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!


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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

Training By The Numbers

Employee Training Programs

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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

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