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For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on becoming more creative the image shows a woman sitting thinking at a desk in front of a colorful, creative background.

Can you increase your creativity?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 24, 2022

Do you tell yourself you’re not that creative? Then, today’s post is for you. You can become more creative by looking at the components of creativity and seeing where you can push yourself to be better. In this video, I share my creative process to help you define and refine yours. The first step is…

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For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on life work balance and creating work boundaries, the image shows a large ticking clock.

Life-Work Balance: Setting an Ending Time

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 17, 2022

These days when the lines between life and work are not clear, I want to know if you set an ending time? Not only can it help your life-work balance, it can also make you more productive. Back when I was writing my Ph.D. thesis, I took a “How to Finish Your Dissertation Class”. The…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach |How Long Could You Survive Without Your Cell Phone?

How Long Could You Survive Without Your Cell Phone?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 24, 2022

Many people now put their cell phone away for at least one day on the weekend. Before Covid, I read a NY Times article on Silicon Valley folks who travel to remote islands without cell phone service to be forced to disconnect. I recently emerged from a four-day cell phone sabbatical. I wish I could say…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | Navigating Change: Slow Down Before You Land on Your Butt

Navigating Change: Slow Down Before You Land on Your Butt

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 2, 2021

Change. So many of my clients are talking about change lately. It can be big areas of change within their company: new objectives, hybrid working, or returning back to the workplace. It might be dealing with kids going back to school or college or changes in family situations with elderly parents. If you find yourself…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | Envy: What is it Telling You?

Envy: What is it Telling You?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 18, 2021

Hands up if you have an occasional stab of envy when a friend or colleague shares something about their life? Yeah, me too. Sometimes when we experience envy, it could be a really good signal to us of something that we really care about or something we might want to prioritize in our life. But…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | Enough is Enough

How do you know when enough is enough?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 10, 2021

For the past few months, I’ve been returning again and again to this question, “How do you know when enough is enough? I will give you an example of what I mean. Over the summer, my kids were at camp and I put together two care packages for them. It involved a whole lot of…

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Jo Ilfeld | Ambition |Executive Leadership Coach| Ambition vs. Gratitude

Ambition vs. Gratitude

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 14, 2021

Ambition vs. gratitude and the tension between the two.  Do you feel that there is so much in your life that is going well and yet you still want something more? And then you feel guilty because you feel you are not grateful enough for what you do have? Many of my clients feel this…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|How can you improve your emotional intelligence (EQ)?

How Can You Improve Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 8, 2021

Start by asking yourself what YOU need. Instead of rolling over and checking in with your phone when you wake up in the morning, take a breath and check in with yourself. Ask yourself, “What do I need today?“ Maybe you need to go out for a run or get a workout in because you…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach |High Achiever| Process vs Goals

Process Vs Goals?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 10, 2021

Do you constantly beat yourself up about not having reached your goals? Do you feel that unless you work harder and do more, you won’t achieve the goals you set for yourself? However, being a high-achiever means you ALWAYS have some goal in mind. So in essence, if you’re berating yourself for the gap between…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|How not to start off your New Year

How Not to Start off Your New Year

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 24, 2021

It’s Saturday morning January 2nd. I often hike with one of my best friends on Saturdays. During Covid, we began embarking on weekly longer up and downhill 6-mile hikes.  Jo: It’s raining here in Berkeley. Is it raining by you? Sara: I’ll check. Just looks foggy here, no rain. Jo: So should we go today?…

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