Leadership

Show Up On Purpose

In the game of volleyball the serve is the only thing that you can control. The athlete chooses how they will serve the ball…..short, deep, top spin, float……and they get to choose the zone that they serve the ball to. This is also true of our leadership. We get to choose how we serve, where…

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Practice Makes Perfect

I had the unique opportunity to play and coach college volleyball. As an athlete I would spend hours upon hours practicing for game day. In fact, the other day I attempted to count the number of hours I spent practicing. I started playing volleyball in sixth grade and finished playing when I was 26 years…

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Break the Mold

“Never underestimate the magnitude of the forces that reinforce complacency and that help maintain the status quo.” -John Kotter I love working with people both young and old. What I love even more is when they start to “get it.” When they begin to probe and ask deeper questions like: Why am I here? What…

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You are what you think

Have you ever spent time around people who are too smart to think? They have an uncanny ability to recite information verbatim from a book, but when asked to come up with an original thought they struggle immensely. Working for Elation, one of the most important lessons that I have learned is: “How you think…

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Becoming a Voice

Every person that we come into contact has a different interpretation of experiences. This is what makes us unique. We bring so many different things to the table… personal experience, heredity, culture, and even relational history. Our mindset is the way we view the world. And yet, our perspectives can shift and change. Managers face the…

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What Coaching Can Do For You

What does your current state look like?  If you are like many of my clients it might sound something like the following: I have too many meetings; not enough time; too much to do; I am pulled in a million directions; I can’t focus, I don’t even know what my priorities are, let alone know…

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What is ‘Coaching’?

Written by Katlynn R., client of Elation. Posted with permission. Sometimes in life, dreams seem to be very far out of reach. Maybe even forgotten. Maybe, they just become such a vague idea of something we want that we don’t even know it’s a dream or goal anymore. So what do we do? How to…

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Would Batman or Wonder Woman see it the same way?

One of my favorite coaching tools is a simple tool called REFRAMING. Reframing is all about transforming our perspective so as to come up with new ideas and/or solutions to a problem. It is about trying on different lenses so that our brains can process difficult information and create new results. If Batman or Wonder…

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