Many of us hear a constant refrain from our inner critic about all the things we should be doing and feeling. And you might think the word should is helpful. After all, it keeps you on your toes and reminds you about all of the things you’d like to ideally accomplish. The reality, though, is…

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If you’re like my clients, you say things like, I want to be a good leader. Or I wish my presentation had gone better. We use words like good, bad, better, or best all the time without really thinking about them, and without really taking the time to define exactly what we mean.  The key…

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We all use the word “but” all the time, often without thinking about it. That word has an energy of resistance to it. It shuts down whatever thought you just had, or whatever idea someone else recently proposed. This can make you feel like you’re not allowed to have other thoughts, and it can make…

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In our interactions and conversations with other people, our brain often jumps to conclusions. Our brain assigns motives to people’s behavior and comes up with reasons people do things – usually without knowing the full story or having all of the information. This is a problem, because our brain has an inherent negativity bias. This…

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Do you ever look around at other people and their successes, and wonder if you’ve achieved enough or are as far along in your career as you should be? Life is not a straight, upward trajectory. Remembering this and defining our life story and the shape of our life can help us feel more confident…

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When we change our environment, it often lets us think and feel in new ways. How might your thinking be different if you were on the water, say kayaking in the ocean or on a lake? Meet Sarah Scala, a leadership and executive coach who offers kayak coaching as part of her unofficial services. She…

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If you’re like me, you always have thoughts in your head. And if you’re talking with someone – a partner, spouse, or colleague – you might not know what they are thinking. After all, we can’t read other people’s minds. What if you had a quick hack for getting other people to share what’s on…

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Meet Men’s Coach, Ken Mossman, Founder of Cirrus Leadership and Coaching. What does it mean to be a man? How do men find and refine their mojo? And how does that fit in with being an overall conscious, emotionally connected human being? In this interview, men’s coach and host of the podcast Mojo for the Modern Man Ken…

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At the end of an important conversation, we might think we know what someone else is understanding and agreeing to, although we are likely not 100% sure. How do you ensure that everyone is on the same page and committing to next steps with accountability? The leadership communication tool to use to create clear alignment…

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Meet Sober Curious Coach, Julie Dereshinsky, founder of Julie Dereshinsky Coaching. In our “mommy wine culture,” how do you know if your drinking is a problem for you? How can you get curious about the role of alcohol in your life and what you might want for yourself instead? Here’s where Sober Curious Coach Julie…

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