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  • Kraft Your Success by Leveraging Your Strengths

    by • on Oct 24, 12 • in Career, Career Coaching, Career Transition, Coaching, Leadership, Professional Development, Uncategorized • with No Comments

    “What are 3 things you do really well that differentiate you from others?” I asked my client last week.   She is in a sales position in a technology company and is in the process of working toward a new leadership role.   We were discussing how to improve her executive presence. “I don’t know” she said and then caught herself because she knows that the next question I’ll ask her is “well, if you did know, what would at least one of them be”?  She laughs and reframes.  “I’ve always had solid relationships with my clients. 

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  • Kraft Your Success by Proactively Designing Your Career Path

    by • on Jan 17, 12 • in Career, Career Coaching, Career Transition, Coaching, Professional Development • with No Comments

    Proactively Design Your Career Path Career Resolutions:  What’s on your list? by Adriana Trevino, Kraft Your Success Partner   The beginning of a new year is often a time when people reflect on the past year and make one or multiple resolutions.  Some familiar themes are related to health such as exercising more (I have to wake-up at what time to work out…4:30 a.m now?!), losing weight (ugh, still?!), or moderating the consumption of our favorite indulgences such as chocolate, beer, wine, or sugary lattes (Booooooo!).  Some people have elected more creative solutions such as

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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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  • Focusing your time: What’s really important to you?

    by • on Dec 14, 09 • in Time & Productivity • with No Comments

    I had the great honor of speaking to a group of senior advertising agency media executives at the iMedia Summit last week. The presentation was entitled:  “Maximizing your brain and energy at work.”.  The engagement and feedback around this topic was incredible.  No surprise, because we’re always trying to find ways to be smarter and more effective with how we spend our time at work (and in life).   But what struck me most was how many people talked honestly and humbly about how they’ve lost connection to what’s important in their work – simply

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  • The “Softer Side” of Leadership

    by • on Nov 23, 09 • in Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Professional Development, Uncategorized • with No Comments

    Tough times require “softer” leaders.  Having strong emotional intelligence is critical for leadership success. In an interview with Tom Field of Information Security Media Group, I talk about how today’s senior leaders need to focus more on emotional intelligence and other “soft” qualities to be able to better recruit and retain quality employees. Questions specifically addressed are: Which “soft” skills are most important? How can managers and employees alike can change a culture to embrace these skills? Where to start to develop and nurture “softer” leaders? A few ideas and tips are shared in the transcript

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  • Berlin Wall – A reminder about freedom and choice

    by • on Nov 9, 09 • in Career • with No Comments

    I remember when the Berlin Wall came down.  I was in an Irish bar in Australia.  I didn’t believe anyone until I saw it on TV.  It seemed surreal. Growing up in the U.S. with a father who had escaped from East Germany, I was always very aware of the impact the war and the wall had had in his life.   30 years ago or so my dad took our family to Europe for a month.  We spent about 2 out of  4 weeks of that trip in East Germany.  I remember it feeling like

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  • 3 Ways Successful Leaders Develop Trust

    by • on Nov 3, 09 • in Leadership • with No Comments

    Last week I listened to the first webcast on Getting Customers to Choose You Over Everyone Else: Leveraging Credibility, Believability, and Trust in Everything you do created by the League of Extraordinary Minds. As an entrepreneur, I appreciated the sheer amount of practical tips and information that will help me with my business. And as a leadership and career coach, I was struck by the focus on some of the less “tangible” or as often described, the “softer skills” that were clear MUSTS in the minds of these successful leaders. 1) Be you! Be authentic,

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  • Successful Leadership requires great listening skills

    by • on Oct 28, 09 • in Coaching, Professional Development • with 1 Comment

    One of the roles that I had in the past in my past career in advertising as a media director was to keep abreast of many media platforms. That often came in the form of listening to “pitches” from sales managers and reps.  In fact, I just did the math and estimated that in my career I have heard over 20,000 sales pitches.  Wow!  (Now I feel old and my ears hurt.) Throughout the years,  I became aware of how often I was evaluating each person as much on their delivery, presence or impact as

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  • How is coaching distinct from other service professions?

    by • on May 17, 08 • in Coaching • with No Comments

    How is coaching distinct from other service professions? Professional coaching is a distinct service which focuses on an individual’s life as it relates to goal setting, outcome creation and personal change management. In an effort to understand what a coach is, it can be helpful to distinguish coaching from other professions that provide personal or organizational support. Therapy. Coaching can be distinguished from therapy in a number of ways. First, coaching is a profession that supports personal and professional growth and development based on individual-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are

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