Are you working from home, saving lots of time by not commuting, but wondering where all that time is going? Last week, I had four leadership coaching clients tell me that that their average working day is two to three hours longer than when they were commuting. That’s no surprise—it’s way too easy to accept [read more…]
I just got home from celebrating my mom’s 84th birthday in Barbados with my sister Terri and oldest daughter Kira. I realized on this trip that there are three key aspects of a tropical vacation that provide me with an incredible refresh and energy renewal. The first is the magnificent beauty and power of nature. [read more…]
December was quite an exciting month for me! I was invited to be one of the keynote presenters for the Career Development Institute 2019 conference that took place in Newcastle, England. My keynote was called “Spark Your Resilience: how to thrive, not just survive!” In it, I told my dad’s story of being a workaholic [read more…]
Last week I received an email from a leader I’ve been coaching for five months in which he thanked me for having him set goals for his well-being. When I saw him, he brought it up again and said it definitely made him more productive. That got me thinking of ways in which people can [read more…]
If there was a continuum between focused and frazzled, where would you fall most days? If you’re landing more on the frazzled end of the continuum, you could be hurting your career. I provided leadership coaching to John, a talented scientist who was beyond brilliant, but his manager and co-workers described him as always frazzled [read more…]
How do you fill your bucket? You may be thinking right now, what bucket? Tom Rath’s book, How Full Is Your Bucket? reveals how even the briefest interactions with others affect your productivity, health, and longevity. Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket, and grounded in 50 years of research, his book shows [read more…]
I am very excited to feature an article written by past coaching client Gary Ainsworth who is featured in the Innovation chapter of “Career ReCharge: Five Strategies to Boost Resilience and Beat Burnout.” Gary continues to innovate as a career management executive coach and models resilience, as you will appreciate when you read his story [read more…]
What do you like in your present career? What are some things you’d like to tweak this year? Reflection is key and presents a fantastic growth opportunity in your leadership and career.
Because so many of my coaching clients have shared with me that the three questions below start them off in the right direction every year, I’m reprising this ezine article. (I am excited to share that a version of this resolutions article was selected and posted on Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global website!) Resolutions—bah hum bug! It drives [read more…]
Find out the inspiration behind my new book, “Career ReCharge: Five Strategies to Boost Resilience and Beat Burnout” that is now available on Amazon and Kindle!