"Every Eagle Needs a Push"

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"Every Eagle Needs a Push"

When I first moved to the US, one of the first phrases I heard that stuck with me was every eagle needs a pushSomething about this phrase spoke to me, and it was later that I discovered the story behind it.

In the world of eagles, mama eagles build their nests at the tops of mountains to hatch and grow their eaglets. These young eagles grow in treacherous conditions, shrouded in mountain mist, foliage, and other wildlife while their mama stays nearby to protect them. 

However, when it is finally time for them to learn how to spread their wings and learn how to fly, the mama eagle gathers her squawking eaglets, and one by one, with no warning, she pushes them off the mountain! 

Now, you may be thinking, how cruel of the mother! But in reality, the initial push – as challenging, terrifying, and risky as it may be – is exactly what these eaglets need to develop sinewy, strong wing muscles and take flight. 

In my coaching work, I meet people everyday that have been metaphorically trapped on their own mountaintops for many, many, many years, and they have not yet mustered the courage needed to build their wings and fly. They are haunted by fear, which results in them losing themselves and missing out on opportunities. Whether it’s through our own will or with the help of a coach, we need to push ourselves into the unknown. 

For those of us in leadership roles, this lesson applies toward the teams we lead as well. Our team will thrive as long as we continue to push and challenge them into uncharted territory. As leaders, we need to be like the mama eagle. Imagine how scared she must feel when she pushes her babies off the mountain. She has to put immense trust in their capability to soar because it is the only way to empower them to discover their potential. 

It may be frightening, but in the end, there is no greater feeling than the unbridled sensation of growth, so why not take the leap?

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Three Unconventional Methods to Manage the Fear of Public Speaking

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Three Unconventional Methods to Manage the Fear of Public Speaking

In this blog, Dima shares three unconventional ways that she has used to manage her fear of public speaking.

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We have the power to determine our worth. It is time to stop putting ourselves down and realize the value, skills, and creativity that we each can bring to the workplace.

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You Are Like Bamboo

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You Are Like Bamboo

Let’s stop judging ourselves and asking for instant gratification, and instead let’s realize that building something meaningful and long-lasting does take time. By knowing this, we will find ourselves more motivated and willing to put in the work everyday.

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Redefining Success

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Redefining Success

In this blog Dima shares five tips that she found helpful in her journey. She hopes they inspire you to find what works for you in your own journey

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A Lesson from a Seven Year Old

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Lets learn from Myra, a 7 year old. She tells herself that she will win, and she does. Her attitude and positive thinking is what many of us need in order to continue to win in our lives.

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Be Yourself!

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Be Yourself!

In the workplace, many people lose touch with who they are in order to belong and have job security. But, what companies need more of is innovation, creative ideas, and differentiating themselves in the market. This does not happen if the employees seek to act normal and lose themselves.

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Three Tips for Retaining Millennial Women

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Three Tips for Retaining Millennial Women

Three topics important for engaging and retaining millennial women.

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My Shocking Unconscious Bias

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My Shocking Unconscious Bias

It is so crucial that we open our minds, become aware of our own biases, and realize how they are impacting our perceptions of others. Most importantly we must continue to be intentional on a daily bases to eliminate these biases.

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Stop Saying Sorry

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Stop Saying Sorry

We need to be intentional in using words that do not lower our value. The next time you catch yourself apologizing for no reason, take a moment, think, and rather than saying “sorry”, simply state the facts.

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What Motivates the Millennials

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What Motivates the Millennials

Survey results with the top factors that are important for engaging the Millennials at work. 

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Each generation has its unique characteristics, this blog lists that main qualities per generation. 

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Interesting Statistics Related to The Generations at Work

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Interesting Statistics Related to The Generations at Work

Statistics that give an overview of the generations in the workplace.

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Three Overlooked Areas For Engaging Employees Across Generations

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Three Overlooked Areas For Engaging Employees Across Generations

Companies must adapt to the changing workforce in order to avoid missed opportunities or increased risks to their businesses. They can’t expect the new generation to fit in old molds, instead they must empower them by creating an environment where younger generations can thrive. Then, so will the companies. 

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Four Reasons why Millennials Job-Hop

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Four Reasons why Millennials Job-Hop

Four reasons for why Millennials leave their jobs—none of which deal with compensation—and it’s critical for employers to be aware of these reasons in order to address them.

 

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Employee Engagement Q&A

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Employee Engagement Q&A

Employee Engagement

Elevating Employee engagement is essential for the success of any organization. This blog includes three videos with messages to help you enhance your company's culture in order to increase employee satisfaction and productivity. 


Q1: How do you foster a happy and lucrative work environment?

 

Q2: Can you give me some example on how connecting employees with their strengths improves employee engagement?

 

Q3: What one essential message do you want to give about employee engagement?

 

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This video series will help you deliver effective and interesting presentations with tips for facing fear and engaging your audience.

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Mistakes in the workplace can often feel like failures, but they are rarely as bad as we perceive and often make great learning opportunities.

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Elevating Your Professional Brand - Part 3

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Take what you have learned from part one and two of this professional branding series and use these tools to put it into action.

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Elevating Your Professional Brand - Part 2

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Elevating Your Professional Brand - Part 2

These 3 steps will help you discover more about yourself, your strengths, your passion, and your brand than you ever knew before.

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