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OpEd: Executive Coaching in Higher Education

Leadership Coaching Higher Education June 2, 2022

Executive coaching has become ubiquitous within America’s biggest corporations. It’s not seen as a sign of failure for Fortune 500 executives to have a coach on the proverbial speed dial. We in academia can take a lesson.

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Happy New Year!

New Year 2022 January 6, 2022

I want to congratulate you on your resilience in the face of volatility and uncertainty this past year. We often take for granted our value and the things that make us amazing. We put our heads down and get through the hard stuff and we don’t always see how fantastic we are during the good stuff.  […]

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Happy Hour Coach®: Starting from a Place of Past Reflection

Past Reflection January 11, 2021

We’re often told that we have to know and assess where we ARE to know where we want to go. And while this is oftentimes TRUE, how do we burst into a New Year with a sense of promise and excitement for “fresh beginnings” when 2020 presented so many challenges for most of us?

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Taking Control of Your Future: Lessons from a 93 Year Old

90s February 11, 2020

I recently wrote the blog Your 50s Are Your Magic Years!  The premise is there are lots of people in that age group struggling to figure out how to plan for what’s next. I offered a framework to reinforce that they have many gifts to offer and suggested how to take control and move forward with confidence. I […]

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Why Change Can Be Powerful!

Change Can Be Powerful November 12, 2019

Are you like many people who shudder at the word “change”? Do you tell yourself and others “I’m just not good with change”? Change can evoke emotions like uncertainty and fear. It’s understandable to be resistant to change. But, the reality is that The Only Constant in Life is Change. It happens. It’s there – […]

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Your 50s are Your Magic Years!

50 year old October 1, 2019

Turning 50 is a big deal. What I’ve learned through my coaching – and my personal experience – is the entire 50s decade is a bigger deal. I believe it’s a magical time for leaders who want to figure out what is next.

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Kickstarting Your Own Onboarding: How to Get Started in a New Role

Adult at Computer July 24, 2019

I recently wrote another article for Burtch Works’ blog. It is the second part of a two-part series on successful onboarding. Part One examined best practices for companies onboarding new employees. In Part Two, I examine how employees can take charge of their side of the process. Read the article

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Reinvention v. Version Development: Ressmeyer Partners 2.0

June 18, 2019

I don’t like the term reinvention with respect to career or life changes. It makes it harder than it needs to be. One definition is to invent again or anew, especially without knowing that the invention already exists. You are starting over unaware that you already have what it takes to seek the happiness, success, […]

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My Home Life is Killing Me at Work – and Vice Versa

Home Life Work April 4, 2019

It’s hard to do it all. It’s hard to be your best at work when things are hard at home. It’s hard to be your best at home when things are hard at home. Carol (C-Suite Exec): “I’m thinking about taking this new job. I’m ok in my current job, but the money in this […]

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Article Featured in Burtch Works Blog

Burtch Works March 20, 2019

Burtch Works, a market research recruiting company, recently featured one of my articles in their blog. Entitled “Onboarding Best Practices: Setting Up New Employees & Leaders for Success”, the article provides insight into the on boarding process and six critical steps for onboarding new employees and leaders. “For both the leadership team and the new […]

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