Category: Professional Development

  • Mindset Matters: Storytelling and Emotions

    Mindset Matters: Storytelling and Emotions

    Storytelling is a thing that we all do, but we all do it terribly. Specifically, the stories that we tell ourselves. It is important that we dig into this and the series of events that occur in our mind that shape our stories and experiences when we interact with others or something happens.

  • Mindset Matters: Locus of Control

    Mindset Matters: Locus of Control

    Locus of Control refers to our own perception about the underlying main causes of events in our own life. There are two types of control that are on a continuum: Internal Locus of Control and External Locus of Control.

  • Mindset Matters – Growth vs Fixed Mindset

    Mindset Matters – Growth vs Fixed Mindset

    Growth mindset is the key to our fulfillment in life. When we adopt this mindset, it allows us to try new things which either show us a strength or gives us an opportunity to learn something new. Both of those builds confidence, humility and resiliency. We need those elements for positive well-being.

  • Fight with Them – Why Fighting is Important for Relationships

    Fight with Them – Why Fighting is Important for Relationships

    We fear fighting with someone because we think of it as a bad thing so we sometimes avoid it or use it to cause harm. Fighting is actually a good thing and can improve your relationships!

  • Understand Emotional Intelligence and How to Increase Your EQ Today

    Understand Emotional Intelligence and How to Increase Your EQ Today

    If you had met me several years ago, you would’ve found it was tough to be around me. I was challenging to work with and being my friend might’ve been a taxing experience for you. I also really struggled with change, both personally and professionally. I didn’t know it then, but I was low in…

  • Making Conflict Less Scary and More Productive

    Making Conflict Less Scary and More Productive

    Conflict. Just reading that word probably made you feel a certain way. That tends to happen when we think about conflict. I teach a class on conflict resolution and work with leaders and teams on this topic regularly. I have seen with consistency just how people feel about conflict. Hint: they don’t love it. I…

  • Imposter Syndrome – What it is and how to overcome it

    Imposter Syndrome – What it is and how to overcome it

    Imposter Syndrome. It’s a phrase that a lot of us have probably heard before. It may also be new to others. To make sure we are all aligned, imposter syndrome is defined as: “A psychological pattern in which one doubts one’s accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. According…

  • You Are Not What You Do

    You Are Not What You Do

    I’ve learned through different media sites this concept of “what you do is not who you are” a little while ago. I have also heard it phrased “you are more than what you do”. Either way, the concept is pretty straightforward: Our identity should not be based on what we do. My first thought upon…