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My Impostor Story

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As a certified leadership coach, I work with leaders who struggle with impostor syndrome – those negative voices telling you you’re not good enough or don’t know enough. If you can relate, you’re not alone. 

As a solo entrepreneur, I’ve struggled with imposter syndrome as well. I struggled the most when creating and delivering workshops and presentations.

The issue was me comparing myself to others. My inner critics would say, “You’re not as good as so and so,” “You will never measure up to that person because they are better than you.” My inner voices would also say, “What the heck do you know about this topic area?” and “They know more than you.”   

I often second-guessed myself wondering if my work was good enough, if it was creative enough. I would also be asking myself, “How would she say this?”  

Then, when it came time to deliver the presentations and the workshops, my inner critics reared their ugly heads again and said, “Who are you to say these things? “Why should they listen to you? “and “You’re going to bore them.” Ouch.  

These thoughts stressed me out, and I realized that I had a choice to make – I had to stop this toxic inner dialogue or stop doing this work, which I was not willing to do. 

So, I decided to do something about the negative thoughts. 

As a coach, I use lots of different tools to support leaders. I coached myself and started reframing my negative thoughts to positive ones to flip the script.

I considered what made me unique and different from other trainers and coaches. I focused on my special skills, knowledge, and attitude. Once I started doing this, I could better manage the negative thoughts, making me feel more confident about the content and my leadership presence. 

Positive Intelligence: Strengthen Your Mental Fitness Level 

Another tool I now use to help grow my confidence and leadership presence is Positive Intelligence®, created by Shirzad Chamine, and it has been a game changer. 

Positive Intelligence® is all about strengthening our mental fitness which is our capacity to respond to life’s challenges with a positive rather than a negative mindset.  

Saboteurs

I know now that the inner critics I was experiencing were my saboteurs. The Judge and my stickler accomplice saboteurs were responsible for much of my stress and negative mind chatter.   

The Sage

The counterpart to the Saboteurs is the Sage, which generates positive emotions while handling life’s challenges.

The Sage is responsible for empathy, compassion, gratitude, curiosity, the joy of creativity, and calm, clear-headed action. The five Sage strategies are empathize, explore, innovate, navigate, and activate. 

The Saboteur voices that compared me to others are not gone, but through Positive Intelligence®, using the five Sage strategies, I have been able to lower their volume. My Saboteurs are losing power, and I am more in command of my thoughts and emotions.  

Positive Intelligence® helps me everyday and it can help you as well. If you’re ready to power up your leadership presence and address impostor syndrome, join my colleague, Anita, the Passionista, Torres, PCC, and me in our live virtual program called, ‘Power UP Your Leadership Presence: How to Beat Impostor Syndrome.’

This virtual and highly interactive program is designed to help women leaders develop strategies to combat impostor syndrome and cultivate self-worth and self-confidence, which are essential for overall well-being and success.    

For more information and to register.

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Make 2024 Your Best Year Ever

Are you tired of that same old cycle? Every New Year, there’s that surge of hope and determination when you set resolutions. Yet, as the weeks pass, the fire dims, and those resolutions fade into the background, unfulfilled and forgotten.

It’s frustrating, isn’t it? That burning desire for change burns brightly at the start of the year, but somehow, it dwindles, leaving you feeling stuck in a rut, year after year.

But you’re not alone. Many dive into New Year resolutions with high hopes, only to find themselves back at square one, aspirations slipping away like sand through their fingers.

The issue isn’t lacking the drive or resolve; it’s the fleeting nature of resolutions without a solid foundation for real, lasting change.

We all face common obstacles – resistance to change, wavering motivation, unclear goals, and habits that don’t stick, pulling us back into familiar routines despite craving transformation.

And let’s not forget those inner saboteurs, whispering lies about your abilities and worthiness.

This year let’s break that cycle and elevate your approach to personal and professional growth. Let’s move beyond surface-level resolutions and dive deep into the core of enduring transformation.

Explore the principles of lasting change. Learn how to overcome resistance, embrace a growth mindset with Positive Intelligence, set clear and inspiring goals, and cultivate empowering habits that don’t just achieve but surpass your aspirations.

Don’t let another year slip by with unmet goals. Embrace your “New Year, New Heights” journey and unlock the blueprint to lasting transformation. As a leader, it’s your time to rise, lead with passion, purpose, and resilience. Let’s make this year your year of unparalleled success! Become the best version of yourself.

Reach out today and discover how you can embark on this transformative journey. It’s time to claim your success!

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Are your resolutions usually a bust?

Every New Year brings with it a surge of resolutions and the promise of positive change. We all start with such fervor and determination, filled with dreams of a better life. Yet, too often, that initial enthusiasm fizzles away, and we’re left with unfulfilled promises and unmet aspirations.

If you’ve ever felt like your resolutions evaporate with the passing weeks, you’re not alone. Many of us find ourselves trapped in this frustrating cycle, where our dreams slip through our fingers like grains of sand.

But this year, it’s time to shatter that pattern and step into the realm of lasting transformation. Join me on the “New Year, New Heights,” journey.

Dive deep into the core principles of lasting change. Discover how to overcome resistance, prepare for a paradigm shift, explore how to develop a growth mindset with Positive Intelligence, set clear and inspiring goals, and develop empowering habits that will create the momentum needed to not only achieve but also transcend your aspirations.

