What's your view telling you?

Before you read this, I would like you to get up from your desk and look out of your window. Yeah, I'm serious. It will take about 20 seconds. Go ahead; I'll wait. What did you see? More importantly, what were your thoughts as you looked out the window? Is ...

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"I'm a white executive.  How can I lead a conversation around racism and equality?"

two of my clients asked me this week. "Who is going to listen to me and what could I possibly say that's going to have any type of effect or allow me to lead through this time?" one stated. Perplexed and scared, it makes complete sense that some leaders may ...

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Why are you giving away money without a vision?

I recently saw a foundation give a mid-stage startup over 10M dollars without ever allowing the leadership team to grow. It's true—all that money and not a single invitation to engage and develop the leaders. Don't believe me? Good. Let me tell you how it happens. Investors with deep pockets ...

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Executive or Life Coach?

The number one Google "coaching" search in Portland, Oregon and within the Pacific Northwest is for a Life Coach. Yet, as we dig into the data a bit further, many of the people searching for a coach are in the age group of executives - so what's the difference between ...

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What is the #1 Google search for Seattle Executives looking for an Executive Coach?

If you ask Google, Seattle executives are on the move. The #1 Google search for Seattle executives considering hiring an Executive Coach is "Career Transition." Search results included how to get help with a career transition, what you need to consider during a career transition, and how to start moving ...

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"I'm a white middle-aged man- what can I do?"

.....proclaimed two of my white, middle-aged male clients this week. "I understand that there is a racial problem; I don't agree with how George Floyd died, but what can I do" they pondered. "This racial divide has been simmering for years - it's way bigger than me," one of them ...

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Leading Through Anxiety

Many successful leaders react to anxiety by working harder, holding themselves and others to an impossibly high standard, or trying to control things that are beyond their power. For them, it’s hard to imagine not fussing over every project and detail in their work lives, not taking responsibility for everything ...

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Insight Is The Booby Prize of Coaching

"Dad, how do you set a schedule to be productive when you work from home," my son called and asked me last night. I took a deep breath and did my best to suppress an eye roll at his question, as this is the same "theme" we have been bantering ...

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What is a business coach, and why would I want one?

WHAT IS A BUSINESS COACH, AND WHY WOULD I WANT ONE? Coaching for Businesses is a professional development program that encourages action and changes in behavior. Most programs are to increase self-awareness and commitment. Through on-going, focused meetings with your business coach will help you reach exponentially higher solutions. WHY ...

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