All posts filed under: Reinvention

How will you balance yourself in 2019?

How do you know when “good” mindsets you have, go too far? We all know that any good thing that is overused brings its load of weaknesses with it. Knowledge is only 50% of the ingredients when it comes to the recipe of restoring balance or instilling change. Weather you are on the side that resolutions are underrated or the one that deems them overrated, balance is an intention we hear loud and clear across platforms for 2019.   …and that has been the case for decades…   The difference today is that technology gives us the opportunity to produce more, in a 24 hours cycle. How cool is that?! I surely am not asking you anything you didn’t already asked yourself, but is “producing more”, the goal? Maybe… And if so, why?   In the 10 years I worked in the fashion industry, the goal was always to make a higher profit margin from one year to the other.  It was a “do more and better, with less and less budget, year after year and …

Leap with grace – The courage to be unpopular

Leading is not easy. I was giving a workshop on managerial courage last week, and courage lives in everyone. All you need to do is get the tools to tap into it when feeling frozen, defeated, overwhelmed, overworked or better yet, develop greater self-awareness to know how to get over yourself and be able act long before feeling that way. As the character Benjamin in “We bought a zoo” said: “Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, just literally, 20 seconds of just embarrassing bravery”. Leap. “Just like that.” If you keep doing different versions of the same thing and are waiting for things to change, they won’t unless you leap. Leaping further into your leadership means that making unpopular decisions with grace is part of your daily routine. It also means you will be wrong many times and judged based on the biases your team and colleagues around you have. I was having dinner with a dear friend last night and we were having a great conversation about women and different ways to …

The rise of female role models, inspiring the next generations

As much as I love my “celebrity” male role models, I had no idea how it felt to actually be really excited about discovering a strong career woman character who can navigate the “boys club” like no other… until I “met” Wendy Rhodes. The media are bringing forth more and more of them and that is extremely refreshing to be able to relate.   And when 5 completely different people tell you, you should watch the series “Billions”, you do. Women are strong, capable, beautiful, brilliant and influential.  They should not be shy to shine and stand tall amongst all. Men are not scary. Women are not catty. When you look at someone in the eyes, you see no more genders, only the depth of someone’s mind and what it mirrors back to us. Our mind (men, women and every gender in between) is the MOST powerful tool we have.   It knows no inequality when we dare to let it wonder to what could be. And it gets sharper and wiser the more we become self-aware of ourselves and how …

Leadership Minute Monday – Self-Awareness

In this week’s soft skills workout I talk and give exercises about the MOST important and impactful skill you can cultivate throughout all the aspects of your life. This leadership minutes focuses on work environment, however you can apply the exact same strategies and exercises rituals at home. Clients who are receptive, strong and humble enough to respond and act on self-awareness coaching are the ones who become way ahead of their leadership curve. I’ve seen it… many times. Have a great Workout!