This Covid19 "new normal" is so very far from anything even approaching normal. Sure you have followed the advice of experts and implemented a routine that gives you time for work, attempting homeschooling and all that meal prep (oh so much meal prep)... but let's be honest: This new normal is far from ideal. Most of us are living with an almost constant level of stress - from mild to moderate to freaking-off-the-charts-high-stress. And, over time, this stress can cause very
I am often asked (usually by people who have never been lucky enough to have a great executive coach) - who can benefit from coaching? The situations are endless, but here are five situations where coaching can be particularly effective: 1. You just got promoted. And you really want it to go well.
Coaches can really help you in a number of areas when you move up the ranks in an organization. They can help you assess the skills you have and the skills you may need to succeed
Managing the overwhelming feelings of overwhelm is one of the most popular topics I discuss with working women. Without exception, all of the paid working moms I know (I list "paid," since all moms are working moms) can cite to do lists that include a wide range of activities: preparing for the Board presentation, securing a coveted spot in summer swimming lessons, finishing the budget submission, pricing a new family cell phone plan... and on and on... (By the way, those are
When a business starts to struggle, business leaders often look across the business to determine how they can improve operations and results. However, if the CEO's approach to management is actually the problem, then addressing other elements will never be enough. Business owners sometimes ignore the one factor that might really be keeping their businesses from taking off: the business owner’s mindset and approach to management of the business and others. Here are three commo
This article is part of a series of blogs around the Five Behaviors Standing Between Women Leaders & Greater Success. This article dives deeper into Career Limiting Behavior #2: Failure to Build Networks You Actually Use. I love the book title "Your Network is Your Net Worth." What I love about the phrase is that it captures the point that your network is not only about how many people you know, but also the rank and influence of those within your network. There are a number
"So ... how does coaching with you actually work?" I get this question a lot. It is a great question. And, of course, the answer is: "It depends." It depends on the goals, needs, style and location of the person being coached. (And, it depends a lot on the coach. Working with me can be very different from working with someone with a different style). But, those answers are far from helpful. So, with the understanding that each coaching engagement is different and customized t
Working mother rarely have time for leisurely reading - we have TO GET STUFF DONE! That's why we collected three of our favorite reads to help working mothers get the information they need to be informed about the status of working mothers (article #1), gain valuable tips on how to be a present parent who raises responsible, resilient, kind children (article #2) and learn a few tricks to help leave work at work - and be more present for those precious moments with those we lo