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Leader: What’s Your Status?

April 15, 2017

I’m a rookie when it comes to improv theatre. Even as a rookie, though, I have already learned a ton. You might be surprised how much of it translates into how I coach and lead. I’ve written before about how the improvised leader is better than you think. In that post, I was focussed on an improv basic called the…

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It’s easy to be in present moment awareness in good times; it is harder to stay present when “more difficult” emotions come up. Even boredom can cause us to want to escape the present. | Chandler Coaches

Feelings: Entertain Them All

January 10, 2017

The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.  A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing…

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Why Leaders Use Coaches

September 9, 2015

There’s the clinical list of why leaders use coaches and the real reasons. I’d rather tell you the reasons why I’ve paid my hard earned money for coaching and the real reasons why my clients hire me. But first, let’s cover the dry bits.  Most articles you read about why leaders hire business or executive coaches will talk about structure…

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How to Build a Strong Marketing Foundation

May 1, 2015

Marketing is pointless unless you start with a solid foundation. Mark Maraia calls going to a business lunch unprepared a random act of lunch. Posting a scattered bio on LinkedIn or showing up at a business mixer unable to clearly explain how you help your clients is equally random. Random acts of marketing don’t add up to solid results. Random…

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Forbes Says, “Professional Coaching Continues to Satisfy Consumers”

November 3, 2010

An overwhelming majority of people who have experienced professional coaching are satisfied with their experience and would recommend coaching to others, according to a new study by the International Coach Federation (ICF). the article goes on to say Satisfaction levels can most likely be attributed to high returns on investment as well. In previous research the ICF found that coaching…

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Are You on the Flywheel or the Doom Loop?

July 4, 2010

Pam Slim applies Jim Collin’s Hedgehog concept to help you find your career passion in her recent book Escape from Cubicle Nation. The comparisons below are taken from Good to Great and apply to business.  Good to Great companies (GTGC) follow a pattern of build up to breakthrough (an accumulation of steps, one after the other, turn by turn of the fly wheel; it…

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Are You (Your business) Heading Toward Greatness or Doom?

July 4, 2010

Good to great transformations don’t happen in one fell swoop says Jim Collins. Collins uses the concept of a fly wheel (a massive metal disk mounted horizonally on its axle, 30 feet in diameter and 5000 lbs).  The first pushes to turn the wheel take a lot of energy and the wheel inches forward. Add lots more energy and many…

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When to call the coach

June 5, 2010

Hey, look who is featured today! What a pleasure to wake up and read the great coverage on business coaching (and my coaching!) as today’s feature on the front page of the business section of The Gazette: When to Call the Coach. Thank you Alison MacGregor for writing a balanced and comprehensive feature on business coaching. Thank you, Marie-Claude Pelletier, my client and President of Les…

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A Sales System to Find a True Fan, Or Many

May 17, 2010

One of my friends is dating online. Currently, she’s despondent, confused and depressed. The way I see it, online dating is like managing a sales system.  You pour a bunch of suspects into the top of your funnel and take steps to weed out all but qualified leads.  You talk to/ meet with the most compelling of them and through…

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Are You Digitally Disasterous or Digitally Distinct?

February 11, 2010

I am somewhere in the middle: digitally dabbling.  This is according to the results of this Online Identity Calculator I used earlier today to assess my online identity.  This article by Meg Guiseppi, CPBS, MRW, CPRW  of Executive Career Brand (as posted on www.workbabble.com) tells you why you too should find out how you rate, and do it regularly. And while Meg focusses on executives, when you are a business…

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