When something goes “wrong” in an organization, at home, while driving, etc., the first response tends to be, “whose fault is it?” There’s a fundamental error to this instinctual first response. Once we move to finding fault and point the finger, we focus on uncovering what’s wrong with our antagonist. We lash out at them, ponder how…Read More
The term “meditation” has become a popular word in the English vernacular lately. Previously reserved for monks and free-spirited hippies, it’s become more and more a part of our mainstream culture as we’re seeing everyday people embrace the practice and tout the benefits. So, what’s the big fuss, anyway? What does it mean to meditate? Webster has two…Read More
The last few weeks have felt grueling. I’ve been spending every minute of my non-coaching work hours on building my business. I’ve been networking, writing, applying for public speaking, pitching prospective leads, investing time in SEO, and on. I was starting to feel a little fatigued and disengaged and I couldn’t figure out why. After all, I had…Read More
At some point in your career, you’ll reach a point when you’re at the end of a rapidly fraying rope. And all you want to do is tell everyone off. And you may have visions of quitting and walking out in a blaze of glory. First off, you likely have every right to feel the way you…Read More
Performance review season is upon us. Managers are in the midst of collecting collective feedback to help you learn how you are being perceived in the organization. For many, this time of year is filled with dread, uncertainty, and perhaps, hope. Many people walk out of this experience with a promotion or a raise. And some walk out with…Read More
In my last role before becoming a coach, I had been working for a massively growing start-up (the marketing organization grew from 8 people to 40 in two years). I was working 50-60 hours a week, traveling 50% of the time and, luckily, worked from home the rest of the time. I was the sole…Read More
Beep, beep, beep- as Sasha’s alarm goes off, she slowly opens her eyes and lets out a loud sigh. Just like hundreds of days before this, it’s time to get up, complete the morning routine, and head into work. Years ago, when she accepted her VP role at Somerville, she woke up most mornings with a fire…Read More
If you’ve been feeling unhappy in your job for awhile, chances are you might feel stuck in a rut. This is absolutely normal and completely understandable. It’s hard to commit so many of your waking hours to a job that no longer fuels your fire. Longer term, your answer is likely that you need to make a change…Read More
There are various times in life when we are asked what we want to do with our career. Even from a young age, people start asking us, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s found relatively harmless when we reply, at age seven, “I want to be an astronaut, or a…Read More
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