How to Receive Feedback…especially when you don’t agree with it!

Take the Guesswork out of Receiving Feedback- Four Simple Steps Listen. Resist the urge to jump in to add commentary. REALLY listen to the feedback. Omit Emotion. Pretend you are a third party who does not know either side of this conversation. Listen for content to fully understand the feedback. Seek Truth. From what was shared,…

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How Communication Autopilot Curbs Your Success- 3 Steps to Turn it Off…today

Think of the last time you hopped into your car and headed out to a familiar destination.  Possibly it was the store, work, school, a friend’s place or a favorite restaurant. You may have begun driving, lost yourself in thought or got wrapped up in your favorite 90’s rap lyrics (I don’t blame you).  You arrived…

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The one lesson from my campus job that I still practice

I was participating in a training for my campus job during my sophomore year of college. Loras College’s Admission staff was teaching a group of us students, how to appropriately take prospective students on a tour of campus. What buildings to walk through, how to take cues on the prospect’s interests, how to navigate the…

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Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking- part two

Women who do not shy away from opportunities to speak in front of others, show up more confidently and oftentimes more competently. They may not love this activity but they do it. They know it is smart to take advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate their worth, accept these opportunities and conquer this fear.

How to get over the fear of public speaking ? Commit to taking action.

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Fifteen Ways to Say ‘No’.

Too often I hear from clients who agreed to something they really did not want to. They end up regretful and in hindsight reflect, “I should have said no.” Yet, when I ask them why they agreed or simply said “yes” they replied, “I just felt guilty.” or “I did not know how to say…

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