I was working with others on the ICF-CO Fall Conference, where someone remarked, “You know, Fearless Leadership [the conference theme] isn’t about fear!”

So what IS it about? Well, here’s the answer …

2017-06-16_1517Focus is a great thing. When you use a magnifying glass to focus the sun’s rays, you end up with a lot of power in a very specific place.

This power is useful in many ways.

When you specialize your coaching business, you’re bringing a more powerful message to the people who most care.

When you tighten the scope of a coaching discussion, you’re increasing the possible outcome for a specific area of work.

And when you concentrate on a particular area for the next hour, you’ve just increased the likelihood of accomplishing something useful.

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There’s so much cool and amazing stuff happening this summer that I’m starting to feel the stress in a particular way:

Is this something that you’ve experienced?

james-padolsey-154227Has your business turned into a slog?

It’s real easy for that to happen, you know. You’re trying to make progress on a bazillion details, and there’s a new challenge every three minutes.

At the end of the day, it feels like you’re just spinning your wheels. Then you get to come back tomorrow and do it again.

And again.

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I thought things were going to slow down … not a chance!  June is turning into one hopping time!

So check out these great opportunities:

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170620 LCWC workshop flyer

Are you looking to speak to coaches and leaders in the Denver area?  You have two days left to submit your proposal!

I’ve found that speaking engagements are a remarkably powerful part of my marketing strategy, and I have several opportunities coming up next month.

But because the ICF Colorado conference has a call-for-speakers open until May 31st 2017, I thought I’d pass the word along to any of you who would like to reach an audience of 200 professional coaches and industry leaders!

There’s been some wonderful discussions going on in our revitalized ICF chapter about the value we bring to members and the profession, so I thought I’d share this with you!

What does “professional excellence” mean in YOUR situation?

I found out that the ICF Colorado Fall Conference has just opened up!  The past three years have been really inspirational and valuable for me, so I thought I’d talk about it for a minute:

Since I consider you a friend if you’re reading this, go over to http://icfcolorado.org/fall-conference/ by May 15th 2017 to get the super duper discount!

anna-vander-stel-60342Business can be brutal sometimes.

And when you feel that stress, you tend to pass it on to your people. In the form of pressured deadlines, brutal feedback, and snippy interactions.

Your employees can put up with the normal pressures of their work, but it’s this stress that drives them away. The message is that you don’t care, and everyone’s life would be easier if they weren’t around. So they leave – maybe not today, but eventually.

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