Thoughts And Observations

 

New Year Or Midterm Slump?

New Year Or Midterm Slump?

By Teen Coach: Melanie Black Are you and your teens experiencing a New Year or midterm slump? It’s time to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018. For parents, it’s time to start a new year, make resolutions, etc. From a teen’s perspective, the year is only half over. Adults may think of January…
Create The Vision, Build The Momentum

Create The Vision, Build The Momentum

Now is the time to create the vision and build the momentum for 2018!   By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele The excitement of 2018 and the New Year is upon us!  Plans have been made and goals set and in place for the past 3 weeks. The ultimate questions are; “How many of the goals…
Do You Have The Resilience To Succeed?

Do You Have The Resilience To Succeed?

A New Year Begins: Do You Have The Resilience To Succeed? 2017 was a difficult year for many people. The political stress, economic issues, and ever-increasing job demands have taken a toll on many people in my business and personal circles, myself included. While I am happy to see many people bouncing back and continuing…
Developing Your Strategy With Your Team

Developing Your Strategy With Your Team

And developing your team with your strategy   “I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.” – Woodrow Wilson   By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele As 2017 comes to a close and we have been making our plans for the year ahead, the question that we should challenge ourselves…
Can You See Things From A Different Perspective?

Can You See Things From A Different Perspective?

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.    ~Wayne Dyer   By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele To achieve success, contentment, and peace – both personally and professionally –  great people skills are a must. Building relationships is a skill so important to success, but so often taken…
Family Assumptions

Family Assumptions

You Know What They Say About Assuming… By Teen Coach: Melanie Black   Assumption: a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. Perspective: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something, a point of view.   Being aware of our assumptions is important because they are beliefs that…
Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated

Motivation – The general desire or willingness of someone to do something As most of you know, I believe very strongly in – and have written a book about – the power of emotional intelligence. EQ is the basis for so much of what I do in my coaching work, and sharing it with others…
What You Should Know About Being And Staying Motivated

What You Should Know About Being And Staying Motivated

This is the time of year when millions of kids are either going back to school or going for the very first time, and summer will soon be a memory. For weeks, parents have been getting ready – buying clothes, supplies, and dorm room necessities, while students are experiencing a variety of emotions as they…
The Collaborative Team

The Collaborative Team

Developing a collaborative team increases success for all By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele   Success of any organization depends on the teamwork of many people. Another term for teamwork is collaboration, which is more specific in it’s meaning. Every week in the top business periodicals, there are stories about the companies with the best employee…
Collaboration At Home

Collaboration At Home

Family collaboration isn’t an oxymoron, it’s all in your approach. By: Teen Coach, Melanie Black “I’m the boss!” “Because I said so” “I’m the parent!” Did you hear these statements as a kid? Maybe as a parent you have used them yourself when speaking to your teen. Usually, these words are said because the parent…