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Category: Coaching

Are your listening skills as good as you think they are?

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | I recently had a couple of experiences that got me thinking about how we can always work harder to improve our listening skills: During a conversation, rather than listening, I started thinking about how to respond. I was talking to someone and suddenly their phone’s email notification sound dinged and […]

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Start your 2023 self-reflection habit now

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection, will come even more effective action.” – Peter Drucker We are constantly moving and thinking about what’s next. When we don’t pause to reflect, we often skip past the learning and miss opportunities to find strengths and wisdom we can […]

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The reason to say NO

Sarah Wilson, CPCC, ACC | I’m definitely a “glass half full” person. I remember in my freshman year in high school, my writing composition teacher, Chris Williamson, told me I had a “warm, sunny yellow personality and can-do attitude.” Last week, after just a few years have passed (no comments, please) her observation flashed into […]

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What renews your spirit?

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | Will you be renewing your spirit through travel in these final weeks of summer? The MWA team is following our own advice and taking vacations over the upcoming weeks. Travel has so many benefits. It gets us out of our comfort zones. It recharges our batteries. It helps us better […]

Have you ever “lost it” with a colleague?

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | We all have them. Reactions that occur in a flash. Perhaps something your colleague says triggers emotions resulting in a real blow-up, maybe your partner says something and you immediately shut down or storm out of the house. These reactions are often the result of a past situation or experience […]

What choice will you make today?

I am writing today with my Certified Coaching Hat fully on!  Almost every executive I have spoken to recently is burned out and tired. Same for staff. Assume that someone on your team is feeling this way. They may become irritable more quickly, feel anxious and overwhelmed. Research tells us that our brain is a […]

It takes one step

To make a change you have to take ONE Step. Wow, that sounds so easy and yet we get tripped up in taking the one step. Why? Insecurity, saboteurs, fear . . the list of reasons we think we can’t take the step can be long. To help you get unstuck and poised to take […]

Do your decisions make a difference?

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | It’s the everyday decisions that count. My mother gave me that life advice. At the time I didn’t realize the profoundness of the wisdom she was sharing. Small decisions, big impact One small but big impact decision I have to make daily is whether to hold time on my calendar […]

How to set goals that excite you

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | I no longer write New Year Resolutions; I write goals year-round that include one or two BHAGS (big hairy audacious goals). I recently discovered I am most motivated by challenges that are beyond my comfort zone; I have a competitive gene. That means the goal may not be reasonable in […]

The upside of imposter syndrome

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | This week I want to return to the topic of Imposter Syndrome. It’s usually thought of as negative, but recent research shows there may be an upside. Basima Tewfik, assistant professor of Work and Organization Studies at MIT, found that some behaviors exhibited by imposters can actually help them outperform […]

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