“So what do you do?” says an Italian relative at one of many family events. “I’m a corporate trainer,” I say while cringing inside. It’s just the easiest thing to say so that people will understand quickly. “So, you show up and do trainings for...

We are passionate about supporting leaders on their journey of growth and development. Many of the leaders we work with are professionals with interesting perspectives we are compelled to share. This month, we welcome guest blogger Brian Gooden's thoughts regarding his search for meaningfulness and his...

Habits are developed over a period of a long time, and are the product of continuous doing of something that is either harmless, fruitful, or harmful. There is plenty of research out there about what’s good or bad for our physical health, but what about...

As a teenager, I used to stay up every night to watch Dave Letterman’s “Top 10 List” with my dad. It was one of those good memories that I have as a teenager with him. We’d watch and laugh, then I’d kiss him goodnight (I...

(Originally Published by Stephanie Licata on LinkedIn 10/25/17) Let’s start by getting something abundantly clear. I LOVE the conversation about WHY. It’s inspiring. It moves me. I respect and admire the people who write and speak about tapping into our why, inner purpose, North Star or...

As the millennial generation grows in the workforce, managers and human resources professionals will need to develop new engagement models. Millennials, which are the generation born between 1981 and 1996, are now the dominant generation in the workforce.  In the latest Gallup Engagement survey, nearly...

Goal setting is one of the most important contributions that coaching can provide others. Seeking to develop team members requires a commitment to having extraordinary conversations. Conversations DISAPPEAR. Without tangible and actionable goals, how do you support someone to grow or develop? Check out my...

I don’t really like boats.  Well, I take that back. Big boats freak me out.  I grew up in Oklahoma and the biggest boat that I was ever on growing up was a 20’ pontoon boat.  Little Big Town’s song “Pontoon” was pretty much my...

There’s a certain kind of genius at work when leaders know that if they wanted to change, it has to start from within. How do you turn around an already-toxic culture of a 240-person company? There’s a fantastic example in the March / April 2019...

Attending the 2019 Workhuman conference last month was a great opportunity to explore new ideas and perspectives in our field. Dr. Bob Schooley and I took a few minutes to share our insights and highlights. ...