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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach |Track Your Turn

Track Your Turn

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 28, 2021

Are you taking up more oxygen in the room than others or are you barely contributing to meetings, such that people are wondering why you’re there. An important aspect of emotional intelligence (EQ) is relationship management. Often this means making sure that there is time and space for everyone to get their opinion and thoughts…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach |Time for a Mini Reset

Take a Mini Reset and Build Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 1, 2021

How many times have you sat in a meeting, whether it’s virtual or in-person, and found yourself frustrated because of what’s happening? Maybe someone keeps presenting the same idea over and over even though you have told them multiple times that it just won’t work. Or maybe you wish that someone would get to the…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|What are people really saying? Improve your emotional intelligence

What Are People Really Saying?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 14, 2021

Do you ever wonder if what people are saying is what they really mean? The truth is that about 90% of our communication is non-verbal so it’s not the words we say but our actions and body language and our tone of voice. Build up your emotional intelligence (EQ) by learning to read the room.…

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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|When Is a Hell Yes Not a Good Thing?

When Is a Hell Yes Not a Good Thing?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 4, 2021

We often hear that if it’s not a hell yes, then it’s a no. I share a different opinion. I say: maybe it’s time to think again before proceeding. Why? Because oftentimes these hell yesses that our first instincts jump at, don’t line up with our values or what we really want more of for…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|Giving Feedback: What I learned from puppy training

Giving Feedback: What I learned from puppy training

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 31, 2021

I have learned that when training a puppy, it is so important to give feedback at the exact moment they do something. Why do I bring this up? Because when we are working remotely as so many of us are right now, there is an absence of immediate feedback. By the time people get feedback…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach| Zoom Fatigue is Real

Zoom Fatigue is Real

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 6, 2021

Zoom fatigue is real. Last week I was talking with a group of biotech CEOs. One of the topics that came up for discussion was if they required people to keep their camera on for Zoom or Webex calls. Many said yes. I disagreed with them. Watch to see what advice I gave this team…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach| It's All About Perspective

It’s All About Perspective

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 31, 2020

Recently, I was talking with one of my clients and she asked me an amazing question. We were talking about her relationship with her boss and she asked me, “If you were coaching my boss, what would you advise her to do?” I love this question because what my client was doing was acknowledging that…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach| Are You Paying Attention to the Other Stakeholders?

Are You Paying Attention to the Other Stakeholders?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 2, 2020

Have you ever been driving down the freeway and someone cut right in front of you and you thought, “Oh my God, did they even see me? Do they even realize that I’m here?” When we first start to learn to drive, our main focus is on not hitting anybody or anything. But once you…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach| Giving Thanks This Holiday: Reverse Gratitude

Giving Thanks This Holiday: Reverse Gratitude

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 23, 2020

For all those thinking about how this holiday is different and all the things that you won’t be able to do, you are not alone. When it comes to gratitude, the usual way is to make a list of all the things we are thankful for, which I imagine for many, has health at the…

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