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  • Failure: What To Do When Things Go Wrong

    I recently watched Presidents Bush and Clinton give out advice to a group of graduating students from the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. “Don’t be afraid to fail. But, you probably will whether you’re afraid to or not.”, said Clinton. And he’s right. Being afraid of failure is natural, it’s human, and it costs people a lot in terms of pursuing their dreams, goals and ambitions. The reality is however that you are most likely going […]

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  • Clarity Is King: 2 Steps to Understanding and Being Understood

    To feel heard and to feel understood is a gift. Too often conversations, emails and texts are rushed, vague and open to interpretation. This can mean trouble down the line both at work and in your personal life. On a basic level, it’s important to recognize that we’re all unique and that our brains all think differently. For example; if I say the words New York City, what comes up for you? Skyscrapers, street hot […]

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  • 6 Golden Rules Of Giving Feedback

    A major component of my job as a coach is providing feedback. It’s not always easy, but fortunately my clients are aware that it’s part of the process and in all honesty, it’s why they signed up. They want to know how they’re doing and how to make it better. In every situation be it in work or in my personal life, I always try and keep things moving in a forward direction. As a […]

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  • Listen Like A Leader

    When was the last time you felt like someone truly listened to you? I mean really listened to you. Not just heard your words but felt your energy and grasped the essence of what you were saying, free from judgment and focused on your potential. When was the last time you were listened to so well that even what you didn’t say was understood? The last time someone really got the big picture of your […]

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  • 5 Ways to Motivate Others

    Motivation plays a big part in my life and career. I have to motivate myself, motivate my clients and also help them develop the skills they need to self-motivate. That’s a lot of motivation and it doesn’t always come easy. If you want to keep people motivated, engaged and working to their full potential; you have to keep them in a positive or ‘toward’ emotional state. As a coach and mentor I always strive to […]

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  • Choosing A Coach: 9 Qualities To Look For

    I’m a coach, but I also have a coach, in fact I’ve had many coaches over the years covering everything from health, career and finances. Some have been outstanding, others not so much. Choosing a coach that’s right for you can be daunting, so I’ve complied a list of 9 qualities you should look for. Some many resonate more than others for you, and this is by no means an exhaustive list, but hopefully it […]

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  • Coaching Isn’t Therapy; So What Is It?

    Coaching has a problem, and that problem is that most people don’t really know what it is, what coaches do and how they do it. When I tell people I’m a coach I always get a positive response but more often than not there’s a tone of uncertainty in people’s voices; “Oh, cool. That’s awesome. I love my therapist. It’s kind of the same, right?” Although there are a lot of parallels between coaching and […]

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  • 10 Signs You’re Ready for Coaching

    If you’re smart you take care of yourself. You seek out help and support when you need it (and sometimes when you don’t) in order to function at your best. Doctors, lawyers, accountants, car mechanics and hairdressers; these professionals all have certain skills and knowledge to help us when we need specific care, counsel or practical assistance. Sometimes in life however, it can be hard to know where to look for help, especially if we’re […]

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