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 [...]

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 [...]

By | March 5th, 2014|Business, Business Owner, CEO, Change, Chief Executive Officer, Coaching, Executive Coaching, Facilitation, Goals, Leadership, Management, Non Profit, Planning, Strategic Planning, Success|Comments Off on Ten Reasons Strategic Planning Fails to Deliver Results