How are you Sabotaging Yourself?

How are you Sabotaging Yourself?

How are you Sabotaging Yourself?   The young woman across the table took a breath and tried to settle herself. She had come for coaching to communicate more confidently in the workplace; but, as sometimes happens, the conversation had turned from career to...
4 Things People Want from Leaders

4 Things People Want from Leaders

4 Things People Want from Leaders Leadership is a way of life. When you lead your own life, you demonstrate leadership traits. Others notice, and often you’ll find yourself in a leadership position, whether you sought one or not. Sure, not everyone in a leadership...
Authenticity vs. Confidence

Authenticity vs. Confidence

Authenticity vs. Confidence You know you need to exude confidence: perhaps you have a big presentation, a difficult conversation, or an interview coming up. Yet, you’re nervous. How do you reconcile these two realities? In any interaction, the higher the stakes or the...
Stop Depersonalizing Your Communication

Stop Depersonalizing Your Communication

Stop Depersonalizing Your Communication   Recently, my friend moved away. On the day of the move, I messaged her, “I’m going to miss you!” She wrote back, “We are going to miss our friends, too, but we promise to keep in touch.”  I couldn’t help but notice how...
3 Common Communication Pitfalls

3 Common Communication Pitfalls

3 Common Communication Pitfalls (and how to avoid them)   No one is a perfect communicator. Not me. Not you. In the best of times, communication pitfalls can lead to breakdowns. In times of crisis when emotions run high, the effects of bad habits are amplified....