4 Vital Skills to Create Stand Out Business

4 Vital Skills to Create Stand Out Business As a coach of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial-minded corporate leaders, I pay attention to trends in people’s attitudes to returning to the office, both leadership and employees. In the beginning of social distancing, a “can-do, we got this” attitude united leaders and employees to improvise new ways of … Read more

How You Can Get Connected and How Valuable Community Is

How You Can Get Connected and How Valuable Community Is. In today’s flight of Coach’s Copilot, host Nicole Bandes is joined by Jennifer Mallory, an expert at community building and founder of Ingenious Coaching & Consulting. Nicole and Jen talk about one of the biggest challenges facing coaches right now: the struggle to stay connected … Read more

Use Your Soft Skills To Communicate Effectively

Use Your Soft Skills To Communicate Effectively Although in some parts of the United States, businesses are starting to open again, COVID-19 is still a threat, and life hasn’t returned to pre-pandemic normalcy. The measures necessary to prevent the spread of the virus create physical distancing that makes effective communication tenuous.    Many people are … Read more

How to lose the COVID 19

How to Lose the Covid 19 I know I am not alone in this, but I am tired of ominous headlines containing the “C” word and the “P” word. So, I chuckled aloud when a friend referred to “the COVID-19” as the amount of weight she gained during the pandemic. Sometimes, you just gotta laugh!  … Read more

Hidden Gifts

Like so many people, I breathed a sigh of relief at the stroke of midnight on Jan 1, 2021, eager to close out 2020 and welcome fresh possibilities with the dawn of a new year.  Barely eight hours later, the universe reminded me that I am not actually in control of what the new year … Read more

The 80/20 Formula

The brain reading this article – your brain – is the most complicated structure in the known universe. According to brain scientists, you are blessed with roughly 100 billion neurons, each connected to 10,000 others, making your brain a tangled web of nearly 100 trillion connections. I find it amazing that humans marshal those neurons … Read more

The Pursuit of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness is so fundamental to the American psyche that it is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, one of three inalienable rights that the government is designed to protect. The Founding Fathers were on to something: Studies show that happier people are 31% more productive, have 37% higher sales, and show 300% … Read more

Listen Before you Ask

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. — Rumi I’ve always loved that line from Rumi’s poem, “A Great Wagon.” It is an apt description of a necessary condition of true communication, a willingness to drop personal perspective of right and wrong and be present to the … Read more

Ingenious Hacks for a Sharper Mind

My time in quarantine is starting to feel like Groundhog Day, each day repeating itself in an endless loop. Same environment. Same people. Same food. Same view from my window. Last week, I became aware that all this sameness has dulled my senses. During life before COVID-19, my days were stimulating. I alternated time at … Read more

Are you wasting your time?

Steve Jobs once noted, “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” The older I get, the more wisdom I see in this statement, and the more it reminds me to fill my hours and my days with things that matter … Read more