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Tue Mar 21, 2017

Don’t Blame It On Lack Of Opportunities – Create Them

I often hear executives say “I haven’t been give opportunities” or “I see opportunities going to others”.  While I know it can sometimes feel this way, I always tell them that opportunities present themselves every day.  They are often subtle and not simply dropped in your lap, but they are there.  The only way to [...]

Tue Feb 28, 2017

Why You’re Not Listening To The Best Ideas in Your Company

Does it feel like you sit in meeting after meeting at your organization and you never hear an inspiring or intriguing idea come across? That’s probably because you’re not listening to the best ideas in your company. Great ideas usually don’t come out during meeting and rarely do they come from the leadership team. In [...]

Thu Feb 23, 2017

3 Ways Diversity Helps Your Bottom Line

I’ll begin by defining what I mean by diversity.  Of course, I am referring to gender diversity, but I also mean diversity of age, background, experiences and ways of working. Decisions at organizations are so often made by a room full of people who went to the same sort of school, have the same networks [...]

Tue Feb 21, 2017

9 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Pitching To Investors

In today’s start up world we often hear about pitching to investors and it is indeed an essential element over a startup’s success. After all, no funding means no business. The truth is that pitching to investors is not all that different than any other pitch. It’s still about putting yourself, your ideas and your [...]

Thu Feb 16, 2017

6 Steps To A Better Presentation

As a communications coach, it seems like everyone is dying to know the secret that will make for a killer presentation. While a magic potion hasn’t been invented yet, you can take steps to a better presentation. It means laying aside what has always worked for you, opening your mind to new ideas and beginning [...]

Tue Feb 14, 2017

Clarity, Connection and Credibility

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and walked off without a clue as to what was actually discussed? Interactions such as these are frustrating for everyone involved. Inevitably you know you’ll be having the same conversation again when things should have been resolved during the first meeting of minds. Clarity, connection and credibility [...]

Thu Feb 9, 2017

3 Ways You Can Close The Gender Gap

Gender equality is certainly a hot button issue right now. Regardless of where you stand on the issue – the truth is that the gender gap does still exist. Despite women outnumbering men in the workforce, they still earn considerably less than their male counterparts. PayScale’s reports in The Gender Pay Gap Is Real that married [...]

Tue Feb 7, 2017

Do You Want To Be A Boss Or Be A Leader?

When it comes to management roles one of the harshest realities we have to face is that while it’s easy to be a boss becoming a leader is much, much harder. To make true lasting impacts though one must put the work in and rise above just being one that manages tasks and people and [...]