Thoughts And Observations

 

Empathy And Your Family

Empathy And Your Family

By Teen Coach: Melanie Black The first thing we all need to understand when it comes to the topic of empathy is that it is a skill. It is not something we are born with, but rather something we have to work on and learn how to incorporate into our relationships with people. Empathy is…
Empathic Leadership

Empathic Leadership

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt   By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele In today’s workplace, leadership takes on many different roles, and each one requires gaining the trust of your employees. This happens most effectively when leaders listen and show genuine care for their team. Leadership…
How Can You Motivate Your Teen?

How Can You Motivate Your Teen?

By Teen Coach: Melanie Black Do the words, “ whatever,” and “I don’t care” sound familiar? Motivating teens can be challenging and frustrating. In life coaching we discuss three motivation styles. Conditional vs. Intrinsic Motivation away from bad stuff vs. Motivation toward good stuff Motivation for the sake of self vs. other When teens become…
What Happens When A Team Does Not Communicate?

What Happens When A Team Does Not Communicate?

By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele What happens when a team does not communicate effectively?  Weak communication leads to poor execution and productivity. Without clear and positive communication on a team or in the workplace, teammates will not be effective in maximizing their abilities or enjoying what they do each day. “Communication is the real work…
Teen Communication: We Are All On The Same Team

Teen Communication: We Are All On The Same Team

By Teen Coach: Melanie Black Teen communication is often considered an oxymoron, but it doesn’t really have to be that way.  Does this sound like something you have experienced? Your teenage daughter is taking incredibly long to get ready for the day (again), but you need her to hurry because you want to get to…
What Do You Know?

What Do You Know?

Communication is a major part of life, especially in this day and age when we are connected 24/7. But, email, text, and social media posts do little to increase our TRUE communication with each other because they don’t really encourage us to engage our emotional intelligence. A quick look on Facebook and you’ll see a…

Procrastinating Again?

Are you a procrastinator? There are many different reasons people procrastinate, and often, simply recognizing why you procrastinate can help overcome your delay tactics. Listen in as Coach Karen Nutter shares some of the characteristics of procrastinators, and see if you can identify why relate most to you. Don’t delay – listen now!    …
Team Passion

Team Passion

Your Passion Fuels Your Team’s Passion By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele As the leader of your team, how do you maximize their performance? In this day and age, it is important to not only think of end-result performance, but also of the improvement of skills, growth and enjoyment of your people, and the work environment…
Helping Your Teen Discover Their Passion

Helping Your Teen Discover Their Passion

By Teen Coach: Melanie Black The book, The Element, by Sir Ken Robinson, is phenomenal and inspiring. He defines one’s element as a point “where natural aptitude meets personal passion.” Being in your element is more than just doing something you are good at. People are good at things that they don’t like. To truly…
Motivate Your Team Like A Coach

Motivate Your Team Like A Coach

By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele Motivating your team can be like motivating a team of athletes. As a leader, when you look out at your team and recognize that they are responsible for your success, it is a pivotal moment. Even more important is the next epiphany – it’s your leadership that is responsible for…