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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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Morning Mastery for Authentic Leaders: Balanced Mornings = Balanced Days

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How to Increase Balance and Have Less Hectic Days

(Update from the original post: March 2, 2020)

As a leader juggling numerous responsibilities, you likely find yourself trying to balance an endless task list, an overflowing email inbox, and the aspiration to be the parent you deeply wish to be.

I often see recurring themes among the leaders I work with: too much to do and not enough time to do it all. The demands seem to be ever-increasing, threatening to overwhelm anyone who dares to pause …

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Unwrapping Authenticity: Redefining Value in Our Holiday Traditions

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This week, as I sat down to pen another blog post – part of my bi-weekly writing challenge – I found myself hesitating. Topics like the importance of vision for new leaders, a deeper dive into authenticity, and the link between empathy, people-pleasing, and stress circled my mind. While each topic holds its merit, none resonated with me this week. 

Then, life offered inspiration.

With Christmas approaching, my daughter's enthusiasm for organizing our family's Christmas list has b…

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Getting Out of Overwhelm

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The Anatomy and Antidote for Overwhelm


A nebulous feeling that descends around you like a cloud.

Where does it originate?

What’s its purpose?

Is it possible to get rid of it?

If you are like me and a majority of the clients I work with you are familiar with the heavy sense of overwhelm.

Overwhelm can descend on one like a heavy dark cloud. We’re not sure where it originates or what may blow it away. Yet, I’ve learned one key thing about being overwhelmed: 

100% of the ti…

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7 Essential Qualities for a Strong Personal Foundation

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In my last article “Authentic Business Leadership,” I described the 7 qualities that are vital for a leader in the business world. Now we will take a look at the 7 qualities that create a strong personal foundation. Developing a strong personal foundation is key as the strength of your foundation will determine what can be built on top of it.

We learn so much about foundations from the iconic structure of The Eiffel Tower. It was built in just twenty-two months however, Almost half of that time…

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