The lost art of listening

In this day and age, it’s extremely rare for an adult to leave their home without their cell phone. Why is that? They might miss a call, or an important…

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Worry is wasteful – here’s how to stop it

“Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” – Mark Twain Worrying is wasteful. It absolutely drains your mental function and keeps you in a paralyzed state. Some argue…

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Why you need to strategically plan your life

The time will pass anyway – you can either spend it creating the life you want or spend it living the life you don’t want. The choice is yours. You…

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The essential secrets to start coaching today: Step 7

Facilitating Learning that Moves to Action The whole purpose of coaching is to create awareness and then use that awareness to take actions that will create real and lasting change….

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Why successful people wake up at 5 a.m.

Many studies make connections between success and waking up early. Morning people are more proactive, and proactivity is linked to better job performance and greater career success. Executive leaders and…

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The essential secrets to start coaching today: Step 6

Direct Communication  There is nothing more frustrating than ‘beating around the bush.’ In the coaching space, the best coaches give their clients the gift of direct communication. Sometimes, your client…

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5 ways to unleash your creativity

“Creativity is as important as literacy.” Sir Ken Robinson hits the nail on the head in one of the most watched TED Talk of all time as he discusses how…

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The essential secrets to start coaching today: Step 5

Powerful Questioning:  Every masterful coach shares the same secret weapon: the ability to ask the RIGHT questions – in just the right way. Everyday questions will elicit some sort of…

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The essential secrets to start coaching today: Step 4

Active Listening:   The best conversationalists are active listeners that listen intently, rather than focusing solely on their response. It is imperative that we remember that the client, not the…

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The importance of spending time alone

It’s unfortunate to think that there’s been a negative connotation programmed within our culture that spending time alone is wrong on a social perspective. Unplugging yourself from the perennial social…