How do I know if I need a coach?

By Marianne Renner: Leadership Coach, Speaker, Author Rarely have I worked with an individual coaching client who hasn’t communicated to me some level of self-doubt, fear or uncertainty. I’ve coached CEOs, VPs, MBAs, and VIPs. They…

Baby Bear Communication: How to deliver a message that’s just right

By Marianne Renner: Leadership Coach, Speaker, Author Remember the children’s story about Goldilocks and the Three Bears? A young girl wanders through the forest and stumbles onto the home of three bears. She tries to take a nap…

How to navigate through difficult change

By Marianne Renner, Leadership Coach, Speaker, Author You may be familiar with the five stages of grief, a series of emotions all people experience during loss. But what you may not know is that people experience similar patterns…

3 Ways to immediately elevate group engagement

By Marianne Renner, Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker If you lead groups you’ve inevitably experienced that awkward moment when you ask for comments, feedback or questions and the only sounds you hear are crickets. Whether you’re leading…

How to increase engagement in 7 seconds

By Marianne Renner, Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker “Does anyone have any questions?”“Does anyone have any comments?” If you’re like most leaders, you’ve probably been met with the screaming sound of silence after posing those…

One decision can change your life

By Marianne Renner, Leadership  Coach, Author, Speaker Once upon a time … there was a group of kids who liked to hang out. You couldn’t categorize them exactly. They weren’t “the athletes.” They weren’t “the dancers.” They…

"Help, I can't get ahead!"

By Marianne Renner, Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker “I’m good at what I do, and I’m a hard worker. So why am I not as successful as I’d like?” Whether you’re trying to advance your career or grow your business,…

How to Hold Difficult Conversations

By Marianne Renner, Leadership Coach, Author, Keynote Speaker Almost daily I talk with leaders about holding difficult conversations. The reality is we’re faced with these opportunities every day. Things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes,…

The Last Dance: What Jordan taught us about leadership

By Marianne Renner, Leadership Coach, Speaker, Author I don’t know about you, but I was glued to the TV right from the very first episode! I couldn’t get enough of The Last Dance, the documentary about the iconic 1997-98 Chicago Bulls. I’m…

3 Things Every Leader Should Do Right Now

By Marianne Renner, Leadership Coach, Author, Keynote Speaker Are You Leading or Reacting? Leaders right now are experiencing unprecedented chaos. Life and business have been turned upside down and inside out. You’re probably…