Practical Tips

“I’m sorry if you were offended.” “I was late because of traffic.” “I’m sorry but the client called.” Guess what? None of these statements are actually apologies. In the workplace, what often passes for an apology is actually admitting you’re …

“Cleaning Up” Conversations Read More »

Corporate Driver: Accountability

Gratitude is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only does expressing it make the other person feel good, it helps make our bodies and minds healthier too. “There is a magnetic appeal to gratitude,” says Robert Emmons, a professor …

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Corporate Driver: Communication

It turns out the advice to “shake it off” is literally true. When you’re anticipating something that triggers your anxiety, rub your hands together for two or three deep breaths and then shake them out. This yoga practice helps you …

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Corporate Driver: Perspective

As we head into the holiday season (I’m counting Halloween as the kickoff!) be aware that the weight many of us put on at this time can have serious career consequences. Gaining weight at work is common—it can be a …

Legal Discrimination Read More »

Corporate Driver: Perspective

It’s difficult to for others to maintain confidence in you when you can’t seem to make a decision. Not only is it really irritating when team members have to redo work multiple times, it’s just plain inefficient. If you find …

Indecision Read More »

Corporate Driver: Accountability

It’s easy to get caught up in other peoples’ business when you’re inundated with status updates from work and texts from your friends and family. It’s part of why staying focused on your priorities is much more difficult today. Strategic …

Three Daily Priorities Read More »

Corporate Driver: Accountability

Every interaction builds—or detracts from—your reputation. That’s especially true when you’re interacting with C-Suite executives. Make sure you’re clear on your purpose and declare it upfront. There are four common reasons to approach an executive: You want a decision You’re …

Approaching Senior Management Read More »

Corporate Driver: Communication

Researchers at Northern Illinois University discovered that managers who exercised for even 30 minutes once or twice a week were less likely to be abusive to subordinates than those who were more sedentary. Lead author James Burton, Ph.D., said, “Being …

Maintain Control Read More »

Corporate Driver: Accountability

It’s always a good idea to pay attention to the way you treat people in the organization. Having positive interactions with everyone from the cleaning crew to the CEO is not only the right thing to do, it will help …

Create Allies Read More »

Corporate Driver: Accountability

Power is having the resources you need to make a decision for an outcome without permission from others. It’s not gender-specific and it’s not wrong to want it. Powerful people know who they are and who they aren’t, and they …

Owning Your Power Read More »

Corporate Driver: Accountability

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Taking Control of Your Career® Bootcamp Content Overview

Our Bootcamp is designed to get you back to feeling like yourself fast. To avoid overwhelm, we cover critical topics sequentially so you can make small changes quickly and experience immediate results.

1. New Beginnings

We start by creating a clear picture of your desired outcome and showing how feeling stuck can benefit you. You’ll also learn how to increase your physical and mental energy and a quick (less than 5 minutes!), easy way to improve your mood.

2. Setting Yourself Up For Success

It’s easier to succeed when your environment completely supports you. You’ll learn how to easily analyze yours and bring it into alignment. We’ll also cover techniques for viewing your work situation in a neutral, productive way–allowing you to move within it effortlessly.

3. Values & Standards

Values impact your behaviors, decisions, relationships and direction in life. Yet your values are often not aligned with your workplace. Standards are what we honor because we believe they will lead us to our goals. Logically you’d think high standards would result in a superior result but just the opposite often occurs. In this session we’ll cover how to maintain your standards when they’re not shared and how to stay true to yourself without making it an issue for others.

4. How Your Best Intentions Work Against You

If you’re like most achievers, you welcome and thrive on responsibility. Sometimes, however, your life can feel like one long “to do” list leaving little time to figure out what is working – or not – in your life. We’ll cover how to retrain your teammates, how to redefine your role and the concept of “responsibility without authority” – having one without the other makes success impossible.

5. Core Beliefs

Understanding how personal beliefs drive behavior is critical to freeing you from feeling trapped. This is a deeply personal and important aspect necessary to move into action. You’ll learn how to uncover the core belief that is out of alignment and the 5 step process you can use to replace it.

6. Who is in Control of Your Life?

Control is like catnip to high achievers – we all want it. But surprisingly few exercise control in the one area where they actually have it. This cycle of relentlessly trying to get control over an uncontrollable situation is exhausting and self–defeating. Resetting expectations so you can focus on fulfilling activities will provide the energy you need to regain your perspective and take action.

7. Setting Boundaries

If you’re surrounded by those who constantly violate your boundaries it will create conflict, drama and drain your energy. When you set and maintain appropriate boundaries you will experience an almost immediate reduction of stress. We will review the 5–step boundary setting process; discuss how to hold the line without alienating others or compromising your standards, and the implications of not being able to say “no”.

8. The Path Forward

Your work each session will have helped you uncover your personal traps and provided strategies for overcoming them. We’ll do a quick review and focus on how to use your strategic plan so you’ll never get in this situation again. We’ll also review how to appropriately take responsibility, how to manage workplace expectations and perceptions and the best habits for self–management when “overwhelm” strikes again – as it inevitably will.