There is something therapeutic about closing a year. Although some companies have fiscal calendars ending in months other than December, turning the page into the new year offers promise. It is a clean slate where we can apply the learnings from the current experience—exactly what I'm asking you to do.
Einstein said, we cannot solve a problem in the same environment in which it was created. So, we must step back, take a breath, and be honest in our assessment. That process takes courage . . . and time! Aha, there is the bump. We are moving so fast and do not seem to catch up, so how are we now supposed to focus on the NEW year?
I recommend a three-day hiatus from whatever you are doing, personally and professionally, and chart your course: (record or write it in a journal)
It can be a renewed vision statement for what you want your life to look like in 2015.
Have a personal accountability tool (check in with coach, chart or whatever works best for your style to stay on track.)
Write a philosophy statement for the year and then measure your actions, behavior and abilities to it. If they don't "square" adjust them.
"Michelle was very supportive of me when I spoke at the AZ Authors Association and was even more generous when she volunteered her valuable time to speak for my Scottsdale Society of Women Writers - I know she gives of her time with "paying forward" in mind and it has paid off for her. Michelle serves her community and her clients well." Patricia L. Brooks, President, Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
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That's my coaching premise. I know there is an easier way to be fulfilled and excited about your work and your life with purpose and direction. This approach can be provocative and stimulating when people are ready to "fall" forward.
Think of our coaching work together as a flashlight shining light on what you already know viscerally but are often fearful of expressing it for a myriad of reasons. Let's expose them and get rid of them.
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My latest project is working with SocialMoms.com.
Their project is to teach youngsters through SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and a game they've created: "Research now proves that this set of skills not only helps children learn in school, it helps them develop into happier, healthier children all around. It sets them on a path to thrive in every area of their lives. We think it leads to a better world and we're doing everything we can to make more parents aware of it."
In weeks to come, I will be blogging on the topic as well as sharing in the ezine about these essential skills. Priority one is to reduce the effects of bullying with this raised awareness.
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Likely the singular most powerful tools you will use to masterfully move your voice and message into and above the crowd are your marketing messages. The range from internal and external communications through creative and distribution of your "wares" is highly sensitive and critical if you want to be noticed and perceived as a leader in your industry. From package design, voice mail messages and web site strategy to trade show management, and presentations, our two decades of expertise boost your marketing presence, exposures and positioning.
Tap into what you must know to plow through a sluggish and regressive economy and still emerge ahead and profitable. You cannot afford not to ignore this alert. When was the last time you visited a high school or sat on an education committee? The gaps are enormous between the reality of the workplace and public education. Until education catches up with the workplace especially in the U.S., business will pay the bill for education. Find out how you can earn tax credits and grants to employ military veterans and people with disabilities.
Are you really who you think you are? Feel like you're off track?
There is a more direct way to achieve fulfillment and find support in your work and personal life. Being with a coach lays the foundation to your future. Coaching propels you forward! Let's build your blueprint today.Can you benefit from a Personal Strategic Life Plan rather than abandon your goals and dreams?
Michelle . . .
I want you to know that I took your advice about my telephone message and friends and clients constantly comment on it. It does get attention. Call some evening when you know I'm not here and see what you think.
Thanks for the marketing strategy!
Through coaching we return purpose to work and return people to their business.™
Positive Potentials is the first and only business and executive coaching practice that introduces Business Literacy™ as a coaching tool. As a coaching company, we offer our clients a benefit of personal and career advancement and fulfillment. Beyond the increased performance factor for their companies, clients express how they enjoy more personal freedom, less stress and clarity of thought built on a values foundation they can apply to any circumstance that appears.
My work with entrepreneurs shows 65% jumping over the cliff without a written business plan. Worse yet, if they have a blueprint "napkin strategy," (I know Southwest Airlines did well with that) there is no strategic MARKETING PLAN to drive the commercial engine and no benchmarks for success. It is no surprise that everyone is more productive when the direction is clearly stated.
Non-Profit boards have different goals and intentions than for-profit ones. Leaders are essential to set the pace, the board energy and the stimulate performance.
Collaborative solution-finding is a skill I call, The Art of Governance. This model touches all board members, recruiting tactics and succession planning. Although members are experts in their fields, they are often unaccustomed to the collaborative and sharing aspects of board work—They may be used to keeping ideas to themselves and may not be comfortable sharing and asking questions as they may be viewed as weak by not having all the answers.
Our top-tier development includes the following focus:
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Often connected to marketing communications, our small business marketing services are tailored to the best ways to promote your messages—to internal and external audiences.
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Women see the world differently than men. From powerful corporate executives to Mompreneurs, women have different issues to manage than male counterparts. Bring the joy of equilibrium to your 24 hours with supportive and visionary coaching. Women have started "cottage" industries for millennia. Now they can benefit and create business wisdom, too.
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What you say in public matters and can cost you a thousands of dollars and good will capital. Enjoy the security of knowing your brand messages are aligned and appropriate throughout your digital footprint, broadcasting and print media. Become a master of sub-text and non-verbal cues, too.
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We give a “voice” to clients' business messages, when speaking in front of audiences is not an option for you.
—Progressive companies use our speaking services to promote and broadcast new ideas and policies from a neutral third party.
—Consider our P.O.D.S.' topics for business conversation starters to energize your company focus and energy.
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A continuous focus in these sessions is on how to enhance your most important asset—your ability to influence decisions.
Influencing others is a critical business skill required for sales results in marketing, communications and business development sales today. Strong interpersonal and influencing skills are essential as we work in teams, interact with those from other disciplines, to “sell” our ideas and projects to upper management. Join us and see how you can now embed influence into your best practices, too.