leadership

Jan 18

OfficeHours: Being a Boss Without Being a B*tch

Do you worry about being perceived as a bitch at work? Do you want to become more assertive but worry about how others will perceive you? Are you interested in discovering ways to communicate firmly with candor and care? During…
Dec 21

OfficeHours: The Art of Offering Feedback

Essential to the career maximization of your reports is maintaining an accurate assessment of each individual’s progress by perpetually identifying areas of opportunity and the need for improvement. Translation: The only way professionals can achieve their full potential is through…
Nov 16

OfficeHours: Empathy: A Critical Driver of Workplace Performance

Research done by DDI (Development Dimensions International) found that empathy, which is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is a “critical driver of overall performance” for management. Yet empathy isn’t taught or even evaluated in the…
Oct 24

Real Talk/Real Food: Brainwashing Yourself To Success

As it turns out, the biggest roadblock to career success is sitting between your ears. It’s your own mind! This marvel of nature, which is perhaps the most complex and efficient tool in the universe, also has the tendency to…
Oct 19

OfficeHours: Retrain That Brain! Your Shortcuts To Executive Presence

The principles of executive presence focus on the importance of appearance, communication skills and gravitas. As such, there is nothing that makes or breaks your executive presence more quickly than your level of self-regulation. Think of those short-lived colleagues who…
Jul 25

Real Talk/Real Food: Slowing Down To Speed Up

Are you always “on the run”? Do you answer the question “How are you?” with “Busy. Crazy busy.”? Are you exhausted at the end of each day but feel like you haven’t accomplished anything? There is a solution for you.…
Jun 19

Real Talk/Real Food: Engaging in Difficult Conversations

Do you avoid having difficult conversations, or freeze up when you do? Have you looked back in regret about what you said or did not say during tough talks with your colleagues? Perhaps you’d like to have more effective tough…
Mar 20

The Self-Awareness Challenge: A Look Inside Our Own Heads

As you’ve likely been discovering for yourself, the dynamic virtue of Self-Awareness is tricky to acquire and sustain. According to EQ specialist Travis Bradberry, only 36% of the population is aware of their own emotions as they occur. In my…
Jan 31

Start Your Journey: Putting Your Grit Roadmap To Use

When I work with coaching clients, a challenge they share is having too much on their plates. In your career, this quagmire can directly impact the achievement of your goals and the greater goals of the company. This fosters uncertainty…
Jan 26

EQ Wallops IQ: Real Workplace Success Stories

Let’s just own the fact that women face unique challenges within corporate culture. The response from DRIVEN Professionals is an action-oriented solution known as GRACE In The WorkplaceTM. This signature series of workshops and coaching draws upon neuroscience and progressive…