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I’ll See It When I Believe It

I’ll See It When I Believe It

When we are confronted with one roadblock or challenge after another, many of us say to ourselves, “I’ll believe it when I see it” when we know how hard an outcome may be to accomplish (and the finish line keeps moving). As I have become immersed in the land of […]

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The Big Impact of the ‘Second Shift’

The Big Impact of the ‘Second Shift’

With Mother’s Day coming up, I wanted to call your attention to some research about the challenges that women and families as a whole face.

 

I was struck by an article that my sister shared with me recently: “Study reveals that women are literally working themselves to death.” The article discusses […]

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Best of the Blog: How to Communicate Negative Stuff in a Positive Way

Best of the Blog: How to Communicate Negative Stuff in a Positive Way

One of my clients reached out to me recently because he is unhappy with his new job. He hasn’t yet developed a strong relationship with his boss and doesn’t want to come across as whiny. He is struggling with how to have the conversation, especially since he isn’t ready to […]

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How to Fall In Love With Your Job Again

How to Fall In Love With Your Job Again

Your relationship with your job is just like any other relationship: It can hit a rough patch, or you might get a case of the blahs. My executive coaching clients often confide that they really don’t enjoy parts of their jobs anymore. But because some aspects still work for them […]

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Look What We Found!

Look What We Found!

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but I am big on the power of intention. To be more purposeful, I recently answered three coaching questions I give to my clients. Please use them for yourself. You might be surprised at how much you have to celebrate.
 
What do you really […]

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Leave the Baggage Behind and Take the Gems with You

Leave the Baggage Behind and Take the Gems with You

As we end this year, I want to leave you with two questions that I ask my clients:

 

What do you want to leave behind from 2016?

 

Is there something you experienced this year that taught you about something you should steer clear of going forward? A type of situation […]

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Take Your Secret Sauce into Next Year

Take Your Secret Sauce into Next Year

This year has been a big one for me, to really notice my own Secret Sauce. As I worked on creating a new app to help people build their leadership skills, I found myself having to tease out the nuances in what I do and how I do it.  It […]

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Don’t Miss the Chance to Give with Impact

Don’t Miss the Chance to Give with Impact

This time of year, I am reminded of how much I already have – and how much I can impact the lives of others. This holiday season, I encourage you to give with impact. Here are two opportunities you don’t want to miss.

 

Dallas Children’s Theater

 

As one of the top 5 […]

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What Would It Take to Make You Unstoppable?

What Would It Take to Make You Unstoppable?

Every now and then, I have an article pour out of my head. Today is one of those days. I’m about to launch a new app, and that’s what I should be working on during my three-hour flight. Instead, I’m writing this article. I’m trusting my gut that I should […]

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Where to Start When You’re Ready to Grow

Where to Start When You’re Ready to Grow

To stay successful, you have to invest in your own professional and personal development. As you do, though, it’s important to make sure that the investment you’re making is the right one for you.

 

I’m winding down a busy time in my life […]

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3 Keys to Catching Up After Vacation

3 Keys to Catching Up After Vacation

I’ve been traveling a lot this summer, and I’m sure a lot of you are enjoying some vacation time as well.

 

Time away from work does wonders to help you recharge, keep things in perspective, and show up at your best. I recommend unplugging as much as you can while you’re […]

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Vulnerability as a Leadership Tool

Vulnerability as a Leadership Tool

Recently, I had the chance to see Brené Brown speak about her well-known book, “Daring Greatly.” She talked about vulnerability, which she defines as allowing yourself to be “seen” when the outcome is uncertain.

 

This really resonated with me, especially since I coach executives on how to show up with authenticity and […]

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Leadership Lessons from an Olympic Athlete

Leadership Lessons from an Olympic Athlete

As you may know, I’m a huge supporter of United Way and have been volunteering with this organization for years. At a recent United Way Tocqueville event in Dallas, I had the rare opportunity to hear Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson speak. As he shared what he had learned from […]

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How to Unplug on Vacation

How to Unplug on Vacation

I hope you have some fun vacation time planned this summer! And I hope you’ll truly leave the office behind when you’re away.

 

Taking breaks to recharge is one of the best ways to enhance your productivity and performance. But you miss out on those benefits if you still feel tethered […]

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Six Types of Difficult People and How to Deal with Them

Six Types of Difficult People and How to Deal with Them

We all encounter difficult people or situations that leave us frustrated, especially as we’re trying to get more done with fewer resources. Fortunately, you get to choose how you want to show up regardless of how others show up. Keeping this in mind can ground you and keep you centered […]

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For Women’s Day, Own Your Value — Then Share It

For Women’s Day, Own Your Value — Then Share It

Observed since the early 1900s, this event celebrates the achievements of women and girls — and looks for more opportunities for progress.

