Feeling Overwhelmed? One Thing to Help You Cope

Feeling overwhelmed can be paralyzing. From having too many things to do, to not knowing what to focus on, to trying to control that 'swirl' going on in your head -- feeling overwhelmed can simply be exhausting. I know. I've been there. And so have many of the people I've coached who find themselves in a job they hate, or frustrated with their career progress and wondering what's not clicking for them. We tell ourselves stories that add Continue Reading

4 Ways to ‘Hold Space’ and Why It Matters

To 'hold space' is one of the most important things I do for my coaching clients -- especially my senior level and C-suite clients who often have very few people around them to openly discuss things. You might be wondering what 'holding space' means. I believe it's creating a safe place for dialogue, to allow the other person to just 'be' --- without any judgement, and to allow them to explore their thoughts and emotions in a deeper way that Continue Reading

Are you choosing to be visible in your career?

One of my clients recently talked about his need to ‘raise his visibility’ at work. He’s hard-working, has a measure of success in his field, and appears to be well-liked by his team. And yet, he seems to be practically invisible to his supervisor and his supervisor’s boss. I asked him what he makes of that? (Long pause). And he told me that until now, he was “comfortable” being invisible. He didn’t draw attention to himself, did his work, and Continue Reading

What’s your Social Intelligence?

Have you ever considered your social intelligence? Most of us know about IQ, or intelligence quotient, and some of us are aware of EQ, or emotional intelligence. But what about your social intelligence? I am reading Karl Albrecht's book,  Social Intelligence, The New Science of Success, and am finding it fascinating. He defines SI as '.. the ability to get along well with others and to get them to cooperate with you.' How does that play into your Continue Reading