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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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How To Design Your Career Growth From A New Angle

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 28, 2016

I wanted to give insights to you as you begin 2016 and progress through January and beyond. Perhaps you’re struggling to make, keep, or understand why you’ve already broken New Year’s resolutions.

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A Readiness Quiz & Guide To Determine If Leadership Coaching Would Work For You

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 17, 2015

Here’s a typical conversation I have at parties: Person: “So what do you do?” Me: “I’m an executive leadership coach.” Person:“Hmm, so what do you do exactly?” Me: “Well I’m really great at helping people improve their interpersonal interactions and relationships at work. I tend to work with corporate and business leaders who are very…

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Good Lurks in Shadowing

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 3, 2015

By: Amy Donovan, CFO Alameda County Community Food Bank Editor’s note: I’ve had the true privilege of working with Amy for about 9 months now, so when she decided to write up her experiences, I was honored she wanted them to be shared widely with others. She shares so much great learning that many others…

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How Honest Should You Be at Work?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 5, 2015

Recently, on a trip home, I found a newly framed note in my Dad’s study. It read: Art, I know it was apparent I didn’t like hearing it, but I needed to. Thanks for saying it. When I asked him about it – he told me this story from 35 years ago in his career.

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Successful People Need Help Too!​

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 23, 2015

I’ve been following well-known executive coach and best-selling author Marshall Goldsmith for several years now. What I love about him is his no-nonsense take on how people view change and how to actually do it. He gave a great talk at a recent Inc. Conference and has posted short (3 minute) excerpts on his website.

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I’m Perfect Just The Way I Am… Or Am I?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 26, 2015

Recently I was sitting with a client and going over the results of an assessment that I love and regularly use with clients. As we began to go over the “Blind Spots” part of the assessment, he turned to me and said:

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Learning Leadership From Birthday And the Super Bowl

How Birthdays And The Super Bowl Can Teach Leadership

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 1, 2015

It’s Super Bowl Sunday today and the game is over. The victory parties might still be raging on but my kids are tucked into bed. Today was also my daughter’s 7th birthday. I realized today that Super Bowls celebrations, like birthdays can shed some great insights into building great teams at work. 1) Rituals Matter – For…

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What To Do When Your Big Idea Scares You

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 21, 2015

It’s January. This is the time of resolutions, fresh starts and big visions. For some people, the new year offers a chance to reflect and set new goals. For others, it serves as a new reminder that the time is now to act on your big goal.

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What Would You Need To Change To Be More Visible At Work?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 7, 2014

Last week I had new website photos taken (stay tuned for the launch in a month or so hopefully!). Not only did I have an amazing experience, which I know I will end with amazing new shots, I also gained new appreciation for what it takes to increase professional visibility and really be “seen.”

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