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Coaching General

A Remote Perspective During Uncharted Territory

Like many of you, the good fortune of being able to work from home provides a flexible work approach to getting things done. I now more than ever see that it is nothing to complain about especially during this time in our nation. I am often asked, with an extroverted personality, how can one work […]

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Coaching Mentoring

Mentoring in a time of “Social Distancing”

So, when asked, why do we mentor folks in times of crisis? the response is simple. It’s not when everything is fine that you need support, its when times are difficult, and others are looking for you to rise to the occasion. On those occasions mentoring works, since it demonstrates that a support system is […]

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Mentoring

Using Mentoring to Address Microaggression in the Workplace

Today, we live in a culture where it feels comfortable expressing one’s opinion without fear of consequence or retribution.  We enjoy having conversations with our co-workers, that expand the dialogue about life, love, family and basic differences.  However, there have always been a few topics that should be addressed delicately, to avoid confrontations, conflict, misunderstandings, […]

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Business Coaching Mentoring

Using Mentoring to Explain “Sorry–I’m not Sorry”

Why do we apologize at work, for things we feel strongly about? With the uses of social media, I have come to notice that the filters we use on Snapchat and Instagram, have created a subtle contribution and importance to the phrase, “putting your best face forward”. What a powerful tool filters are in today’s […]

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Mentoring

Using Mentoring to Address Your Responsive Nature

What is a Responsive Nature? Have you ever found yourself after a conflict or confrontation wishing you would have said something important that was on your mind? Well that feeling, I believe, is your responsive nature, or your inclination to respond. Sometimes it stops you from sharing your feelings and thoughts about an issue at […]

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Mentoring

Using Mentoring to Develop the Professional Safe Space

Why Do We Need a Safe Space? We have often read about the concepts of building professional trust in the workplace, but do you ever ask yourself what that really means? When entering a mentoring relationship, the concept of building trust must go way beyond the six steps we will discuss later. While one of […]

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General

Using Mentoring to Deal with Professional Immaturity

Why Do We Act a Certain Way at Work? Have you ever wondered why some people behave so poorly at work, and cause you to question if they are suitable for the work environment? Well in my career, I have often been challenged with using the term Professional Maturity. While I truly believe it is […]

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Business

Using Mentoring to Apologize Appropriately

With all that can be said at the end of a conversation, have you ever noticed in business that you may end up saying sorry more frequently than you intended? Those of us who have fallen into the trap of always offering an apology need to ask ourselves: is one even warranted for this situation […]

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General

Using Mentoring as a Way to Address Workplace Sensitivity

Recently, I have found myself using one of my favorite mechanisms to control reactions, which is to count to ten before I engage. While that may sound silly to most, in those ten quiet seconds, I choose to control a tendency to overreact, and always end up putting my best foot forward. For many that’s […]

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Business

Is Mentoring a Reservoir for Greatness?

“A failure to celebrate exemplary human actions minimizes the evidence of the grace and goodness in this world”- Dr. Janet E. Williams Have you ever wondered why some professionals do better at their jobs than others? Or even why professionals with a professional mentor move along the career continuum with ease. Theories suggest that culture, […]