Cognitive Restructuring

DOWNLOAD TOOL {PDF} There are tools — and then there are super-tools! I’m currently sharing this tool with my University of California, Los Angeles Law School students — whatever you worry most about when it comes time to give your presentation — write it in the “fear, worry, doubt, concern, stress” column. Example: I’m worried…

Vision Planner

As you and your team are *hopefully* discussing your values and defining/refining your vision — here’s a helpful one-pager to guide and focus you. Here’s to committing to your goals and celebrating your success!! #communication #management #leadership #goalsetting #vision #values #strategicplanning #commitment #consistency #team #success #service #coaching #training #organiccommunication DOWNLOAD Vision Planner

End of Year Reflection

As we begin to count down the last few days of the year, here are four powerful and all-encompassing questions we can ask ourselves, our families and our teams. #highperformance #fulfillment #values #success #happiness #positivity #productivity #personal #professional #goals #improvement #development #planning #reflection #communication #management #leadership #training #coaching #organiccommunication #2020 #2021 DOWNLOAD EOY Reflection Graphic

What Will Replace the Handshake?

Director Fauci recommends we abandon the handshake forever. This is an opportunity to question our cultural awareness, the meaning behind our actions and our underlying assumptions about this long-held tradition. Have a read and share your ideas. #communication #nonverbalcommunication #intention #impact #purpose #professionalpresence #crossculturalcommunicationskills #coronavirus #covid19 #leadership #training #coaching #organiccommunication Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of…

Dress Up!

“Lee — why are you dressed up for our Zoom meeting?” Professional Presence during COVID-19 — have a read 🙂 I remember back in college, and then again in graduate school, that students would pull all-nighters during finals and then show up to the test in pajamas or sweats. I studied all night too, but…

Assertive Adulting — Creating Connection Series

Here’s part 3 of the Creating Connection Series with “Yes, And” vs. “No, But” approach — Assertive Adulting. So powerful when we put this tool into practice! #communication #author #book #creatingconnection I was coaching an experienced manager at a reputable company undergoing some serious changes. She was sharing her communication frustrations while I was gently…

Creating Connection with “Yes,And”​

Reminding us all of a powerful tool to create connection! #communication #connection #relationships #appreciation #effectiveness #listening #training #coaching #organiccommunication Try this exercise: Every time someone makes a recommendation, offers a suggestion or brings up their point of view, say “no, but…” and follow it up with your idea. OK, but only do this if you…