Millennial Myths Persist

  Having done numerous Millennial presentations and Coaching Human Resource folks and Business Leaders around best practices for Developing Millennial Leaders it is still fascinating to hear the myths that persist when it comes to this highly sought after and impacting generation. The stereotyping is a problem, understanding a generation that wants to live differently than [...]

A Coach is Not (Always) a Cheerleader

Twice over the past month I was reminded of something so basic and yet so profound I though it important enough to share. Professional Coaches are not meant to be primarily your cheerleader. We are meant to be pushy, insistent, blunt, and supportive. Sometimes this also includes cheering you on, of course. In the first [...]

Create Your Best Life, Planning Beyond Goals

This time of year right, around August 1st, as summer keeps progressing toward the fall season in the western United States, I find myself thinking of this year and checking in on how I have done toward the goals I set for my life and business last year for this year. I am so sure of the success [...]

Millennial Entreprenuers are Searching for Purpose

One distinct difference between generations is the Millennial view on life outside of the office. Many Millennials put life before work, which means they are interested in bringing that balance seeking mentality into their workplace. Recent studies show less than 10% of Millennials want to work for a large corporation preferring instead to work for [...]

Master Millennials?

I have been inundated with requests for coaching, speaking engagements, and workshops from business leaders and organizations on how to best engage their Millennial workforce over the last year. There are "best practices" when employing this age group but the systems of engagement shift from company to company based on the culture of each. I need [...]

Stress Relief is Where It’s At!

    After 27 years in business I know how imperative it is to consistently fine tune your offerings for what is relevant for your clients, you and your business. Working as an Executive Coach the needs landscape is constantly changing. Through listening to the needs of our clients we change what we offer in our suite of [...]

Engaging Change as a Team

I hate change, change is uncomfortable, change creates more problems than we are currently dealing with, changes never sticks. These are but a few of the comments I have heard over the years working with my business leader clients (personal development clients as well but that is for another blog post). Interestingly my entire function [...]

Ten Reasons Strategic Planning Fails to Deliver Results

Many organizations have gone through a strategic planning effort. Volunteer board members almost always tell us the effort reenergized them and given them a sharper focus of the direction they are headed. Unfortunately, that’s where it ends for most. Involving a professional facilitator that has gained a deep understanding around the organizations values is invaluable [...]

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The Impact of the Millennial Generation on Your World

While my coaching practice focuses on the Millennial workforce it is important to remember the impact this generation is having in all aspects of life not just on us as business leaders. Like it or not times they are a changin'.  In my recent post for Executive Coaching University I shared that by 2030 Millennials [...]

By | February 27th, 2014|Balance, Business, Business Owner, CEO, Change, Chief Executive Officer, Coaching, Executive Coaching, Gen Y, Human Capital, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Millennials, Personal Development, Planning, Success, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Impact of the Millennial Generation on Your World

Get in Their Faces!

In our "highly efficient" business environment email, social media, blogs, and texting have, in many ways, replaced face to face networking skills. No matter your generation, technology can do that to us. It is easy, convenient and right here and now. You do not even need to get dressed to use it.   Using these [...]