Articles & Blog

August 1, 2016

Pulling Together or Paddling in Circles? How To Achieve Strategic Alignment Within Global Teams

Rowing is harder than it looks. To win a race, it takes training, commitment, mutual respect, and a shared determination to succeed within an elite rowing crew. It turns out that the same is true in business. Just like the best crews, the best business teams operate as one; completely aligned, in tune, and working toward the same goals.
July 15, 2016

5 Budget-Friendly Motivational Strategies You Should Try Right Now

Executive coaches have a unique vantage point on what goes on inside companies - and the brains of the people leading them. Working with clients one-on-one as they navigate major conflicts gives us a deep understanding of their motivations.
June 15, 2016

5 Ways to Succeed Outside Your Comfort Zone

If you're anything like me, you sometimes feel like a fish out of water. Maybe you moved to a new country, took a new job or found yourself in some situation that forced you outside your comfort zone and into new--and awkward--territory.
May 16, 2016

3 Proven Steps to Fix Your Relationships at Work

As an executive coach who works with leaders all over the world, I believe it is important to be aware of my clients' cultural traditions. On a recent trip to China, I worked with a man named Li, an avid reader of wuxia, or kung-fu novels, which usually feature an ancient Chinese warrior with almost supernatural martial arts ability.
April 26, 2016

When is a strength not a strength?

What is your signature strength as a leader? Is it your energy? Which characteristic is the one that you have truly built your leadership reputation upon? And did you know that this strength could be holding you back professionally?
November 17, 2015

Do you stand out as a leader?

One of my clients (We’ll call her Nancy) missed out on an important promotion recently. She sought feedback from the interview panel and was told the same thing several times. She had a ‘lack of executive presence’.
October 23, 2015

All for One and One For All: How Partnering is Changing Global Business

Are you an equal partner with your customers, planning for long term growth together…or are the battle lines still drawn in every commercial negotiation as you try to hit sales figures and preserve your margins?
June 19, 2015

Are you a global castaway?

Here’s the bad news: it’s no longer enough to simply be great at your job. Here’s the good news: there’s a whole world waiting out there to help you shine. English poet John Donne coined the phrase ‘No man is an island’ – and, over the centuries, it has become a byword for a need to connect with other people in all areas of life and avoid becoming isolated, like a castaway on an island.