Workplace Wisdom

How to handle the times when work, well…to put it bluntly, just sucks.

What’s Your Brand?

What’s Your Brand?

Nike has the “Swoosh”, which represents speed, movement, power, and motivation, and Evernote, an app that stores your written notes on a laptop, uses the figure of an elephant's head, because "an...

Obstacles Are Opportunities In Disguise

Obstacles Are Opportunities In Disguise

What amazing things would you do if you thought you could?  I was going to write about branding this month, but I believe this is an essential first step. I recently came across a book in my...

Put the “I” in I, Inc.!

Put the “I” in I, Inc.!

Successful people act as owners of their own company, whether they work for a company, as a contractor, or self-employed. It is crucial to have a strong sense of the value you bring which you can...

The Trouble With “No”

The Trouble With “No”

The trouble with “no” is we keep saying “yes” to everything. We reply yes to phone calls, text messages, emails as they arrive. We say yes to volunteering for new projects, tasks, whatever comes...

Use “GPS” To Map Out Your Goals

Use “GPS” To Map Out Your Goals

When I drive to someplace new, I put the destination into my GPS. I am able to measure my progress at every step because it tells me where to turn, what to look out for, and when I will arrive. The...

Ten Steps To An Effective Meeting

Ten Steps To An Effective Meeting

Our time is a valuable, limited resource; and we need to use it wisely. The following ten tips will create an effective and productive meeting that stays focused and on point, with an engaged and...

Create Your Front & Back Pocket Plans

Create Your Front & Back Pocket Plans

Be Prepared! Change is continuous; it will never stop. Preparing for the challenges change offers—whether an unexpected work force reduction or a role change—is responding to events rather than...

5 Steps to Being More Effective at Work

5 Steps to Being More Effective at Work

Peter Drucker said “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” When you accomplish a lot of tasks, you may feel productive and efficient; but are you...

Chris helped me discover solutions to highly increase my effectiveness

Working with Chris as my Executive Coach, I have been able to uncover solutions to problems I have been trying to solve for years. She has helped me further develop my skills in communication, organization, prioritization, and several other areas. I greatly enjoy working with Chris, and her skills in coaching, listening, and working with me to uncover processes and solutions to increase my overall effectiveness have been masterful. I highly recommend Chris as an Executive Coach!

Errol Pena
Financial Analyst, Houston Texas