Business Coaching

Ethics and Values: Walking the Talk

January 05, 2020

We’ve all had that feeling in the pit of our stomach at sometime in our life, where we find ourselves at a crossroads. It can be personal or professional. Our values and ethics are being tested. Looking back as we close out this decade, I reflect on the earlier years in my accounting career, which were filled with challenges. My professional ethics and personal values were being challenged time and again. Living with the philosophy to “never give up,” and “do the right thing,” was no longer...

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Have You Lost Sight of Happiness?

December 09, 2018

A 2017 study on happiness across North America, Europe and Australia showed that a third of workers are generally not happy in their jobs. Canada ranked 5th overall, while the number one spot went to the United States. Moreover, according to the United Nations World Happiness Report, overall happiness has slowly been declining over the past few years. Why is this? When I ask my clients, I often get the following responses: “My boss doesn't appreciate me.”“I am not compensated fairly.”“I’m...

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Applying Emotional Intelligence to Hiring and Retention

May 29, 2017

EQ training, also known as emotional quotient training, is geared towards the advancement of a person’s ability to perceive, control, and evaluate their emotions. As a staff recruiter, having high emotional intelligence can help you hire and keep staff members who will best work within your office culture. Getting the right people together is powerful:...

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How EQ Training Benefits Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

May 23, 2017

In the business world, leaders and managers are just beginning to realize the importance of EQ training, or emotional quotient training, as a vital part of their small or medium-sized enterprises (SME). A key area of running a successful SME is the awareness of how emotions directly affect both customer and employee satisfaction. It has...

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The Short & Long-Term Benefits of EQ Training

May 16, 2017

As a leader in your organization, you’ve experienced the results of managing professionals who are not in touch with their emotions in the workplace. Traditionally, workplace training is focused on strengthening practical or technical skills. But what happens when you incorporate EQ training, or emotional quotient training, into your professional development sector? EQ training works...

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What Kind of Coaching is Right For You?

February 11, 2017

How we work, and what our workplaces expect from us, has changed dramatically in the last few years. Once, the mentality was that all we needed to do in order to succeed in our careers was to show up on time, keep our heads down, and work diligently. While these factors are certainly still very...

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Building Your Coaching Culture

September 23, 2016

“Command and Control or Connect and Collaborate? ”  Command and control approaches are not always effective in today’s multi-generational and intercultural work environments. Connect and collaborate environments are the alternative.  But how does one create this new space? Just as sports coaches help athletes to enhance their game, executive coaches can help staff and leaders...

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The Landscape of Business Has Changed Dramatically

August 17, 2016

One of the most notable areas of change in recent decades has been the shift from routine, repetitive measurable work, to work that involves critical thinking analysis and creativity. What is more effective for this emerging environment is competency in soft skills. Expanding technology, changing populations and a much larger playing field for both opportunity and...

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