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    Public Speaking: Turning My Fear Into Fulfillment

    Fear of public speaking comes very close to the fear of death; Comedian Jerry Seinfeld mentioned it during one of his shows. For Seinfeld it may not be as bad, but for me it was always a big fear and I never really dared to be the lonely one at the podium. As a coach …

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    Where Are You Focusing On: Vision or Damage Control?

    A participant in my workshop was telling me that he wanted to get one more promotion before he retires. His desire sounded quite fair! Curious me dug deeper and asked what would that give him. He candidly said, “I want it because otherwise it will be embarrassing if my son knows that I worked in …

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    Optimize Yourself With a Mind-Body Connection

    On the first day of my coach training class the instructor gave us a meditation exercise. The purpose was to be ready and present for the session. As someone coming from the high paced, left brained,  hardcore technology field I was not able to appreciate it much. Noticing my breathing and the body parts seemed …

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    Afraid of Feedback? Find How It Serves You Best

    If you are a corporate professional, notice the feeling you are having when you read the word “Feedback”. “I have some feedback for you” often creates the same or worse reaction as “we have a problem”!

    A quick web search brought this definition of feedback: Comments in the form of opinions and reactions to something, …

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    The Power of Focus – Choose the Reality that Serves

    “Reality is reality, there is no point to sugar coat it “– a friend of mine uttered with a great sigh! I agree and there is more. It reminded me of the story of a young woman, Irene, who didn’t try to sugar coat a gloom “reality”. Instead she chose to focus on another reality …

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    Nervous about Networking? Find Your Own Sweet Spot

    During my corporate career I attended a class on “how to show up confident”. It had quite a few tips I don’t remember exactly. But today I remembered it when I noticed that I was feeling very confident and at ease during a networking event. In particular I was standing exactly the way it was …

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    Information Overload? Find Your Answers Within

    Case Study 1

    A professional woman and a mother of two was telling me that whenever she wanted to do something new she often got overwhelmed by so many advice that she lost her initial enthusiasm. She wanted to find the “best” way and for that she first needed to explore all possible information out …

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    Feeling Stuck? Look into Your Fears

    Feeling stuck in your job? Having lack of motivation? It is very frustrating when despite all the hard work, you don’t get the deserved recognition. As a career coach when I say, “Focus on your vision”– it sometimes adds fuel to it. Last year during my seminar a gentleman from the audience challenged me, “None …

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    What is In Your Way?

    “Not enough time”, “Not enough support from others”, “Lack of ideas”, topped the list for my survey question: “What is in your way of having more satisfaction from your career”. All these seem correct and expected. It would be wonderful if these external factors of time and support were resolved so you and I could …

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    Aspirations – Find Your Own Unique One

    Few years back we went to Zion national park in Utah. We hiked on a mountain in the scorching 80 degree heat. The destination was the “upper pool” a small body of water with a sandy beach. As we reached there, we savored the moment of achievement by cheering and taking pictures. But my 6-year …

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