Entries by Marianne

Talk back to Imposter Syndrome

  Have you ever felt like you don’t belong in a room full of successful people, and you think to yourself, “it’s just a matter of time before they find out I’m a fraud!” Believe it or not, there’s a name for this. It’s called, “imposter syndrome.” Seriously, it’s really a thing. And what’s more, […]

The greatest problem-solving tool you can use

Have you ever been summoned to the conference room, for an all-day, intensive problem-solving session? You spend the day locked in a room with the best minds in the company,  the flip chart paper, the white board, the markers, the PowerPoint presentations, the bottomless coffee, the debating and head-scratching. And finally, yes, finally, you come up with […]

Limiting beliefs: weeding out those negative thoughts

Over the years, I have spent countless, yet rewarding hours in my yard planting and maintaining more than 2,000 square feet of perennial gardens. I love my yard with its gorgeous sprays of color and scents that last from April into November. But I didn’t start with a blank canvas. Before I could plant, I had to […]

Work-Life Balance? Or do we want something else?

Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot from people who tell me they want help with the familiar old problem of work-life balance. One client literally said to me recently, “my job is sucking the life energy from me.” Sadly, I hear a version of that theme quite often. But when people say they want work-life […]

Thinking differently – why so tough?

By now, most people are familiar with the picture of the old lady in Stephen Covey’s highly acclaimed book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Or wait, is it the young lady? The answer, as is often the case in life, is it depends. It depends upon where you place your focus. Do you focus […]

The Power of Progress

What’s the difference between someone who gives up on a goal, dream or idea, and someone who pushes through all the way to the finish line? Why do some people get excited about a new idea, and at first go after it with all their might? But in the end, the results never materialize. Yet […]

Understanding People Can Be Your Best Asset

I recently conducted a survey among a sample of 65 professionals in my network asking them what their top three challenges were in the workplace. Overwhelmingly, I heard that struggling workplace relationships, or a variation thereof was the largest pain point right after general stress. Various issues relating to workplace relationships accounted for more than […]