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How To Take Back The Meeting

Executive Coach Stefanie Krievins shares insights into what types of conflict derail meetings, and how to improve communication within a team with good leadership and easy strategies.

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There IS An “I” In “Team!”

You know it. You’ve seen it. (And if you’re a Gen-Xer, you’ve probably seen it posted above the image of a soaring eagle in some classic ‘90s office décor). Many of you have probably also seen the...

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What Is Coaching?

Ever asked “What is executive coaching,” or “How do I find a coach?” Stefanie Krievins tackles the topic and shares her how-I-started story!

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How to Deal with Multiple Bosses

Chances are if you work in an organization larger than a few people, you’re going to run into a situation where you have multiple bosses. This means you’re going to run into a situation where you...

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When NOT To Have A Meeting

Today I’m talking about knowing when NOT to call a meeting. Let’s talk about why gathering the whole group together may NOT be the best idea, especially when it leads to passive-aggressive behaviors...

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Let’s Go Back to School!

It’s Back To School Time! Remember going back to school as a kid? If you’re anything like me, shopping for school supplies kicked off that feeling of EXCITEMENT about preparing for the year ahead!...

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How to Deal with Difficult People

We call them difficult people for a reason, and it’s because their attitudes and lack of engagement in the workplace make our work more difficult. When you’ve got an employee or coworker who makes...

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Do What You Say You’ll Do

Friends, every day we have the chance to build a better workplace with a single, easy strategy. Do what you say you’ll do. Just that. If you want to be a Pro Troublemaker, it’s time to build trust...

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Be An Innovator Today

These days, everyone talks about being an innovator. Be innovative! Bring innovation into the workplace! It’s a great business buzzword…but do you know what it really means to be an innovator? Pro...

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Unify Your People

When’s the last time one of your coworkers just couldn’t stop praising another co-worker? Or went out of their way to bring others into a conversation, meeting or decision? Or thanked someone for...

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How Your Tribe Can Drive Change

Did you know that anyone can be a Pro Troublemaker? We love these geniuses! But being one yourself is even better. This week, we’re looking at Step 2 of 10 for becoming a Pro Troublemaker. (Use...

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Before You Quit, Get Yourself a Game Plan

Thinking of making a career change? You’ve got to get a game plan. After the past five years of getting to live out my dream, I’m ready to share my top advice of what I’ve learned while building my...

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Your Boss is Human, Too!

Sure, you might not be best buddies with your boss, but you’ve got to remember that they’re a human being—same as you! That’s why every workplace should recognize National Boss’s Day. I’ve come up...

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Do You Have a “Hell Yes!” Job?

Today we’re talking about leaving your job. That’s right—whether you’re thrilled with your work or you’ve been miserable for months, you’ve got to consider every scenario. So, how do you know when...

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No One Listening? Advocate for Yourself!

It’s easy to feel defeated when your ideas are getting overlooked at work. And it’s even worse if your contributions get passed off as someone else’s! When you feel like you’re hitting a wall during...

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What to do with your great idea

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll via the Queen of Hearts I love this quote from Alice in Wonderland because I'm an idea woman. There are...

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You are awesome just the way you are.

You are awesome. Just the way you are. Today. I recently watched Trolls the movie and, sweet Jesus, did I love it. There's glitter, rainbows, singing, dancing, hugs, glitter. Did you know Trolls hug...

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Manage the outcome, not just the task

People are remarkably bad at remembering long lists of goals. I learned this at a professional level when trying to get my high-performance coaching clients to stay on track; the longer their lists...

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Why I Stopped Working with Toxic People

At one point in my personal development I found myself reading a lot about how to fix/work with/not poke in the eye toxic people. We all have those co-workers we just can't stand and have a variety...

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Innovation is easier than you think.

Michelangelo said it best: Criticize by creating. I'm always fascinated by the amount of complaining that goes on in our world. No, really, I find it so intriguing! People can and will find anything...

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It’s time to work harder.

On this blog I've been trying to say, "Work smarter," for the past 2 years. I've been saying, "Don't give your employer your whole life. Stop saying Yes so often. Find focus. Be productive." I heard...

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How to Get More “Best Days Ever”

Have you ever thought about how your life could be different if you could live the best day ever almost every single day? It's possible, but it takes work on your part to make it happen. I wanted to...

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Division vs. Integrity

This election season has been truly heartbreaking to witness. Today I saw a Facebook post where a man was wearing a t-shirt that said, "Journalist. Tree. Rope. Some assembly required." When did it...

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Your Life’s Work is to Feel Alive

Our clients, colleagues, and organizations are best served by competent, passionate people who are self aware and doing impactful work. If you’re like so many, your career has taken many unexpected...

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Do You Celebrate Others’ Superpowers?

One of my most treasured pieces of feedback was when a colleague said, "Wow, Stefanie, you're a really good problem solver." We were working at her desk troubleshooting a weird technology problem...

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