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 12: Can Nature Help Us Lead Mindfully?

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When was the last time you stepped out in Nature? Many studies have shown that nature based images, sounds, and walking in nature can have a positive impact on our well-being. The human mind is seldom quiet, and when you add in the extra stressors of COVID-19 and other concerns, we are asking our minds and bodies to be working…

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Day 10: How Do You Get Out of Stress? Let’s Start With Sleep and Rest!

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It is very important to understand that quality sleep is vital to stress management, resiliency and leadership presence! Making sleep a priority, could help you become a more successful leader with improved brain health. A mindset of thinking that rest and relaxation is proving to be a leadership strategy! During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a great deal of disruption…

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DAY 9: Putting it in Perspective!

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This tip of Putting it in Perspective allows you to create more accurate thinking regarding an event or situation, resulting in greater personal resilience. The first step is to write down your beliefs regarding the event or situation: 1. Ask Yourself, “What is the worst thing that can happen”? It is important to remember the items that you can really…

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DAY 8: Self-Talk: Antagonist or Ally?

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What have you been telling yourself lately? Self-talk is very revealing! The little voice that sits on your shoulder and whispers into your ear can be either an antagonist or an ally. What you tell yourself goes immediately to your subconscious where it increases or decreases your anger, frustration or other emotions. Repeated negative self-talk leads to exaggerated and irrational…

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Day 7: Permission to be YOU!

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Do you have a Life Purpose? What I appreciate most about COVID -19 is that it gives us permission to not always be ok! That’s right: It allows us to be more vulnerable, truthful and reflective!  Even before COVID-19, I’ve been in process of determining what is most important in life.  I’ve used the philosophy of Life Purpose as a centering…

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Day 5: How Are You Feeling Today?

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It is hard to believe we are in our second week of our journey from Chaos to CALM. These tips are here to inspire you to harness “Your Powerful Leadership Presence” during COVID-19 and beyond! They are for your discernment only!  The Coaching Nest believes that by developing some of these emotionally intelligent habits, you will have more “presence of mind” to make…

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Could it Be the Time to Meet your Compassionate and Mindful Leader?

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As I began writing this I feel a mix of emotions! I’ve been reflecting on how The Coaching Nest can best support you amazing women and those who support your journey. Together, how do we navigate these strange and challenging times?  We are all different, so we will be experiencing the COVID-19 crisis from the lens of our own realities,…

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Leadership Starts Within…

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“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” Carl Jung Leadership begins first on the inside. Until we can learn to lead ourselves effectively, we will never be able to lead others effectively. Inside all of us are false beliefs, attitudes and biases of who we are or what we do. My own personal and professional experiences have proven this…

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