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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JOURNAL YOUR WAY TO LEADERSHIP STRENGTH:

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How do you feel about your leadership journey at this very moment? Do you enjoy it? Are you fulfilling your passion? Or is it dreary and tough to get out of bed every morning? In a perfect world, you would jump out of bed happy and energized, ready to tackle the day with your clients and employees. Your family would…

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IS HOPE A LEADERSHIP STRATEGY?

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I believe that I’m not alone when I say “where has the year gone”? December is starting the passage into the Christmas holidays and other Seasonal Celebrations! Not all of us celebrate the same way or come from the same beliefs but I suspect we all hope that each year brings us closer to our dreams. This time of year…

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A LEADERSHIP LESSON FROM NATURE

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I am continuing to journey towards my desire and vision to support new leaders to EMERGE Strong™! The past year has been a paradox of amazing opportunities and some unexpected frustrations. My personal sanctuary is knowing that I will awake each morning to the beauty of our lake and the wonderful creatures that bless our backyard. Stopping to notice the…

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TOP 10 QUESTIONS TO PONDER THIS SUMMER via Shelley Cox, CEO & Founder of TheCoachingNest.ca

TOP 10 QUESTIONS TO PONDER THIS SUMMER

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As the year speeds into summer here in Halifax, Nova Scotia, I am beginning to mentally prepare for the Fall. I have had an amazing year of study while reassessing my personal and professional directions. Summer is a wonderful time to relax and gain clarity and focus. Will you join me? Here are some questions to ask yourself to get…

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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 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 SUPERPOWER FOR EMERGING LEADERS

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“Self-awareness, the foundation of Social and Emotional Intelligence is, quite simply, a superpower!”  Shelley Cox 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…

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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 where does becoming a “trusted leader” begin? I’ve been pondering this question for quite a while. Only after trusting myself with several…

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