The Best Approach for Dealing with Conflict

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Most of us have a habitual “go-to” response when dealing with conflict. This knee-jerk reaction may work sometimes, but not in every situation. That’s because no single approach works for all conflicts. However, there is a best approach for every different circumstance. Different situations call for different methods. So […]

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Change Your Life in 2020 by Changing Your Self-Talk

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Our brains are like computers, storing and acting on the programs that we have received since birth. Unfortunately, about 77% of these programs are negative. According to Shad Helmstetter, PhD, author of What to Say When You Talk to Yourself and Negative Self-Talk & How to Change It, if […]

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How to Thrive Over the Holidays Using Your EQ

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC With all the stress and conflict the holidays can bring, it’s a great opportunity to build your emotional quotient muscles. Why should you care about your emotional quotient (EQ)?  EQ affects your performance, relationships, happiness and well-being, ability to handle stress, and how much money you make. According to […]

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Our Future is Bright with These Leaders

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC I am incredibly confident in our future after working with a cohort of 16 amazing emerging leaders since February of this year. We just finished piloting a 9-month leadership development program at the U.S. Army TACOM Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems. This program was a combination of […]

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How to Stop Being Frustrated by Others

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Most frustrations are due to unmet expectations. You believe you will be promoted, and someone else gets the job. You plan to celebrate the holidays with family members, and they make travel arrangements for Florida. You assume you will be in and out of a medical appointment quickly, and […]

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How to Create Self-reliance Instead of Dependency

Many people believe they need to have all the answers and should provide solutions when asked. However, the most successful leaders know that they can accomplish more and get better results by enlisting others to develop solutions rather than solving all the problems on their own. This only happens when you teach people to become […]

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How to Set Boundaries with Others

In the video Brene Brown on Boundaries she says when we let people get away with things that are not okay, we are resentful and hateful. She also says that the most compassionate people have clear boundaries. Setting boundaries means telling people what is okay and not okay with us. This is the BIG question […]

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The Secret to Better Performance, Relationships and Well-Being

Presence or paying attention is absolutely critical to high performance, strong relationships and overall happiness. Although it’s very simple in concept, it’s very difficult in practice. This is because as human beings, we are constantly thinking. We think about what we are going to do next, our opinions about what we see and hear, regrets […]

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