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I graduated from my MBA program in 2009 and went on to work in customer success at a number of start-ups. Three years later, I found myself missing all the learning and growth. Work was interesting, but I was ready for more. My father was a coach and it occurred to me that maybe that […]

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Unless you have been banished to a remote island in the middle of the ocean, you will invariably encounter situations where you need to have a social and even an emotional interaction with someone. Sometimes that interaction is just small talk with very little feeling, while other times, it is deep gritty conversation that prods […]

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Businessman Warren Buffet was once quoted to say “Trust, is like the air we breathe. When it’s present, nobody really notices. But, when it’s absent, everybody notices.” Trust is an invaluable part of building a successful team and ultimately a successful organization. It defines the overall culture and speaks volumes about what leadership values. Creating […]

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What makes a great leader? It is a question we hear a lot as leadership coaches. If you ask a “man on the street” they might bring up words such as charisma, purpose and drive as important leadership attributes. However, there is one quality that will help leaders far more than any of these skills—namely, […]

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What is embodiment? This word is becoming more popular and used in the media quite a bit as a description of someone’s qualities. On one side, it can be explained as simple as this is they way we are, how we feel, make connections and perceive the world. However, the word has a deeper meaning […]

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At Academy of Leadership Coaching & NLP, we have had the good fortune of working with top organizations around the United States and across the globe. One thing we have noticed with each of these opportunities is that many organizations seek ways to develop team members and retain talent within their businesses. Proper coaching tools […]

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Having the privilege of working within organizations to create a coaching culture is a very interesting part of my work at The Academy of Leadership Coaching & NLP. In this role I work with my team to consult and guide c-level executives as they create strategic plans to manage their team while giving them powerful […]

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I attended the NLP Coach Certification in 2013. I had recently left my job to start my own consulting business and was spending the summer in Europe, all part of the plan for my new life. I was researching coaching schools to attend and actually talked with Helen about the NLP Coach Certification program by […]

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Now that we are well into the month of January, I wonder how many of us have given a second thought to the “resolutions” we made back at the start of the month. According to Forbes Magazine only 8 percent of resolutions are actually kept. That means that a whopping 92 percent fail! As a […]

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In our last post, we discussed the role a leader takes in what is called the hero’s journey. This journey is described in the Book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, written by Joseph Campbell.  As a leadership coach it is crucial to understand how the hero’s journey impacts leaders as they continue to develop […]

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