Monday Morning Business Coach

What is the Monday Morning Business Coach?

For over 10 years and running, every Monday morning we’ve sent out an email containing an executive coaching “nugget”—a simple, practical tip or strategy for you to easily take action on to start off your work week. We use the situations of our clients (anonymously, of course) as well as what we’re pondering or reading about to write a short post—we keep it short because we know your life is busy and you need the “quick tips” to solve your problems, help you focus, and move you forward. We’re not claiming we can solve every issue, but we aim to give you the knowledge and wisdom to help you find your own power and create the future you want. You can view past posts below.

Why should I subscribe?

It’s FREE, and it will go straight to your inbox, so you won’t have to look around for it. The post of the week could be just what you need. We always aim to make the MMBC succinct and actionable: the one thing you can do that week to claim your power in your life, work, and community.

As a small business trying to make a larger impact in the world, we’ll occasionally send you other emails with useful content or information about our other offerings. If you ever want off the list or aren’t finding our posts useful, you can always unsubscribe.

OK, I’ve Paused…Now What?

In our October 19th post, Don’t Blow Things Up, we said, “the stressors of our time are taking their toll.”   They are and they will continue to do so. We encouraged you to Pause and ask yourself, “Is what I’m about to do or say in alignment with my goals and values?” Then, last week, in How do I Pause? we answered your question about how to integrate Pausing into your life.  This week, we want to talk about the second step in our leadership…

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How Do I Pause?

Last week in our post, Don’t Blow Things Up, we talked about the power of the Pause and how it helps you to stay on track with your priorities. The simple act of pausing helps to decrease your stress, grows your emotional agility, and increases your ability to create psychological safety.   The Pause is kind-of a big deal! It was exciting to hear that many of you want to embrace the power of the Pause. We’re also grateful that you let us know that you don’t always know how to incorporate the…

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Don’t Blow Things Up

Recently, we’ve heard from quite a number of clients that they’re finding they have an increasingly short fuse. They’re quick to react with anger and frustration, they find themselves answering questions and suggestions for innovation with “no” or “that won’t work,” and they’re often distracting themselves with behaviors that lead to further distress. The stressors of our time are taking their toll. These stressors are part of the reason we’ve recently been talking about building psychological safety in the organizations and…

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Practicing Emotional Agility

We heard from many of you after our Emotional Agility post last week. You shared with us that you’re feeling feelings that you don’t want to feel (say that 10 times fast!), and you’re curious about how to put this concept of emotional agility into practice in your life. Thank you for reaching out.  In our experience, the most resilient and inspiring leaders are those who have emotional agility. We describe it as the ability to know and manage your emotions in real-time, without…

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Your Emotional Agility

As we continue to live in a time of great uncertainty, we’ve been hearing from many of you that you’re feeling particularly worn down and overwhelmed. Your emotions are ranging from happy, sad, angry, and grateful…all within the span of a day (sometimes within an hour!). One of the hardest things about being human is that we feel so many emotions in response to both our internal life and external life. Few of us have been taught how to navigate these feelings…

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