23 Jan 2019

One of organizing celebrity, Marie Kondo’s, tips is to clear out the clutter in your home or space. I’m going to apply this idea to business as well. Too often we make promises, plans, and resolutions for the new year, yet overlook the importance of first releasing the clutter: the physical, mental, and emotional stuff that builds up and bogs us down. This clutter gets in the way of gr...

13 Dec 2018

This time of year can feel extra hectic with seasonal deadlines, employee evaluations and over-scheduling both professionally and personally. Here are four tips that can help you make this the most wonderful time of the year. 1. Brain dump Spreadsheet – Overwhelm is one of the most common states of being this time of year as we attempt to remember and accomplish a plethora of tasks and...

27 Nov 2018

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At the beginning of the year, you set goals, you built strategic plans and you worked with your team to put those plans into place. Your team worked extremely hard, your business grew and you found ways to work ON the business instead of IN the business – but you didn’t meet all of your goals. As the end of the year approaches, it’s easy to be bummed about the progress that fell short of...

06 Nov 2018

I have been exploring real estate properties in preparation of making a move and was surprised at the amount of obvious do-it-yourself, “DIY-work” I saw in a home I recently toured.  I am all for the idea of doing things yourself up to a point, but one homeowner’s attempt to save a few bucks and skimp on hiring professionals to upgrade their house has not saved, but actually cost them mo...

24 Oct 2018

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Have you ever gone into a haunted house and then spent the whole time with your eyes half-covered, pretending you weren’t seeing everything around you? You paid money to be there, you waited in line, you knew there would be frights, and yet you walked through the whole place half-blind, just looking for the exit.That might be one way to get through a haunted house, but it’s no way to wal...

02 Oct 2018

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The Growth Coach has launched a new behavior analysis program called GC Insights to help business owners, company leaders and human resource professionals hire, retain and develop top talent. GC Insights goes well beyond DISC analysis – the program also gives franchisees access to multi-faced assessments, reports, tools and support materials designed to help business leaders understand t...

02 Oct 2018

I am currently enrolled in one of the most dynamic leadership programs of my career. It is powerful because we are a group of leaders within the business and/or civic community, and we are discussing leadership from a few different perspectives. It is also fun to be a participant, rather than the leader, for a change! One of my favorite concepts it that Leadership begins with Self-Trus...

19 Aug 2018

Back to school can bring a mix of emotions. Were you that kid who dreaded the end of summer, the loss of fun and freedom, getting up at the same time (early!) every morning? Maybe you were the kid who couldn’t wait to start the new year, the new teachers, new grade, and a familiar routine? How can you incorporate a mix of both mindsets into your “new year” as a business leader and perh...

18 Aug 2018

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Small business owners and company presidents have a lot in common – starting with how busy they can be. Being in charge of everything has benefits, but it also has major drawbacks, especially when it comes to work life balance. You should be able to work to live, not live to work, no matter how much you love your business or your career. If you’ve spent your whole summer at the office, i...

24 Jul 2018

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In late 2017, when Forbes outlined the Top 10 growing business trends that will drive success in 2018, there was one we weren’t surprised to see – Social Learning. In a way, The Growth Coach has been doing that for more than 20 years. With our Strategic Business Owner group workshops and Strategic Manager Coaching specifically, we’ve put a lot of energy into making sure our clients acros...

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