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The Coach as Entrepreneur

Like many mid-life entrepreneurs, I was an unlikely candidate (a women’s studies professor?!) for starting up my own business. Six years later, I gotta say, I am loving the free-agent life. In fact, I coach a number of women who are starting up their own businesses. Management consultant Rashmi Biswas (author of Rash Decisions) recently […]

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3 New Year’s Stories

My New Year’s tradition is a day of complimentary mini-coaching for my clients. I love to catch up with my girls! It’s the most inspiring and energizing way I can imagine to launch myself into the new year. Today was no different. And three of my clients’ updates were so terrific that I want to […]

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Can A Black Suit Make You Smarter?

I can’t resist sharing this story with you. It’s by “Mary,” a coaching client who’s developing her platform as a rock star tech exec to become an industry thought-leader. After you read it, you’ll know why she’s destined to write a best-selling biz book! “While at a conference recently near our Corporate HQ, I was […]

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Are You a “Go-to-Gal” or a “Corner-Office-Guy”?

When “Marie” began coaching with me, she felt unrecognized and unappreciated in her job. Like so many talented women at mid-career, she had become so proficient at her work that everyone depended upon her to “get things done.” She was so busy with her head down, putting out fires and saving other people’s butts, that […]

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How Coaching Women Is Different

Now, the first thing I need to say here is what I’m NOT saying. I’m NOT saying that “women are different.” (BTW, why doesn’t anyone ever say that “men are different”?) Men and women are not different. Our expectations of men and women are different. And it’s those expectations that create the context (eg, the […]

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10 Reasons Why Coaching Works

When McKinsey & Company’s Joanna Barsh talked to the Wall Street Journal about the new report she co-authored on women in the US economy, she recommended coaching as a strategy to help women move up out of middle management. Barsh, a director in McKinsey’s New York office, rightly turns our attention from top-down corporate initiatives […]

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4 Ways to Waste Your Time on Coaching

4 Ways to Waste Your Time on Coaching Coaching is a powerful tool for changing your life, whether it’s a specific issue you want to address or a full-scale Do-Over! I know from my clients’ feedback how effective coaching can be. But coaching is a dialogue: a partnership. It takes two. If you’re thinking about […]

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Is Hope a Strategy?

Is Hope a Strategy? I’ve got to admit, the whole Obama “hope” rhetoric never had me convinced. Hope never seemed a tangible, actionable strategy to me. As a coach, I see the essential value of tangible, actionable strategy every day. It’s all too easy for a person (or a nation, or an organization) to slip […]

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