Achieving Emotional Equilibrium: The Ultimate Balancing Act

Looking at 2 case studies in-progress. My DRIVEN work has become exclusively focused on coaching for the coming months. Not only is this thrilling, but it’s also been fascinating to witness the patterns and themes these motivated professionals, spanning many industries, are wrestling with. And like an image slowly falling into focus through a thick…

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Three Little Words.

How Language Directly Affects Our Thoughts. I had an unusual, emotionally ambivalent experience during a coaching session this week. In a single statement uttered by my client (we’ll call her Alice), I winced twice AND had an epiphany! Curious about Alice’s loaded proclamation? She said, “I should have prepared more for the training session. But…

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Diametrically Opposed.

Harnessing The Power of Emotional Ambivalence. I’m still haunted. The scene is looping in my mind’s eye. It was my first time seeing the felled trees at beloved Dockside Park, and my viscerally emotional response. I felt sucker punched as I realized the apparent contradiction this posed. You see, these iconic trees were “slaughtered” in…

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Deeper Insights: Resources For Black History Month

In 2021, DRIVEN’s look at Black History Month will include a rich collection of mostly current resources on black identity and the subject of diversity for you to discover and immerse yourself in. The goal is to explore these concepts through the lens of our unique racial moment in time. Take this journey with us,…

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Can You Afford To Skimp On Self-Compassion?

Woman seeking clarity

To Gain Perspective, The Answer Is Obvious. Clarity, as it relates to the mind, is referred to as such for a good reason. Your level of clarity can either inform your perspective or distort it. In last month’s DRIVEN article Dear Journal: Gaining Clarity Through Intentional Journaling, I explored journaling as a foundational practice for…

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DRIVEN’s Best Blog Articles of 2019, Part 2

Last week, we gave you a sampling of some of our most informative blog articles of the year (if you missed it, link to it HERE). Today, we’re back with four more significant DRIVEN posts from 2019, each offering advice, direction and food-for-thought designed to enhance your career regardless of what stage you’re in. These…

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Missing Boundaries: When Pleasing Others Threatens Your Career Advancement

Professional women must manage a double-edged sword. We are tempted to be “people pleasers”, giving our time, energy and attention to the matters of others, usually to the detriment of our own career goals and healthful outlooks. In my recent article Traversing The Double-Edged Sword: On Releasing The Need To Please Others, I introduced you…

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Traversing The Double-Edged Sword: On Releasing The Need To Please Others

Throughout 2019 I’ve been using DRIVEN’s blog page to explore with you the different mindsets, attitudes and actions that professionals get caught up in, but that no longer serve them. The goal has been to demonstrate that we can release them, and then re-lease our lives to truly serve our best interests. Some releases have…

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Up The Ladder of Conclusions: How Curiosity Can Bring You Back to Earth

Judgments, Assumptions and Conclusions are proven to place limits on your behavior and the behavior of others. Evaluations, by contrast, are objective in their nature, deigned to reveal what “is”, since personal bias is stripped from the equation. In my recent article Mindset Shift: Why Replacing Judgment With Evaluation is Critical, I looked at two…

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Drop The Judgment: A Look At Why We Assume, and How We Can Change

Once a person’s brain slips into judgment mode, their curiosity is doomed. The real power is in the choice to suspend judgment and let curiosity thrive. In my recent article The Right Way To Be Wrong: Releasing Judgment, Assumptions, & Conclusions, I suggested that I’m ready to release my tendency to make assumptions and re-lease…

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