Recently, I saw a friend’s post on LinkedIn in which she wrote about leadership styles as well as her promotion to vice president of her company. “Leaders don’t force people to follow,” she wrote. “They invite them on a journey.” She concluded with: “I have been invited!” That’s all well and good, and I congratulated…More
I am a Certified Executive Coach specializing in Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Development, a leader, who has 20 years of corporate leadership experience and 17 years of personal development experience. After graduating from Ural State University of Economics in Yekaterinburg, Russia with an MA in Organizational Development, I spent the next seven years with a major Russian corporation. I started as an Organizational Development specialist and through hard work and diligence rose to Vice President. After perestroika I started my own business, which I successfully operated until 1999 when I left Yekaterinburg for the United States. My first and only employer for the 17 years I have been in the United States has been the oldest coaching school in the world – The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), San Rafael, California. I started there as the Accounting Manager and rose to Director of Human Resources. I have several times reinvented myself as my learning has led to one career milestone after another. Saying in alignment with some of my personal values, which are continuous learning and honoring my life purpose, I started my own company – InLight Coaching for entrepreneurs and executives -- in 2007. I have logged more than 10,000 coaching hours in service to my clients, who come from throughout the world. Almost daily, I inspire my clients and remind them that it is their choice whether to remain one of the world’s best-kept secrets or to be a gift to the world. Because of this, I have been called an awakener. I take that as a compliment!
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By now, you’ve probably heard of emotional intelligence. But have you ever heard of “emotional capital?” According to researcher Robert K. Cooper, Ph.D., “Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of energy, information, connection, and influence.” Emotional capital (EK), however, is the…More
As you know, your self-talk can either boost you or drag you down, depending on whether it’s positive or negative. Positive self-talk is, of course, a product of your self-confidence and leads to relatively few problems. This article mostly won’t talk about it. It’s your negative self-talk, with its origins in self-doubt, that is problematic,…More
Did you know that fear and anger can be used to your benefit as a leader? Too often, we resist accepting negative emotional data such as fear and anger, and don’t give it a chance to inform our decisions. However, with a little practice we can come to learn that we are holistic individuals and…More
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