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What is Online Career Coaching and How Can It Enhance your Career?

Whether you’re seeking to change your occupation or to enhance your performance at your current job, career coaching may be exactly what you need to take your work life to the next level. Professional career coaches provide valuable feedback to those at all levels, whether they’re new to their position or executives looking to improve.

Since COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has changed the way that people do business, online career coaching is in high demand. If you’re … Read More

How To Boost Productivity for Teams that Work from Home

Working from home has become the new normal, and before this year companies had little experience managing remote workers. While many at-home professionals are reporting success in their environment, managers face many challenges with distant teams.

Staff morale, work-life balance, and personal performance all have suffered during these difficult times. With parents working from home alongside their children, employees can feel isolated from their peers. Companies are facing untold challenges within this difficult economy and … Read More

Benefits of Career Coaching Services During an Unemployment Crisis

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) drove millions of people indoors and away from their favorite businesses this year. Although society is slowly beginning to visit restaurants and other small outdoor spaces again, the concern about the spread of the infectious disease is still very present. Even now with states reopening, industries are continuing to struggle, and millions of people are recovering from being laid off.

For those who are unemployed, it’s imperative to remain optimistic and proactive. Without … Read More

How to Successfully Re-Enter the Job Market After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thousands of people across the country have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. If you’re one of the many professionals trying to re-enter the job market, this is an undoubtedly challenging time. Searching for a new occupation in a post-COVID-19 environment will require you to be flexible with your career goals. However, with sharp skills and a well-crafted resume, you’ll be on the right track to jump back into the professional world.… Read More

Real Talk: Taboo Obstacles Women Face at Work and How to Overcome Them

March is Women’s History Month, so all month long we’re celebrating strong women in the workplace. Over the past five years, the number of women in leadership has grown; however, women are still underrepresented at every level. Many women hit a “glass ceiling” as they advance in their careers which prevents them from reaching leadership positions.

They face a number of obstacles and challenges, many of which they don’t feel comfortable addressing openly. Let’s take … Read More

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

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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Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: 5 Tips to Success

Most of us are looking at our calendars right about now wondering how 2020 is almost here already. There’s a lot to accomplish by then, so chances are you haven’t spent much time thinking about goals and resolutions just yet. Never fear, Strong executive coaches have a few for you to consider that can put you ahead of the game next year.

In 2016, the World Economic Forum predicted emotional intelligence to be a top Read More

Employee Stress is Rising and Wellness Weeks Aren’t The Answer

It’s no secret employees today are under rising pressure to do more with less. According to the American Institute of Stress — yes, there is such a thing — 75% of employees believe job pressures are increasing. Maybe that explains the growing trend of companies offering “wellness” perks to their employees. You know the gist:  office meditation rooms, 10-minute chair massages, and of course the infamous semiannual “Wellness Week.”

Spoiler alert: Wellness Weeks aren’t really Read More