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Leading with Vision

Leading With Vision The greatest leaders have a diverse set of skills. They can manage people and projects, strategize, delegate, and inspire. Fundamental to all of this – to being a leader that people want to perform their best for – is having a vision and being able to communicate it effectively. What Is Your Vision? It’s a simple question: What is your vision? If you can’t answer that, we have some work to do! We can’t communicate our vision to others if we don't know what it is. The reason that a vision ...

By |January 22, 2024|

Becoming a Leader: 6 Strategies to Build Self-Trust

Becoming a Leader: 6 Strategies to Build Self-Trust Is leveling up your leadership skills on the agenda this year? If so, let’s talk about building a strong foundation from which to grow. Great leaders foster high-performing teams, leading to successful businesses with inclusive company culture. For all that to happen, there’s one very necessary ingredient: TRUST.  I’m not talking about whether or not your boss trusts you. Nor am I’m not talking about whether or not your direct reports trust you. I’m talking today about whether or not you trust yourself. After all, we ...

By |January 15, 2024|

It’s a New Year! Will There Be a New You?

It's a New Year! Will There Be a New You? One of my favorite things about January 1st is that it feels like a page has turned, and not just on the calendar. After wrapping up 2023, reflecting on successes and – yes – failures, we get to decide what comes next.  Who do you want to be in 2024? One of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard was this: You get to make a choice. And if you don’t like the outcome, guess what? You get to make a different choice. I ...

By |January 8, 2024|

7 Gifts to Give Yourself (And Your Career)

7 Gifts to Give Yourself (And Your Career) If you’re anything like me, you’re knee-deep in holiday shopping right now. Christmas lists galore, packages from online retailers arriving daily, and tucking things away in secret hiding places so the intended recipient will be genuinely surprised. But what about YOU? You’ve worked hard all year. I know because I speak with so many of you. And I see how much you put into earning a living, providing for your family, and bettering yourself. So this holiday season, I give you permission to splurge - just ...

By |December 18, 2023|

Get SMART About Your Goals

Get SMART About Your Goals Last week, we discussed all the fabulous things you accomplished this year. We toasted to big wins, like promotions and raises, and little successes, like making pesto from scratch for the first time. But what about the things we didn’t accomplish? I’m certainly not trying to bum anyone out, but there are still a few weeks left of the year. You’ve no doubt heard the expression, “Leave it all on the field.” In our case, let’s leave it all in 2023! If there are things on your to-do list ...

By |December 11, 2023|

We Did It Again!

We Did It Again! Oops, We Did It Again! Just a couple of weeks ago, we had ‘the talk’ about celebrating our achievements. Maybe it put some good vibes out in the universe… because Ascentim just claimed another award from Inc. You can read an excerpt from the press release below, but here’s the really special part for me: this is the second year in a row that we took home the proverbial trophy in the Inc. 2023 Best in Business list in the Coaching & Career Development category.  Therefore, that means it wasn’t ...

By |December 6, 2023|

Here’s to 2023: YOUR Year in Review

Here’s to 2023: YOUR Year in Review Whew! I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the faster each year seems to fly by. Part of me was still mentally summering at the beach when I realized it was almost time to pick out a Christmas tree! While the past 12 months might feel like merely a blink, I bet some pretty cool things happened in your life - things you MADE happen through motivation, dedication, faith, and resilience. Now, my friends, it is time to celebrate those achievements, personal or professional, ...

By |December 4, 2023|

Grateful for the Lessons We Learn

Grateful for the Lessons We Learn All month, we’ve talked about bringing more gratitude into our lives. But is it possible to look back and feel grateful for the difficulties we’ve endured? How do you find a place of gratitude if currently you're mired in challenges? We have all our fair share of hard times. I’m not sure I know anyone who hasn’t. And I have been there too - toxic workplaces, extreme debt, relationships that have soured. I certainly didn’t enjoy those experiences in the moment or for a long time afterward as ...

By |November 27, 2023|

Express Yourself: The Gift of Gratitude

Express Yourself: The Gift of Gratitude Express Yourself. Kind words have a way of sticking with us. They lift our spirits, make us smile, and warm our hearts. And they make us feel valued, appreciated, and seen. November is traditionally a season of giving thanks. We often talk about practicing gratitude as a way of recognizing the good in our lives. Today, we'll talk about expressing gratitude to others for the difference they make in our lives instead.  Keep reading to learn why it’s important and some ways you can give the gift of ...

By |November 20, 2023|

Effects of Gratitude: You, Your Home and Your Workplace

Effects of Gratitude: You, Your Home, and Your Workplace As we continue to talk about gratitude, it’s worth noting the rewards. Gratitude is unique in that expressing thanks is a selfless act, yet we gain so much from it. It serves the self to practice gratitude, yet it is not self-serving. I like to think that this practice is almost spiritual - that what we really serve is the universe around us and the world we are a part of. By intentionally creating positive, rather than negative, energy, we can be producers of light ...

By |November 13, 2023|
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