• The Definition of Crazy

    Welcome to December! Holy Moly Batman – where has the year gone? Well, here we are so what are you going to do? 😉 As the year winds down in its last month, it’s often a good time for reflection.Looking back to see what goals you’ve accomplished, and the goals that didn’t quite make the cut. What achievements and goals can you celebrate? What mistakes and stumbles can you learn from? What confidence killers were holding you back? What will you do differently in 2016 to shift your results and amplify your success? (Because you know the definition of crazy.

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  • Honoring Your Values are the Key to Success

    How do your values relate to job satisfaction? You’ve probably seen the “corporate values” posted on the wall somewhere of the headquarters of an organization, or on their website perhaps. You might actually read them and think to yourself, those are nice. It might even give you a bit of a warm-n-fuzzy feel about the work that company is doing in the world. That’s great for the customers. But what does that actually mean to the employees? How do those values actually translate into what they are doing on any given day, and why should they care?? The latest survey from.

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  • Lessons Learned

    So in my last post, I encouraged you to pause and reflect on what you’ve accomplished this year and what goals you may have fallen short of. You might be wondering, “Why bother? It’s all in the past right?” Because looking at what you did and didn’t achieve helps you to identify the areas that you may want to work on in 2016, decide what goals you want to strive for and create your plan for getting there. Looking back and reflecting also gives you an opportunity to celebrate the small and big wins of the year. Giving you that.

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  • 3 Keys for Building Your Sustainable Business From the Inside Out

    Question: What had you go into business for yourself? Was it the money? The hours? The flexibility? The freedom of carving your own path? What had you make the leap into being an entrepreneur? As an executive coach, I most often hear from folks just like you, who want to bust out of the corporate grind, be their own boss and do meaningful work that speaks to their passions and expertise. Stepping out of your comfort zone and starting your own gig takes courage, tenacity and loads of perseverance! How do you want to craft your business so it stays.

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  • Simple Steps to Success: How to Own Your Zone and Unleash Your Genius

    Have you ever found yourself asking: “How do I work Smarter? Not Harder??? Wishing you had 30 hours in the day to get everything on your to do list done? Wondering how you can grow your business without working 80 hours a week? Or just plain flabbergasted questioning what needs to change so you can work more efficiently and effectively?! When you get the feeling that you’re pushing rocks up hill, spinning your wheels and not reaching your goals, it’s a good time to pause and see what’s working, and more importantly, what’s NOT working to grow your business. As.

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  • Getting out of the Box: 7 Tips for Overcoming Business Mistakes

    No one has the perfect business strategy for starting a business without encountering a certain number of challenges and outright failures. If you’re new to being an entrepreneur (or have even been one for years) know that there are always going to be challenges that arise, mistakes that you’ll make and areas in which you will even FAIL. YUP, I said it. You might fail. And, if you do, then what? What can you do to handle and rise above you business mistakes and failures? Here are 7 helpful tips to keep you moving forward in your business, even when.

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  • From Fear to Courage: 37 Perspectives To Inspire Your Success

    As women business owners, setting out on a course to build your business to match the dream in your minds eye, takes courage, tenacity and determination. It comes with many pitfalls and potholes along the way though, as your fears try to bring you down or worse yet, take you out of the game altogether! That little voice of doubt… (you know the one) Do I know enough? Am I smart enough? Do I have the right people in place to succeed? What if…?? What if…?? What if…?? But as you persevere, nothing is more rewarding than watching your vision.

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  • 5 Keys to Unlocking Your Leadership Part 6 of 6

    This is the last post in my series to give you the Keys to Unlocking Your Power and Presence as a Woman Leader. What’s needed to create better work-life balance and well-being so you can shine more brightly? Here is the 5thth step you need to know in order to expand your power and presence as a leader: Step 5: Owning your Power and Presence. As you expand your self-awareness and embody all that you’ve come to know about yourself, you can use that to develop your unique, personal style.  This comes across in how you talk, your mannerisms and.

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  • 5 Keys to Unlocking Your Leadership Part 5 of 6

    This is the 5th post in my series to give you the Keys to Unlocking Your Power and Presence as a Woman Leader. What’s needed to create better work-life balance and well-being so you can shine more brightly? Here is the 4th step you need to know in order to expand your power and presence as a leader: Step 4: Discover your Leadership Presence. What impact do you have on others when you walk in a room, even before you utter a word? More importantly, what kind of impact do you WANT to have on the room? When you become.

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  • 5 Keys to Unlocking Your Leadership Part 4 of 6

    This is the 4th post in my series to give you the Keys to Unlocking Your Power and Presence as a Woman Leader. What’s needed to create better work-life balance and well-being so you can shine more brightly? Here is the third step you need to know in order to expand your power and presence as a leader:   Step 3: Identify Your Unique Talents and Genius. Your unique talents are those things that come so naturally to you that you’re almost completely unconscious to them. They’re like breathing. You just do them. We all have our own inherent talents.

