Women Rising Detroit

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Our next open enrollment Women Rising Program is being held in Detroit on October 10, 2019. Women Rising is a 4-month, women's leadership development program, for early career emerging leaders. Through two in-person workshops and four 1:1 mentor coaching sessions participants are guided through a study of leadership reviewing topics such as: leadership strengths, confidence, communication, networking skills and more! Click here for the flyer: Women Rising Detroit
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The Power of Self-Compassion

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One of the downfalls of living in a society which stresses the ethic of independence and individual achievement is that if we don’t reach our ideal goals, we feel we the need to beat ourselves up.  We believe this self-criticism will make us a stronger, better, and perhaps a more resilient person……right? Wrong. So, what really happens when we enter down this path of thinking? We fall into a vicious cycle of painful mental self-abuse. If you think that you are making yourself a better person by beating yourself up when you make mistakes, think again. You are actually causing increased feelings of inadequacy and insecurity. And, there’s a good possibility you’re taking your frustrations out on the people closest to you. What can you do to help break the cycle of self-criticism and self-judgement?…
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C.I.A Method

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Imagine……. you’re in the final meeting to gain approval for a new strategic initiative.  You’ve been working on it for months and there have been dozens of meetings with the senior team, reviewing all options before launch. Countless hours have been spent by not only yourself but by your team to kick off this initiative. You walk into the meeting expecting that all you need to do is dot a few i’s and cross a few t’s before rolling out the project. Instead you get hit with a tsunami of new ideas and a change in direction. Then it happens. Cancelation of the initiative and months of hard work waisted. As a coach, I help clients process these types of setbacks.  One of the tools I share to manage disappointment…
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Use Jouska + 4 Simple Steps to Improve Difficult Conversations

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Have you ever held a conversation in your mind reviewing it from all angles such as asking your boss for a raise?  As you picture the meeting, you feel your heart start to race, your hands feel clammy, you think about all the reasons why you are deserving, and every rebuttal you may face so you’ll be armed with strong examples. How about playing and re-playing a difficult conversation you’ve been postponing? “If she says that, I’ll say this,” reviewing every possible angle.  And while you are generating arguments for all possible obstacles and the potential direction the conversation could take, you are experiencing the physiological response You’ve done this, we all have, but what you may not know there is a name for it. Jouska. Simply put, Jouska is…
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Mind the Gap!

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It’s a saying you hear every time you step onto or off the London Underground train. During a recent visit to London, this phrase had me thinking about leadership gaps.   Unknown gaps, or blind spots, can quickly cause us to misstep, triggering both ourselves and others’ frustration, anger and misinterpretation. As a coach, I often observe client’s unconscious habits, hidden patterns and actions that cause them to not show up and be seen or heard the way they intended. As leaders, our effect on others is deep and wide. Having the capability to mind our leadership gaps gives us new choices and different modes of thinking and action.  One of the quickest ways to understanding these hidden patterns is to understand our emotional intelligence fitness. Unlike our IQ, our emotional…
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