I love this Ted Talk by Atul Gawande. He speaks about how coaching can help anyone get better at anything. Why? He says because:
It's amazing how time flies. Is it really the end of 2017 already? This quote is a reminder of how important it is to go after what you really, really want before it's too late. It's one of the primary things we do in coaching...... help people achieve what they desire.
This video highlights some of the key principals we work with in coaching such as:
But what I love about the video are the great stories she shares. She presents examples of people who have used these principals to achieve amazing financial success doing the work they love. It's certainly worth 18+- min of your time.
In this short video, Dorie Clark, a well known author and personal branding expert, talks about a few ways to focus your own personal brand so you can stand out in the crowd.
Her book "Stand Out" is filled with case studies, the psychological research behind her views and a deeper explanation of her concepts. She also has some excellent, longer Youtube videos on the topic. Here are a few of my favorite takeaways from "Stand Out".
Dori Clark once said ‘Never underestimate the power of a “Wingman’. In this case it’s a Wing(wo)man. Jules, my Chihuahua rescue puppy, is always meeting new, interesting people (and dogs). And then, of course, I meet them too. She is so good at making introductions. One of her favorites is the postman. Ok, I don’t yet know his name, but he’s very nice. Usually, however, it’s some random stranger – like the young girl, walking across the Broadway bridge, pictured below or the woman with her baby at Jamison Park.
I bring this up because it’s so much easier to go places with a “Wing(wo-)man” - someone who is outgoing and can make introductions. If you are a busy professional who avoids going to networking events, because walking into a room full of strangers is overwhelming, why not try enlisting the power of a “Wingman”?
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Chris Sant, an ex-commercial litigator, showed us how techniques used by lawyers to persuade juries apply to writing more persuasive proposals. His powerful presentation was filled with clear examples, and engaging content. Here are a few of my favorite takeaways:
Are you ready for your next career move but don’t know where to look? Pat Welch, the co-founder of Boly:Welch an Executive Search, Recruiting, Staffing and HR Consulting firm, recently spoke to CREW members.
Here are a few pearls of wisdom that she shared:
Marsha Lindquist from Granite Leadership Strategies gave an excellent webinar on pricing strategies. Her motto is “Never lose on price”. She described ways to achieve this along with many examples, tips, and creative techniques. The 3 most important activities that impact pricing success are:
Angela Duckworth introduced the world to the concept of Grit. Carolyn Adams Miller writes and speaks about it as it relates to the coaching profession. In this short video, she talks about why we need grit. It's a really insightful. There are many other videos on youtube by Carolyn of various lengths. I highly recommend that you check some of them out. If you want to know how you fall on the grit scale, take this free test....click here.
Debbie Crooke helps busy professionals find ways to generate new work.
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