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The Link Between Overhelping, Stress and Feeling Out of Balance

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Have you ever considered that your desire to help others, combined with the urge for everyone to be happy and possibly a fear of not being liked, might be the root cause of your stress and life's imbalance? Today, let's delve into the intricate link between empathy, stress management, and achieving a harmonious work-life balance.

As an authentic business and leadership coach, I've seen how empathy, while a profoundly beautiful trait, can become a double-edged sword. Empathy enables us to unders…

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Lead Like You Mean It: The Foundation of Authentic Leadership

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Have you ever noticed that some leaders are highly effective, while others seem to actually draw those around them backwards?

What is an Authentic Leader?

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Authentic Leaders are highly influential and impactful in the best ways. I define an authentic leader as one who desires to lead with a heart of service, with a spirit of curiosity, trust, and respect, and grows their leadership ability through personal growth and d…

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Finding the Leverage Point: You don't have to do everything

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The Leveraging Power of Focused Coaching in Leadership

Stop trying to focus on everything at once!

In the world of leadership coaching, there's a unique approach that stands out for its effectiveness: focusing on one key area for improvement. This approach is based on the understanding that improving one pivotal skill can have a cascading positive effect on various aspects of a leader's performance and well-being.

The Power of a Leverage Point:

My work with managers often revolves around ide…

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The 5 F’s of Emotional Trauma Response in the Workplace: A Guide for Leadership Growth

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Introduction: Navigating Emotional Trauma Responses in Leadership

In the dynamic landscape of professional leadership, understanding and managing emotional responses is not just a personal endeavor but a crucial leadership skill. This article delves into the 5 F’s of Emotional Trauma Response — Freeze, Fight, Flight, Faint, and Fawn — and their profound impact in the workplace. As leaders, being aware of these responses in ourselves and recognizing them in others is essential for fostering a su…

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The 7 Key Qualities of Authentic Business Leadership

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What is Authentic Business Leadership?

Authentic leadership is about leading from the inside out. It's about recognizing that a leader's greatest impact and influence comes from acknowledging and respecting their own humanity and the humanity of those they lead.

Leaders who prioritize people and lead with a heart of service, often referred to as Servant Leadership or Heart-Centered Leadership, lay a strong foundation of trust, loyalty, and dedication among their teams. This foundation empowers…

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