Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2018!!!

We made it!

We are looking forward to great things and learning together through this year!

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Surviving the Holiday Parties

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It is that time of year again… you’ve been invited to your companies holiday party.

Surviving or thriving at holiday parties doesn’t seem to ever get any easier.

We’ve got lots of suggestions here!

And, if you need a quick reference:

Starters: Need a topic to talk about? People LOVE to talk about themselves.

You can try something like “I am trying to figure out what to do for next year’s summer vacation – what’s your favorite vacation spot? Any recommendations?”

Stoppers: Politics – if you can, we’d highly recommend not to go there!

Stallers: In the middle of a conversation that’s not going well?

You can always use the bathroom as your friend. Excuse yourself, head to the bathroom for a quick moment, and then rejoin a different group.

Good luck and have fun!

Happy New Year!

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In two days, we will officially enter 2017!

Here at Coaching Right Now we are all focused on personal development – asking ourselves the question, “How can I be better than I currently am?”

We come from the philosophy that we are all ALWAYS learning, growing, and changing. And that regardless of where we are in our lives, we can all continue to learn and grow.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at different ways we can commit to growing over the next year.

Ready? We sure are!

We wish you a safe and fabulous New Year’s celebration. Let’s make 2017 amazing!

Planning for Your Holiday Break

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Somehow it is already mid-December — WOW!

These next few weeks are exciting and stressful as they are filled with days off, celebrations, times with family and friends, AND hitting all those year-end deliverables!

This afternoon, let’s plan the rest of the year. Where to start?

Try working through some of the questions below:

  • What days are you off of work? Who is covering for you (and did you ask/tell them yet)?
  • What are the big projects you need to complete by the end of 2016 (or even early 2017)?
  • What progress HAS to be made now to be successful?
  • What resources are you planning on leveraging to make this project successful? How much do they know about this project? Engage them now, while they’re still in the office!
  • Break your work into small, manageable chunks – give yourself something to celebrate at the end of each day, knowing you’re getting even closer to completion of the goal!

By taking the time to plan out the next two weeks, you may save yourself the stress of wondering how you’ll get everything done!

That way, you may ACTUALLY be able to relax and enjoy your time off.

YOU deserve it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This time of year can be so interesting. Our time is filled with stuffing ourselves full of delicious foods and navigating our way through stores to try to “find the best deals”.

Often times, as we are spending more time with those in our personal lives, those who we work with see a bit of a different picture.

We are trying to get out a little early… and it can be so easy to:

  • Snap at our peer about not being able to get to the project until next week
  • Tell our direct report that we can help them later or that they are “innovative and can figure it out”

Sound a little familiar?

As we are entering into the home stretch of 2016, let’s challenge each other to stay present in each moment.

You totally want (and need) to leave early, and if you are feeling flustered or pressured, take a big- deep breath, and choose to be present in the moment.

Re-center yourself and *think* about what you are going to say before letting the words come out.

Choosing to do this may help you to keep those relationships supported while also communicating what you need to in the moment.

Saying Thank You

Saying Thank You

Often people go through their days feeling unseen or unheard.

We. Are. Just. So. Busy. that generally we are focusing on ourselves: where we need to be, what we need to do, and the list goes on!

Today- the United States is celebrating Veteran’s day and choosing to intentionally say “Thank you” to all those who chose the lives of others above their own.

And, we’d encourage you to do the same.

In the days ahead consider the impact of saying “thank you” to those who you work with often.

Choosing to say “thank you” is choosing to say “I see you and all the work you’ve been doing”.

Happy Labor Day!

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It is the Friday before Labor Day weekend… with a much deserved extra day off!

Check out your to-do list, rock out what is mission critical, and leave work on time today!

You have been working hard all year so take your 3 day weekend to rest, relax, and recover to come back next week with restored energy and drive!

You’ve got this!