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People often perceive me as an extravert because of my frequent role as a public speaker.  The assumption is that introverts don’t do well in social situations, especially being front and center of a group.  On the flip side the assumption is that extraverts, with their high energy and easy ability to approach people, must...
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Studies have indicated significantly different satisfaction levels depending on the credentials of a coach.  When working with a credentialed coach (yes, I am credentialed!), 92% of clients are satisfied, compared to 36% of those working with a non-credentialed coach. I’ve personally coached hundreds of different professionals and businesses.  My business has been built on word of mouth and referrals, both...
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Reflecting on the recent traumatic experience of Hurricane Irma, I remembered learning  in school about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. At the top of the hierarchy is self-actualization, the point at which a person reaches fulfillment of his or her talents and potential. You may be familiar with the idea of self-actualization; Abraham Maslow proposed this...
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Often a minority consisting of a few individuals set the tone and culture of a meeting. They speak more frequently, define key concepts more often and conclude with stronger determination. The minority takes up the majority of the time, leaving a large group of participants standing on the side line realising only a small portion...
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As an introvert, attending networking events is not my most favorite thing to do, but if I follow the “SWAG” method, I am more comfortable and consequently more effective.  I recently did a presentation on using SWAG for effective networking and would like to share with you a few highlights from that presentation.   SWAG...
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  Hurricane Irma provided a great example of a challenging life experience that leads to a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.  What makes a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, so traumatic is the threat to all aspects of your life.  There is fear related to your personal well-being, the well-being...
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According to the Harvard Business Review, the typical length of engagement with a coach is between 7 and 12 months.  I have also found this to be true in my experience over more than a decade of working with clients.  The average duration is 6-9 months, with the shortest time frame being 3 months (it takes at least 21 days of...
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4 characteristics of confident people Being confident is a wonderful feeling, whereas not having confidence can be grueling.   Confidence is a quiet feeling inside, knowing that you are competent and capable.  Boasting about your greatness and questioning your decisions are both manifestations of insecurity.  Sometimes the differences are hard to discern.  The four characteristics below...
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What is coaching? It isn’t always easy to define coaching because it is a relationship, a process, and an outcome.  Gallup Management states coaching has a purpose. A coach helps people reach their goals and potential by helping them understand who they are and where they want to go. A coach guides and supports clients...
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4 Signs You Are NOT Ready to Be Coached   Despite the increased utilization of coaches for personal and business situations, not everyone is ready to be coached and consequently will not benefit from coaching.  A good coach will evaluate your readiness before accepting you as a client, just as you should interview several coaches...
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