Executive Presence

How To Show Up

Bravery as incentive Chin-Sun and I were deep in a coaching conversation about self-management. I said self-management allowed people to slow their reactions so they could choose their behavior. I proposed that people who are able to pause and choose get better results. She agreed and went further. She said, “I’m thinking it’s about more

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The Executive Executive

Building an executive Courtney, an old friend and fellow executive coach, was exploring an interesting topic with one of her clients, a woman named Divya. During their coaching conversations, Divya had wondered what it actually meant to be executive. She wondered, if you took away her company’s culture and quirks, what traits do great executives

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Connecting Over Video

Video exposure Greta was beaming. In the middle of our Zoom coaching conversation, her 10-year-old daughter had come in asking for something. They had spoken in German (Greta lived in Switzerland). I had no idea what they had said, but the exchange had been sweet to watch. Greta had rubbed the girl’s cheek affectionately as

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Branding Yourself

Fascinating snapshots Ailsa was pursuing a promotion to vice-president. Part of her campaign was lunching with the current VPs who, one day soon, she hoped, would become her peers. Their support was important. During our coaching conversations, she decided that, at lunch, she would not be the one to bring up her promotion. If they

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