Episode 108: The End-of-Month Routine You Need

If you’ve set a goal or an intention for this year, or if you’ve identified a word to guide you, then you don’t want to miss this episode. Today, as we continue our January series designed to set you up to have a fantastic year, Elena shares the end of month routine you need to help you fulfill those visions. […]

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Episode 107: Three Steps to Better Decision Making

Do you struggle with decision making fatigue? 

Do you want to make decisions with confidence, knowing they are aligned with what matters most and will support your vision and goals for the life you want to live? 

If so, listen in today as Elena shares the three step decision-making process that will help set you up to live with intention and thrive this year.  […]

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Episode 106: What Do You Need to Quit In Order to Stay?

This week we continue our January episodes focused on helping you get set-up to have a fantastic year. Today Bright Morning COO and podcast producer, LesLee Bickford, joins me and we dive into the juiciest question I’m asking and answering so far in 2022. You’ll hear where this question came from, how we’re currently answering it, and how this question will support your transformation. Listen in: you need this question in your rotation! […]

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4 Steps to Better Conflict

In order for teams to be effective, they need to have conflict. Not destructive conflict. Not where people shout or are passive aggressive or where pent up frustrations culminate in some sort of rupture. Teams need healthy conflict—the kind that allows for disagreements, different viewpoints, and a path forward that deepens relationships on a team.  

In order to foster this kind of conflict, you need to plan for it. […]

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Have You Learned These Three Lessons Yet?

As I planned for our welcome back professional development days this fall, I wanted to create experiences that would leave our staff feeling connected, inspired, empowered and motivated to launch the year. I started the year with hope and optimism; I focused on slowing down and working to create emotionally, intellectually and physically safe environments for adults and for students. Then reality set. Within weeks I could see it  everywhere I looked—educators are not well. […]

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Episode 95: First 5 Minutes: “Who is a fictional character…”

How can we bring some creativity and levity to our coaching conversations? What about helping our clients access their needs? Or connecting them to their power?

In this fourth and final episode of our special four-part First 5 Minutes series, Elena will walk you through how to do just that with one question that opens up your next coaching conversation. […]

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Episode 94: First 5 Minutes: “Tell me about a challenging moment…”

How do you kindle a sense of power and agency in your coachee when they are feeling deflated or overwhelmed?  

In this third episode of our special four-part First 5 Minutes series, Elena will walk you through how to do just that with one question that opens up your next coaching conversation. 

In addition to providing you with a new question each week, Elena also walks through how to introduce this new type of question, models what that might look like, pulls back the curtain on why this question works and shares some wisdom on how to artfully put this into action.  […]

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3 Lessons to Incorporate Into Your PD Planning This Year

Are you thinking about your own professional learning in the year to come? Here are three lessons we learned in 2021, what they mean for us in 2022 and potential implications for your own approach to PD. […]

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Episode 93: First 5 Minutes: “Tell me a story…”

How can we instill our clients with confidence in their potential to learn and grow? 

In this second edition of our special four-part First 5 Minutes series, Elena will walk you through how to do just that with one question that opens up your next coaching conversation. 

In addition to providing you with a new question each week, Elena also walks through how to introduce this new type of question, models what that might look like, pulls back the curtain on why this question works and shares some wisdom on how to artfully put this into action.  […]

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