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“Do I Need a Coach or a Consultant?”

“Do I Need a Coach or a Consultant?”

Effective organizational leaders are forward-thinking and constantly looking for opportunities to improve. As they seek to strengthen their organizations, teams, and themselves, they understand that external experts can help accelerate the work and maximize results....

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4 Benefits from Coaching

4 Benefits from Coaching

By Mandeep Singh, MCC So, I’ve been coaching for close to 20 years now, and here are the common benefits I have seen people get for themselves through the process: Space and time to just think, period. Most of us are so busy, and juggling so many balls simultaneously,...

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Are You In Your “Right Mind”?

Are You In Your “Right Mind”?

By Eva Szekeres, MA, PCC Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right.” (Henry Ford) ‘We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.” (Anais Nin) One of the most fascinating experiences of working with people as an executive coach is...

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Are You a Reflective Leader?

Are You a Reflective Leader?

By Marian Oláh, MBA, MA, PCC     Do you sometimes notice that you are so intensely following a discussion, while simultaneously being engrossed in your internal thinking process, that you miss opportunities to share your ideas and contribute to a meeting? At...

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Four Networking Traps to Avoid

Four Networking Traps to Avoid

In the heat of the moment many of us forget what’s been written about the art and science of effective networking. When the pressure is on there’s a natural tendency to revert back to established habits and behavioral comfort zones. This is especially true for people...

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Thirteen Behaviors of a High Trust Leader

Thirteen Behaviors of a High Trust Leader

By Sharon Krohn, M.A., MCC   I recently developed and ran a retreat for a dynamic group of women deal makers to help these emerging leaders explore ways leverage their networks, to help build and enhance their businesses. In working with these women, I was...

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Setting Up your Meeting for Success

Setting Up your Meeting for Success

By Plum Cluverius, MA/ABS, PCC I’ve had the good fortune to serve on the adjunct faculty of the Federal Executive Institute for over 14 years. Located in Charlottesville, VA, the Institute was founded by President Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 executive order establishing a...

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The Art of Influence and Executive Presence

The Art of Influence and Executive Presence

Think about someone you know who is great at influencing people. Now think about someone you know with a strong sense of executive presence (however you might define it). Does the same person come to mind? The power of influence is both an element, and an outcome, of...

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Boss’s Authority vs. Encouraging Collaboration

Boss’s Authority vs. Encouraging Collaboration

By Lilian Abrams, PhD, MBA, PCC   What Was the Problem? In a recent coaching conversation, a senior-level female executive, Angela*, raised the topic of the tension she was experiencing between encouraging a subordinate to be collaborative, and that person’s...

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How to Wrap up Your Coaching Engagement

How to Wrap up Your Coaching Engagement

by Lyne Desormeaux, Psy.D., MCC I’ve been coaching for 18 years. I started my first coaching training in 2001. I’ve had the opportunity to coach a lot of leaders and complete a lot of coaching engagements. The ending of coaching engagements is really important,...

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Feedback – Easy Steps To A Positive Impact

Feedback – Easy Steps To A Positive Impact

by Janet Makepeace, MSW, ACC   Does delivering difficult feedback scare you?  Do you imagine feedback could be taken the wrong way, demotivating, insensitive or a waste of time?  I’d like you to consider the risk of not practicing two-way input in a team...

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Eureka!  I’m stuck…

Eureka!  I’m stuck…

By Eva Szekeres, MA, PCC Are you often confronted with extremely complex problems with a lot of uncertainty, where you feel that your usual analytical thinking is just not enough to find a solution? You are probably right - sometimes these problems are just too big...

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