Don’t let another year slip by with unfulfilled resolutions. Embrace your “New Year, New Heights” journey and unlock the blueprint to lasting transformation. As a leader, it’s your time to rise and shine, leading with passion, purpose, and perseverance. Let’s make this year the year of your unparalleled success! Become the best version of you.

Reach out today to find out how.

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How Your Sales Force Can Live Up to Their True Potential

In the competitive world of sales, less than 58% of reps hit their targets.

This impacts more than just the bottom line of your organization. But what if you could work on the root causes that sabotage sales performance to create sustainable results?

The Positive Intelligence (PQ) Program delivers daily practices that strengthen the three core muscles of mental fitness. This results in lasting positive habits that improve wellbeing, sales performance, and relationships.

Watch this video about Positive Intelligence’s Mental Fitness Training Program: https://lnkd.in/gVk4k86e

Connect with me to find out how your sales force can live up to their true potential.

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How improving self-confidence promotes overall well-being

A big part of being successful in any business is having the confidence to put yourself out there. If you ask anyone why they aren’t seizing a new opportunity, outside of logistics, the number one reason is probably fear. It’s amazing what some people would be able to accomplish if they didn’t struggle with a lack of confidence.

It isn’t just business that confidence is beneficial for, but your entire well-being.

  • You take better care of yourself when you feel more prideful.
  • You’re less likely to agree to things that aren’t beneficial to you in any way.
  • Lower your chances of burnout when you make more confident decisions.
  • Improve productivity with a heightened sense of purpose

Registration is now open for the PowerLEAD Development Training Program. This program supports leaders to increase leadership effectiveness and success in their role.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/powerlead-a-leadership-development-training-program/

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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Improve your overall well-being by focusing on happiness first

We all know It’s much easier to engage with something that feels fulfilling rather than completing a mundane means to an end. That’s why it’s so important to forge your own path and follow your heart instead of meeting society’s expectations of what you should be doing.

Life isn’t just about work; you need to focus on what lifts you up too. Even if you love what you do, you aren’t going to be feeling 100% all of the time, and that’s totally normal.

Try to focus on what things you can do that bring you joy and work them into your routine. If you work late nights or weekends, maybe you have time in the morning for yoga or a walk—or even something more indulgent like a pedicure or massage!

If you love catching up with friends, reach out to someone who might have a similar schedule to you and share a quick conversation over a cup of coffee before you start your day. You could even start working with a personal coach to really ramp up your feel-good formula!

Whatever it is that sparks joy, bring more of it into your life in whatever way works best for you.

Registration is now open for the PowerLEAD Development Training Program. This program supports leaders to increase leadership effectiveness and success in their role.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/powerlead-a-leadership-development-training-program/

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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Shift Your Mindset with Mental Fitness Training

Are you often overcome with negative thoughts and feelings? Are stress and anxiety sabotaging your performance at work? Mental fitness training can shift your mindset from negative to positive and improve your performance, wellness, and relationships.

Learn how mental fitness training can benefit you and your team: https://lnkd.in/eU-Wd2Xf

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The secret to your well-being lies in stress-management

Certain levels of stress can be healthy and move things in the direction they need to go. Other times, extreme levels of stress can be detrimental to your health and well-being.

We live in a very fast-moving world, and if you work in the service industry, it might feel like you’re never going to be fully caught up. If you want to set yourself up for success, it’s important to learn helpful stress-management skills.

To protect your well-being, consider the following anytime you’re feeling overwhelmed:

  • Focus on the task at hand—conserve your energy for what can be done now and try not to worry about what is out of your control, or future problems you have yet to deal with.
  • Self-awareness is key—the most effective way to improve your coping habits is to be transparent and honest with yourself. Evaluate your productivity and try to identify things that could be using up too much of your valuable time.
  • Speak with a coach or participate in a leadership development program

Registration is now open for the PowerLEAD Development Training Program. This program supports leaders to increase leadership effectiveness and success in their role.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/powerlead-a-leadership-development-training-program/

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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The Importance of Social Awareness and Practicing Empathy

We can’t always expect to understand what people are thinking or experiencing, but it certainly helps to try. When you’re able to express greater levels of empathy, it cultivates a deeper sense of trust within your team. People are much more likely to engage with those they feel more comfortable with, and it leads to improved teamwork and collaboration.

Aside from that, empathy helps you form more well-rounded business strategies. You can’t expect to have any idea what kind of products or services to provide if you aren’t in touch with the needs of your customers. When you and your employees have a more united understanding of empathy and how to apply it in the workplace, everyone benefits from it.

To get your team on the right track for 2023, registration is now open for the foundational 6-week Positive Intelligence® Business Training Program. This program enables teams to maximize both performance and well-being simultaneously by focusing on the root-level muscles that impact both.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/positive-intelligence-increasing-your-mental-fitness/

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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Improve Your Well-being With Positive Intelligence

What do you hope to be different for yourself this year? Do you want more happiness despite the challenges that are going on in your life? Do you want better and more fulfilling relationships? Or do you want to increase your performance with joy and ease in the year ahead? You can absolutely have all of this in your life.

Consider increasing your mental fitness through Positive Intelligence®.

Registration is now open for the next 6-week Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness Foundation program starting February 11.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/positive-intelligence-increasing-your-mental-fitness/