21 Oct 2020

Microaggression may seem like a trendy buzzword, but for many people it’s a reality being endured on a regular basis, in and out of the workplace. As stated by Gina Torino et al in Microaggression Theory, “Microaggressions are brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership (e.g., race, gender, culture, religion, social cl...

09 Sep 2020

In my meditation today I received a prompt, “What do I need to take a stand for?” Over the years I’ve taken a stand for my kids – advocating for the specialized instructional style to help my younger daughter thrive, taking a stand for my son after several sports injuries presented potential lasting effects, and taking a stand for all three of my children as we navigated a new design to ...

25 Aug 2020

We seem to be in this “new paradigm” with the world feeling upside down this year – and for much longer than any of us expected! In previous discussions we have looked at resilience as an attribute that must be practiced, building it like a muscle. In our current situation, however, much more is required than just short spurts of energy that resilience suggests. While some may use the...

18 Apr 2020

The Power of Positive Leadership
“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction, that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt There is a lot of fear in the world right now and as a leader, it's crucial to embrace the power of positive leadership. We must lead with positivity for our teams, our clients, our vendors, our colleagues, our community, and for ourse...

05 Dec 2019

Gifts from 2019
How often do you hear that it is better to give than to receive? We are conditioned to look outside of ourselves, to focus on others, which of course, has many benefits. However, as business leaders, too much of a good thing can become a distraction or a deflection. If you’ve followed me for a while, you probably know that I like to encourage looking at things in a different way. Today I...

22 Aug 2019

Tolerating problem employees is a common trap I see business owners fall into. The issue can be an approach of “let’s ignore it and hope it goes away” or simply not knowing what to do. Allowing problem employees to continue the negative status quo has an adverse effect on your customers and can be destructive to team morale, staff retention, and productivity. It creates a host of headach...

06 Mar 2018

March is a good time for a re-boot. When you leave your computer in "hibernate" for days on end rather than logging off, eventually you have to do a full re-boot and usually navigate some error messages as well. It's like that for business owners too.  The longer you go without a constructive pause for reflection, re-evaluating, or rest, the more likely you are to get off-track.  Now is ...

30 Apr 2015

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At The Growth Coach, we’re frequently telling our coaches – and their clients – that building a successful business and a balanced life often starts with creating and prioritizing relationships. Not all of your clients or the people in your life should be ranked equally and it’s important to spend more time with the most important people, but that certainly doesn’t mean you can ignore th...

27 Nov 2014

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In honor of Thanksgiving, this Growth Coach blog is focused on the importance of giving thanks. First of all, I wish you and your family a very relaxing and blessed Thanksgiving and may you truly recognize and count your many blessings today and on a regular basis. It’s important to regularly slow down, reflect, and appreciate all the wonderful people and simple pleasures you have in you...

05 Sep 2014

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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein If you’re living with the same routine and you’re not happy with the results, it’s time for a change! Here are three tips to get you on the right track: Prioritize When you get a new email or someone comes to your office, do you drop what you’re doing to meet their needs? Do their ...

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