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 …

Time Management

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 …

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 …

Want To Land A Major Speaking Gig? Try These 14 Coach-Recommended Tips

Being invited to speak at a major conference is a great professional honor. This type of gig can do wonders for your career and personal brand, and it allows you to introduce yourself as an industry expert to a wide audience of potential professional connections. If you’re looking to take this step, you may not know where to begin. Click …

Running A Peer-To-Peer Coaching Group? 14 Ways To Keep Sessions On Track

No two coaching clients are the same. Each person has unique experiences, goals, needs and personality traits, and you must coach them accordingly. It’s easy to account for these differences in individual coaching sessions, but peer-to-peer groups can present additional challenges for both you and the group participants. When leading these sessions, your job is to ensure everyone is cordial, …

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 …

LEVEL-UP-YOUR-LEADERSHIP-CISCO CTO MONIQUE MORROW TECH FOR GOOD PART II

Ep. 15: Former Cisco CTO Monique Morrow on Future of Tech (Part II)

So many fascinating anecdotes, we had to create a Part II Click here to listen to Part I of this two-part series: Episode 14: Former Cisco CTO Monique Morrow on Using Tech To Do Good (Part I) A quick refresher on Monique Morrow: She is a former CTO at Cisco and the current President at two tech start-up firms based …

Former Cisco CTO Monique Morrow on Using Tech to Do Good

Ep. 14: Former Cisco CTO Monique Morrow on Using Tech To Do Good (Part I)

Monique Morrow Knows Tech Monique Morrow is a former CTO at Cisco and the current President at two tech start-up firms based in blockchain. She is the President and Co-Founder of The Humanized Internet, a non-profit organization focused on providing a digital identity for those individuals most underserved. She is also the President of The VETRI Foundation, whose mission is …