Coaching Rising Women

(by Simone Lawrence) As far as professional women are concerned, my work as an executive coach working with both genders has revealed that women often have unique roadblocks they need to overcome to move higher in their careers. As a senior executive in my earlier career,  it wasn’t until I worked with my own executive…
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International Women’s Day 2021

(by Melissa L. Schlimm) Raise your hand! International Women’s Day – choose to challenge Are you a mother, daughter, sister, friend, or wife? Are you a father, son, brother, friend, or husband? Then choose to challenge and commemorate International Women’s Day, celebrating the range of women’s roles in the world. Grab the opportunity to focus…
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Psychological Safety

(by Melissa L. Schlimm) Why Psychological Safety matters If most of the time my bosses didn’t want to hear anything, what did they want? Often they preferred silence and not to shake the status quo or question if what is done is what we should be doing. Often, I would get a pad of pity…
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What is coaching?

What the Fluff is coaching about? (by Simone Lawrence) Why coaching? Coaching is far from fluffy. It is powerful stuff. Effective coaching conversations create insights and transformative shifts that enhance leadership. Being coached focuses you on the future and is extremely helpful for people in times of uncertainty, transition, growth, and change.   Bringing clarity and…
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Diversity & Inclusion matters

(by Melissa L. Schlimm) Diversity as a mindset You are the sum of the pieces that make you as a person consisting of your upbringing, background, and many other human differences. Gallup defines it as ‘the full spectrum of demographic differences’ and that is thanks to the opportunity to learn of different cultures and thanks…
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Power up your career

Executive Coaching to supercharge your career (by Simone Lawrence) Our current reality can multiply As human beings, our brains are wired to look for supporting evidence of our current reality. If we are feeling low and disenchanted by our current position we will continue to find faults in our environment to support “our story” about…
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Leaders need high EQ

Want to progress in your career? Become more Emotionally Intelligent (by Simone Lawrence) Emotions-we can’t live without them Susan David the Author of “Emotional Agility” says in her famous TED Talk on the gift and power of emotional courage, “If you don’t have emotions you have dead person’s goals”. Intimating that emotions are an essential…
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Lead yourself first

(by Simone Lawrence) Do the same thing get the same results Albert Einstein famously stated, ”Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”. If you are 100% happy with the results you are getting then stick with what you are doing. Let’s be honest here, for most of us there…
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Coaching and Mentoring

SUPERPOWER THROUGH BOTH – COACHING AND MENTORING (by Melissa L. Schlimm) First of all, let’s look at what Coaching is and how to differentiate it from Mentoring to use it as a superpower. Once upon a time To do that, let’s go back in time, to a time before we had a car and relied…
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Women in the workplace

Do you know where you are going as a woman in the workplace? (by Simone Lawrence) Your unique value is your superpower This topic keeps coming up for me in workshops and discussions with leading women. How well do working women know and appreciate their unique values in the workplace? Let’s pause for a moment…
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