Why Hire an Executive Coach?

I was asked recently, “why hire an executive coach?” And further, why did I choose to become one? The first question is easily answered. As I moved through my career I came to a conclusion. The only way I could break through the walls standing in the way of my own...

Leading a Growing Business

Leading a growing business is an incredible opportunity! For the small business owner, it means you did it! It’s also challenging as what got you to this level may not work at the next level. That’s why so many small businesses fail at this juncture. Marshall...

What it Takes to Be a Leader

Do you have what it takes to be a leader? That question haunted me as I grew into leadership roles. And if you ask that question too, you are not alone. It’s the nagging question you hear in the middle of the night when you start second-guessing yourself. This post...

Running a Leadership Team Meeting That Works

Running a leadership team meeting effectively is crucial to keep you and your team focused. Let’s face it, though, most leadership team meetings suck. They devolve into a series of status updates, and the team becomes more focused on checking their email than...

Leadership Is Lonely

We expect leaders to be strong, decisive, and resilient. We don’t expect that leadership is lonely. But, it can be. Leaders have the pressure of an entire company on their shoulders. And they carry that weight all by themselves, knowing that despite all the...

Three Ways Small Business Owners Can Improve Their Leadership Skills

Small business owners usually have various responsibilities, often juggling marketing and sales while attending to administrative tasks. As a result, it’s not always easy for small management teams or even one person in charge to keep up with all aspects of...