RESTING WELL A FOUNDATIONAL SECRET TO LEADERSHIP YOU via Shelley Cox, CEO & Founder of TheCoachingNest.ca

RESTING WELL: A FOUNDATIONAL SECRET TO LEADERSHIP YOU

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My Foundational program is called Career and Leadership Mastery (CALM) Power™. Just as it is with me, the program grows and evolves based on my own self and leadership awareness. Resiliency comes from constant training, growing, passion and sometimes taking a rest! My journey to peak performance as an entrepreneur has similarities to watching my young son learn to kayak.…

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IS YOUR “QUACKING DUCK” STEALING YOUR BRAIN?

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In a recent meeting, a leader mentioned a difficult situation with another leader. The purpose of this meeting was to share highlights of a recent successful project, but her natural instinct was to begin the interaction with a negative comment that set the tone for the entire meeting. Our team accomplished all our goals, but this seemed to have slipped…

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IS YOUR BRAIN A LEADERSHIP BULLY?

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Emerging leaders, whether solopreneurs or CEO’s emerge from a variety of circumstances, challenges, ages, education, gender or even socio-economic backgrounds. Leaders come in all shapes, sizes and personalities! Emerging leaders of 2018 need to adapt to complexity, disruption, speed and chaos! That means that we need to develop certain competencies to meet the challenges that are going to happen! This…

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THE NUMBER ONE SECRET TO HAVING COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS

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When was the last time you went for a walk, a drive, or a vacation with only nature as your background? Have you ever left a meeting and thought, “Wow…a lot was said, but nothing was actually solved.”? Are you comfortable with silence? In order for us to live up to our full potential as leaders, we must thoroughly know…

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HOW DOES LIFE PURPOSE PROVIDE LEADERSHIP ENERGY?

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When you wake up in the morning how do you feel? What’s most important about your career and leadership journey to you? How does having a bigger purpose and WHY contribute to your and leadership journey? How would having a mission that allows you to discern what you say “yes” and “no” to be advantageous? What type of clients do you love…

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THE ADVANTAGE OF A “THINKING PARTNER”

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Not Everyone is an Expert! The title of “Leader” catapults you into the role of seemingly being an expert, while a Coach is often seen as the EXPERT to leaders. As coaches, we create a trusting, listening, and thinking space for leaders like yourself to tap into your own superpowers of self-awareness and innovation. Coaches accept that the capabilities of leaders can often exceed their own in…

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I STARTED WITH SMALL STEPS TO MAKE 2017 MY BEST YEAR EVER

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I Started With Small Steps to Make 2017 My Best Year Ever! A new year is an opportunity to revisit our goals. For many of us, setting a resolution that will usher in more clarity, success, and CALM is at the top of our lists. However, it can be easy to get caught up in the “more is more” mentality…

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REFRAME CHRISTMAS CRAZY TO CALM IN 5 EASY STEPS

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Merry Christmas! My gift to you is 5 Easy Steps to CALM. In the midst of holiday stress, fluctuating business hours, and family obligations, take a few moments to find CALM in your day! Breathe: Being AWARE of how we breathe is an important way to quiet the mind chatter and relax our bodies. If this is the only step…

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ARE SUCCESSFUL WOMEN DESTINED TO BE ALONE?

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I checked and double-checked my news feed. The ad disguised as an article caught me off guard. I can’t recall the title, but the message stayed with me: High-achieving women are ruthless, and destined to be alone. As someone who has succeeded in business while maintaining a loving marriage, raising a family, and mentoring other women, the article was a…

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THE SUPERPOWER FOR EMERGING LEADERS

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Decades of research has proven that emotional intelligence is a greater predictor of success than IQ. According to Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0: 90% of top performers are high in emotional intelligence. People with a higher emotional intelligence make an average of $29,000 more per year than those with lower emotional intelligence. There is such a definitive link…

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GIFT OF AHA via Shelley Cox, CEO & Founder of TheCoachingNest.ca

THE GIFT OF THE “AHA”

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I returned to some intensive study this year, feeling a need for the gifts of the “Aha”! According to Rock, David, & Schwartz, Jeffrey (2006) in the Neuroscience of Leadership, when both my clients and I have an “Aha” moment, this new thought illuminates us to think, behave, or ultimately act differently, if we choose to. “The brain releases a…

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BECOMING A TRUSTED LEADER via Shelley Cox, CEO & Founder of TheCoachingNest.ca

BECOMING A TRUSTED LEADER

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According to Dr. Laura Belsten, when we speak of building trust, we are speaking of “being trustworthy and ethical when working and relating to others while having the ability to establish a bond of trust with others.” So, How do we Become Trusted Leaders? I’ve been pondering this question for quite a while. Only after trusting myself with several risks,…

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