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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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 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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Day 11: What Type of Thinking Hinders a Resilient Mindset?

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In order to become or remain resilient, it’s important to understand our own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Could your current thinking be contributing to your resilience or making being resilient more difficult? Compassion is key to remaining focused and resilient even in extreme situations, so we are able to choose thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are able to keep us…

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DAY 4: How is Behavioral Self-Control Important to Owning “Your Powerful Leadership Presence”?

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 How is Behavioral Self-Control important to “Owning Your Powerful Leadership Presence”? Leaders with Behavioral Self Control keep disruptive emotions and impulses in check. They are able to effectively: ·         Manage their impulsive feelings and distressing emotions ·         Stay composed, positive, and unflappable even in trying moments ·         Restrain…

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The DAY 3: The Importance of Being Seen, Heard, and Understood

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How is being seen, heard and understood so important to your presence as a leader? The next time someone asks, “what do you want from a leader”, consider responding with, “Your presence”! “It is the best gift you can give anyone”. I believe that Leadership takes “An ENTIRE Person” . An ENTIRE person is someone who is/has: E: Engaged in listening (both…

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DAY 2: How is your Quacking Duck (Critical Voice) Keeping you from Being Present Today?

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Acknowledging our “Quacking Duck” can be a very powerful way to bring greater awareness to the critical or judging voice within us. One way of looking at your “Quacking Duck” (inner critic or judge) is to see it as a habitual way of thinking that can be modified. When you were small, your Quacking Duck helped you stay out of…

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DAY 1: Leadership Presence Begins with Being PRESENT.

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As many of you may have noticed, we have lost a sense of control in the workplace and home. Studies now show that this has led to increased anxiety, unpredictability and ambiguity in our daily lives. The result is an increase in anxiety that has affected even those who are not normally anxiety prone. It’s basic biology: Our brain has…

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21 Days from Chaos to CALM

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Hello Female Leaders and those who support you: I want to know how I can help alleviate the stress of some of the changes and challenges due to the quarantines and the disruption to life and business. COVID-19 is presenting a set of circumstances that none of us has ever experienced before.  As a Certified Executive Coach, I will bring…

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