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In 2013, I had been working in the banking industry for 15 years, focusing mostly on liquidity, efficiency, risk, expansion, reorganizing and investment analysis. I had been feeling increasingly overwhelmed and unhappy. Though it took me some time to realize it, I was struggling with the fact that selling is not my strength. I do […]

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Brain Plasticity, or neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change and adapt over the course of a lifetime. Unlike the body, which reaches a certain point and stops growth, the brain is not a static, fixed structure. Rather it is dynamic and adaptable to its present environment. Brain plasticity is a physical process in which […]

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I first met Helen at an event at Stanford Business School where Helen was a facilitator for a NLP & Coaching Training Program. As I sat listening, I realized that sometimes the universe puts you in exactly the right place at the right time. In a field that is often saturated with male teachers and […]

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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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