I had coffee with an acquaintance who also is a therapist. She was sharing how she sees more and more clients who are stuck in their work and how their inability to leave causes them to go into survival mode, resentfully counting the days until retirement. This stress of feeling stuck professionally wreaks havoc in many other areas of their lives, including physical and emotional well being and the ability to foster and maintain fulfilling relationships. Living in survival mode causes them to come up with strategies to cope, many of which may be considered passive aggressive or manipulative.Read More
One of the questions you may often get from people is why you decided to follow a certain path in life, why you chose a particular business or profession to pursue – or perhaps why you decided to change gears and reinvent yourself at some point in your life.
In the radio and TV interviews I have been doing lately, I get this question a lot.
Why am so passionately committed to helping people unleash their unique and authentic voice and gain confidence and ease in speaking in public, so that they can realize their full potential and live a rewarding life full of true meaning?Read More
In the bad old days of the former Soviet Union, that government periodically announced, with great fanfare, a new Five Year Plan that was to result in what it called A Great Leap Forward. The idea was to shore up (yet again) the faltering Soviet economy, usually through a variety of repressive and draconian measures that always fell far short of the stated goals of the plan.
Fortunately there is another type of Great Leap Forward. It can occur after a period of gestation, of persistent preparation and work behind the scenes that enables a break-out event or series of events to burst into public view.Read More
When we talk about the fear of public speaking, the first thing that comes to mind is getting up on a stage and giving a formal speech of some kind.
However, there are many other times in the course of business and in our everyday lives that we have to speak in public.
I invite you to take the following assessment, so that you can have a better idea of your actual public speaking comfort level.Read More
Goals are both admirable and tricky.
They are admirable because they enable us to set our sights upon something worthwhile that can bring value both to ourselves and to others.
All great accomplishments come as the result of striving toward targets that are initially beyond the reach of those who set goals for themselves and/or for their organizations.Read More