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Envy: What is it Telling You?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 18, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | Envy: What is it Telling You?

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

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 17, 2015 |
readiness quiz to determine if career coaching would work for you

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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Is Your Change Attitude Working For You?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 6, 2015 |
Is Your Change Attitude Working For You

I’m writing this note returning home on a plane from visiting my 96 year-old grandmother in Phoenix. I know I’ve mentioned her before in my blog posts and newsletters, but each time I can’t help from remarking on how much she has lived and seen and how much she has adapted through the years.

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Why Is My Body Not Working Like I Want?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 2, 2015 |
why is my body not working like i want

One of my closest friends, Dr. Sara Gottfried, just wrote her second book, “The Hormone Reset Diet.” I’m not recommending it because you need to lose weight. Because you don’t! You look fabulous just as you are right now! But there are two exceptional things about this book:

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How Birthdays And The Super Bowl Can Teach Leadership

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 1, 2015 |
Learning Leadership From Birthday And the Super Bowl

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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