2020

Live in Color

28 Jul: LIVE IN COLOR

Three years ago, I launched ithrive31®, and with it, its bright and colorful brand.  The use of bold colors in the ithrive31 logo and other design materials was intentional, but was in stark contrast with “traditional” organizational marketing materials.  When I shared the look of my brand with my peers in the corporate space, they were not shy with their feedback:…

Coaching for Impact

08 May: Coaching: Moving Forward

Over the last four days, in honor of INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK, I have shared real situations where coaching has made a big impact.   Coaching can help you: Get Unstuck – Read Kim’s story on feeling stuck and desiring a new challenge Gain Clarity –Read Joe’s story on working through conflict with his boss Reach New Heights —  Read Bill’s…

Ensure Accountability

07 May: Cindy’s Story: Living Intentionally for Personal Accountability

In honor of INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK, every day this week I will be sharing real stories of situations where coaching has made a big impact.   Cindy’s Story:  Cindy is a rockstar professional businesswoman. She is creative, driven and self-motivated. Like most high performers, Cindy does it all and has multiple irons in the fire. Her challenge was staying on top…

Reach New Heights

06 May: Bill’s Story: Stretched in a New Assignment

In honor of INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK, every day this week I will be sharing real stories of situations where coaching has made a big impact.    Bill’s Story:  Bill was an outstanding performer and was recently promoted to a mid-level management position. The company had total confidence in Bill and he was excited for the opportunity.  In this role, he…

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05 May: Joe’s Story: Coaching through Conflict at Work

In honor of INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK, every day this week I will be sharing real stories of situations where coaching has made a big impact.  Joe’s Story Joe was a Sales Director at a technology company and was struggling with his boss.  Joe and his boss had very similar personality styles and were both highly competitive individuals.  This was causing…

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04 May: Kim’s Story: Feeling Stuck

In honor of INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK, every day this week I will be sharing real stories of situations where coaching has made a big impact.   Kim’s Story  Kim was a successful leader in a growth-oriented company.  She had been in her role for several years, and had been promoted and gained more responsibility over time. Even though she had…

Wonder woman spark

13 Apr: COVID-19 and Working Mother Warrior

It was hard enough before to be a working mom…balancing professional and personal responsibilities, giving our all at work AND at home.  But in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, children are home from school and daycare, we’re working from home alongside our spouses and stress about our family’s and our nation’s health is at an all-time high.  Overnight, we’ve…

#Fightguilt

08 Apr: COVID-19: The War with Guilt

It’s more than a fight against COVID-19   …..it’s a fight against GUILT   Guilt that I’m not doing enough Guilt that I should be more productive Guilt that I am not doing as well as others   And the mom guilt?   ….let’s add school teacher, safety patrol and working from chaos (i.e home) to your job description.  It…

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06 Apr: Practicing Gratitude with our Families during Covid-19

At ithrive31 one of our core values is gratitude. We use it as a verb – which means we take action and engage in practices of gratitude.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical now more than ever to be intentional with our thoughts and help our families connect with gratitude.  Here are a few ways families can practice gratitude…

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24 Mar: 5 Leadership Lessons in the Time of The Coronavirus

    This is a real opportunity for leadership.  The way you lead through crisis matters a lot. Emotional Intelligent leaders are needed — connect more, care more, praise over punishment. Work-Life Integration has never been more important.   Help people navigate using flexibility, patience and accountability. People will remember this moment of your leadership journey. What will they say about…