 

Check out the International Women’s Day website for activities in your area. In Dallas, where Newberry Executive Solutions is based, former first lady Laura Bush will be part of […]

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How to Stay Grounded When Curveballs Come Your Way — Lessons From My Startup Journey

How to Stay Grounded When Curveballs Come Your Way — Lessons From My Startup Journey

When I started Newberry Executive Solutions in 2008, I didn’t have a specific brand or company in mind that I wanted to emulate, but I did come from a company with a very strong brand – Deloitte. I learned a lot from my 14 years of consulting, coaching and leadership […]

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3 Tips for Reaching Your Goals in 2016

3 Tips for Reaching Your Goals in 2016

Happy 2016!  As we wrapped up 2015, I posed three questions to help you distill lessons from 2015 and leave behind unwanted baggage.  Now, it’s time to look forward and get specific about what you want out of this year. If you haven’t already done so, take time this week […]

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3 Key Questions to Answer Before 2016

3 Key Questions to Answer Before 2016

Each year brings happiness and excitement as well as painful experiences we would rather forget. Before you put 2015 to rest, I want to challenge you to reflect about the year by answering these three questions:

 

1.  What has been the biggest lesson you learned in 2015?

 

One of my biggest lessons […]

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Don’t Miss the Top Posts of 2015

Don’t Miss the Top Posts of 2015

Can you believe 2015 is almost over? Thank you so much for reading our blog posts and sharing your thoughts about them on social media. It’s been a busy year, so I wanted to count down 2015’s most popular posts to make sure you didn’t miss any of these valuable […]

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What’s Your Ripple Effect?

What’s Your Ripple Effect?

What excites me the most as an executive coach is the ripple effect that just one person can create. When I work with one leader in a company, I love seeing not only how things change for her but also how she takes what she learns to lift others up […]

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Why Can’t I Get Over This?

Why Can’t I Get Over This?

Have you ever caught yourself wondering why you can’t get over a setback, a mistake (yours or someone else’s), a conflict or a big change?

 

Sometimes we easily shrug off frustrations or difficulties. Other times, they really get under our skin. We may stay stuck in frustration even as we push […]

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The Secret to Creating an Engaged, Committed Team

The Secret to Creating an Engaged, Committed Team

What’s the No. 1 leadership quality when it comes to engaging employees? Providing lots of feedback? Inspiring them constantly with your vision? Implementing generous recognition or training programs?

 

Actually, it’s something much simpler. In her research, Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, found that treating […]

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Put Your Passion to Work for You, Not Against You

Put Your Passion to Work for You, Not Against You

Passion motivates us to work hard, to innovate, to drive changes and to accomplish more than we ever thought we could. However, when overused, it can intimidate or drive people away. Is your passion working for or against you?
 
When Passion Pushes Others Away
 
A recent executive coaching client is smart and […]

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Catch Up on 5 of Our Most Popular Posts

Catch Up on 5 of Our Most Popular Posts

In the hustle and bustle of life, things can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why I wanted to make sure that you hadn’t missed any of these five posts that have been a hit with our readers. Each one is short and sweet and delivers powerful ideas you can […]

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Shake Things Up at Work

Shake Things Up at Work

This year I committed to taking even better care of myself. In general, I do a good job of eating right and exercising regularly. What I am still mastering is getting enough sound sleep. After a few days of that, I know I am less productive and patient — what […]

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My Top 8 Life Lessons — What Are Yours?

My Top 8 Life Lessons — What Are Yours?

We all have life lessons buried in our years of experience, living life and watching others around us. When was the last time you took a few minutes to distill yours?

 

If it’s been a while for you, you’re not alone. I often discover some of my most important lessons as […]

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The Most Effective Ways to Move Past Fear

The Most Effective Ways to Move Past Fear

We all run up against our fears from time to time. Recently, I’ve been helping clients work through fears around transitions. For some clients, the fear is around wanting to leave their current company, and what might happen if they did. But that same fear can come up even when […]

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What Really Helps When You’re Overwhelmed

What Really Helps When You’re Overwhelmed

A couple of my executive coaching clients are going through a situation that you’ve probably experienced, too.

 

They’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated — so much that they can’t bring their key leadership skills to the table at work. And, what’s worse, they can’t see a way out.

 

What I do with these […]

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Time to Boost Your Self-Awareness

Time to Boost Your Self-Awareness

I hope you enjoyed a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend. While you have some down time, let me encourage you to use that time to check in and take your self-awareness up a notch. Just pausing to notice what’s going on with your career and what might be holding […]

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