Bev's Blog

Thu, Mar 13, 2014 8:05 am

It’s not just that you’re getting too much email. A bigger deal is the way it can ruin your mood, contribute to a toxic environment and change the structure of your work life.

From so many coaching clients, I hear growing frustration about how other people’s poor email etiquette can drain your energy. Would your days be better without email abuses like these?

Mon, Feb 24, 2014 8:11 am
What's your brand at work? And why does it matter?
There's you, the essential person you are. 
Obviously related, but not quite the same, is you — the professional who shows up on the job and makes a contribution.
And then there's your professional brand.
Mon, Feb 17, 2014 9:40 am

One time successful professionals turn to executive coaching is when they feel overwhelmed by a relentless barrage of “to-do” items. For example, a client I’ll call “Jane” had just received a bonus and been recommended for promotion. But despite a flow of kudos from her bosses, she felt like she was barely holding things together.

Mon, Jan 27, 2014 12:39 pm

Do you have professional and other goals in mind for the year?  For the future? So what's your plan?

It can be motivating to have a broad, enticing vision, but it can also be daunting. Sometimes people put off their biggest objectives and most exciting projects because they don't even know where to begin.

To get started and keep moving toward your goals, think about ways to establish specific benchmarks and measure your progress. For example, if you propose to write a book, you might commit to writing a certain number of words each week or month.

Mon, Jan 13, 2014 8:31 am

A longtime client I'll call "Betty" asked me to give a talk about how to survive in an organization that's going through a multi-year transition.

I was pleased to speak at the company where Betty is a manager.  But when she told me the topic, I was surprised. That's because I can't think of anybody more adept than Betty at navigating a rewarding career through an industry experiencing prolonged restructuring.   She has survived multiple mergers, division liquidations and realignments.  And she's been adept at jumping ship and making a great landing at the perfect time.