are not

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Improve Your Communication

5 QUESTIONS TO ASK TO IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION

Great communication does not happen accidentally or without effort. Like with anything, what we practice and are intentional to develop we improve in and master. Communication is something that is constantly changing so the mastery of it is challenging and a constant moving target. Despite this, the commitment to improve

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Casting Vision

5 BULLETPROOF STEPS FOR LEADERS CASTING VISION

Leaders casting vision often have an internal sense of what is needed. They size up an organization, see possibilities, and cast a vision. Whether their passion is to close a gap, fill a need, or expand to new heights; the leader sees what can be achieved and sets goals based

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better than you imagine

HOW YOUR CAREER CAN BE BETTER THAN YOU IMAGINE

Excited to celebrate with Executive and seasoned leader, Suzanne Judy, who recently wrote an article for Heller Search Associates, “5 Reasons Coaching Can Help Your Career.” She shares great insights from her experience in coaching over the last 10 years.  She has walked her talk and is committed to consistent

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Transparent Communication

5 WORDS TO CREATE TRANSPARENT COMMUNICATION

Do you have any favorite sayings or words you frequently use or have made up to reference something? I find that there are a few words that I commonly use to help reference or summarize concepts. I hear others using the words, so thought I would share a few in

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Key Questions

7 KEY QUESTIONS FOR LEADERS

Throughout the year things change and evolve. We often set goals at the top of the year, and ideally revisit those each month and quarter. I have noticed in the bigger picture and seasons of the year, the movement between August and September is a good time to take a

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Executive Coach

5 UNDENIABLE REASONS TO HIRE AN EXECUTIVE COACH

As a driven and ambitious professional, you are constantly seeking ways to elevate your career and achieve your goals. In this pursuit, have you ever considered hiring an executive coach? An executive coach is a trained professional who can guide and support you in reaching your full potential as a

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Celebrating

3 KEYS: THE IMPORTANCE OF CELEBRATING

Some people are amazing at celebrating their wins, successes, and milestones. I admire their ability to find creative and fun ways to stop and recognize progress, the work, and the achievement, especially since I grew up in a family that culturally finished one task and instantly shifted to the next.

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Negative Emotions

1 QUICK APPROACH TO SHIFT NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

Negative emotions can be challenging to deal with, especially when the events that cause them seem to pile on top of each other. Have you ever been having a great day, but you get a call or email that shifts your mood or energy? People will often tell you to

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Negative Emotions

SHIFTING NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

Have you ever been having a great day and then a phone call, email, or something happens that shifts you into negative emotions, mood, or energy?  Often people will say, “Just shake it off.” We feel ashamed and guilty to be “fixating” on something and struggling to “let it go”

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Full Moon

FULL MOON ENERGY

John Gray stated that if there is vulnerability or strain, the full moon will cause extra gravitational pressure bringing conflict or those emotions to a head. In contrast, when things are healthy, happy, and well, the full moon has little effect on us as we have the margin to absorb the additional pressure or strain.

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Resilience

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR RESILIENCE

We often think about resilience as the ability to bounce back from tough situations and challenges. More broadly and accurately, resilience IS the ability to bounce back and recover faster because we can stay fully charged internally longer, so we handle stress and challenges more easily.

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Strengths-based team

HOW TO HAVE A STRENGTHS-BASED TEAM

If you want to have a strengths-based team, you must be willing to have tough conversations and work through differences. Generally, people do not like conflict and avoid it. This is part of the breakdown of teams and culture.

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HOW TO MAKE COACHING RESULTS LAST

HOW TO MAKE COACHING RESULTS LAST

As a coach, the most important thing I desire for my clients is that they walk away better than how they showed up. I want them to have more clarity, focus, and a plan to achieve whatever they were up to.

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Communication

5 STEPS TO CLEAR COMMUNICATION

Communication is challenging. We can argue, “No it isn’t, I communicate clearly, it is others who do not understand.”

That is exactly why communication is challenging. We tend to think the world thinks like us and when they don’t, we feel frustrated and often BLAME others for their lack of understanding.

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