How to Connect with Anyone, Human to Human

Have you ever walked into a networking event, heart racing and feeling slightly overwhelmed, wondering why you decided to come (and wanting to immediately run away)? If so, congratulations: You’re human! We humans are hardwired to seek social connection because a sense of belonging is critical for our survival. Whenever we enter a room full of strangers, our brains have …

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How To Thrive in Ambiguity: The Simple Six-Step Process

The human brain wasn’t designed to deal with an overload of rapid change, uncertainty and ambiguity. Unfortunately, whether we’re equipped to deal with it or not, these conditions are an unavoidable reality in the modern world. Our clients are searching for ways to create consistent certainty where certainty does not—or cannot—exist. After all, the very definition of ambiguity means that …

11 Ways To Tell If An Industry Networking Event Is Worth Your Time

As they say, time is money—and this even holds true for networking events. While attending business masterminds and networking events can be of huge benefit, not every event is going to be relevant or necessary for every professional. And while you’re busy attending the event, other opportunities could be passing you by. Understanding the value an event brings you is …

How Fear of Judgment Holds Leaders Back from Achieving Their Full Potential

Author’s note: I coach a lot of executives and I’ve noticed only one key skill that differentiates the best performers from the good performers: how they deal with other people’s judgment. In my latest article for the International Coaching Federation magazine Coaching World, I explore how fear of judgment holds leaders back from achieving their full potential. Jeff Bezos has …

11 Ways Brand-New Managers Can Build Rapport With Their Team

Starting a new job is hard. Starting a new job as a manager where you’re expected to lead a team is an even greater challenge. As you get used to the new company and environment, you also have to build trust and rapport with your new team.  Click to gain insights and tips from 11 Forbes Coaches Council members who share their …

Five Tips For Networking With Anyone (Even If You’re An Introvert)

We all dread it: that panicky, palm-sweating moment of walking into a noisy, crowded networking event—and realizing everybody there is a total stranger. Thankfully, there is a better solution than standing quietly against the back wall for the whole evening. What if, instead of entering with nervousness, you entered with confidence, knowing you were armed with tools to easily approach …

Lisa Christen Joins Forbes Coaches Council

Press Release: Forbes Coaches Council is an Invitation-Only Community for Leading Business and Career Coaches [Zug, 24 January 2020] — Lisa Christen, CEO of Christen Coaching & Consulting GmbH, has been accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches. Lisa was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity …

Forget Finding Your Purpose in 2020… Find This Instead

Finding your life’s purpose is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. The problem is, most people get stuck trying to find it and give up. Instead, find this to easily bring meaning, fulfillment, and joy into your life. Every new year feels like a fresh start, teeming with possibility and opportunity. This could very well be my best year yet! As an international Executive Coach …

5 Simple Steps To Giving Feedback People Actually Listen To, According to an Exec Coach

A critical 21st century success skill for leaders is to be able to communicate and provide feedback effectively. Barbara’s cheeks were burning red. Her heart rate was galloping, ready to jump out of her chest. Her palms are sweaty, clammy, and cold. She could barely hear what the looming figure standing in front of her was saying. That’s because Barbara’s …