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How a Leader Evolved from Hot-Headed to Level-Headed

Several years ago, my boss and I were leaving a client appointment. As we entered the parking lot, we watched a car parking next to his brand-new vehicle scrape the shiny paint off the side of his car. We heard the sound of metal against metal and watched as the...
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If you are the “Fixer” with your Team, Read This

Despite reaching esteemed professional goals, Maria was angry, resentful, and tired. She didn't even realize how stressed she was until one day her husband said to her "Why are you always yelling at us?" That question was a wake-up call for Maria. She was so used to shouldering the responsibility and...
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If you are the “Fixer” with your Team, Read This

Despite reaching esteemed professional goals, Maria was angry, resentful, and tired. She didn't even realize how stressed she was until one day her husband said to her "Why are you always yelling at us?" That question was a wake-up call for Maria. She was so used to shouldering the responsibility and...
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Lessons for Leaders From a Mother Who Fought to Make Her Wrongs Right

Before becoming a speaker, author, and leadership coach, I was a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. This role gave me the privilege of helping individuals, couples, and families share their stories, learn new skills, and turn around the unresolved conflict in their lives. I often think of a woman named...
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Toxic workplace? How One Woman Chose to Stay & Grow

"When I was growing up, I learned to be cautious of what I said because it could set my dad off in an angry outburst at any minute. Just like in my family when I didn't want to rock the boat with my dad, the same thing is happening at...
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3 Common Myths About PTSD and How to Identify it in the Workplace

A year has passed since the fear and reality of COVID set into the western world. Our lives have been turned upside down in countless ways. Work is no longer what it was, kids are struggling to keep up, parents are overwhelmed and exhausted to no end.   Businesses and...
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Want to accomplish more? Be Willing to Get Vulnerable with your Colleagues

Would it change the way you think about your co-worker if you knew they were the oldest of five kids and they grew up in a single-parent home in a rural area? They became like parents themselves at a very young age and have little patience for child-like behavior or...
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Investing in human capital is the only way for your company to truly succeed.

Spending resources on how leaders and employees treat one another is often considered a waste of time and money when there’s so much work to be done, strategy to be executed, and bottom-line results to be achieved. Many leaders think that focusing on healthy behaviors and emotional intelligence skills in...
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The Startling Connection Between Leader’s Behavior and Your Bottom Line

One of the most common questions that executive leaders want to know is “Can you prove that improving workplace behaviors increases bottom line results?”   Truthfully?  Proving how healthy behaviors contribute to a high performing and profitable organization is difficult to measure. The proof is in the end result.   Think of...
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5 Practical Ways Leaders To Guide Employees Through Uncertainty

We’re smack in the middle of a global pandemic. Yes, there are reasons to be optimistic, but on any given day you’re likely flooded with a number of hard emotions. Exhaustion, grief, and overwhelm are our constant companions. Anxiety and fear are never far these days. You may not be...