coaching

FEAR, PASSIONS, AND THE CHOICE TO THRIVE

Do you fear what others would think of you pursuing passions outside of work? Experimenting with outside interests taught me they’re not only beneficial for me. They’re also valuable for my employer: Diving into diverse activities enriches my perspective. Amplifying my contributions across the board. The skills and insights gained in one area bolster my…
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BLUEPRINT TO HAPPINESS

Ever question the endless chase for promotions and raises? Another day at the office: Same routine Same goals Same feeling of going in circles This cycle can be hypnotizing, leaving us wondering why we’re even on this treadmill. Constantly chasing a future that always seems just out of reach. Isn’t it time to ask ourselves:…
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DEFINE YOURSELF, DEFINE SUCCESS

Who are you? This isn’t about your job or title. I’ll go first: Born in Western MD Always drawn to teams, from sports to the military Married with two beautiful kids I believe we must elevate ourselves to better lead our teams The more I learn, the more I realize there’s so much more to…
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SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH

Are you speaking your truth so loudly that your tribe can hear you? Fulfilling moments arise when we connect with ‘our people,’ those we’re here to help. How do you communicate your authentic Blueprint, letting them know you exist? Consider this: 1. Your Blueprint is the combination of your core values, purpose, passions, skills and…
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EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY

Here’s why it’s a mistake to believe that certainty is the key to effective leadership. In fact, the first half of my career groomed me to think this way: Demanding expertise. Upholding self-reliance. Reluctant to ask for help. Never admitting ignorance. Insisting on knowing all the answers. But what if embracing uncertainty and relinquishing the…
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EMOTIONS AND RESILIENCE

Reflecting on your emotions isn’t always easy, but it’s a game-changer for growth. Here’s how leaning into your emotions can fuel your development: Use unease as a cue for potential personal and professional development. Dive into the reasons behind your emotional reactions to discover and change habitual patterns. Accepting vulnerability can open new paths for…
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IS THE FAMILIAR PATH HOLDING YOU BACK?

Is the familiar path holding you back? Common sayings like: “This has always worked before.” “We’ve always done it this way.” “I must be doing something right.” …might be comfort zones limiting our growth. Progress demands evolving strategies and mindsets. What worked in the past might not fit the future. Adaptability is key. When did…
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SHIFT INTO YOUR BLUEPRINT

Been leading teams for years and now wondering why what used to work no longer does? A thinking shift might help. Shift to: Believe you can learn new things. Cultivate your desire to learn. Take action on what you learn. As we shift our perspectives, we unlock the potential for unprecedented growth. What recent shift…
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THE EXPERTISE TRAP

The expertise trap: when new skills aren’t enough. Does this sound familiar? I’ve mastered my craft I’ve achieved success at the highest level Rinse and repeat for continued success Suddenly, you’re in a role and level of responsibility that’s entirely new. Like a fish out of water, what worked before no longer does. You’re at…
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LOSE THE FOMO

Know your Blueprint. Lose the FOMO. Own your journey. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) can derail even the most driven among us. You see peers: Climbing the ladder of success (society-defined) Attending conferences Closing deals It’s easy to wonder, “Why haven’t I done that yet?” But here’s the game-changer: Your Blueprint. When you’re laser-focused on…
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LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES

Want to evolve your thinking to meet tomorrow’s leadership challenges? Keep reading. I recently finished “Changing on the Job” by Jennifer Garvey Berger. The concept of vertical development, helping leaders evolve their meaning-making systems to better lead in complexity, fascinates me. This quote from the book resonates deeply: “The significant problems we face cannot be…
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FINDING YOUR INNER VISIONARY

What makes the origins of the U.S. both inspiring and imperfect? Take for example the founders. Flawed as they were, they were visionaries. They dared to conceive principles and ideals to build something extraordinary. More importantly, they courageously acted on them. Was this vision flawlessly implemented from the start? No. There were numerous inconsistencies between…
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