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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 | What Are You Avoiding?

What Are You Avoiding?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 28, 2021

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how there’s always something we are avoiding but different types of people are avoiding different types of things. Are you a hard-driving, hard-charging personality? Then you might be avoiding rest or taking time for yourself. Or are you facing a really big task that seems overwhelming and you…

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Jo Ilfeld | Relationships|Executive Leadership Coach |Are you tripping yourself up?

Covid Makes It Take Longer

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 14, 2021

Are you that person who gets frustrated by someone so long to do a task that you know will only take five minutes? And are you also that person who’s been putting in longer hours because of all the extra work created by Covid? Then you’re like me and this video is for you.  When…

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This is Why I Pay Full Price

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 17, 2017

It’s springtime in the Bay Area and you know what that means? Yes! Lots of spring school auctions. Bid on this dinner, this massage, this gift certificate to a local store. It all sounds reasonable. And a great bargain!

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Feeling Overwhelmed? What is YOUR True Limit?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 15, 2017

True confession here. Although the majority of my clients at one time or another turn to me for some time/energy management help, I’m always walking that journey alongside my clients. No matter how much I know (and practice) of optimal time management practices, I still find myself at times, well simply, overwhelmed.

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Want to have it all? Read this first…

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 5, 2017

Have you ever felt like you were on a treadmill: you’re working incredibly hard but just not gaining ground? (Yes, I’ve felt this way too!)

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Quiz: How Likely Are You to Boost Productivity by 40%?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 13, 2014

This is a guest post courtesy of my friend, the talented coach Deborah Galuk of HumanRx. Early in my career I had a great job, loved my work and my boss, Jan Dolejsi. My clients were achieving their goals, my reputation was growing and I was acknowledged with a few awards, too. SWEET!

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Four Secrets to Conquering To-Do List Overwhelm Forever

Four Secrets to Conquering To-Do List Overwhelm Forever

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 2, 2013

Here’s the truth: you will never respond to every email, you will never catch up on every interesting FB post or tweet, and you will never read every article that might be relevant or beneficial to your career.

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Why Are You So Tired Anyways?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 2, 2013

I read the article below by Jennifer Lee and I thought she just spoke to the exhaustion, pushing and striving that so many entrepreneurs feel on a daily basis.  

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Jo Recommends: Sanebox

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 3, 2013

One of the biggest complaints I hear from entrepreneurs, clients, & friends is their email abyss. How much time do YOU spend processing your emails? Deleting spam – or checking spam for the one message someone swears they sent you?

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