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  • Kraft Your Success by Maximizing Your Productivity

    by • on Jul 25, 11 • in Career, Coaching, Leadership, Productivity, Time & Productivity • with No Comments

    I’ve been doing a lot of speaking and training on the topic of “Maximizing Your Productivity” (for our upcoming webinar click here). To Kraft Your Success,  this means starting from a place of identifying what you really want and then creating the time and space to make it happen. I love it when someone approaches me after this session and is inspired to incorporate the session’s work into their lives and I can tell that they are more likely than others to make it happen. What sets them apart?  They have clearly defined what they

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  • As a Leader, Focus on Being vs Doing

    by • on Jun 8, 11 • in Career, Leadership, Professional Development, Self Awareness, Uncategorized • with No Comments

    In this crazy, fast-paced work environment that we’re all part of it’s hard to remember that the “how’ of getting something done can be just as important as the “what”.  We are, after all, human beings not human doings. But the doing takes over doesn’t it?  We rush around trying to get it all done.  We schedule, reschedule, check email, send email and go from meeting to meeting.  At the end of the day, we look at our to-do list and wonder:  What did I get done today? I’m posing that there’s another important question

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  • Kraft Your Success by Delivering Happiness

    by • on May 13, 11 • in Career, Career Coaching, Career Transition, Coaching, Productivity, Professional Development, Work You Love • with No Comments

    Yesterday I read that Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos) co-created a company and named Jenn Lim as the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness.  Their mission is to “inspire happiness in work, community, and everyday life”  and the company is helping to communicate the Zappos model that created an effective (and happy) company culture. She’s not the only one with this title or idea.  Others titles like Chief Happiness Officers are out there.  Academics are teaching students and companies like  AOL, Facebook, and Adobe — how to find and export joy. Books, articles, classes and information

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  • Kraft Your Success by Taking One Step Toward What You Love

    by • on May 4, 11 • in Career, Career Transition, Coaching, Professional Development, Uncategorized • with No Comments

    Last night I had the great pleasure and fun adventure of being part of the Heymonicab radio show on the topic of Getting Unstuck and how to discover what you really want. Monica can be described as an Aruveydic Practitioner, but she’s so much more than that.  She’s a saavy business women, smart, energetic and always thinking of new ideas.  She’s a health and wellness coach, an empathetic listener and has a strong passion to help her clients feel great about their mind, body and spirit.  She’s a recruiter, a designer, a expert in many

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  • Kraft Your Success by Discovering What You Love

    by • on May 3, 11 • in accountability, Career, Career Transition, Coaching, Professional Development • with No Comments

    It’s weeks like these when I simply love what I do.  I get to help people find their dream work! Last week my client arrived “not wanting to look for a job” and in the  middle of our work she realized it was because she wanted to start her own business.  Our one hour meeting turned into a 2 hour brainstorming session which I was thrilled to extend because she was on FIRE with energy.  She walked out with a framework for an idea and the beginning of an action plan to begin investigating it

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  • Kraft Your Success by Choosing Consciously

    by • on Mar 18, 11 • in Leadership, Professional Development, Self Awareness, Time & Productivity, Uncategorized • with No Comments

    There’s a lot of news that shocking in our world today and, of course, top of mind is the Tsunami that’s affecting thousands in Japan as well as the impact that it has on the rest of the world. What we expect in these times is that it’s in the news, it’s part of our conversations and it’s on our mind.  What I’m also noticing is the effect that tragedy has like this on the way that we think….. about our world, about our life and our work. Daily posts on Facebook, Twitter other social

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  • Leaders Inspire Action by Asking “Why”. Why? Read on!

    by • on Feb 8, 11 • in Coaching, Creativity & Innovation, Leadership, Professional Development • with No Comments

    The other week I had a great conversation with a digital advertising industry expert, Adam Kleinberg of Traction. We shared ideas and thoughts on all sort of subjects like creativity, innovation, leadership etc.  It was an all around great conversation that left me inspired. He told me about how his recent approach of starting with “ why” had made a difference in his recent client meeting.   In fact, he  blogged about it. It reminded me of a Ted.com talk I saw by Simon Shrek that I found extremely thought provoking.   In it, Simon

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  • The power of language

    by • on Jan 14, 11 • in Uncategorized • with No Comments

    Yesterday I got an email from the head of the department.  It was addressed like this: “Clowns, I have following request for you…….” It doesn’t matter what the request was.  What I remember my brain doing was the following: 1)I’m not a clown 2) Why would a leader of a department call me a clown? 3) I am one of the 7 people that this mail is addressed specifically so I know I have an action item and yet….. 4) I’m not a clown. A day later I came back to a few emails from

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  • 3 Steps to Creating More Success Next Year

    by • on Dec 20, 10 • in accountability, Career, Coaching, Professional Development • with No Comments

    Ah….another year ends.  And so another one begins.  How great does it feel to start a new year with fresh ideas and new goals?  Here’s a simple exercise that I do each year for myself and with many of  my clients.  Remember it’s not just about bringing in the new….it’s also about letting go of the old.  Have fun and cheers to a great new year! Step 1:  Reflect on the past year It’s important to reflect on the past.  Learn from it, accept it, close it, celebrate it.  Do whatever it takes to “complete” the

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  • We are human beings, not human doings

    by • on Jul 27, 10 • in Career, Creativity & Innovation, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self Awareness • with No Comments

    In this crazy, fast-paced work environment that we’re all part of it’s hard to remember that the “how’ of getting something done can be just as important as the “what”.  We are, after all, human beings not human doings. But the doing takes over doesn’t it?  We rush around trying to get it all done.  We schedule, reschedule, check email, send email and go from meeting to meeting.  At the end of the day, we look at our to-do list and wonder:  What did I get done today? I’m posing that there’s another important question

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