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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How to Increase Trust with Others

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Trust is what makes or breaks relationships both at work and at home. It’s impossible to have strong relationships, effective communication, and smooth interactions without trust. When trust is high, teamwork is effective, productivity increases, and morale is greater. When trust is low, conflicts arise, performance declines, and relationships […]

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How to Feel and Become More Confident

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC We all know that we communicate and influence others through our body language. But did you know that we also influence and communicate subconsciously to ourselves through our own body language? In a TED talk by Amy Cuddy, she talks about how “Your Body Language May Shape Who You […]

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