Monday Morning Business Coach

What is the Monday Morning Business Coach?

For over 12 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.

What do you wanna be when you grow up?

Do you remember when you were a kid, the many times you were asked what you wanted to be when you grew up?  Without even knowing it, that question probably shaped your current work satisfaction and it may be limiting your success in the new economy.   Many of us have chosen a career based on childhood dreams and/or the values that someone else held for us when we were young.  We assumed that we would be doing what we…

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Expand your impact: Create a professional presence

Career success in new economy requires that you make choices and take actions that will strengthen your ability to influence your workplace and create a more successful and satisfying job experience.   A professional presence requires that you make a conscious and deliberate impact on your work environment and, in return, you are willing to learn from and be influenced by your work environment – regardless of your position or title.  In other words, you show up fully because you…

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You Gotta Be You

So often, when people are seeking a job or trying to move to more satisfying work, they feel they have to hide who they are and act in ways that they believe will impress.  Instead of trying to impress people by pretending, dig a little deeper into yourself and show them who you are and how the whole of you can contribute to your success.  Share with them all of the skills that you bring to creating success – not just those you…

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The Holidays – Opportunities for Connection

Despite all of the hype about the joy of the season, for people who are looking for work or who are thinking about creating more satisfying work, the holidays can feel like a “dead” time.  They believe that everything is on hold and that they will need to wait until January to kick their efforts into high gear. In this new economy, you need to take charge of your career and grab the opportunities that are available to you when…

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It’s About Team Work

While personal talents and individual contribution are important in the new economy, the ability to engage collaboratively on a team and contribute to a successful team outcome is equally, if not more, important.   In today’s economy sharing information in a team setting is vital to generating new ideas and solving complex problems. Organizations want to make the best use of their resources and so they are asking employees to not only do their individual jobs effectively but also to join…

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Increase Your Awareness

An important source of information that individuals often overlook when exploring or considering their next career move is the power of their own observation.  You are exposed to numerous careers and work possibilities everyday, and taking just a moment to start observing what is going on around you can provide you with a lot of information.  We suggest that you spend time noticing: What other people are doing in their careers/jobs that looks interesting or fun to you.  This can…

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Let ’em know who you are

So often, when people go into a job interview, they feel they have to hide who they are and act in ways that they believe will impress the interviewer.  As coaches, we are passionate about supporting people in stepping into their leadership in navigating their careers.  Yes, you need to be professional, respectful, thoughtful and articulate about the ways that you are a solution to the organization.  Also, consider what it would be like to think of yourself as sitting…

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