Category Archives: Executive Coaching

How to Handle Feedback

A Review of The Disapproval Matrix by Ann Friedman Handling feedback and criticism is challenging for most of us and is a common issue on which I coach my clients. So when I came across a great article in the … Continue reading

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Collaboration Defined

collaborate verb col·lab·o·rate \kə-ˈla-bə-,rāt\ : to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something : to give help to an enemy who has invaded your country during a war Full Definition of COLLABORATE Intransitive verb … Continue reading

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A Quiet Mind

We’ve all had those experiences if life when something touches our soul in a profound way. I had one of those experiences recently at an Enneagram training program I attended in the beautiful Connecticut countryside. The Enneagram is a personality … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning—It’s Not Just for Closets!

Spring has sprung in my part of the country and it brings with it so many wonderful things: daffodils in bloom, birds chirping and the itch to start spring cleaning closets, storage spaces and even the dreaded garage. Careers Need … Continue reading

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Play at Work

A friend of mine recently suggested I write a blog about having fun at work. I remember thinking at the time it was kind of a crazy idea – an oxymoron if you will. Just the idea of putting the … Continue reading

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Go Ahead, Harry. Make My Day!

It was Halloween; I was a newly minted MBA who had recently joined the venerable medical supply company, Baxter International. With my new colleagues, I was at my first quarterly results presentation. Normally given by the division president, on this … Continue reading

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Change Management in 8 Easy Steps

A Review of Leading Change by John Kotter Whether you are looking to change careers, jobs or introduce a new process at your current job, change is never easy. Isn’t it so much easier just to do things the way … Continue reading

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The Power of a Nap

Picture that yourself: You’re 19 getting ready to compete in the Alpine ski race of your career, in your hometown, in front of thousands of cheering fans and broadcast on national television. You’re seeking redemption having failed to medal in … Continue reading

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What’s your Dawn Wall?

Kevin Jorgeson & Tommy Caldwell inspired a nation recently by accomplishing a feat many thought impossible: free climbing Dawn Wall, the rock face of El Capitan in Yosemite. After 19 grueling days – representing several years of training and preparation … Continue reading

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