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I believe every leader can reduce the amount of unnecessary drama in their day-to-day lives when they learn how to work with their emotions rather than working against them.
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My goal is to do work that matters with people who care.  If you are a high-performing individual who is interested in acquiring new knowledge and skills that will support your ability to perform well and avoid burnout (while you juggling significant responsibilities), then I'm here to serve you.

I'm no stranger to stress, overwhelm, and conflict.  I know what it's like to feel exhausted and I know what it's like to be holding on by a thread.  For over 25 years I navigated a professional career that included leadership responsibilities, challenging deliverables, pressing deadlines, and diverse teams.

Things changed for me about a decade ago when I was faced with the reality that while I was exceeding client expectations, it was coming at the expense of my own well-being and the quality of my personal life.

Emotional Intelligence has always been on my radar.  I've spent the better part of my life studying emotions.  But ten years ago, I initiated a self-directed, advanced study of emotions.  The knowledge and skills I've gained have been an absolute game changer.

I came to realize the majority of high-performing Leaders are misinformed about emotions.  As such, they are missing out on a significant opportunity to reduce the amount of stress, overwhelm, conflict, and unnecessary drama that emerges as they navigate their day-to-day responsibilities.

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BECOME EMPOWERED BY YOUR EMOTIONS
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A lot of Leaders are misinformed about emotions.  As a result, they are missing out on a significant performance edge.
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Throughout my professional career, I've worn many different hats.

For over 25 years my team and I successfully completed process improvement initiatives and system implementations for companies like Goldman Sachs, AT&T, Sharp Electronics, Merck, New York Stock Exchange, and other Fortune 500 companies.

Although my client’s investments resulted in measurable performance improvements, there was always an undercurrent of people-related problems no process and no technology would ever resolve:

Emotions like anger, anxiety, guilt, fear, and shame were common place.  These emotions appeared to be the root cause behind a tremendous amount of wasted time and energy.

  • Organizational Divides - I watched people who felt threatened by competing initiatives become resentful causing organizational divides.

  • Combative Reactions - I worked with seasoned professionals who became combative when their ideas and beliefs where challenged.

  • Disengaged Team Members - I saw subordinates disengage.  They would refrain from expressing new ideas and concerns because they were afraid of negative consequences and backlash.

  • Resentments - I worked alongside of dedicated leaders who became increasingly more and more resentful as their growing list of assigned responsibilities exceeded their capacity.

  • Emotion Hangovers - Emotion hangovers were common.  Something that made someone angry the day before frequently had a lingering effect.

  • Taking Things Personally - I watched leaders take things personally and become offended when their ideas were challenged by their peers.

These types of people-related issues are exhausting to navigate and hinder performance.
The more I enhanced my emotional intelligence and honed my own skills, the more I was able to recognize the impact emotions were having on productivity and performance across my client base.  There wasn't a single organization that was exempt.  Difficult emotions like anger, anxiety, guilt and shame were commonplace and these emotions were getting in the way of productivity and resulting in sub-optimal results.  They were also interfering with the dynamics on the home front as well.

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Leaders set the tone for how teams (and family) navigate frustration, conflict, disappointment, and challenging relationships.
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Difficult emotions like anger, anxiety, guilt, and shame are a part of daily life.  They are also the obstacles that get in the way of just about everything if you don't understand them.  Plain and simple, if you don't know how to work with these challenging emotions you're working against them.

Unfortunately, the majority of Leaders remain misinformed about emotions.  Despite the fact that they set the tone for how teams (and family) navigate frustration, conflict, disappointment, and challenging relationships, they aren't prioritizing their own emotional intelligence.

In some cases, misinformed Leaders are making the assumption that because they are achieving a relative degree of success, they don't need emotional intelligence.  In other cases they think they are already emotionally intelligent because they've only scratched the surface with their understanding.

They are emotions that will be active throughout professional organizations and personal lives.

In the later part of 2019 I made the decision to shift my focus my attention fulltime on developing an Emotional Intelligence Program that will help organizations tap into what could likely be an organization's most highly effective investment.

I made this decision based on my absolutely confidence in the impact it will have for those progressive-thinkers who are open to expanding their professional development to include an area that has otherwise been long overlooked.
Are we a good fit?
My goal is to do work that matters with people who care.  If you are a high-performing individual who is interested in acquiring new knowledge and skills that will support your ability to perform well and avoid burnout (while you juggling significant responsibilities), then I'm here to serve you.

I'm no stranger to stress, overwhelm, and conflict.  I know what it's like to feel exhausted and I know what it's like to be holding on by a thread.  For over 25 years I navigated a professional career that included leadership responsibilities, challenging deliverables, pressing deadlines, and diverse teams.

I also know Emotional Intelligence is a grossly overlooked opportunity.  I attribute this to two reasons:
  • Leaders either don't know any better or
  • Leaders are prioritizing other initiatives
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I’m all about the long game.  Emotional intelligence is a practice that takes practice.  If you’re looking for a quick fix, my program isn’t a good fit for you.
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There are no negative emotions.  There are certainly emotions that are more difficult than others but in and of themselves, emotions are neither positive nor negative.  Not everyone agrees with this, but I can prove I’m right…
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Emotions are a form of intelligence.  You can think of emotions as signals that are designed to bring valuable information into your awareness.  Working with them is an opportunity to listen and learn.  Working against them – well that’s just exhausting.
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The simpler the better.  You don’t have to go to therapy or join a kumbaya circle to learn about your emotions.  I use every-day language when I teach.
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Knowledge isn’t enough. We’ve all been there – you attend a course, get inspired by what you learn but 24 hours later, nothing’s really changed. I’m laser focused on the combination of knowledge AND skills. Talking the talk isn’t enough (it’s actually annoying). The goal is to talk AND walk.
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“Be happy” mantras make me break out in hives. Well, almost. The point is, I’m not about striving for happiness all the time. It’s unrealistic (and detrimental). I am about teaching you how to effectively navigate all of your emotions.
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I focus on you.  I don’t focus on teaching you how to change the people around you.  Change yourself. Then you get to sit back and watch the incredible impact it has on your relationship with others.
Core Values Driving My Work
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  • Innovation - New methods and ideas that lead to advancements

  • Servant Leadership - Focused primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong

  • Quality - High standards as measured against other things of similar kind.  Excellence

  • Integrity - The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles

  • Results Oriented - Focused on outcomes and meaningful change.
Join the list of Leaders who are becoming informed about emotions.  Subscribe to my bi-weekly email communication. 
You'll learn valuable information about your emotions without it feeling like you're in therapy.
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