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How will you Lead? From a talk at MarsDD in Toronto April 2016 Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at Michal's blog
A few of my coaching clients have recently had to take on new teams or hire new people and grow their teams rapidly. Here are some great questions to get to know your new folks in your 1:1's. Remember to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Michal's blog
I have often been asked to share some common situations new team leads face and that come up in my coaching practice. Here are a few that I hope to be instructive but not definitely not comprehensive. (It's an excerpt... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Michal's blog
Many of my coaching clients are in varying stages of career transition and growth - particularly defining ‘What’s next?!’. I like the metaphor of mountain climbing as we consider a career choice(s) going forward. Are you climbing the next peak?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Michal's blog
I recently gave a presentation at MarsDD on how to use your values as a founder or CEO to build your organization to last. I cover what values are and which key processes must incorporate your values to ensure you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Michal's blog
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How much space do you have in your life? How much of it is filled with obligations you’ve accepted for others? What percentage do you give to yourself for pursuits that are just for you? Could you stand to make... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Michal's blog
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Being discerning about my influences and experiences - I choose the people, experiences and beauty to influence my life. I find people aren’t always choosy about who or what they allow in their lives - they tend to revert to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at Michal's blog
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One of my core values is discipline and doing what I say. This for me is how I show up with integrity both for myself and the commitments I make to others. Keeping focused on what's most important helps me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Michal's blog
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Socrates There are many wiser than me that have offered knowing yourself as a valuable pursuit that brings great rewards. Here are a few of my favourite quotes on why to do this: “I can teach anybody how to get... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Michal's blog
The leaders I coach drive themselves and their teams to great achievements, are engaged in what they do, love their work and have passion and compassion in how they work for their teams and customers. They face tough situations -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Michal's blog
I would guess many people would react to this title like what on earth is she talking about? Design my life - what does that even mean? Many people I coach and work with have not thought about their life’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Michal's blog
Recently I learned, through ClearFit’s ‘job-fit’ profiling tool that being organized is not my strength - anyone who knows me might be surprised by this. I mean I manage my life by lists, I tend towards being OCD the day... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at Michal's blog
As a certified coach, people often ask me how to know if they could benefit from coaching. Many think it’s just for executives and high-profile leaders they’ve heard use it, like Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg – and then they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Michal's blog
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Choosing an executive coach can feel daunting. Simply search for "coach, <insert your city>" and results will vary from the Coach brand to coaching associations. Here are five simple steps I’ve found to be the most effective for choosing a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at Michal's blog
As an executive coach, I’ve seen people’s careers transformed by coaching. Many of the world's most admired companies, from Google to Goldman Sachs, invest in coaching, and annual spending on coaching in the U.S. is estimated at roughly $1 billion,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at Michal's blog
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Wavemakers is an initiative I've kickstarted with Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler (@Femmeonomics) that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. This week we meet Andrea Lekushoff, the president and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at Michal's blog
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Wavemakers is an initiative I've kickstarted with Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler (@Femmeonomics) that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. This week we meet Bonnie Flatt, a Toronto-based executive... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Michal's blog
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Wavemakers is an initiative I've kickstarted with Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler (@Femmeonomics) that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. This week we meet Laurel Walzak. She is currently... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2012 at Michal's blog
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Wavemakers is an initiative I've kickstarted with Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler (@Femmeonomics) that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. This week we meet Kathryn Starke. Based in Richmond,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at Michal's blog
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Wavemakers is an initiative I've kickstarted with Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler (@Femmeonomics) that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. This week we meet Shelley Kuipers. She is an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Michal's blog
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Wavemakers is an initiative I've kickstarted with Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler (@Femmeonomics) that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. This week we meet Sharon Wienbar, a VC in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at Michal's blog
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Wavemakers is an initiative I've kickstarted with Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler (@Femmeonomics) that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. Heather Caruso, an alternative health practitioner and author has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at Michal's blog
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Wavemakers is an initiative I've kickstarted with Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler (@Femmeonomics) that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. 1. Describe your current state of mind Very excited... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at Michal's blog
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Wavemakers is an initiative I've kickstarted with Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler (@Femmeonomics) that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. Please meet Susan and Sarah Solovay. Susan Shaffer Solovay... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Michal's blog
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Wavemakers is an initiative I've kickstarted with Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler (@Femmeonomics) that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. Elle Kaplan is CEO and founding partner of Lexion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Michal's blog