I have delivered hundreds of presentations and keynotes. Last Friday was the first time I didn’t experience imposter syndrome.
As I prepared for my first in-person keynote since November 2019, I wondered if I’d feel rusty or nervous in front of the 500 leaders in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools.
I didn’t. I felt energized. And it went well. Really, really well. I didn’t need the applause or appreciative feedback after the speech because I knew in my body and spirit that what I shared hit home and was relevant, useful, and resonant. […]
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True celebration includes an acknowledgment of what doesn’t exist, what hasn’t happened, and what is missing. I want to implore you to celebrate all you’ve learned and done this year, but first, I encourage you to acknowledge what didn’t happen. What you didn’t accomplish. What you failed at. […]
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This is the second episode in our four-part mini-series on coaching for resilience and coaching emotions. In this episode, Elena shares three resilience boosters that are sustaining her right now. Listen in to gain ideas for yourself, and approaches you can take when coaching others […]
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In this week’s episode of the podcast, I’m talking about self-care and what it means to be resilient. In the last couple of years, I’ve discovered practices that allow me to feel like me, to respond to adversity, to be the person I want to be, and to thrive. Here are a handful of resources that have been invaluable to me that you might want to explore. […]
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This week I encourage you to explore your relationship to joy. These are prompts I occasionally ask my clients to help them reflect on their beliefs and ways of being. You may want to add them to your coaching tool kit and offer them to your clients. […]
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I’m going to offer you reflection questions, the kind I offer to my coaching clients (and so you can both reflect on them for yourself and offer them to your clients). These questions will help you reflect on your beliefs and ways of being, domains at the heart of our focus as Transformational Coaches. […]
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How our conversations end matters. A lot. In this episode, Elena provides 5 tips that will allow you to close your coaching conversations in a way that elicits positive emotions, allows your coachee to tap into their sense of power, and cultivates resilience. […]
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Do you think of yourself as a curious person?
Recently I’ve been having insights into curiosity that have rocked my understanding of this state of being. I realized there have been times when I thought I was curious, but I wasn’t. […]
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It’s almost officially spring and a great time to start new habits. I hope you’ve heard me say this many times: Transformational Coaching starts with you paying attention to you. You working on yourself. You developing your self-awareness and skills. I can teach you lots of coaching sentence stems and strategies, but when you sit down for that coaching session, you are who you are. Who do you want to be? Who are you being? […]
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Like most concepts, “resilience” can be used to oppress. I’ve heard messages that shift the burden of ending systemic injustice onto marginalized people, such as If you were more resilient, then racism wouldn’t really bother you. People wielding these types of messages have corrupted a powerful tool. One that educators, in particular, are in need of. […]
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