What are the Advantages of a Reflective Partnership in Coaching?

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As we journey towards emerging as entrepreneurial or organizational leaders during COVID-19, have you thought of the numerous advantages of having a partnership with a professional coach? My guess is that you will eventually be coached, but just as importantly you will learn to use coaching as a leadership competency! Leaders can find themselves in overwhelming situations at the best…

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Is it Possible to Embrace Strength and Vulnerability as a Woman in Leadership?

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I love having my female friends over in my backyard with a glass of wine to chat about life. I appreciate it even more after not being able to gather face to face for such a lengthy time due to the pandemic.  I’m not sure how the topic of this blog emerged, but we ended up discussing vulnerability in life…

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How Important is Self-Reflection to Your Success?

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For many high-achieving women and those they support, I suspect that their AMBITION is still very much alive! How do we keep our ambitions while still going deeper as leaders? How do you define success? I suspect most of us started our careers to exceed performance expectations. Yet this may not take us to our next level of fulfillment or…

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Day 21: What is the Importance of Career and Leadership Mastery?

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For years, I imagined a world where women envisioned and owned their leadership voice and presence as both entrepreneurial and organizational leaders! As the CEO and Founder of The Coaching Nest, I have created services where we use the key competencies of coaching, diversity, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence to help women discover Career and Leadership Mastery (CALM) Power. This will prepare them to be…

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Day 20: What is Your Purpose Beyond Profit?

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 MY CALM (Career and Leadership Mastery) Power™ program emerged from referencing the Self-Determination Theory (SDT). My intention is to coach emerging women leaders to help them feel supported and in return, they can build their own environments where intrinsic motivation is an innate attribute. Self–Determination Theory is a macro theory of human motivation and personality that cares about people’s inherent growth tendencies and innate…

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Day 19: Can Change Help You Stay Positive?

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“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ― Wayne W. Dyer As women leaders in business, we are still in the midst of great ambiguity and unexpected change. For many people, this kind of situation tends to breed negativity. Despite this, many leaders see this time as one for innovation, hope, and building…

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Day 18: How is Your Inner Dialogue?

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How’s Your Inner Dialogue? Our thoughts often determine our future, so it is important to pay attention to our internal dialogue. What is your internal dialogue saying? Your internal dialogue is that self-talking voice inside our heads which has an opinion on many things (sometimes everything) around you.  It is the voice that brings logic and reasoning to a given situation, based…

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Day 17: What is the Advantage of Reflection in Coaching and Leadership?

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As we journey towards emerging as entrepreneurial or organizational leaders during COVID-19, have you thought of the numerous advantages of having a partnership with a professional coach? My guess is that you will eventually be coached, but just as importantly you will learn to use coaching as a leadership competency! Leaders can find themselves in overwhelming situations at the best…

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Day 16: Is Forgiveness a Leadership Strategy?

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There is one essential ingredient to being a better leader in difficult times. That ingredient is having the courage to forgive. A leader faces many difficult issues head-on.  She does not procrastinate or make excuses. She faces her own faults. She faces the faults and deeds of others, and deals with them—especially when they constitute past baggage. This means great…

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Day 15: Could Optimism be a Muscle That Gets Stronger From Use?

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 “Optimism is a muscle that gets stronger with use,” she said. “Because I exercised it at an early age, it’s become a habit. – Robin Roberts Well said, and to the point!  How do we develop this habit? Not all of us are born optimistic but because of neuroplasticity, we have a choice and a chance to strengthen optimistic pathways to reprogram…

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Day 14: Do You Know What You Stand For? Values Can Help!

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What are Values?   Values are simply things about your work and life that are intrinsically valuable or desirable to you.  They can be accessed most easily by asking yourself the question, “What do I want out of my work/life?” or, “Why do I work?”  Values are at the core of our individuality and experiences. Who you are and how you treat…

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Day 13: What are the Benefits of Loving/Kindness for Leadership?

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The traditional command and control leadership style trains us to lead with our heads, not our hearts. I am not disputing that this method is not useful, but could we lead with both? High achieving women are not push overs! When we use the words love, kindness, and compassion, our brains could be conditioned to think, “enough”! “Just give me…

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