Career Success

Serena Williams’ Coach’s Advice to Us All

Published on February 6, 2016 by

No too long ago I was coaching a client in his late sixties and he said something in passing. I paused and asked, "What did you just say, can you repeat that?"

I'm not going to share what he told me--but it was about a life-long dream he's had ...

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What’s Holding You Back Isn’t What You Think

Published on November 24, 2015 by

When a speaker asks a group, “What is the biggest thing that keeps most people from pursuing their l dreams?” the answer is almost always “Fear.”

Fear seems to be behind a lot of things without us even knowing it. The salesperson doesn’t ask for a clear “Yes” or ...

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Are You Amazing? Really, What Do You Think?

Published on November 2, 2015 by

Rumi was a 13th century Persian mystic poet, someone with mind-blowing insights into life, meaning, spirituality and human potential. Here's what he wrote about human potential:

You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. ...

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The Courage to Be Unhappy For a Time

Published on October 31, 2015 by

Sometimes the reason we're not happier is because we don't want to be unahppy for a tiime while we deal with things we want to avoid. It takes courage to be unhappy for a time but it's the work we can do to create more happiness and fullfillment in life ...

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How to Feel Invincible, Despite the Critics

Published on October 26, 2015 by

Invincible: Too powerful to be defeated or overcome. Synonyms: indestructible, unconquerable, unbeatable, indomitable, unassailable.

I just read a story that made me stop and think. The story is just a story, meaning it never happened—however, the point of the tale happens all the time in real life in different ways.

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Unleashing More of Your Potential: Three Keys

Published on September 29, 2015 by

In the past several years I’ve worked with several organizations that are leaders in their industries. The individuals and teams I coached or trained are doing well and they know it.

They also know they have more potential and they want to know how to unleash more of it. ...

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The Amazon Uproar: Happiness at Work Matters

Published on September 7, 2015 by

 

A couple of weeks ago The New York Times ran a scathing article portraying the Amazon work culture as anything but a happy environment. Whether that’s true or not, the question of happiness in the workplace is on our minds again and that’s a good thing. We need to ...

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Inspire Yourself to Greater Achievements

Published on June 8, 2015 by

As an executive coach, I have the privilege of working with successful individuals and companies. Over the years I’ve noticed how my clients use their success to inspire themselves to even greater heights. That’s in contrast to what many people do, and that is to respond to their success with ...

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Denial in the Workplace

Published on May 27, 2015 by

Over the course of  the past two weeks, I’ve had discussions with three senior managers about various challenges their organizations are dealing with. Or to be more precise, challenges the senior leaders are not dealing with. For instance:

  • A middle manager with a history of claiming credit he’s not ...
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