How Coaching Boosts Employee Engagement and Productivity

When I started my digital agency, Imulus, over 15 years ago, I realized that our most valuable asset wasn't our products or our processes—it was our people. And keeping them

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How Executive Coaching Honed My Decision-Making Edge

When I started my digital agency, Imulus, over 15 years ago, I thought I knew it all. I was a fearless founder ready to conquer the world, one

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10 Battle-Tested Strategies to Scale Your Business

As a founder who's been in the trenches scaling my own companies for over 25 years, I've seen firsthand that growing a business isn't just about getting bigger,

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Orchestrating Your Meeting Symphony From Stand-Up to Weekly to Monthly

We've been conditioned to believe that meetings are the enemy of productivity. We've all have horror stories of endless, soul-sucking gatherings that drain our energy and stifle our creativity. But what if

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It’s Time We Give “Soft Skills” Some Hard Respect

"Soft skills" - the term itself feels a bit squishy, doesn't it? It's like calling a lion a "soft" predator. In reality, these skills are the backbone of successful leadership and thriving organizations. They're

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Reverse Engineering Your Company

As an executive coach working with companies looking to scale up, I often encounter businesses that need help to articulate what makes them unique and successful. This lack

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Rules vs Principles

We often rely on rules and principles to guide our decision-making. Rules provide clear boundaries, while principles allow room for judgment. Knowing when to use one versus the

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Tuning Into The Gut

“I felt it in my gut” is more than just a figure of speech - it’s an acknowledgement of our powerful intuitive capacity. As cognitive scientist Daniel Kahneman’s

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The Right vs. Learning Mindset – Why Curiosity Matters

It’s tempting to dig into our viewpoints and defend them at all costs. However, clinging too tightly to being right can limit our ability to learn, grow, and

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Could Sunlighting be a Viable Alternative to Moonlighting?

In the clients I coach, I've noticed a shift toward "sunlighting"—a term that describes how employees blend their personal projects and passions into their conventional roles, often with

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What Jim Collins missed in Good to Great, but Steve Jobs knew.

​It's been over 20 years since Jim Collins penned the instant classic, Good to Great. Since then, over four million copies have been sold. By any measure, the

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The Stop #TooBusy Challenge

"Too busy." How many times do I hear that each day? I'm guilty of uttering those words more regularly than I'd like to admit.  It's a catchphrase that

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BHAG: $4 Billion in Carbon Offsets by 2027

First off, what's a BHAG?It refers to Jim Collin's book, Built to Last. Jim refers to companies having a BHAG, which is short for Big Hairy Audacious Goal. Personally,

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Who’s Responsible for What? The FACe Tool.

The Function Accountability Chart (FACe) is a tool that helps to outline the key roles within a company. The chart breaks down each role and their corresponding responsibilities,

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5 Ways Your Company Can Become Carbon-Neutral

Global warming isn’t something we are debating. It’s here and we’ve got to deal with it. One of the many ways is becoming carbon-neutral on our way to

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Why I Joined Scaling-Up

Ever hear something twenty times before but suddenly on that twenty-first time, it resonates? Well that’s me. Only my twenty-one times has been over the course of 25+

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