4 Ways to Rise to Be Amazing

“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” –Dr. Maya Angelou It is so rewarding to coach clients who want to be amazing and who dare to rise!  They are fully aware of their current reality of operating in the normal status quo and are now ready to…

Want to Grow—But Don’t Know How? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I love to grow and develop. I always take advantage of any 360° feedback assessments my company offers. I regularly ask my boss, direct reports, and peers for constructive feedback. Lucky for me, my 360° scores are high and I generally hear “just keep doing what you are doing” from my coworkers. That…

3 Classic Coaching Techniques—a Butterfly’s Journey

  Coaching a senior leader can be complicated. They have lots of demands on their time, huge decisions to make, and often do not get a lot of direct, honest feedback from people around them. In fact, coaching anyone can be complicated—because humans are complicated. We are constantly scanning our mental and physical landscapes for…

3 Ways to Prepare for Leading a New Team

Good leaders are constantly striving for excellence. They start with themselves, then raise the bar for their team.  It’s a journey that requires a combination of self awareness and growth. I had a chance to experience both of these things when I recently accepted a new position with my company.  Eight months ago, I stepped…