Connecting and Communicating as a Mentor

Mentoring is an art – the art of connecting and communicating. Mentoring is not age bound. It is based on life experience and the opportunity and willingness to share how experiences have shaped decisions, good and bad. Connecting – one of the greatest values a mentor provides is to serve as an ally to the […]

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Business Coach

Clarity and Accountability as a Coach

There are many types of coaches – life coaches, business coaches, leadership coaches, strategic coaches, career coaches, health and wellness coaches, personal training coaches, athletic coaches. They all have a common purpose – to accelerate change and improve performance. A business coach is there to guide the business owner in running a business – to […]

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Creative business people

A Good Business Consultant is a Kickstarter

A Kickstarter helps companies bring projects to life and puts them on a fast track. This person might be an internal strategist or an outsider. It is someone who is a problem solver and drives creative thinking, ambitiously tackling the opportunity. Fact-Based – Look before you leap. When there is a special project to be […]

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Business woman

Having a Passion Problem?

As a business leader, it is not easy to maintain the same level of passion you had for your business when you started your business or joined your organization 10, 20 or 30+ years ago. And, you are not alone even though people may keep their feelings on the down low. The passion problem is […]

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Write Your Story

How to Start Writing Your Story

The truth is that in every area of life, people work better with a plan of action. Think about the basic tasks you have to accomplish each week: exercising, going to work, grocery shopping or getting your kids to all of their events. When it comes to sitting down to pen your own story, the […]

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Writing your story with purpose

Writing Your Story with Purpose

Do you have an idea, a story you want to tell, but you’re not quite sure where you want it to go? Do you have an idea that won’t go away to the point that it feels like there are disconnected bits and pieces floating around in your head? If that describes you, the first […]

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When Opportunity Knocks

Leadership is the allocation of limited resources toward the critical growth path. In other words, the only opportunities you should be saying “yes” to are the ones that move your mission forward. As a business leader, you are high-energy and believe that you can get anything accomplished you set your mind to. That may be […]

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Relationships Matter

In business, even in this fast-paced and seemingly hyper-connected world, relationships are important. It takes commitment, for sure. But, that commitment to building relationships is essential when we have colleagues from around the globe. First, let’s talk about what relationships are not. They are not business cards collected at a networking event, a request to […]

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Focus Group

Focus Groups Still Work

As a recovering market researcher, I recently had the opportunity to moderate a series of in-person discussion groups. I was reminded immediately of the beauty and effectiveness of open and honest feedback in the middle of the development process. From my experience, underlying motivators, gaining insight, and building it into your business is how you […]

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