Entries by Mark Strong

A Parent’s Guide to Working Remotely

Working Remotely Tips / For Parents

Your Space
Create designated spaces. Just like you have a designated work space – create spaces for your kids (e.g. school work space, craft space, play space, etc.) 

Supervise from a safe distance. Consider creating a play space that you can see/supervise from your work area. You can also try setting up an activity center in your home office so kids feel as if they have their own spot Read More

How to Become a Career Coach

Do you like working with people and helping them realize their potential? Do you enjoy talking people through their management or personnel problems? Have you ever been told that you’re a great communicator, or that you give valuable advice? If so, you may excel as a professional career coach.

However, career coaching isn’t for everyone. To become successful, you must have exceptional people skills, confidence in your judgment, and an ability to communicate effectively. If … Read More

Feedback: The other ‘F’ word  

FFebruary is Feedback month at Strong Training and Executive Coaching in NYC! We’ll delve into all aspects of this ‘F’ word all month, so stay tuned!

Here’s the paradox of feedback: It’s the #1 thing managers fear the most and also the #1 thing employees crave. In a recent study by Zenger-Folkman, 94% of employees say constructive feedback improves their performance when presented well, and teams with managers who openly received feedback showed a Read More

How To Crush Challenges at Work in 2020

Employees have a lot on their hearts and minds going into 2020. At Strong executive coaching, we have a unique window into these challenges as we trained more than 2,000 creative industry professionals last year alone. From conflict to confidence and the looming threat of burnout, professionals will face three major obstacles this year, but there are simple and surprising ways to overcome them. Let’s get into it!

CHALLENGE #1: TEAM BUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

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Embrace Career-Long Learning

What’s the secret to excelling in your industry and career? A dedication to professional and personal development through lifelong learning.

As a corporate trainer and executive coach, I’ve seen firsthand that the most successful people take responsibility for their own learning, dedicate time to it each week, and are naturally curious. By prioritizing and remaining committed to learning throughout their career—and ultimately their whole lives—these individuals rise to the top of their fields.

Career-long learning … Read More