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Love and Relationships: The Joy and Pain of Creating my Best Life

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Have you had the experience of having to go to work immediately following a horrible argument with your significant other?

How about having to learn that your significant other wants to end the relationship just as you are walking into an important meeting?

In these instances, wouldn't it be nice to have a direct line to your coach who can help you get focused when the stakes are high and taking the day off of work is not an option?

Something I have found to be true in my 10 + years of coaching high-achieving professionals is that in most cases, the focus of our time together often expands into matters related to their personal life. 

Matters related to health, finances, spirituality and relationships. Relationships with a significant other, family members or friends. 

A Harvard Business reviews study of executive coaches...

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Pursuit of Success By A Single Working Mom

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Two individuals joining together as one and, quite possibly, even expanding their family with the birth or adoption of children.

The new union usher's in the emergence of new life with certain values, beliefs, priorities and a bright future filled with love and possibilities.

Until - - it doesn't. 

Today’s guest is Shelmina Abji, a high-achieving professional who shares her journey from childhood in Tanzania to rising through the ranks at IBM as one of the highest-ranking women of color at IBM all while raising her children as a single parent.

Shelmina, who is a now a global empowerment speaker and former IBM vice president, shares the raw truth of the emotions of her experience, her key steps for successfully keeping her career on track, the resources she leaned on in navigating her journey and at the end of our...

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Fierce or Flake: What's Your Personal Brand?

Today’s episode is a replay with a purpose. Jennifer Ransaw Smith and I talk about what it means to have a personal brand. Even better, you’ll learn why it’s important and how to build your own.

 


2:32 Why is a personal brand relevant in today’s business community?
Jennifer shares how connecting via social media has created the need for a strong personal brand. She also explains exactly what it is: your reputation, the mental real estate that you have in the mind of others. Find out how to be strategic in creating the way others perceive you.

5:19 How does knowing your personal brand make a difference in your professional success?
• You are recognized as a leader
• Positions you for new opportunities
• Your reputation helps you self-promote effectively
• People in your industry know who you are
• Media personnel that cover your industry know who you are
• Competitors know who you are

“You don’t want to be your...

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