Being able to communicate and connect with all types of stakeholders is key to being a successful leader. The most important component might be building our self-awareness to understand where we stand and how we can improve. Communicating, like all soft skills, is like a muscle that needs to be worked out.
As a leader, one of the responsibilities I had that would scare the heck out of me was speaking. Whether I had to lead a team meeting or have a press conference, I was always...
As a leader, I sometimes spend more time doing things for others than myself.
What have I learned?
I must help myself before helping others.
Having a routine has helped me with making sure I can show up for myself and others.
Routines allow us to develop habits that match our goals while helping us eliminate habits that keep us from reaching our full potential.
Ready to make a change?
Start by downloading my free resource to start to work out your routine.
Next, watch my video from an...
It is really important if you decide you want to get your ICF credential to keep track of all your hours. That includes non-paying clients as well. I wanted to share three other things I kept in mind before I submitted my successful ACC Portfolio Application.
Use the ICF Template tracker religiously. I set myself a reminder to update and double-check my tracker after EACH session and weekly. I filled out all the columns and even added several columns to the ICF template, so I was...
I wrote this post for coaches that are in a structured International Coaching Federation (ICF) aligned coaching program and are considering completing their Associate Coaching Credential (ACC) through the Portfolio Method.
*Please note: I applied for my credential before the coaching core competencies were updated in 2020.*
Why the Portfolio Method?
It is important to make sure you get clarity on whether your program is aligned or accredited by the ICF. That will...
It has always been hard for me to ask for help.
Even though I help people for a living I realized that I sometimes still have a hard time doing so.
Last month I was sharing my upcoming programs with my network and felt this small knot in my stomach. I second-guessed every word I typed - I didn’t want to come across some way - you know - and squeezed my eyes shut almost every time I pressed send.
Have you ever felt that way?
You know what you are sharing is not only...
I'm super excited to share a recent webinar I put together for She Leads Africa on Staying Motivated on Your Road to Goal-Setting. I outline five things you can keep in mind to keep moving forward:
- Define Your Why
- Set Aspirational but Appropriate Goals
- Embody Success
- Ask for Help
- Track Progress and Evolve
Click to watch the 33-minute video below.
You can find my slides here.
Let me know which of the five thoughts I shared you are going to implement today.
2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility. A huge part of being able to achieve this is transforming my vision and theme into actionable and achievable goals. A major challenge I deal with is potential clients that do not see the value in my work. You can follow my journey to live my vision here.
It took me three weeks to draft this and just 5 minutes to upload it.
If you want to see what my LinkedIn Profile looked like before, take a look at...
How do you feel about self-promotion?
Do you cringe?
Have a hard time talking about how your accomplishments translate?
Second guess how valuable your contributions are?
Worry that someone will think you are showing off?
However you respond, self-promotion is key to finding and securing opportunities as well as, inspiring and bringing others along.
This year, I am creating a safe space for others to build their self-promotion muscle (yes, self-promotion - like speaking,...
I used to cringe at the thought of making calls. I would tell my close friends that I hated small talk and would avoid any and every opportunity to interact with strangers, especially in a group setting. The thought of having a more than a five-minute conversation on the phone, even with someone I knew well, used to freak me out.
Now I have one to two-hour conversations for a living, and sometimes it is difficult to get me to shut up during my sessions. I genuinely and...