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  • 5 Keys to Unlocking Your Leadership Part 3 of 6

    This is the 3rd post in my series to give you the Keys to Unlocking Your Power and Presence as a Woman Leader. What’s needed to create better work-life balance and well-being so you can shine more brightly? Here is the second step you need to know in order to expand your power and presence as a leader: Step 2: Embrace Your Fears to Discover Your Passions. Our fears are our own worst enemy. It’s often your lizard brain (better known as your Amygdala), which causes you to go into a state of fight, flight or freeze based on “perceived”.

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  • 5 Keys to Unlocking Your Leadership – Part 2 of 6

    This is the 2nd post in my series to give you the Keys to Unlocking Your Power and Presence as a Woman Leader. What’s needed to create better work-life balance and well-being so you can shine more brightly? Here is step one that you need to know in order to expand your power and presence as a leader: Step 1: Identify Your Core Values. When you can identify the values and principles that are *really* important to you, they become the “true north” of your compass. This “true north” is the way and the truth of your heart. These core.

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  • 5 Keys to Unlocking Your Leadership – Part 1of 6

    In today’s high tech and global economy, mastering your craft isn’t enough to guarantee success. Top female corporate leaders are very good at what they do. But, there is something more that they do to stand out.  The intangibles make them shine.  It’s their power and presence that radiates from within that gets your attention and compels you to lean in. So how do develop a secret sauce for yourself – made of intangible ingredients – like other top corporate female leaders? How do you make that sauce? What are the ingredients? The ingredients come from the inside out: through.

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  • Are You Above or Below the Line?

    Essentially, we are always either creating from a place of Love (above the line) or Fear (below the line). We’re always at choice about this (whether we believe it or not).  In every day, we have the opportunity to choose how we want to move through the world – to see the world, through the lens of love or fear.  Even when life throws you an unexpected curve ball, you get to react from fear or respond from love. Can you pause and notice, what’s your predominate perspective in each day? Is it above the line or below the line? .

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  • How Well Are You Dancing With Fear and Resistance?

    D “Dance with Fear. Dance with done. Dance with resistance. Dance with each other. Dance with Art.” I love to Dance!    Even when I don’t get it “right”. There is such freedom in dancing to your own funky beat!! Finding the freedom around your fears can be a little more challenging though. Especially when they’re doing their best to keep you small, and are holding you back from achieving your full capacity as a leader. Dancing with your fears though is just that, a dance.      Who is leading and who is following? Is your lizard brain leading.

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  • What Chasm Are You Wanting To Cross?

    C “Commitment is the only thing that gets you through the chasm. Commitment takes you from “that’s a fine idea” to “it’s done.” Commitment is risky, because if you fail, it’s on you.  On the other hand, without commitment, you will fail. Because art unshipped isn’t art.”   There will ALWAYS be chasms in life that we each need to cross, especially as leaders. Big and Small. Mental and Emotional. Physical and Spiritual.  You know what I’m talking about – the chasms that make you second guess yourself, makes your voice quiver and your confidence waver. All the while you’re.

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  • Finding Your Balance Requires Buoyancy

      B “Birl that log. Find your balance by losing it, and commit to feet in motion until you’re birling and the log is spinning. The log isn’t going to spin itself, you know. A spinning log is stable for a while, but not forever. That’s why birling is worth watching.”       ~ Seth Godin I can feel the wobbliness of trying to stand on a rolling log in the water, can’t you? Feels like it might be impossible to do perhaps.  But as Seth points to, it’s all in the Commitment of Action.  You have to commit fully to what.

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  • Going from Anxiety to Awesome

    As we leap into a new year filled with possibility, it’s great when we can start the year off with inspiration, clarity and purpose! And, sometimes, just sometimes, our inner critics, (our lizard brain) are quick to jump in and knock us off track to keep us “safe” and small and quiet, hoping that no one will actually see the greatness that lies within each and everyone of us, which is just waiting to be fully expressed in a myriad of different ways. When looking for my own inspiration, I often turn to Seth Godin’s writing and books. His quirky.

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  • Rediscovering Your Sweet Spot

    As the end of 2013 is quickly approaching, it’s important to pause and reflect. Noticing what you want to leave behind that no longer serves your growth (you know that “stuck” energy that had you bogged down, spinning in circles and feeling overwhelmed!) and pondering how you can step into 2014 with greater clarity, ease and joy. In my last blog article, I was asking you about how to get the Resistance Monkey off your back so you can kick things into high gear in January. Your resistance will show up when you’re moving past the edges of your comfort.

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  • Sometimes, A Curve Ball = A Wake Up Call…!

    Hi! It’s Michele here. For the last few days I’ve been sending you material to help you reclaim your time, and live the life you really want… and I’ve really appreciated the warm and enthusiastic emails I’ve gotten back in response. And it occurred to me that I’ve never properly introduced myself. Perhaps you know that for over 12 years now I’ve been delighted to work with hundreds and hundreds of amazing, brilliant people from around the world as a coach, international speaker, author and trainer. But you probably don’t know a lot of the back-story, so I’ll try and.

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