Drop These 5 Nonverbal Habits

Drop These 5 Nonverbal Habits

Drop These 5 Nonverbal Habits   What are your nonverbal habits? Do you know? Often with habits, you don’t even realize you’re doing them. They’re automatic and almost involuntary. You do them unconsciously because they make you feel better. Sometimes that’s good,...
Climb the Corporate Ladder: Susan’s Story

Climb the Corporate Ladder: Susan’s Story

Climb the Corporate Ladder: Susan’s Story   “Nice to meet you,” my coaching client said, as she walked into the office. She walked briskly to the chair I indicated, sat down, and asked, “How do we get started?” Susan* knew exactly what she wanted in life, and as...
What Body Language Can’t Tell You

What Body Language Can’t Tell You

What Body Language Can’t Tell You Have you ever Googled “body language” or “nonverbal communication”? (Or is that just me?) If you have, you’ve seen the zillions of articles, books, and organizations dedicated to “decoding” the thoughts and motives behind every little...
How to Get People to Open Up

How to Get People to Open Up

How to Get People to Open Up As a coach, I can do my job a whole lot better when my clients feel comfortable sharing themselves with me. But I’m not the only one. You need this skill, too. Whether you’re an HR manager interviewing a job candidate, an attorney...
Power Poses: Science or Snake Oil?

Power Poses: Science or Snake Oil?

Power Poses: Science or Snake Oil?   Have you heard of “power poses”? Between Amy Cuddy’s TED talk (one of the top 20 viewed TED talks of all time), her book called Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, numerous parodies and all the...