How to have influence

What typically happens when you pass someone in the hall or on the street and you offer them a smile? The majority of the time, you’ll get one in return. You have just influenced someone. We don’t often realize how much our own behaviors influence the behavior of others. Consider the following exercise: Imagine I’ve […]

Influencing from any role

James Couzens worked for Henry Ford and was given credit for influencing what is known as the number one most influential business decision in history. Ford was tremendously successful having recently doubled his production of the Model T in 1914 without adding to his payroll.  Yet, with all of that success, his turnover rate was […]

Leaders in #MeToo age: three things you should never do

  #MeToo As a female who was born in the 60’s and entered the workforce in the 80’s (pre Anita Hill—if you don’t know who she is, google it); I’ve seen both extremes of the #MeToo movement, and have my own #MeToo stories. I think most men know the definition of sexual assault.  What is […]

Complaining about the undiscussable

The undiscussable:  You’re irritated, and you let multiple people know about it. They know why, how you got there, and how you are currently feeling. Except for the person that irritated you. The undiscussable is always discussed, just not in the room that can fix it.  Oscar Trimboli, Coach Although talking through our irritations can […]

Eliminate Wasted Meeting Time

Have you ever wondered ‘what did I really accomplish’ at the end of your workday? Most of my clients complain about their lack of control over their workday, their calendar and their schedule. Yet when I ask what boundaries they’ve put in place to protect their valuable time, they typically come up empty. The problem […]

The beauty of blending Coaching, Mentoring and Consulting

When I first received coach training back in 2005, a lot of energy was spent explaining the difference between coaching, mentoring and consulting, and why you would never want to mix them. After all, we were learning to be coaches, and coaches focused on transformation of the individual. So therefore, all of the solutions for […]