Category Archives: Executive Coaching

New Year’s Resolutions Are Actually Bad News
10 Jan

New Year’s Resolutions Are Actually Bad News

I have a New Year’s resolution for you. Vow to stop making them. You heard me right! They are actually a bad idea that can torpedo your success right out of the gate and set a precedent of failure for the entire year. Everyone in January preaches to you to set your New Year’s Resolutions […]

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Choose An Experienced Coach to Wisely & Quickly Boost Your Leadership
26 Jul

Choose An Experienced Coach to Wisely & Quickly Boost Your Leadership

Many of today’s organizations value coaching enough to designate someone, usually from HR, as an internal coach for the employees. Those folks can be a great resource when you want to get some feedback and tweak your leadership approach. But despite having outstanding HR department personnel, many leading Fortune 500 companies still reach out to […]

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26 Jan

Are You Ready To Aim Higher?

  The client I coached came to me seeking someone honest and objective who would light a fire under him to propel him past his perceived limitations. He knew he was capable, talented, and reasonably successful. But he was hungry for much more and restless to break out in a big way, leading his team […]

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13 Oct

Is Your Career Starved for Feedback?

    Feedback is critical to career success, and if you are not getting the kind of insightful and helpful input or critiques that you need, you may be slowly starving your development. Before you know it your value can wither away as more informed competitors take the right steps to move themselves forward while […]

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27 Jan

Coaching to Aggressively Mine Top Leadership Value

  If you want to be viewed as an exceptionally gifted leader, here’s a tip. Just focus on ways to take what you’ve been handed and make it more valuable. Take what looks like a chunk of dull stone and expose the right characteristics while polishing the various facets. Voila! You can transform a diamond […]

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21 Jan

Top 5 Executive Presence Communication Tips

  I wanted to share with you my “Top 5” list of valuable executive presence tips that I routinely share with my private clients. So let’s dive right in! Plan Ahead Always outline your presentation well ahead of time. Memorize that outline or sequence of connected ideas. Then tick off each talking point one by […]

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26 Aug

Sarah’s Take on the EP Buzz Within Corporate America

  For years I’ve worked with many multi-national corporations to offer professional development seminars and private executive presence coaching, and the experience teaches me a great deal. I have learned a lot within the past few months, too, as more and more companies and leaders are appreciating the importance of executive presence. Substance vs. Superficiality […]

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29 Jul

Shopping for the Magic Pill for Fast Promotion?

  I have watched many smart and talented people get nowhere because they spent their most critical “prime time” looking for some easy fix. But there is no cakewalk to greatness. Exit the Comfort Zone It’s easy to rationalize, “I can’t afford to hire a private coach” or “I need to wait until I have […]

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07 Jul

Executive Presence: A Learnable Skill You Must Not Underestimate!

  As pointed out in an article from Business Insider, executive presence is ranked as a top attribute sought after by organizations looking for first-class leadership. The article cited research conducted by the Gartner firm that ranked executive presence #2 on a list of the top 20 leadership traits that make a difference. Technology skills […]

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10 Jun

Getting Real About Career Success

  A few years back I was asked by a large corporation to coach one of their up-and-coming executives so she would be ready to step into a bigger leadership role. At first she was very excited about the opportunity. We mapped out a strategy for defining her brand and aligning it with her company’s […]

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