"See, I knew it!"

“See, I knew it!”Does that turn of phrase sound familiar?  For years, it was an old familiar tune of mine that referred to any and every disappointment that came my way. I didn’t get the call back after the job interview, “I knew I…

Rocks in the Brook

"I once heard it said that the rocks in the brook are what make it sing.And as I sit here in my yard, gazing at my koi pond with all of its beauty, I suddenly realize how true that is. I’m looking at the many objects that appear to stand…

How you see yourself is directly related to your level of success

We're taught from a very young age to be humble, not to be prideful, or toot our own horns. And although I believe those are valuable codes of conduct, my experience is that more people struggle with the opposite problem.I am continually amazed…

Are you a leader?

Recently, I have been conducting an increasing amount of leadership programs. And one of the things that I've noticed is that my programs for leaders are not entirely different than my other professional development programs.The reason is because…

The truth behind multitasking

We live in a world where we all have more things to do than we can fathom. Whether you’re working for a company, own a business or are in charge of running a household – I don’t think there are any exceptions.Every day I hear people talk…

Feeling overwhelmed? There's a solution

One of the top issues I hear from people is that they’re stressed out, overwhelmed, and generally unhappy in at least one area of their lives. What’s more, the things that matter most are being neglected because too many things are pulling…

Can happiness increase my success?

Answer: YES!Research has shown that happy people are more productive and successful at work and in life. What's more, happiness is proven to have a direct impact on  blood pressure, anxiety, depression and how we approach stress.Yes, it’s…

Do you know who you're talking to?

By Marianne Renner, Leadership Development Coach Knowing your audience will help you get what you want I recently spoke to a group of business owners in the creative services industry. We spent some time talking about how to handle…

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…

Going the extra mile: take this 30-day challenge and see what happens next!

I remember years ago my dad telling me, "it doesn't matter what you do, but always do your best." I was talking with someone recently who was telling me about new responsibilities being added to his work. He was doing a great job…