Alida's Blog - ZM Coach

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.

Keep Your Career in Motion with Mid-Year Stock-Taking

Somehow it’s July, and we're about halfway through the year. This a great time for you to step back and take a look at where you are in your career and your life. Is it where you expected to be? If not, there's time to turn that around so that you can have the 2021...

Managing Work-From-Home and Flexible Hours Effectively

Many organizations are shifting back to working in the office after the pandemic. As this happens, managers are facing new challenges. Some team members want continued work-from-home or other flexible work arrangements. Others are excited to be back in the office. As...

Creating a Flexible Schedule Without Trashing Your Career

Over the pandemic, many professionals found that they enjoyed working from home. They liked the flexibility of weaving between work and family responsibilities. They found they could more easily focus on important work. Now, as work places are creating hybrid work...

Are You Still DIY’ing Your Career?

Lots of people like DIY projects. They seem like a good way to save money - and the hassle of finding and hiring a professional. However, going the DIY route in your career, just like in your home, has hidden costs to keep in mind. My husband is a real handyman, and...

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.

Developing a Powerful Executive Presence

Having a compelling executive presence requires being able to be fully present in a confident, compassionate and compelling way. This week we're looking at what gets in the way of that, and what you can do about it, to take your career forward. Presence: Confident...

How the Waiting Game is Holding You Back

One of the biggest career stallers is just that - literally stalling. I see so many people who get stuck waiting in their careers - waiting for direction, waiting for opportunities, waiting for recognition, and then waiting too long to move on. Today we're going to...

One Key to Successful Transitions

Strategy guru Michael Porter says the essence of strategy is deciding what you won’t do. This is one of the core principles I teach my clients. They learn to focus on their priorities and to gracefully say “no” to other things, so that they can reach their goals...

Client Interview: Jennifer Dean

My client Jennifer Dean shares how she built the confidence and clarity that helped her become a more effective leader. As Dean of University Libraries and Instructional Technology, she had a lot to juggle, even before the pandemic. Through our work together, she's...