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 […]
I can’t believe it’s been over seven years since I started my business. When I left Deloitte, I was mentally and physically exhausted and knew I needed some space to figure out what was next. I am so grateful for each of my 14 years at that company, which helped […]
The way you communicate is the cornerstone of your executive presence. The words you choose and the way you frame your ideas have a big effect on how others see you. That’s why I teach my executive coaching clients that success doesn’t just depend on doing great work. It also […]
Have you ever watched the ABC show “Shark Tank”, where entrepreneurs present their business ideas to a panel of tough businesspeople (aka “sharks”) to earn their financial backing? And have you ever wondered what sharing your ideas in that setting would be like? I got to serve as one of […]
Are you taking on a new or bigger leadership role in the coming year? As my clients as continue to step up and show what they can do, many of them find themselves in this situation. Although a promotion, stretch assignment, or new role can be exciting, it often comes […]
This summer has been packed with new opportunities to speak and teach about leadership. Here’s a little bit of what I’ve been doing. And stay tuned: There’s another big announcement ahead!
‘Finding Balance’ Interview on CBS11
PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi sparked a lot of discussion with her remarks during the Aspen […]
When was the last time you celebrated success — I mean, really celebrated? As high performers, we often go without a break from one project to the next, not pausing to look at what we learned or how far we and others have come.
But taking time to notice and acknowledge […]
This month, we’ve been talking about how to lift others up. We’ve already discussed helping them grow professionally and celebrating their successes. Another way you can bolster your team and your colleagues is by helping them work smarter and avoid practices that stand in the way of their best results.
No matter what field you work in, creativity is a big part of being a leader. It helps with everything from bringing new products to life to guiding your team be their best. As we continue our April theme of exploring how to be unique and bold in your career, […]
How are your New Year’s resolutions going so far? If you are starting to falter a little or just need to make sure you’ve set yourself up for success, consider these simple ideas:
Make it Meaningful
Identify what achieving this resolution would really mean for you. What would be happening? How would […]
As I coach clients, I ask them lots of questions to help them perform at their best. One question we’ve been addressing lately is “What really worked for you in 2013?”
Knowing what helps you be effective and leads you to success is critical. Too many times, we go from one […]
This year marks our 5th year in business! A perfect time to take a fresh look and aim even higher. Check out what’s new…and what it’s really all about
…Our name – Newberry Executive Solutions
we offer solutions – products (programs, audios, books) and services(executive coaching, consulting, facilitation, and speaking) that develop […]
How long has it been since you’ve thought about your strengths? As I recently coached two clients through moments of frustration and self-doubt, I’m reminded of how important it is to simply noticing the value we bring. It can be the difference between staying where you are or moving past […]
We are used to writing thank-you notes when someone gives us a gift or does something kind for us. Today, though, I want to talk about the power of writing a thank-you note when it may be the last thing that you want to do. This is a strategy I’ve […]
Does this sound familiar? You’re often unmatched at analyzing and zeroing in on the core issues in a situation and setting a course of action. And you can do this very quickly, often in a matter of minutes. You relish driving for results and achieving them efficiently.
This level of competence […]
I recently bought a house and feel like the past eight weeks have been all about choosing paint, texture, tile, granite, and bathroom fixtures. For those of you who know me well, you know this doesn’t fit my definition of fun. In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to […]
Ever have one of those days where you feel like a full day has elapsed even before the official work day has really started?
This morning, I rushed to get my son up and ready early so I could drop him off and race to the airport for a flight to […]
Today, I want to challenge you to put the power of self-appreciation into play. It’s something people often overlook but can change how you “show up” and participate in everything you do. And, as you know, it’s hard to help others see the value you bring when you don’t have […]
Today I had a conversation with Debra, a high performing woman who is so frustrated with her boss that she is ready to find another job. So, I asked her, “What would have to happen for you to recommit to your current company?” This simple question helped her start moving […]
Every day you shape how others view your leadership, through how you communicate. You send messages directly and indirectly all the time. Although this sounds really obvious, most people don’t take time to think about how their communication style affects their credibility.
The biggest opportunities to improve how we communicate typically […]
In the past month I have had the opportunity to speak, teach, coach, and meet several accomplished leaders. So, today I want to share a few words of wisdom that come from these recent interactions. I hope they will serve as important reminders for you.
“Don’t take things personally.”
Remember that someone […]
As you know, I returned from ICF Conference in London two weeks ago. Now that I have had a chance to think about the experience a bit more, I realized how much change coaching can affect. Yes, I know it sounds weird coming from an executive coach. But as I […]
I coach my clients all the time on making the highest and best use of their talent and skills and focusing on the Right Work (the three things that will have the biggest business impact). Two weeks ago, when I was out facilitating a leadership development program for one of […]
I do a lot of speaking about building a network of powerful advocates, something that women often underestimate. When you really take time to think about it, who you surround yourself with makes a huge difference. Today I want you to take a few minutes to think about YOUR network […]
A few days ago, I lost my voice to the point of a whisper. This was truly a first for me. As an extrovert and someone who provides coaching and consulting services, it has been SO hard to refrain from talking. To add another interesting dimension, I also had my […]
Last week, I heard author Connie Glaser speak at a Network of Executive Women event about how women undermine their own power in how they communicate. I see this time and again with my coaching clients, and I have made some of these mistakes myself.
Women often don’t realize how their […]
This morning, I had a coaching call with my executive coach to talk about my Leadership System, and the steps I take my clients through to get breakthrough results. During the course of our conversation, I realized that there’s one area that I ALWAYS work on with my clients that […]
June 1, 2011
If you have a useful idea and no one knows about it, does it really have any value? Well, I would argue that it doesn’t. If you find yourself holding back, what makes you reluctant to speak up? It usually starts with that fleeting thought that goes through […]
I attended a panel discussion a couple of weeks ago at the Greater Houston Women’s Conference with three professionals who collectively have over 75 years of experience in acting, radio and TV. They shared some valuable reminders and tips about Presenting Your Best Self On and Off Camera. So, I’ve […]
The Newberry Leadership System for High Performing Women helps leaders build critical skills to the point where they become second nature (i.e., to the point of unconscious competence) – to help them get results they couldn’t before. So, today I want to share one simple technique I use in this […]