I get your world and I want to help you win at work.

I get your world and I want to help you win at work.

Every month, I dive deep to share insights and action steps that will shift your perspective and renew your faith in what’s possible. Receive these directly in your inbox by subscribing here.

Sometimes, a few simple practices are all it takes to produce profound change.

Lessons from a Life Well Lived

I lost one of my closest friends and colleagues, Cheryl Lower, at the end of February. In tribute to her, I’m dedicating this month’s piece to a few of the lessons learned from our 25 years of friendship.

Every month, I dive deep to share insights and action steps that will shift your perspective and renew your faith in what’s possible. Receive these directly in your inbox by subscribing here.

COACHING CASE STUDY: Reclaiming Her Spark

When beginning her career 12 years ago, Betty* pictured herself working hard, performing well, & growing with her company. Despite her dedication & high performance, she was not promoted.

So, Betty moved up by moving on. Even though she had a higher title and a larger salary, Betty saw this as a black mark on her resume. She felt she failed because she was not internally promoted.

When Betty saw this pattern playing out at her next company, she decided she needed help. She wanted to figure out how to be seen as a confident & assertive leader. So, she sought out the support of a coach.

COACHING CASE STUDY: From Frustrated to Ready to Take on What Lies Ahead

James* felt like his position was no longer a good fit for him. He had worked his way up to become a director and was performing well. However, he was feeling frustrated.

He had a new supervisor who micromanaged. After years of working for people who trusted him to do good work, the treatment from his new boss was irritating.

He was also frustrated by frequent questions from his team. People saw him as the “go to” person for quick, accurate answers. While he enjoyed being a resource, the constant interruptions made it difficult to focus on what he needed to get done.

Is it time to change up your routine?

As summer rolls in, consider taking stock of your work to be sure your routines and patterns still make sense. Are you spending your time and energy in ways that move you toward your goals? Or are there a few that aren’t serving you anymore, that you could shift?

What are your guiding principles?

If you’re like most professionals, every day brings a new set of challenges – new assignments, shifting market conditions, changing customer needs. No matter what your specific role or industry, one of the constants in your career is change. That can be completely overwhelming. When there are so many shifting circumstances, it can be difficult to know what to do.

Why Fostering Friendships at Work Increases Productivity

Having good, strong connections to your colleagues and your network not only benefits you professionally. It can also make a difference to your long-term health and well-being. In addition, those strong friendships among people can have big impacts on the organization.

Moving Beyond the Clichés to Make Real Change

I listened to a training recently where the story came up AGAIN about “putting on your own mask before assisting others.” I assume you’ve heard it. I rolled my eyes, thinking, “Can we really not think of any other way to talk about taking care of ourselves so we can be available for others?”